Guest author James Armstrong first shared his Disney Wedding Tasting with us. Now, James returns with a magical review of his Disney Fairytale Wedding! We wish Meghan and James a lifetime of happiness (and fabulous Disney vacations)!
The food has been chosen and the big day is here. There is nothing to do but wait. After the food tasting we waited six long months for the big day.
Rehearsal Dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant
It all started the day before our wedding day with our rehearsal dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant. They did not have group reservations open yet when we had to book, so we made a reservation for 14 and trimmed the list to the bare minimum.
They actually divided our table up into two groups of seven. We sat in the main ballroom and had an excellent meal.
The best part was they brought out six orders of The Grey Stuff for everyone to share at the table.
The Big Day!
The big day was here and it was starting to get real.
Disney’s execution of the wedding was excellent! They took care of everything and if there were any issues, they were never brought to our attention and were handled behind the scenes.
After the ceremony, while we took formal pictures, our guests attended the cocktail hour. Our guests were more than happy to report to us that the food was excellent. They had Spanakopita, Mushrooms tartlets, and Antipasto display (with meats, cheeses, marinated veggies and various breads).
After this came the reception; it was everything my wife and I envisioned for our special day.
However, this blog is about the FOOD, so without further ado I will skip ahead to the reception food, including the Salad Caprese, Truffle Mac & Cheese, Herb Mascarpone Risotto, and Pan Seared Mahi Mahi.
Suffice it to say everything was just as good as the tasting, if not better. Fresh and hot, definitely not your standard wedding buffet. Here are some pictures from the reception to get your mouth watering.
The buffet was set up very elegantly, and if you needed assistance, the servers were more than willing to get the items for you so it did not seem like a typical buffet.
The buffet also included some items we did not try in our tasting. For our sides we had a Roasted Beets with shaved Fennel, Truffle Oil, and Crumbled Goat cheese. It had both regular beets and Golden beets with some creamy goat cheese and a wonderful herb mixture.
The Olive Oil Grilled Veggies consisted of yellow squash, zucchini, red onion, carrots, and asparagus. They were good, but just your typical vegetables. Why waste valuable stomach space on veggies when there are so many other options?
For the main courses we had chicken, fish, and beef. The fish and chicken were the same as we had in the tasting, but the beef dish was slightly different due to the constraints of the tasting. The chef only prepared us single filets and added the peppercorn mustard rub after he cooked it.
For the actual event they prepared the Whole Beef Strip Loin with the Peppercorn Mustard Rub while it cooked. This was served fresh on a carving station and you could get a piece according to your “done-ness” preference.
This was more tender than what we tried at our tasting and was probably my favorite dish of the evening.
The dessert table had two options (besides cake that came later) — a Chocolate Truffle Torte and a Cheesecake with almonds, raspberries and white chocolate. Both looked very good, but honestly we did not have a chance to try them. By the time we made our rounds greeting people, it had been taken away. Some of our guests that had a chance to try it said they were both very good.
Finally came time to cut the cake. We had three layers; the bottom and largest layer was Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Mousse Frosting. This is the one pictured below and the layer we both ate.
The next layer was White Cake with Dark Chocolate Mousse Frosting and the Anniversary Layer was Red Velvet with White Chocolate Frosting. The Cake was very moist but very rich; it was hard to finish a whole piece but somehow we managed.
We also arranged to have all the guests receive a white chocolate favor to take home that looks like a Cast Member’s name tag. We kept ours, and it is currently sitting in our freezer.
All in all, Disney did an excellent job with our wedding, they took care of everything and made the schedule of events and planning stress free. The only complaint we can think of the experience was that the servers were a little too efficient in clearing the tables. If you took your eyes off your plate for more than a few minutes, it would be cleared away.
Disney is known for the quality of their food and they did not disappoint. We would definitely recommend a Disney wedding for anyone looking to get married or to renew their vows.
Have you attended a Disney Wedding or other special event? What kind of cake would you order for your special occasion?