Rehearsal Dinner

Rustic Elegant Arizona Dinner Venue

Rustic + Elegant Arizona Rehearsal Dinner

Whitney and Adam’s elegant rehearsal dinner in Scottsdale, Arizona is such a fresh take on Southwestern style. The Silverleaf is a gorgeous location, with its clay tile roof, brick floor patio, stone walls, and stone firepit for taking in the sunset—just what you’d expect from Scottsdale—but inside the decor is more traditional, and absolutely breathtaking! Every detail is flawless thanks …

Harborside Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Harborside Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration

Waterside dinner venues are popular and gorgeous—especially with a coastal sunset in the background—and the Harbourside Pavilion on Bald Head Island didn’t disappoint guests at Michelle and Paul’s rehearsal dinner. Millie Holloman Photography did a brilliant job with these images, capturing the ethereal all-white and light blue nautical decor by Salt Harbor Designs, while also incorporating the romantic moodiness of …


Rustic Tuscan Tabletop

This gorgeous rehearsal dinner, designed by Hillary Yeager of Nashville’s Brocade Designs, makes me excited for fall which (considering how much I adore summer) really takes a lot!  Inspired by the rolling hills of Tuscany, the rich gold, currant, and rust hues work so beautifully with the wooden and crochet details.  I’m a sucker for fruit in centerpieces, and absolutely adore the grapes and apples …


Our Wedding Rehearsal & Dinner

Posted 05/23/2011 by in Local, Rehearsal Dinner \ Leave a comment

The day of our rehearsal (April Fools Day) was an incredibly hot day! It was the first day of the year to hit 100…this was incredibly worrisome for our wedding the very next day. Our coordinator and fill-in officiant were great though and kept things moving quickly.

After running through rehearsal, everyone headed over to Tia Rosa’s restaurant in Gilbert for …


Coffee Filter Flowers

Posted 01/24/2011 by in Floral and Decor, Local, Rehearsal Dinner \ 4 comments

A few months ago, I saw a tweet from Ami about a coffee filter flower tutorial on Design Sponge. I was so happy to come across this link, because these paper flowers are perfect for the Mexican fiesta theme of our rehearsal dinner! I was also so excited about it because it led me to this great DIY website, Aunt Peaches.

After seeing the …


Welcome Party

Posted 09/08/2010 by in Rehearsal Dinner \ 5 comments

Most people thought I was crazy. Actually, I thought I was crazy at times too… but having a welcome party at our house instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner was one of the best ideas about the whole wedding weekend.

Before I get into the party itself, I want to quickly tell you about the week leading up to it. I’ve …


Our Nebraska Wedding: We Rehearse! …well sorta.

Posted 08/27/2010 by in Rehearsal Dinner \ Leave a comment

Guess what EAD friends?  It’s recap time! What better place to begin than the night before the Big Day!

If you recall, we booked Lazlo’s as our rehearsal dinner spot way in advance…and for many reasons!  If you don’t remember, go refresh yourself quick!

But before I get into the nitty gritty of our rehearsal-ish dinner… I want to show you …


Chicago Boathouse Rehearsal Dinner

Posted 06/28/2010 by in Rehearsal Dinner \ 10 comments

After reading all your helpful comments, I took your advice, and let my in-laws-to-be plan the Rehearsal Dinner. I stayed out of it completely and low and behold – YOU were all right.  Not only did my in-laws choose an amazing venue but they have completely taken ownership of the event and planned some very special surprises. Knowing how …


Chicago-Themed Rehearsal Dinner

Fortunately soon after I got engaged, I lived at home in Chicago and was able to use that time scouring the city for the perfect venue, which I soon found.

I thought the rehearsal dinner search was going to be even easier, despite living a thousand miles away. My fiancé and I decided early on that we wanted it to be …


Rehearsal picnic

Posted 10/12/2009 by in Rehearsal Dinner \ 2 comments

I’m still waiting for the official pictures to come back from our photographers (although they have given us a sneak peek!) so I thought I’d tell you all a little about our rehearsal “dinner”.

When it came to planning the rehearsal dinner, I was a bit stumped. I was trying to organize so many other details that it wasn’t a big …


Gifts Galore

I knew I would be giving gifts during our rehearsal dinner, but I did not I would be receiving gifts, too!

While we were waiting for our food to arrive, my soon-to-be father-in-law gave a touching toast. He even choked up a bit when he acknowledged that his “baby boy” was getting married.

He then turned it over to my soon-to-be mother-in-law, …


Rehearsing for the Main Event

Posted 09/21/2009 by in Logistics, Rehearsal Dinner \ Leave a comment

What a picturesque evening we had on Thursday, the night before our wedding. There was a slight breeze and a pleasant orange glow as the sun set over the River. (I was reminded of why we chose this location.)

We were greeted in the garden by our coordinator, Betsy, who instructed us where to put the mason jars, the bird cage, …