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Cake top - A statue used to adorn the top of a wedding cake.

Chapel Train – A train on a wedding dress that extends 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet from the waist.

Candelabra - A decorative centerpiece of a multi-armed candelabra for candles.

Comb - A decorative bridal headpiece that is held to the head with comb teeth.

Crepe - A textured fabric that is lightly crinkled.

Corsage - A single or small spray of flowers entwined with ribbon for the wrist or on a pin.  

Calligraphy – An elegant and stylized form of writing used for wedding invitations.

Cathedral veil – This is the longest of veils, and extends three and a half yards in length.

Cathedral - Large church where the wedding ceremony takes place.

Crown - A headpiece made of stones and beads that the bride wears.

Cummerbund – A wide sash worn around a man's waist on top of his shirt and under the jacket.

Carat - Standard unit of weight for diamonds and gems.

Cascade Bouquet – Flowers that flow loosely downward.

Classic bouquet - A bundle of flowers made into a bouquet holder, wired, or hand-tied.

Croquenbouche - A wedding cake created with cream puffs.

Choker Necklace - A short strand of pearls.

Cap Sleeves - The shortest sleeve style coversing only the shoulder

Chantilly Lace - Delicate bobbin lace on a soft mesh background.

Centerpiece - A decoration for the center of the tables at a wedding.

Centerpiece Cake - A specialty cake that takes the place of flower decorations at the tables of your wedding.

Chocolate Ganache - A rich icing made of chocolate and heavy cream.

Chatan (ha-TAN) - The groom.

Chupah (hoo-PAH) - The wedding canopy covering the couple which symbolizes the their new home and the presence of God.

Cake server - A cake knife used in the cutting of the wedding cake.