Posted by Britni Wood, Style Expert
Mardi Gras has come and gone this year, but you can celebrate New Orleans all year long with the wonderful offerings of Mignon Faget. Mignon has been designing jewelry and home accessories for four decades, and every one of her designs embody the tradition and culture of her native New Orleans, where she's widely known as their best-kept secret. Lucky for you, I'm not very good at keeping secrets.
One of the most precious offerings in her collection are the Bridal Cake Pulls. Now, I'm from the South, and I know all about this tradition, but there are a lot of people who have never heard of this before. A cake pull is a Victorian tradition at weddings in the Southern
United States, where tiny silver charms attached to satin ribbons are
placed inside part of the wedding cake. At some point during the
wedding reception, female attendants (typically the single ones) gather
around the wedding cake and simultaneously pull the ribbons from the cake. The charms represent everything from good luck to eternal beauty. Just don't give anyone a thimble—the dreaded charm that denotes ending up a spinster!