Let Them Eat Cake! {Wedding Cake}

It may seem like a small detail to some, but a wedding without wedding cake would be noticed by all. History tells us that the idea of wedding cake comes from the Roman Empire, when the groom would break bread over the bride’s head to bring good fortune.

There are so many traditions, superstitions and symbolism attached to wedding cakes over the centuries and they have brought us to where we are today. Some cultures said the cake would bring luck, prosperity or even fertility. In some eras, depending on who cut it and who served it, it was said to show the groom’s dominance over the bride. We’ve all seen the modern-day wedding cake where the bride and groom feed each other one bite of cake and then kiss. I think we also all dread any cake in face antics.

Having been to hundreds of weddings over the years, we have seen some beautiful wedding cakes. Some with such painstaking detail, you almost didn’t want to see it eaten. We’ve also seen some of the most unique cake toppers you can imagine.

Allison & Jason showed off the love for their dogs with their Boston Terrier cake topper.

Allison & Jason showed off the love for their dogs with their Boston Terrier cake topper.

Imagine using a topper that has been passed down from generation to generation. What a great tradition!

Old fashioned cake topper

Mark & Meredith kept a family tradition alive with this beauty.

Sometimes a wedding cake topper is there to showcase the couple’s personalities.

Motorcycle cake topper

Dorothy & Kathleen were able to capture a little bit of themselves with their cake topper.

And yet something as simple as a monogram can still be as elegant as any other wedding cake topper.

Monogram cake topper

Tony & Donna’s cake topper got an “A”.

And finally, as far as wedding cake toppers go, classic never goes out of style.

Classic cake topper

Kara & Tony were as cool, calm and collected as their cake topper.

The details on your wedding cake can be eye catching, exquisite, subtle or WOW! It all goes along with you, your theme and your personalities. I loved this autumn themed cake, and the edible details.

Patricia & Ross had an amazing true to life detail wedding cake.

Patricia & Ross had an amazing true to life detail wedding cake.

As many cakes as we have seen, we can still be “wowed” and amazed at the talent, time and craft that must go into achieving the detail like you see here.

Tony & Diana's wedding cake had a "built in" amazingly edible topper.

Tony & Diana’s wedding cake had a “built-in” amazingly edible topper.

Sometimes it’s the cupcake buffet that makes an appearance and surprises everyone’s taste buds.

Stephanie & Dan gave their guests a great surprise by surrounding a smaller cake with cupckaes at their wedding.

Stephanie & Dan gave their guests a great surprise by surrounding a smaller cake with cupcakes at their wedding.

It’s no wonder black and white has always been thought of as elegant.

The wedding cake was a three tiered black and white cake with cascading flowers, prepared by White's Fine Cakes and Pastires.

Debbie & Joe’s wedding cake was a three tiered black and white cake with cascading flowers, prepared by White’s Fine Cakes and Pastires.

Black and white elegance, part deux…

This gorgeous and delicious cake was made by Montillio's Baking Company.

Amy & Steve’s gorgeous and delicious cake was made by Montillio’s Baking Company.

While the traditions of centuries ago dictated a white wedding cake to indicate purity, today’s modern couple gets to have fun with color as they please.

Florence & Steve's cake displays just enough color to stand out.

Florence & Steve’s cake displays just enough color to stand out.

When a wedding cake can become the center of the entire room, it really makes a statement.

Ericka & Mark's wedding cake took center stage with uplighting enhancement.

Ericka & Mark’s wedding cake took center stage with up lighting enhancement.

We’ve seen cakes by the larger and popular bakeries in the area like Montilio’s, White’s and Konditor Meister. When you start you wedding cake search, don’t forget the smaller guys like The Cake Lady and Veronica’s Sweet Cakes. So many delicious choices!

New Year’s Eve: Christina & Christopher Style! {Dec. 31, 2012}

Christina & Christopher’s wedding was our last wedding of 2012… and sort of our first wedding of 2013, all in one! They were married New Year’s Eve at TJ Smith’s Victorian House in East Bridgewater. If you have ever had the pleasure of attending a wedding at TJ Smith’s, then you can surely imagine what a wonderful time was had by all. For starters, take a look at this first photo, and see if you can guess what the groom does for work…

Ahoy! Not every bride can say she has her groom's occupation on her toe!

Ahoy! Not every bride can say she has her groom’s occupation on her toe!

The ceremony was held at TJ Smith’s quaint on location chapel, as family and friends  gathered to ring in the New Year and celebrate the newly married couple.

Christina & Christopher exchange vows at TJ Smith's Victorian House chapel.

Christina & Christopher exchange vows at TJ Smith’s Victorian House chapel.

 

This shot has the look of "classic" and it's the Navy uniform that does it! Thank you for your service, Christopher.

This shot has the look of “classic” and it’s the Navy uniform that pulls it all together! Thank you for your service, Christopher.

 

Christina, Christopher and Travis, all smiles, all happy and all perfect.

Christina, Christopher and Travis, all smiles, all happy and all perfect.

There was plenty of dancing and entertainment all night long, thanks to DJ Arthur Calabro. The first dance is always the most memorable.

Capturing the first dance when they don't know you  are capturing it makes for the best photo, wouldn't you agree?

Capturing the first dance when they don’t know you are capturing it makes for the best photo, wouldn’t you agree?

 

Never a dry eye when it comes to the father/daughter dance.

Never a dry eye when it comes to the father/daughter dance.

 

Could a mom possibly look any happier than what you see here?

