Picking the menu was hard, because the descriptions weren't necessarily easy to understand! Here's what we used for our menu (Eternity package):
Cocktail hour apps -
- Goat cheese mousse and sundried tomatoes
- Prosciutto ham bruschetta
- Mini cordon bleu
- Ginger scented cr¨me brulee
The mini cordon bleu and creme brulee bites were sooo good! The proscuitto ham bruschetta was also good, and while the goat cheese mousse was okay, it wasn't my favorite.
- Appetizer or Salad: Spinach salad with goat cheese, roasted apples and walnut confit, mustard dressing
- Soup: Mushroom & squash blossom soup with parmesan cheese
- Entr©e: Chicken supreme, spicy almond sauce, fettuccini and saut©ed vegetables
- Desert: Strawberry cheesecake
Everything was just amazing. Like almostmarried said -- the wedding meal was the best meal of the whole stay (and we didn't have a bad meal at all in our 10 nights). The spinach salad just wasn't what I was had expected based on the description -- was more a leaf or two of spinach with the roasted apple on top of it and the walnuts and dressing drizzled on top, but tasted wonderful.
Cake: Tres leches
Everyone loved the cake, no complaints there at all, just wish we weren't so full by that point, and had room to eat more of it!
Think it was already answered, but the standard/base decoration are white covered chairs. They look fine that way on their own, but I did add a colored chair bow since I thought it could use some color.
As for music, I think they probably have some stuff you could borrow, but we just loaded up an iPod with 4 different ceremony playlists:
1. Guests seating (8 songs) - but i have no idea how many of those they actually made it through
2. Groomsmen and bridesmaid entrances (1 song)
3. Bride's entrance (1 song)
4. Recessional as we walk out and as guests leave (2 songs)
We went with classical sounding type music versions of popular songs. Vitamin String Quartet if you want to look it up on iTunes or something (we picked "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for the guys & girls entrance, "I'm Yours" for my bridal entrance, and "Don't Stop Believing" and "Orinoco Flow" for the recessional). Just some fun songs, but they sounded very nice as instrumentals!
Hope this helps. Sorry I haven't had time to do my review yet.. between two AHR's, Thanksgiving, and trying to get ready for Christmas I just haven't had time!! Feel free to ask any question though, I would love to help out! And I know it sounds cliche and everyone says it, but just try to relax and not be stressed about it. They really do know what they are doing and do an absolutely AMAZING job of it!!
Originally Posted by jeunesse
Thanks for the information, I am getting married in two months and have not done anything yet. I'm starting to get a little nervouse. I have been looking at the menus for the Eternity and Divine package but have no clue what any of the food is. What food items did you choose ? Also, did you have any chair covers ? If not, did it look okay without them ? Finally, in the planning form, it asks what music you want for the ceremony...I have no clue, what did you go with ???
Thank you for your help !