In the realm of weddings, the most important thing for the event is to recognize that this is spectacle. It’s not simply spectacle in the sense that the close family members will have images in their hearts and minds for the rest of their lives, but spectacle in the much broader sense. Spectacle is theater , and it’s something that holds sides of reality as well as illusion, and it’s not always necessary to distinguish between the two with any clarity.
In fact, there are moments when substitutions work better than the real thing. The best example of this might very well be the multi-tiered wedding cake.… Read the rest