Photograph of the head table of a wedding.


In addition to being a personal commitment ceremony between two people, a wedding is a social gesture. The ceremony is usually followed by a reception, and the wedding cake is part of the tradition. The cutting of the cake by the newlyweds symbolizes their new union.

Photograph by Conrad Poirier, 1950
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, P48,S1,P19282