Now this picture doesn't really show the kewpie doll wedding topper so here is a close-up. (Not the best picture I have - I will try to find a better one and post it here).
Well, a few years later H&J were married and used the same topper followed by T&J. Five family weddings with the same wedding cake topper! And the same one that my husband's parents had used. A grand tradition we all enjoyed.
One day while watching some old slides from my husband's grandparents collection, the following picture popped onto the screen and the entire crew began laughing at once!
It is my in-laws, at their wedding on November 22, 1952. It doesn't take much to see that the wedding cake topper is not the kewpie dolls. Who had they originally belonged to? Well, that question was never answered, but we all agreed that we still loved our kewpie doll topper tradition. To include my in-laws, on their 50th wedding anniversary, where it was a PIE-anniversary, the kewpie dolls topped the anniversary pie.
Although the tradition began by accident, it is one that I am happy to be a part of. All the marriages are going strong, including my in-laws who have now been married 57 years! Soon the next generation of this family will be getting married. I will encourage all I can to take part in this wonderful celebration of family!
Ain't families grand!