Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July

Happy Independence Day! The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love having the day off to laze about in the heat and stuff my face with lots of good food.

I was looking for some wacky tidbit of information about Benjamin Franklin or another famous American patriot, and instead I found

Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross are getting married, just in time for the Fourth of July.

Ralph Archbold and Linda Wilde, who are well-known for their portrayals of the historical figures, plan a very public ceremony on the steps of Independence Hall on July 3. Archbold says he and Wilde and the entire wedding party will be in costume.

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops will play at the wedding, which will conclude with a private all-American reception at the historic City Tavern.

Archbold and Wilde met Sept. 1 after she hired him for a friend's wedding toast.
[Note: I want to know more about this wedding. It sounds awesome]
Archbold had initially declined, saying he doesn't "do weddings," but Wilde begged and he relented.

The couple then discovered a mutual love of history and education that soon evolved into love for one another — and this spring, they announced their engagement.

Wilde, a pharmacist, is widowed. Archbold's first wife died, and he is long divorced from his second. The 66-year-old Archbald says his bride-to-be is a lady and doesn't give out her age.

This is strait out of a 1950s sitcom! And wait until you get a look at their

This is the absolute perfect cake for a vintage 4th of July wedding. The paper blossoms look beautiful against the white fondant, and the checkerboard ribbon at the base of each tier really remind me of the the casual, picnic spirit of summer.

Have fun today! Stay safe.


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