Trip Report – Day 3, Part 7 – Food, Cake Cutting, and Special Guests!

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After the toasts were given, it was time to get started on lunch!  For our lunch music, we wanted sounds that reminded us of the ambiance of one of our favorite places to relax at the Disneyland Resort, which is the Wine Country Trattoria restaurant.  Our DJ, Pat with Sound Prodigy, found lots of great music that matched exactly what we were looking for!  He mixed that up with instrumentals of Disney classics and the music was perfect.  Our DJ also gave us the playlist so I can now listen to our wedding lunch music whenever I like!

First the bread basket and butter came out.  I was hungry but still felt kind of nervous so we skipped eating the bread.  But one of my favorite moments of the entire day happened at this point.  For some reason, Mr. BFT starting sticking our little castle confetti in the butter.  I was feeling pretty delirious at this point and just thought this was the funniest thing I had ever seen.  It sounds so stupid but this was one of the best moments of the day.  Just me and my husband being silly together.

Disneyland Wedding - Fun with butter

During lunch, we were kind enough to give our photographers The Roots a break, so we don’t have any pro pics of the food.  So I want to thank my friend Hope for taking these pictures (and making me hungry all over again!)

Our first course was a salad – Petite Mache, Young Frisee, Sun-Dried Cherries, Toasted Pecans, Port Wine Glaze, and Shallot Lime Vinaigrette.

Disneyland Wedding - Salad with dried cherries and vinaigrette

As an intermezzo, we had a pink raspberry champagne sorbet in a martini glass!

Disneyland Wedding - Sorbet Intermezzo

The reason I really wanted a sorbet intermezzo was because I had this once at Club 33 and I thought it was super classy.  Then we had it again during dinner at PALO aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship.  So to me, sorbet intermezzo = fancy pants.

Our main course was the Braised Short Ribs & Roasted Chicken Breast with Cilantro Pesto Cream Sauce, with garlic mashed potatoes and assorted vegetables.  We splurged on the duet plate after fellow Disneyland bride Cynthia told me how amazing the short ribs are.  I’m so happy we chose this dish.  It was the best wedding meal I’ve ever had (but I might be slightly biased).

Disneyland Wedding - Braised Short Ribs and Chicken with Cilantro Pesto Sauce
After the main course was cleared, we had a special surprise for our guests.  Mr. BFT and I were able to keep this a surprise from everyone, including our parents!  Our DJ made the announcement that some special guests were joining us and the Mickey Mouse Club March started playing:
(All non-food pics taken by The Roots)
Disneyland Wedding - Minnie {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey and Minnie {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey and Minnie {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey  {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey and Minnie {Root Photography}

Everyone kind of lost their minds.

Disneyland Wedding   {Root Photography}

(This photo of Grandma smiling at Mickey and Minnie makes them worth every penny.)

But wait!  We had one more surprise guest.  This one really was a surprise … to everyone but me.  Mr. BFT’s favorite Disney character is Donald Duck so I surprised him with Donald.  Aren’t I the best wifey?

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey and Minnie {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding -  Donald {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey, Minnie, and Donald {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey, Minnie, and Donald {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey, Minnie, and Donald {Root Photography}

Donald was such a ham and a trouble maker!  He would butt into photos and was just generally silly.  The way the three characters interacted with each other was really fun.

The entrance of the special guests meant it was time to cut the cake!

Disneyland Wedding - Cake Cutting {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Cake Cutting {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Cake Cutting {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Cake Cutting {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Cake Cutting {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Cake Cutting {Root Photography}
(See what I mean about Donald?)
We had two cake choices – Chocolate cake with Chamboard soak, with dark chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries, and Pink velvet with cream cheese filling and white chocolate chips.  I was so very excited when Disney told me they could make pink velvet special for me.  Here’s the yummy chocolate:
Disneyland Wedding - Chocolate cake with chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries
I don’t have a good picture of the pink velvet!  So sad! (If any of our guests has a picture of our pink velvet cake, please send it to me!  Otherwise we have to wait until our first anniversary to defrost and slice up our top layer!)
After cake was served, we posed for pictures with our special guests, including a group picture.
Disneyland Wedding - Mickey, Minnie, and Donald {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey, Minnie, and Donald {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey, Minnie, and Donald {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey, Minnie, and Donald {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey, Minnie, and Donald {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Minnie {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey, Minnie, and Donald {Root Photography}
Donald gets a taste of his own medicine! 
There is no picture of it, but while we were sorting everyone for the group picture our DJ played Shake a Tail Feather from the Blues Brothers, per my request.  Our DJ tried to talk me out of it a little bit by saying it was best to play instrumentals or more mellow music while the characters are mingling with guests.  But I was pretty adamant because I had a vision in my head of doing the tailfeather dance with Donald.
So I’m kind of in a daze while everyone is getting sorted for the picture, and I look over and DONALD IS DOING THE TAILFEATHER DANCE.  So I joined him. And we did the tailfeather dance, just like I had imagined it.  Disney magic. Thank you, Donald.
**EDIT** Hope to the rescue!  She has a slightly blurry pic of us dancing with Donald but you get the idea!!
Disneyland Wedding - Dancing with Donald
Disneyland Wedding - Group Picture {Root Photography}

Grandma got some extra attention from Mickey.

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey {Root Photography}

And Mr. BFT’s aunt even got a personal dance.

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey {Root Photography}

Too soon it was time to say goodbye to our special guests, but we were sure happy they could stop by for a bit!

Disneyland Wedding - Minnie {Root Photography}

Disneyland Wedding - Mickey {Root Photography}
Next week: Dancing, photo booth fun, and what I think will be the end of our reception.  *crosses fingers*