My Disney Cruise Wedding: Fit For Foodies

One thing you need to know about me: I am a total and complete foodie. I see food as an experience, and I like for every meal to be a culinary journey. On top of that, I am very serious about maintaining my weight, and I expect everything I eat to be 100% worth the calories. I am not going to waste a single bite on something that isn’t delicious and well-executed.

Because of my (admittedly pretentious) food preferences, it was really important to me to have food at my wedding that lived up to my standards – but because I am not a billionaire, I couldn’t fly Gordon Ramsey in to cook table-side for my guests. And I was not willing to settle for generic wedding catering. In college, I worked for a wedding company as a day-of coordinator and attended well over 100 weddings during that time. And of those weddings, the vast (vast) majority just had really sad food. You know what I mean: the dried out chicken with unseasoned potatoes, the rubbery fish with the weird congealed sauce, the steak with the texture of shoe leather. And even a lot of the cocktail foods were pretty sad too: grocery store cheese and cracker trays, greasy finger foods. Definitely not worth the calories – or the money.

So here I was with Michelin Star tastes on a deli platter budget…and the clear answer was to get married on a cruise. Disney Cruise food is the BOMB, and it’s ALL included. You want second helpings of dessert? Go for it. Want room service, then dinner, then room service again? Do it up. And this isn’t basic grilled chicken or tacos. Oh no. This is the good stuff.

Here are some of my favorite selections from across the week-long cruise (and yes, you get all these categories offered for each meal):

Bread Service Appetizers Soups & Salads
Johnny Cake with Mango DipBanana Bread with Mojo Sauce Black Truffle Pasta

Sun-Ripened Pineapple

Smoked Salmon Tartar

Iced Lobster and Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

French Onion Soup

Chicken and Walnut Salad

Lobster Bisque

Ceviche Palmitos Salad

Entrees Vegetarian and Lighter Fair Desserts
Macadamia Crusted Mahi-Mahi with jasmine rice, sautéed pineapple, and curry.

Beef Wellington with fingerling potatoes, baby vegetables, and black truffle jus.

Jerk Chicken with sticky rice, fried plantains, and pineapple salsa.

Oven-Baked Lobster Tail with sun-dried tomato, lemon pesto mash.

Wild Mushroom Pasta

Thai Pumpkin Coconut Curry

Butternut Squash Agnolotti

Sweet Onion Strudel

Ahi Tuna Niçoise

Salmon en Croute

 Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brûlée

Dark Chocolate Souffle

Warm Sticky Date Pudding

Chocolate Lava Cake

See what I mean?  And that’s just a few of the dinner options – I didn’t even dive into breakfast, brunch, 24/7 snacks, room service, quick dining, adult-only dining, chocolate buffets…! And the most important thing (I know you will start getting tired of hearing this) is that it’s all included. So you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want, and not walk away with a stupid bill. Plus there is a free, state of the art gym and multiple running decks to help work off the very justified calories.

Dave and I got married on “Pirate Night,” the tropical-themed night where they shoot off fireworks (meaning there were fireworks at our wedding!) and a Caribbean themed menu. Here is the exact menu that was offered for our wedding dinner:

Bread Service Appetizers Soups & Salads
Johnny Cake with Mango Dip Crabmeat, Shrimp, and Salmon Medley

Sun-Ripened Pineapple

Fresh Shrimp Cocktail

Pork Pot Stickers

Jumbo Crab Cake

Conch Chowder

Chilled Mango Soup

Jerk Chicken Salad

Bib Lettuce Salad

Entrees Vegetarian and Lighter Fair Desserts
Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Pasta with spinach and black tomato pearls.

Macadamia Crusted Mahi-Mahi with jasmine rice, sautéed pineapple, and curry.

Marinated Grouper with crab-filled arepa, roasted yuca, and mango, avocado, black bean salsa.

Jerk Chicken with sticky rice, fried plantains, and pineapple salsa.

Beef Short Ribs with BBQ sauce, red bliss mashed potatoes and crispy plantain chips.

Dijon Crusted Strip Loin with roasted sweet potatoes and tomato medley.

Shanghai Noodle Stir-Fry with nori, edamame, white soy marinated tofu, and sesame roasted island vegetables.

Coastal Falafel served on whole-grain pita bread, with hummus, tzatziki, and cumin spice.

Braised BBQ Beef Rib Salad with romaine leaves, spinach, macadamia nuts, roasted corn, and tomato dressing, served with fresh cornbread.

Rum Soaked Chocolate Cake

Spiced Banana and Caramel Layer Cake

Island Fruit Cobbler

Pineapple Rum Sundae

The wedding team also delivered additional servings of our wedding cake to the tables, so we were also able to munch on our vanilla sponge cake with salted caramel fudge ganache. And it was literally the best wedding cake I have ever had.

So there you have it! If you like good food and want to have good food at your wedding – you can have a DCL wedding.

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