Meghan McCain is dishing on her wedding menu. The 33-year-old co-host of The View, who moved up her wedding date amid her father Senator John McCain’s battle with brain cancer reveals she made an elaborate pie bar just because it’s her dad’s favorite dessert.
While she broke the news about her wedding to Ben Domenech over Thanksgiving, she shared some new details on the this week, pointing out, “Me and now my husband. So weird to say, I have a husband Ben. We got married at our ranch in Sedona. It was real country. Like I wanted a western country wedding.”
Sean Dickerson from Face the Nation married the couple on November 21 at the McCain family ranch in Cornville, Arizona, and Clay Aiken sang for gusts. “I got my dad to cry,” Meghan revealed, adding, “I got very drunk on whiskey.”
OK so what else was on the menu?
“The menu was something primarily that Meghan wanted to reflect not only where we are at up here, but really geared it a great deal to her dad so he would enjoy the menu,” Meghan’s mom Cindy McCain tells People.
Wedding bites included real ranch fare like bison prime rib, venison chili, spit roasted partridge, salmon, and root vegetables, like parsnips, turnips and Brussels sprouts. “[It was all] things you would have to actually hunt to eat,” says Meghan.
Meghan was sure to include the pie bar because of her Arizona senator dad’s affinity for apple pie.
“He loves pie more than anything,” she says. “I was just like any kind of pie you can imagine, make sure we have.”
Along with apple, the pie bar also offered berry, chocolate and pecan pie made from Arizona pecans infused with bourbon.
Decor included antler candelabras on every table, deer and elk chandeliers and birch bark accents. The chocolate wedding cake was a six-tier number inspired by the woods and sat on a fat tree trunk, complete with sugar antlers.
“I think we sort of overdo it with weddings in general … but I understand why people do this,” Meghan told her co-hosts. “It’s a beautiful celebration of love.”
Upon arriving home to New York, she added, she and Ben watched Home Alone 2 and ate warm tomato soup.
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