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Karma, Banda and Andrew (Vicki Boulter)
Karma and Andrew Madgwick weren’t expecting a tiger to crash their wedding. But that’s sort of what happened last weekend, when the newlyweds were posing for photographs at their reception at the Paignton Zoo in Devon, England.
The couple was standing in front of a glass barrier outside the zoo’s forest habitat, passionately gazing into each other’s eyes, when a female Sumatran tiger wandered into shot.
“It was amazing,” Vicki Boulter, the wedding photographer, told Cornwall’s Western Morning News. “We were talking and Karma shook her wedding dress. Within 20 seconds she came over. I think she thought it was dinner. She was gone just as quick but we managed to get the photo.”
The pair—who were married earlier in the day in nearby Exeter—didn’t realize the endangered tiger, named Banda, had gotten so close.
But Karma, 30, who teaches performing arts at South Devon College, took it in stride.
“A very scary moment and one fabulously unique wedding picture,” she wrote on Facebook. “We are loving married life. We are also going to adopt Banda now.”
Andrew, a 25-year-old videographer, is even using the “tigerbomb” as his Facebook cover photo.
Karma added: “The perfect service for a crazy cat lady like me!!!”
We’re all familiar with the phrase, “less is more,” and apparently, that applies to wedding cakes. Left and right, we’re seeing more and more frosting-less wedding cakes, and shockingly enough, they somehow seem to exude class. You may assume that un-adorned cakes would appear cheap and lacking effort, but if done properly, the effect is quite the opposite.
Hilary Duff included a naked wedding cake in her fairytale wedding theme in 2010, and even Victoria Beckham had one for her wedding in 1999, but she’s always been ten steps ahead of every trend. Understated and natural, these cakes seem to convey a similar character as “rustic” baked goods and recipes- a feeling of comfort and home.
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Adorned with countless varieties of assorted fruits and flours, these tasteful confections are on the rise and parading the wedding scene, and frankly, although they reject tradition, they are irresistibly adorable.
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So as you attend summer weddings, keep an eye out for these humble assortments. And if you’re planning a wedding of your own, consider going against the grain (or in this case, the icing).