|Italian Baked Alaska. Image by Visio Photography|
For us, it makes perfect sense. We love to travel and having spent time together in Paris and Rome, John and I wanted to incorporate some of favorite travel memories into our wedding day.
I knew from day one that the food had to be Italian. We were engaged in Rome a year ago this month following a very memorable meal starting with my favorite carbonara. Italy holds a special place in my heart for many reasons and I wanted my dinner to reflect this.
And the thing about weddings is, it should really be all about the two of you and what you love. It may not make sense to the outside world, but if it makes sense and feels special to you, then there's really no need to explain.
|Formal Italian Wedding Dinner. Image by Visio Photography.|
Italian wedding dinners are long drawn out affairs by their very nature. Multiple courses, one followed by another. We definitely warned our guests to arrive hungry!
Our Wedding Menu
Italian Wedding Soup with Biltmore Beef Meatballs, Kale, Pearl Pasta and Herbs
Spinach, Red Onion, Pine Nut and Goat Cheese Salad with Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette
Spaghetti Alla Carbonara with Cracked Black Pepper, Parmesan and Pancetta
Veal Osso Bucco, Braised Veal Shanks, Gremolata, Creamy Polenta, Haricot Vert
Italian Baked Alaska, Espresso Gelato, Marsala Ice Cream, Lady Finger Cake, Toasted Meringue, Raspberry and Chocolate Sauce
The dessert was a special dessert created for us by the Biltmore team. They truly brought the concept of Italian and Baked Alaska to life. I'm looking forward to trying to recreate some of the other dishes at home. Been working on the Italian Wedding Soup and Carbonara recipes, but might need a little more experience before I tackle that Baked Alaska.
When planning your wedding menu, did you incorporate any special dishes unique to you or your family? Any favorites that you've been able to recreate at home? I'd love for you to link up any recipes you have in the comments below!