Aug 01, 2009
We heard over and over again that our food was the best wedding food they ever had. This was great because it was one of the most important items on our "must have" list and also one of the biggest stress factor for us since we weren't doing our reception at a chinese restaurant.
Here's our menu that I created (but all props goes to the chef.. he made everything so incredibly delicious):
During cocktail hour:
-seared ahi tuna with wasabi cream on a wonton chip (SO good)
-vegetarian sushi rolls (but it was with asparagus which is not what we asked for.. I didn't try this one and looked like many people didn't either. lol).
-Appetizers served family style: mushu chicken, lemongrass chicken eggrolls, and grilled shrimp paste on a sugar cane
-Salad: vegetarian papaya salad with vegetarian shrimp crackers (the papaya and carrots were supposed to be julienned thinner than that so it was quite a crunchy/chewy salad. DH called it a salad for horses :P).
-Main entrees: Black miso cod on a bed of rice noodles and julienned vegetables with miso vinaigrette (so good but the noodles were supposed to be thicker like pad thai noodles); Airline chicken (meaning chicken breast with part of the wing bone attached as well) brined with star anise and 5 spice with shiitake mushrooms & bok choy served on jasmine rice (SO SO GOOD); and Fried Tofu with yaki sauce and veggies served with jasmine rice (my parents are vegetarian and they really enjoyed this minus the eggplant that I asked them to take out and replace with asparagus which somehow was used for the sushi rolls instead :P).
(those colored bags were the kiddie bags we put together)
Head table without the vases that held our bouquets
we had a few of his nieces and nephews help us put our place cards together. My BM Clara was the one who cut the "mouth" of the lily pad.
These are non-pro pictures of our flowers.
my bouquet.. I totally loved it! this pic definitely does not give it justice
Bridal bouquet plus bridesmaids bouquet (the green cymbidium orchids with pink roses) and the green hydrangeas were for the jr bms... unfortunately, they wilted. I should have done roses for them or different type of hydrangeas. That was my only regret regarding flowers. My florist was AWESOME.
The flower girl wands:
I designed our centerpieces and our florist totally took it even further! We had three different centerpieces: tall vase with curly willow (provided by us since DH has a huge curly willow tree in front of his parents house), with green dendrobium orchids wired on, one submerged dendrobium strand, and two hot pink hydrangea balls to add that splash of color; two floating dahlias in a lily bowl wrapped in bear grass with a floating candle; and I asked our florist to arrange our flowers for the church in the hanging pew cones to be able to be transferred into vases wrapped in bear grass as our third centerpiece (to save on cost!).
Here is a picture of the lily bowl one:
Glimpses of our tall vase one will be in my reception entry.
*Posted in the forum already*
I'm missing a few details but here is my recap:
One of my dear fsils is so crafty! She volunteered to take on my lily pad pillow project for me as I've been sooo busy! She wasn't able to find a fake lotus flower so she made this flower herself. Man, she rawks!
it's so freaking cute! I need to go buy that big ring to put on there now!