After our entrance into dinner, we were seated at our spot at the head table. At this point I kind of wish I had hired a second shooter to go with our photographer. It was his turn to eat as well, so there aren’t a ton of photos of dinnertime. But, that’s OK—words will have to do.
Everyone says the bride and groom never get to eat much on their wedding day. I tell you what, if you get married at the Monte Verde Inn, you will have your fair share of delicious food. They had saved us appetizers from when we were taking our photos and had them ready for us right when we sat down. This was beyond amazing because we kind of figured we wouldn’t have an opportunity to try any of our appetizers. They were one step ahead of us, therefore we were able to sample the delicious duck spring rolls, cucumber rounds with smoked salmon mousse, and mini Caribbean crab and shrimp cakes with mango salsa.
From there they made sure the bridal party had whatever drink they so desired in their hand. Our glasses weren’t even empty when the Monte Verde staff would be at our side again pouring us another drink. It was spectacular service on quite another level.
We were then served our entrees, which included spice rubbed sea bass with a cilantro lime & chipotle chili aioli and wild rice pilaf for myself, and smoked prime rib and a twice-baked potato for Mr. Buck. Although I think a buffet is a wonderful option, we were happy we decided to go with a plated dinner. Our guests were able to stay comfortable in their seats while they were served dinner. It worked out quite well, and from what we could tell our guests really enjoyed dinner.
Toward the end of dinner the rain started to make its entrance once again. Which provided my bridesmaids with the golden opportunity to look extra cute:
No umbrella? No worries! Dinner napkins work just as well.
Since we were served dinner first, we seized the opportunity to visit each table while our guests were still eating. We were able to talk to each guest and thank them for being with us. Before I knew it Monte Verde had slipped a sleek little umbrella into Mr. Buck’s hand. I was delighted that even though I hadn’t thought to order umbrellas, Monte Verde had some on hand so we were able to not only make use of it but get a photo as well. That way in years to come when we look through our photos there is no mistaking that it did indeed drizzle on our wedding day.
The rain held off just long enough to have the ceremony, photos, and dinner outside. It was an easy transition to inside where we were able to hold the rest of the evening. While this was technically plan B, in the grand scheme of things it worked out absolutely perfect and I am delighted it worked out the way that it did.
*Photos by Martin’s Photography