Last Friday I had the honor of attending, photographing, and baking a cake for a not-quite-an-elopement-not-quite-a-shotgun wedding. After a lovely brunch at Café Luxembourg, the bride, groom, mother-of-the bride, two friends, and my husband, daughter and myself headed to Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.
Upon a quiet stretch of grass on a hill just up from the fountain, my husband officiated (he became ordained through the Universal Life Church just for this event!) the simple, beautiful ceremony. Afterwords, we ate Flourless Chocolate Cake topped with Coconut Maple Cream, eating slices with plastic spoons off of coffee filters (a trick I devised when lacking plates to serve a cake at work. My boss calls them Plapkins as they are a cross between a plate and a napkin).
To end it all, we walked around enjoying the beautiful weather and the splendor—and wackiness—of this city’s great park.