New Orleans Cake Pulls
Michael Caswell Photography

New Orleans Cake Pulls

Cake pulls are another great southern tradition commonly seen during New Orleans weddings. Small charms are embedded in the cake and attached to ribbons, which each of the bridesmaids (and/or other ladies selected by the bride) take hold of and pull simultaneously, revealing the various charms. There are a wide variety of charms available, and each has a special meaning, being mostly positive predictions about the recipient's future. Examples include next to marry, wealth and prosperity, eternal beauty, and next to have a baby to name a few. This wedding took place at Southern Oaks Plantation and was coordinated by Down Annie Lane. 

Location: 7816 Hayne Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126.