This same cousin had what seemed at the time to be a 10 tier wedding cake, with a box in the middle of it. When the bride and groom pulled on ribbons from either side of the cake, love birds flew out of the box in the cake. Yeah, theater!
Once the ceremony was over, the appetizers were served buffet style, and they kept on coming. If I hadn't seen the tent with dinner set up, I'd probably have eaten my weight in the fried zucchini flowers. Giulietta was the master of the zucchini flowers, and I'm in awe!