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!