Cut your cake with an axe (but watch out for the plate!) #Reception Advice#cake#historical#steal-this-idea#viking Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jun 7 2013) Ariel arielmstallings Photo by Matthew Turner If your wedding has historical hints, you may want to take your cake cutting to a whole new level by using a lovely wedding axe like Jodi and Mark did. If you go this route, however, be sure to take a lesson from Jodi and Mark: when you use an axe, it's easy to break the cake plate. You can see more of Jodi and Mark's wedding over here. Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS Kelley & Michael's beachside Hawai'ian elopement (with ring forging!) NEXT Teeny tiny shoes that don't make you feel like a child Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] I love horror films, but not really putting anything into our wedding other than a machete (with, like the axe, a pretty ribbon handle) as a nod to Friday 13th films to cut our cake. Reply My fiancé is into Medieval re-enactment and we are both LARPers, so I'm trying to convince him to cut our cake with one of his reenactment swords. 😀 Reply That sounds awesome! Have you poked into our historical weddings archive? http://offbeatbride.com/tag/historical You'll find more than a few LARP weddings in there… 🙂 Reply We did something similar at my wedding. We did a Halloween party that then turned into a surprise wedding in our living room. Kinda awesome, right?! But we cut our cake with a toy chainsaw we borrowed from my father in law who came as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre guy LOL. It made for epic pics LOL. Reply I love the face the bride is making. Priceless. Hope it wasn't a rented plate. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.