Thursday, May 15, 2008

Disney Fairytale Weddings

I was WOW'ed. We had our May Coordinators luncheon at the Disneyland Hotel on Tuesday. They pulled out all the stops for us.

We started in the Rose Garden Gazebo. The only area on property that they do outdoor weddings. We were greeted with French Champagne & beautifully tray passed nibbles. We were also serenaded by harp music. Disney songs, of course.

We then went to the Sleeping Beauty Pavilion which had a "castle theme" at the door. When we went thru the doorway we were greeted by none other than Mickey & Minnie. We had our photos taken with them in front of a Magic Kingdom Stand up. It can be used for larger weddings behind the head table.

The pavilion is just lovely. It seats about 100 for a wedding reception.

  • Isn't the Charger Great?
  • I loved our centerpiece. The Flowers were done by Lavender Hill.
  • All Couples have their cakes done by Disney Pastry Chef's.
This day wasn't just about looking at the magic of Disney, they wanted to WOW us with their food & wine!!! Which they most certainly did. We had a four course lunch, 2 wines & a fantastic Champagne. This fantastic Sparkling Wine is only available at Disneyland & was unveiled just for us at the luncheon. Master sommelier Michael Jordan, General Manager of Napa Rose talked to us about the wines we were tasting with each course.

If you look closely you can see Mickey's head embossed on the plates.

  • The Appetizer was a Mushroom Cannelloni. FANTASTIC!!
  • The Salad was made with green & purple baby romaine. They even had a person spritzing the salad's with a lemon mist.
  • They were served with New Harbor Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlbough, New Zealand.
  • The entree was Braised Short Rib Osso Buco with Fingerling Potato Mash. They surprised us with an 1/8 of a roasted artichoke.
  • This was served with BV Century Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, California. Fabulous!!!
  • For dessert we had Personal Chocolate Fondue. How innovative is this?
  • The Italian Sparkling that was served with this, Magicale! And indeed it was!!
After such a fantastic lunch we then went on a tour of all 3 properties & their ballrooms. The are all unique in what they have to offer. You can have as much of as little "Disney"as you want. All I can say is I want a Disney Bride & Groom.
I apologize about the pictures. All I had was my camera phone. One day I will learn to bring my digital camera to industry events.

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