Friday, April 13, 2012

Wedding Anniversary: Food, Glorious Food

Today is our 7 year wedding anniversary.  Andy and I have lived in three states and had two amazing and gorgeous little girls during this time.  I am truly blessed to be married to him. 
The Eastman family at Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
January 2012

I feel like I talk about our wedding often here, but it was the most amazing Disney event I will ever be a part of, well, unless I become a Disney mother-of-the-bride.  And other than the cake, I haven't shared the food from our reception on Growing Up Disney before.  A wedding is but a day; that is, unless it's a Disney Fairy Tale Wedding and you are a Disney blogger....then it goes on forever.

The cake.  Isn't it beautiful?!?
We had a sit-down dinner and a small group, so we all sat at one long table.  The flowers at the center had been on the altar during the ceremony.  
This was my brother's place card.   
Each guest received a copy of the menu.  I warned our guests to come hungry.  While the wedding party took pictures in the Wedding Pavilion after the ceremony, everyone else enjoyed pre-reception nibbles at Summerhouse.  It was a beautiful day and they all got to relax and look over the water.  Then they were guided to a ballroom in the Grand Floridian for the dinner.  There was a per person minimum that we had to spend on food and beverage.  And since we didn't have alcohol at the reception, there was a ton of (delicious) food.  I know it's crazy but I actually got to eat and visit with my guests at my wedding!
Our toasting glasses from Arribas Brothers  
Mickey and Minnie on the toasting glasses 
We were given his and hers Disney Fairy Tale Weddings watches 
Favors for the guests.  I brought the cake candles and the wedding team got the Mickey treats for us.  Andy just loves those so we had to include them.
Double cream brie cheese en croute
With poached pear compote and sliced baguettes
Cinderella's White Chocolate Slipper
Filled with fresh cream and raspberries on a castle silk screen plate
Accompanied by dark chocolate mousse 
Our fabulous surprise guests  
Thank you for joining me as I remember this wonderful day.  Its memory is made even sweeter as time goes by and I fall even more in love with my outstanding husband.  (Seriously, he's doing dishes right now so I can complete my blog post.  How awesome is that?!?)
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  1. Happy Anniversary!! Looks like you really had a wonderful time - the food likes fantastic!

  2. Happy Anniversary!!!! To my darling daughter and her prince charming.! May God Bless you with a long and happy life together.

    I love you both!

  3. So awesome!!!!!!! Congrats and Happy Anniversary!!!

  4. I just found your blog today. I too am a disney fanatic. We just had our ten year anniversary vow renewal at the Swan in December. Now I can relive my disney wedding over and over too. Love your blog! You can see my VR at under the blog heading. I'm Andrea and dh is Franco


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