Gather family and friends in an intimate backyard setting to toast the couple and celebrate the night before the big day. Traditionally hosted by the groom’s family, the rehearsal dinner offers an opportunity to share a meal, funny stories, and wishes for the bride and groom with those closest to them. It is also a time for the couple to reflect and to anticipate their future.
Warm hues of brown, gold, and green give this family-style dinner masculine overtones, while touches of creamy white roses keep it classic and elegant. Hanging votives light the way for guests to take their seats at tables covered in brown burlap. Place settings of handmade pottery accentuate the earthy tones, and wooden, bejeweled napkin rings, cream linen napkins, and beaded votives add graceful touches.
Tied with rosemary and gold ribbons, roses designate the bride’s chair and berries, the groom’s. The loose flower arrangement, held on a rustic tripod of branches, is placed above the guests to make conversation easy and to complement, not compete with, the natural beauty of the outdoors.