Wedding Mickey and Minnie Champagne Flutes

Our anniversary is coming up quick!  To celebrate we are planning to pull out a couple of our wedding items to use that day!  One of the things we'll probably use again are our champagne flutes!  

Photo by Beverly Hills Photography

 We got them from Crystal Arts on Main Street at Disneyland!

They had several glasses to pick from with different characters on them.  We picked champagne flutes that had groom Mickey and bride Minnie.  At Crystal Arts they can engrave letters onto many of the items they sell so we had them etch our names onto the front of them and the wedding date on the back.   We were so happy with them! 

hi there...It's time for an update!

So it's been a while...

I've started writing this post multiple times but can never figure out what to write.  After the wedding I wasn't sure what to continue to write about. The wedding was over and I kept brainstorming to figure out what I'd write but couldn't decide what direction to go!  I'm going to stop trying to figure it out and just write!  :)

Our wedding went wonderfully but I wasn't sure about doing an extensive recap in a public forum.  I don't want to post everything because it's a bit too personal for me but I've decided I'll continue to share different bits and details and the stuff I learned during the planning process!

So what have I been up to since my last post?

During the wedding planning I was very lucky to get to meet some other Disneyland brides.  I'll post more about it later but honestly it was like Tinkerbell flew by and sprinkled some pixie dust my way because I went from having no gal pals in the area to several!  I love these ladies dearly and I feel very blessed to have them in my life! 

Bachelorette weekend

After the wedding I felt kind of sad without all the little projects and planning to do. I had an interest in nail art for a while though so I started to dive into it.  It has become a hobby I really enjoy and I started a blog where I share my designs.  It's been such a great creative outlet and although I'm not a pro, I have a lot of fun with it!

Finally, I've been visiting the parks and frequently!  I've had fun exploring the new areas of California Adventure!  Plus this past May the hubby and I went to Disney World for our honeymoon.  It was awesome sauce.

Thank you all for sticking with me!  More to come soon!  :)

Beverly Hills Photography

Food Tasting- Love's First Kiss Menu

I ate several delicious meals this past Thanksgiving weekend!  It made me think about the big meal I had at our food tasting so I thought today would be a good day to write about that experience!

I must stress how grateful I was that we were able to do a food tasting before the wedding.  On the day of the wedding I was so full of nerves that food didn't seem very appealing so I really didn't get to eat much of the meal at our reception.   It made me very happy that I was able to enjoy the meal beforehand at the tasting. Make sure to ask your coordinator for a tasting!  I'm so glad we did!

The Food Tasting
Our food tasting had a bit of a shaky start due to an error in the scheduling.  Disney however was able to do their magic to fix the mistake and the Disney chefs that were supposed to be off duty came in just for us and made us an amazing meal in a short amount of time!  It made me feel a little better to know that if something goes wrong Disney does all they can to fix it!  

For the tasting we went into a room where they had a table set just for us! We sat down and looked at the different ways the napkins were folded and picked one for our tables at the reception.  

Then came the food!!!

All the food looked amazing and was delicious!  A different chef came out with each entree to explain the dish.  

We had selected the "Love's First Kiss" plated menu to try.  We were very pleased with it!

We started off with a bread basket but I forgot to take a picture of it at the tasting.  Here's a photo of it from the wedding!

Here are some pictures of each course!

First Course:  Petite Mache, Young Frisee, Sun-dried Cherries, Toasted pecans, with Port Wine Glaze & Shallot- Lime Vinaigrette.

I asked them if they could make the "X" into a heart for the wedding and they said they would try!  I was very excited at the reception when I saw that they did!

Second Course:  Roasted Meyer Lemon Chicken Breast with Garlic Jus, Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Asparagus Spears, Carrots, & Squash.

This was delicious!  All of us ate every bite!  So good!  

Third Course:  Tahitian Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with seasonal berries.

I LOVED this!  The Creme Brulee turned out to be the food that all our guests told us was their favorite!

Then came the cake!  YUM!

We tried 3 flavors- all cake soaks-- Chambord, Grand Marnier, and Rum...more specifically:

-Vanilla Cake, White Chocolate Mousse Filling, Chambord Soak
-Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Custard filling, Grand Marnier Soak
-Chocolate Cake, Dark Chocolate Mousse Filling, Rum Soak

We all agreed on the same favorite- the one with the Chambord soak!  If I remember correctly, this was the larger tier of the cake, Rum was the top smaller tier, and we decided to have vanilla custard cake for the middle.

The food tasting turned out to be GREAT!  We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed it!  

I'm so thankful for those Disney chefs and staff that made it happen!  They truly did their magic to make us a great meal to try!