Jen + David

There are some pictures of the decor under "flowers and decor", I will post more after we get the rest of our professional pictures back.

The Menu

We decided to go with a buffet rather than a sit down dinner beause we find it more receptive to keeping the guests social and mingling.  The food from Viceroy's on-site restaurant, Citron is always amazing and we knew we would not be disappointed...especially with a custom mashed potato bar!

We had a premium open bar as well.  All the good stuff...Grey Goose, Makers Mark, Patron...

Baby mixed green salad, seasonal berries, goat cheese, spiced pecans, and sherry wine vinaigrette
Yellowtail sashimi with jalepeno, crispy garlic, soy, and citrus

Marinated grilled ribeye steak
Citrus chicken confit

Custom Mashed Potato Bar
Hot or cold potato station with assorted cheese fondues, variety of buttes, sea salts, white truffle oils and herbs

Grilled asparagus with hollandaise
Herbed basmati rice

Creme brulee with rasberry sauce
Brownie with Tahitian vanilla ice cream and cherry compote

The Cake

We had a cupcake tower with a small 6 inch cake on top that we could cut.  The cupcakes were vanilla bean and chocolate, with a white chocolate fudge frosting.  Our  top cake was the vanilla bean because my weird husband hates chocolate.  I originally was going to have fresh flowers on top, but my baker did an awesome job making a big sugar flower sculpture.

My aunt got me an adorable cake cutting set that was a purse and a shoe. 


We had an ipod reception.  One of my best friends designed the playlist and put it all on an ipod as our wedding gift.  She also gave us her entire music library...about 5000 songs.   It worked out beautifully for the cocktail hour and dinner.  The dancing part went a little awry, because several guests wanted to DJ, and would scroll through the music and pick their own selections mid-song.  But overall, few people noticed at that point and we still had lots of fun.  So my advice for anyone considering an ipod would be to make sure you have a designated person to act as a DJ.  Our best man acted as the MC for the toasts, cake cutting, and bouquet and garter toss, and did a great job.

Some of my "must-play" list:

First Dance:  ToLoveSomeone by Billy Corgan
Cake Cutting:  Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

Dinner/Cocktails:  The Cure, Coldplay, Interpol, Smashing Pumpkins, Killers, Depeche Mode, Breathe Me by Sia, Blinded by the Light by Mannfred Mann, Day After Day by Badfinger, Tom Petty, Maggie May and Someone Like You by Rod Stewart, Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen, Queens of the Stone Age, Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Never Met a Girl by Iggy Pop, Ruby Tuesday by Rolling Stones, November Rain by Guns and Roses, Desperado and Hotel California by The Eagles, 30 Seconds to Mars, and lots of ambient house/techno.

Dancing:  Paint It Black by Rolling Stones, Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand, Seven Nation Army by White Stripes, Don't Stop Believing and Faithfully by Journey, Boyz in the Hood by Eazy E, Born to Roll by Masta Ace, Young Turks by Rod Stewart, Imagine, Hey Jude, Something by the Beatles, Thompson Twins, 50 Cent, To Short, Nirvana, Jay Z, More than a Feeling by Boston, Ludacris, This Years Love by David Gray, Fade into You by Mazzy Star, Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum, Modern Love by David Bowie, Steady as she Goes by the Rancounters, Ain't No Future in your Frontin  by MC Breed, Blister in the Sun by Violent Femmes.  Basically very eclectic.