I just love this rehearsal dinner for several reasons. One is that it was held at my friend Laura Hill’s event venue, The Red House in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. This is an incredible venue that has so much personality and history and it was the perfect place to hold this rehearsal dinner.
The next reason is that it fit the groom’s personality perfectly. Josh Farro is the lead guitarist for Paramore. Obviously music is a huge part of his life, but that wasn’t the only reason this was a great choice. The Red House allowed the wedding party and family a very intimate and private place to gather and celebrate the couple’s marriage.
So with the venue picked, it was time to personalize the dinner. I started with the invitations. They were concert tickets and set the stage for the theme of the evening.
Josh & Jenna made CDs filled with some of their favorite songs for the favors, a very personal touch that was a reflection of how thoughtful the couple was.
Josh’s Italian heritage was represented in the dinner menu that was served family style by Constant Cravings Caterers.
I added small wrapped candy bars to the table that matched the place cards and menus for added detail. Once the lights were dimmed and the candles were lit the atmosphere was just amazing.
At the end of the night Josh, Zac & Taylor all signed the wall at The Red House (a tradition for all musicians that visit). Check it out if you get a chance!
Paramore has a new album out and released a new video, Careful, directed by the talented Brandon Chesbro. He also photographed Josh & Jenna’s wedding and I can’t wait to share some of those photos with you.
I hope you are inspired to personalize your rehearsal dinner!
The perfect way to kick off summer is a Memorial Day Party. I have a closet (storage unit really) with tons of props and accessories for my client parties, but I am more relaxed at home. I shop my house for things I can use outside and pull together a table with things I have collected over the years.
I also made homemade ice cream and we used an old fashioned hand crank freezer. Those pictures are coming soon. Hope everyone had a great weekend. Leave a comment and tell me how you celebrated the holiday.
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Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
The wedding is almost always more of a reflection of the bride’s style than the groom’s. (most grooms are perfectly okay with that too). That’s why I like to have fun with the rehearsal dinner and insert the groom’s personality into all aspects of it.
So here is a peak at my rockstar rehearsal dinner….so much fun
There is a design process (at least for me there is) and I like to take things step by step. Pictures are great but sometimes you have to dig deeper. What about the picture do you like? If you have a picture of a spring wedding and your wedding is in the winter, the element you like in the picture might not work. The same would apply if you are having a day wedding and you love the candles that were in the evening reception picture. It doesn’t mean you can’t get a similar look but you will have to go about it in another way.
A big component of how I style a wedding is based on the bride’s DRESS! It is my inspiration and a good indication of the bride’s taste and personality. Everyone else’s attire is based on that decision.
A theme is an easy way to coordinate all aspects of the wedding from the Save the Date all the way through the favor at the reception. I always brand my events by using the same elements of design, color and style in every decision I make.
Here are some of my latest inspirations….