Could a mom possibly look any happier than what you see here?

There is something about this photo that really captured my attention. The pride you can see in Christina’s mom’s face actually seems to have traveled to Christopher. Is that even possible? You decide.

Some photos tend to emote in a way that truly holds a moment in time forever.

Some photos tend to emote in a way that truly holds a moment in time forever.

Let’s not forget… this was New Year’s Eve! There may have been some really cool music being played. There may have been some really amazing dancing going on. (If you were at the wedding, I suggest you ask Christina and Christopher for the link to all their wedding photos…) And yes, there may have been some colorful masks, some interesting hats and other props floating around…

The groom changed from his Navy uniform to a smart black suit for a New Years kiss with his new wife.

The groom changed from his Navy uniform to a smart black suit for a New Years kiss with his new wife.

 

And yes, they are even more gorgeous with the masks off!

And yes, they are even more gorgeous with the masks off!

 

We were honored that Christina and Christopher choose Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry to capture their wedding, and to share this night with their family and friends. One last photo, and this one they specifically asked for…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: TJ Smith’s Victorian House

Photography: Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry

DJ/Entertainment: Arthur Calabro

You Can’t Know Where You’re Going Until You Know Where You’ve Been…

2012 was a great year for Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry. We’ve truly been blessed to have met so many wonderful people who started out as clients and became friends. We are also very aware, as a small business, how lucky we are to have acquired so many wonderful clients. As we all enter 2013 together, we’d like to take a look back at some highlights from 2012. We hope we can make some of you smile, as many of you have made us smile, ear to ear.

In 2012 we met a local Bon Jovi tribute band, Living on a Bad Name, and came out to photograph and film some of their shows. Here are a couple of our favorite photos of them, taken at an outdoor concert in Dartmouth, Mass.

Bon Jovi tribute band Living on a Bad Name bassist John Miker, with drummer Keith Pittman in the background.

Bon Jovi tribute band Living on a Bad Name bassist John Miker, with drummer Keith Pittman in the background.

Guitar player Ethan Brosh is always well received…

Ethan Brosh, always busy dividing his time between bands, seen here with Bon Jovi tribute band Living on a Bad name.

Ethan Brosh, always busy dividing his time between bands, seen here with Bon Jovi tribute band Living on a Bad name.

We took a poll earlier in the year, and found that our FaceBook audience loves baby photos more than any other!

Sophia Elise with her wings, ready to fly away...

Sophia Elise with her wings, ready to fly away…

Some babies were just born to be cute… Maybe “steal the show”.

Lainey brought her parents to Whitman Town Park for a few shots.

Lainey brought her parents to Whitman Town Park for a few shots.

Of course, when babies grow up, they become kids. Kids can make for some really great portraits. (They tend to take direction better than babies…)

Family photos are meant to last a life time, and this brother and sister will cherish this photo when they have kids of their own.

Family photos are meant to last a life time, and this brother and sister will cherish this photo when they have kids of their own.

Traveling is something we do well, and we love looking back to see where that took us…

Three views of Niagra Falls.

Three views of Niagara Falls.

When Canada gets too cold, and you need to warm up, the Cayman Islands will hit the spot.

Sun rise at The Reef, on the East Side of Grand Cayman.

Sun rise at The Reef, on the East Side of Grand Cayman.

We photographed quite a few charity and community events. Here, we even got Billy Costa to tip his glass to us at a charity golf event at Pinehills Golf Club.

KISS 108's Billy Costa and a fan at Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass.

KISS 108’s Billy Costa and a fan at Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass.

Another great community event we captured in 2012 was the Abington, Mass rededication ceremony for their 300th anniversary.

Soldiers came to life for the Abington Mass 300th anniversary and rededication ceremony.

Soldiers came to life for the Abington Mass 300th anniversary and rededication ceremony.

And we can’t forget the weddings! This photo is our “most clicked” FaceBook photo. It was “liked” almost 150 times, and viewed well over 2,000 times.

Perfectly beautiful and oh so colorful brides maids!

Perfectly beautiful and oh so colorful brides maids!

We’ve photographed weddings of all sizes this past year, and one of the smallest took place at the Church Street Chapel in Whitman. Stacie and Justin had only a handful of family and friends witness their wedding, but this photo shows the love that filled the room.

Stacie and Justin say "I do" at the Church Street Chapel in an intimate wedding ceremony.

Stacie and Justin say “I do” at the Church Street Chapel in an intimate wedding ceremony.

We were also asked to photograph and film the same wedding, a first for us. The bride and groom, Debbie and Joe, could not have been happier with the outcome. With a beautiful traditional ceremony at The Christ Church in Plymouth, followed by a fun-filled ceremony in Norton, we managed to capture everything they asked for on both photo and video.

About to say "I do", Debbie and Joe exchange vows at the Christ Church in Plymouth.

About to say “I do”, Debbie and Joe exchange vows at the Christ Church in Plymouth.

Don’t miss their trailer video! This really brings everything to life.

Of course we could go on and on, showcasing so many babies, kids, families, brides, grooms, people and places. But we’ll wrap up this “look back” by showing you the highlight video from one of our most famous weddings of 2012. Deanna and CJ had their Easton Country Club wedding showcased on TLC’s Four Weddings. This highlight video was our most shared blog post, shared 175 times on FaceBook.

Thank you, everyone who has supported Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry in any way. Whether you’re a past client, a 2013 client, or you clicked “like” on a FaceBook photo, we appreciate you, and we are so happy you are taking this journey with us!