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Featured: Martha Stewart Weddings

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

I’m so excited to share one of my most favorite rehearsal dinners that was featured on Martha Stewart’s Wedding Website today. What makes this event so special? First, I was able to help a dear colleague and friend (Kathryn Kalabokes of Dream A Little Dream Events) plan her rehearsal dinner, and second was because it was SO PERFECTLY “them.”


I love what I do because I’m able to help couples bring to life their love story in a different way than what will be showcased at the wedding. In a nutshell, Joe & Kathryn love each other… and they love the San Francisco Giants. Their story started at the stadium, their romance grew over the years while watching games and their engagement commenced on the field. So the rehearsal dinner “angle” was pretty easy to figure out. But my biggest challenge was how to make the event shine and be the perfect kick-off to the fantastic wedding Kathryn was planning the next night. It started with the invitation….

Foam Fingers

Yes, you are seeing “foam fingers.” Exactly like the ones that fans wave at baseball games. Guests had the foam finger invitations arrive in large black envelopes. Surprise! Thanks to Canary Marketing for bringing the invites to life.

The venue, Tres San Francisco was another perfect fit as it was just blocks away from AT&T Park and a spot that Kathryn and Joe frequented before the games. They have a fantastic event space that allowed for a causal gathering where the guests sipped margaritas and ate delicious bits from the taco carts.

Food Details

Of course we had to add some small touches so all the centerpieces were designed in Giants orange and black. Baseballs, peanuts, Cracker Jacks, home bases, pennants and the couple’s season tickets were all decor accessories. And to tie into the mexican restaurant theme, we strung orange papel picados (mexican paper banners) along with photo banners of Kathryn & Joe from their Giants games.

Center Piece



Of course, what’s a rehearsal dinner without a groom’s cake (a fav of mine!). Gabrielle withCake Coquette re-created AT&T Park and showcased the three highlight areas for Kathryn & Joe: 24 Restaurant (where they met), their season ticket seats in the bleachers and of course the proposal on the field!


In good fun there were toasts and roasts to the happy couple. Both the father-of-the-bride and mother-of-the-groom filled the room with love and laughter.



Kathryn & Joe – I love you guys! Thank you for trusting me to create your rehearsal dinner! Congratulations!

The event was captured by the talented Joel Flory of Flory Photo.

News: A collaboration with Dream A Little Dream Events

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

I am so excited to announce a new collaboration for 2012! Well Rehearsed is teaming up with Kathryn Kalabokes and her team at Dream A Little Dream Events to offer a comprehensive wedding planning experience for brides and grooms (and their families).

So what does this mean? In the simplest terms, by combining the efforts of our two planning companies we want to create the ultimate, complete wedding planning experience for our clients. “Brides and grooms expectations are evolving to view the wedding as not just a reception, but an entire weekend to share with their guests,” says Kathryn.

Our approach is to work with each couple to plan their celebration in its entirety from welcome party and rehearsal dinner, to wedding to day-after brunch. So often we experience that the rehearsal dinner becomes a last minute afterthought but in reality it’s the perfect way for the couple to spend more quality time with their guests. And now the complete planning can take place in one spot at the Dream A Little Dream Design Studio in Pacific Heights!

As a couple, taking on planning the night before your wedding and events after the big day, can be entirely overwhelming. Our team is your team in creating that perfect weekend. So whether these events fall on your plate, or perhaps the groom’s family needs a helping hand, we have it covered.

For more information regarding this new collaboration or to schedule your consultation for a comprehensive package, Email us today!

Dream A Little Dream Events Design Studio – 2001 Fillmore Street, Suite 1|San Francisco, CA|94115

Rehearsal Dinner Planning Workshop in Los Gatos on 7/10

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

We are excited for our 2nd installment of our Rehearsal Dinner Planning Workshop! This time we are headed to Los Gatos and will be at the beautiful Hotel Los Gatos with catering provided by Michelin Star restaurant Dio Deka.

Brides & Grooms – if you are getting married this summer or fall, it’s time to start planning your rehearsal dinner. Don’t leave it to the last minute!

Come learn how you can make your rehearsal dinner an event that sets the tone for your wedding day, instead of just an after-thought. I’ll go over all the components to this special evening and give advice on how to reduce your stress and relax before the big day!

The event is complimentary. Please click the invitation to view more details and RSVP.

Rehearsal Dinner Open House on 5/10 with 13 San Francisco Restaurants

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Finding the perfect spot for your rehearsal dinner can sometimes be just as tricky as it was finding the perfect spot for your wedding. Come join us at The City Club tomorrow – Tues. 5/10 – as 14 San Francisco venues showcase their cuisine and highlight their private dining spaces. It’s like visiting 14 places at once!

Well Rehearsed is also excited to showcase our new San Francisco Centerpiece Collection. We look forward to seeing you! Please make sure to RSVP to for this complimentary event.

Cinco de Mayo Baby Shower

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Each event that I design focuses on creating an experience for the guests. I love telling a story about the person being celebrated through the beauty and fun of the event! This baby shower was no different! The mama-to-be loved margaritas and guess what? Her due date was May 5th – Cinco De Mayo. So a fiesta baby shower it is!

The “theme” was easy. Now the inspiration for the decor. I sourced some adorable burro pinata invitations that had the papel picados (mexican paper banners) and it became the backbone for the party. We hung rows of papel picados, used baby burro pinatas as table decor and stuffed a full-sized burro pinata with baby “necessities” and had mom smash it open. (Un-blindfolded of course — no need for any injuries).

We served a Mexican brunch with individual chicken enchiladas and a festive banana cake decorated with papel picados. One of the favorite gifts was the diaper cake. I still have not seen a cuter version! Guests departed with a baby succulent plant in a terra cotta pot. Gracias!


Thank you gifts for fiesta baby shower