When Estée and Andrew got married in Rye, New York, last Friday, they had a surprise for their guests. After dinner, the couple announced that the inside of their cake would be either pink or blue, depending on the sex of their unborn baby…
“Andrew convinced me to do it,” said Estée, who is six months pregnant, “When he first brought it up, I said, Noooo, I’m not doing that at my wedding, I’m already a pregnant bride.” But, she grew to like the idea. “When else do you have 100 of your friends and family in the same room?”
Two weeks before the wedding, the couple went for an anatomy scan. They asked the technician to write the sex down on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope. Estée dropped the paper off at the bakery, so the baker could make the right color cake. “The poor woman,” laughed Estée. “She tried to avoid all contact with me because she was so nervous she was going to spill it. She came up to me after we cut the cake and said, ‘Thank god, now I can speak to you again.'”
Standing together before their guests, Andrew held the cake knife, while Estée gave a short speech: “I said, ‘Most of you have asked if we’re having a boy or girl. Some of you have been hounding us. We don’t know… but we’re all about to find out.’ The whole tent burst into cheers. Time stood still as we were cutting into it, it was so quiet even though a hundred people stood around us.”
It was dyed pink with strawberries, and Estée announced, “We’re having a girl!”
“Everyone rushed up to congratulate us and give us hugs; my sister was crying,” Estée said. “It’s a big joke in our family that we like doing everything in one year: We bought a house, got engaged, found out we were pregnant, got married, and will have the baby all in 2015. We’re over the moon.”
How fun is that? Would you ever do a reveal cake for your baby? Here’s another sweet one.
(Photos by the wonderful Tory Williams)