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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.”

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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 – Josselyn & Matt

Friday, February 12th, 2010

A tale of two coasts. Josselyn grew up in the bay area looking west while Matt’s home was in Cape Cod looking east. The goal was to bring the feeling of the two coasts together without being too overbearingly nautical or “beachy.” Calming colors of slate blue, light blue, sandy tan and crisp white were the main colors of the event. Tables were covered in “timeless ticking” wedgewood linens and decorated with vases of sand, sea shells, whispy sea grass as well as vintage boat lanterns. Accent tables were draped in “sundance” linen, reminiscent of quilted beach blankets.

Guests watched the beautiful sunset behind the Golden Gate Bridge while dining on delicious New England Clam Chowder (a special request from the mother-of-the-groom).

Here are a few photos as captured by Jasmine Wang. Enjoy! -K.

Venue: Golden Gate Yacht Club
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Photographer: Jasmine Wang Photography