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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.

Featured: San Francisco Chronicle

Monday, June 7th, 2010

I’m excited to have a profile feature in Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle Magazine titled “She’s Well Rehearsed.” If you didn’t pick up a copy, please take a peek at the article online at And yes, you’ll often see me in my team colors.



Featured: IZZY Magazine

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Congratulations to IZZY Magazine on their premier issue launch today! Melissa Ann Bagley is the talented photographer who has been working for months putting this beautiful book together.

Check out an article from Well Rehearsed on page 33. It includes the top four reasons of why having a rehearsal dinner is important to your wedding celebration.

Thank you to Janae Shields for the beautiful photos.

Featured: Gentry Magazine

Monday, February 8th, 2010

I am thrilled to be featured in Gentry Magazine’s Spring Bridal Issue out on newsstands now. Take a peek of my profile on pg. 24. Other Well Rehearsed friends that are in the issue include: Hey Lady – chic and comfortable wedding shoes and Nesting Newbies – a resource for after the “I dos”.

Article photos by: Janae Shields Photography (travel), Oaks & Acorns Photography (asian)