It has been said that the two most talked about things at a wedding are the wedding gown and the cake. Well we did wedding gown so ;et’s talk about cake and I just mean the look of the thing.
As I see it you should keep to being inspired by Notre Dame herself and will save you the two second don’t look up Notre Dame cakes on google it’s just the university.
Notre Dame Wedding cake Design
Typical with wedding cakes that are inspired from architecture is that you get the elements for the tier rather than making an exact replica. So this my very own crappy design of a Notre Dame de Paris, glorious I know.
Tiffany Style stained glass Wedding cake
So could also just take inspiration from the Rose Window. Stained Glass window cakes are not uncommon but I haven’t seen one that is Notre Dame’s rose window but the point is clear.
Esmeralda and Phoebus figurine
I would also recommend getting little bells as cake topper as wedding bells are cute and they fit the book. Of course if you can find a Disney Esmeralda and Phoebus figurine you could use that too.
Disclaimer – Not affiliated with Lovell Design just a fan of their stuff
My Angers Rose Window Pendant by Lovell Design
I have been a fan of Lovell Design for a few years now. they make Lovell Design natural and nautical theme jewelry pieces. When I was in Maine for a day I went to one of their stores and I saw that they made Rose Window pendants and pins from the Cathedrals in Europe. THe have two of Notre Dame’s Rose Windows. I got the Rose Window from Angers. It’s one of my favorite pendants to wear.
Notre Dame North Rose Window Pendant by Lovell Design
You can get one the Rose Window Pieces on Lovell’s website. In addition to Notre Dame North and West Rose Windows and Angers they have Rose Window designs from Chartres, Clermont, Lausanne, and St Chapelle.
And can you check Lovell Design other pieceson Amazon, sad to say the Rose Window are not there but there stuff is very pretty I love their St. Brendan’s Cross.
The Hunchback of Nowhere has several big nods and several small nods to the original book and to the Disney movie.
Eustace falling off the barn, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Hunchback of Nowhere
The bigs one are handbells and the trapezes. Both are clever tweaks on the massive Cathedral bells and Quasimodo’s acrobatics. Though why are there trapezes in the Bagge’s barn, I have no idea. Another big one is at the climax of the episode, Eustace falls from the roof. This is a clear reference to Frollo falling from Notre Dame. So it would seem that the barn is playing Notre Dame in this episode.
Courage, Quasimodo & the handbells, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Hunchback of Nowhere
The theory is made evident by a rose window in the barn. You can see it when Quasimodo is playing the bells when Courage finds him in the barn.
Quasimodo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Hunchback of Nowhere
Then there is Quasimodo uttering the line “Out there.” This is defiantly a reference to the Disney movie where Quasimodo sings a song called “Out There” in which he hopes for a day in the normal world. In the episode Quasimodo says the line with hope and optimism.
Swinging Quasimodo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Hunchback of Nowhere
The references are clear, playful and do not bog down the episode. They feel fairly natural within the brief time constraints of the episode though I confess the trapeze while cute is a bit of a stretch.
Next Time; Conclusion
Quasimodo reading an insult, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Hunchback of Nowhere