Chloe and Aaron Bailey's wedding cake fell to the floor

The moment Chloe and Aaron realised their £450 wedding cake would end up on the floor (Picture: Alisa Roberts Photography / Kennedy News)

When it comes to wedding photos, there’s a few key moments every one expects – the bride walking down the aisle, the first kiss and the couple cutting the cake together.

One couple’s slicing of the cake turned out to be more memorable than they expected – after the whole thing fell over in slow motion in front of them.

Chloe and Aaron Bailey, from Hampshire, spent £450 on their dream three-tier macaron covered wedding cake, but it fell to the floor before they even got to taste it.

They’d also paid £100 for the cake – with layers flavoured with Bakewell tart, gin and tonic, and caramel and salted toffee – to be delivered to the venue.

The whole ‘slow motion’ disaster was captured by their photographer Alisa Esfandiari – right from the moment the table started to wobble until the moment the cake was pieced back together and they finally got to cut it properly.

The table titled the moment they made the first cut and they tried to steady the table to stop it falling over but it was too late – the cake slipped forward, causing the macarons and topper to fall first, followed by the cake.

Chloe, 28, said: ‘What could we do? We just had to laugh it off. It was funny. We will remember that, definitely.

‘We barely cut the cake at all. Literally as soon as the knife went into the cake we felt movement underneath it. I think we cut very slightly into it and it went immediately, pretty much.

‘For us it felt like slow motion, as if it were about five or 10 minutes. It’s just that panic of what on earth do you do? I think everyone else felt like that too.

‘It was disbelief initially. We were both just gripping on to the edge of the table thinking, “no, this can’t be happening”.’

The delicate macrons ended up smashed on the floor but some of their guests picked up what they could and ate what they could.

Bridesmaids and the best man helped them pick up each of the tiers of the cake and reassemble them on the table – although it did end up looking slightly messier.

The couple said that although it ended up looking slightly different to what they had planned, it did still taste delicious.

Let’s see it happen in slow motion:

Chloe and Aaron Bailey's wedding cake fell to the floor

The first cut (Picture: Alisa Roberts Photography / Kennedy News)

Chloe and Aaron Bailey's wedding cake fell to the floor

The moment they realised (Picture: Alisa Roberts Photography / Kennedy News)

Chloe and Aaron Bailey's wedding cake fell to the floor

There goes the macarons (Picture: Alisa Roberts Photography / Kennedy News)

Chloe and Aaron Bailey's wedding cake fell to the floor

And it’s gone (Picture: Alisa Roberts Photography / Kennedy News)

Chloe and Aaron Bailey's wedding cake fell to the floor

The couple in disbelief (Picture: Alisa Roberts Photography / Kennedy News)

Photographer Alisa said she’s never seen anything like this happen before.

Alisa, from Southampton, said: ‘Of all the weddings I’ve done, I’ve got a lot of stories but this cake cutting is one of the best stories.

‘Chloe and Aaron thought it was so funny and really memorable. It was absolutely nothing bad, it was just a moment that was hilarious and so unexpected.

‘They were absolute legends about it and so great.’

Alisa added that she wasn’t sure whether to help with the cake or keep snapping – but she decided it was worth capturing the moment.

She added: ‘I feel like this will be a really memorable part of their wedding day. From my perspective, I’m always looking for those natural moments and trying not to force anything.

‘I had made the decision to put my flash on beforehand which would mean I have a faster shutter, whereas normally I’m all about natural light.

‘The best man nodded to me to say they were ready, and I said, “look at each other and when you’re ready, cut the cake and have a kiss and that will be it”.

‘Everyone gathered around with their cameras ready to take a photo. As it started to wobble, there was a split second of “oh my god, this cake is going to fall”.

‘I had to decide if I should run in and help or just keep taking a photo. With anything you think, they’re going to want this captured. This is a memory.

‘I took loads and the best man and a few people rushed over to gather up the cake, but I was really glad I didn’t put my camera down.’

And so are we Alisa.

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