Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Ultimate Wedding Week: Rehearsal Dinner

The Ultimate Wedding Week continues!  Today we're covering the rehearsal dinner!


We were really fortunate to have our rehearsal dinner at Ryan's parents home...which is where he grew up most of his life.  I thought it was very sentimental and special for us to bring our families and friends together there.  And it turned out to be just perfect!

The setting!  The lake is just beyond the trees!  It's a gorgeous spot!  



We had the rehearsal and dinner outside.  I loved the white twinkling lights and simple, yet elegant, table settings.


 Me with my dad and maid of honor...oh and my ribbon bouquet from my bridal showers!

All my bridesmaids!

 And the handsome groomsmen!

Taking our "rehearsal" vows seriously!

 My childhood minister flew up to preside over our wedding...it was such a honor to have him there!

 At the end of the night, we played a slideshow of the two of us growing up.

Then Ryan gave his groomsmen their gifts...

Let's just say...they all enjoyed them right away!  :)

Overall, it was a great night and we were super ready to get married the next day!  
And don't worry...I stayed with all my bridesmaids that night...we watched Father of the Bride and had pillow talk!  I wanted to be surprised when I saw my husband at the end of the aisle the next day!

Now it's your turn to link up your rehearsal dinner or inspiration!  Head on over to A Charmed Life to join the party!

xo natasha

31 comments:

  1. Looks like such a fun rehearsal! I love the view - that's too gorgeous!

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  2. what a beautiful backdrop for your big dinner! we played a slideshow of our childhoods at our dinner as well :) totally embarrassing yet hilarious and awesome at the same time! thanks for linking up :) looking forward to reading more about your ceremony on friday! XO

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  3. This looks like the perfect rehearsal dinner - love that you chose to do it at his childhood home, and really love the gifts for the groomsmen!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  4. Such a good idea to have it at his home! I love that idea and who wouldn't enjoy the lake backdrop I mean come on?! Love it!

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  5. So so cute! I love this. It looked perfect. So beautiful. I also said goodbye to Ryan and was surprised at the end of the aisle. :)

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  6. Aw so cute ! Your pictures are so pretty! Love that bouquet you made!

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  7. What a cute idea for groomsmen gifts!! Sounds like a fun night!! I stayed with my bm's as well, we watched confessions of a shopaholic! lol

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  8. What a beautiful location!!
    Love your ribbon bouquet too...looks a lot like mine :)
    Can't wait to read more about your wedding!

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  9. this is my favorite rehearsal dinner post thus far. I love how intimate outdoor setting was.

    Also, GREAT GM gift!

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  10. How stunning. Tahoe, is such a gorgeous place.

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  11. So fun! I love the linens you used. We're also having our rehearsal dinner in Cameron's parents back yard and we are all so excited about it! I love the groomsman gifts, as well.

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  12. So fun! And how great it was that it was held at his parents home!

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  13. What a gorgeous rehearsal! I love that you had it in Ryan's parents' backyard! What a sweet location!

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  14. what a gorgeous backdrop for the rehearsal...that pic with the trees is beautiful!

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  15. What a perfect location. You looked so pretty Natasha. I swear Tahoe always provides the best backdrops!

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  16. What a fun rehearsal dinner! Your ribbon bouquet is great!

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  17. Everything looked wonderful! :)

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  18. You and your husband are SO cute together!! Reading all of these sweet things about when y'all got married is so much fun :)

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  19. love the outdoor space you used! and you had perfect weather!

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  20. Oh soooo cute! I love the photo of all the girls in their "tea" dresses. so cute!

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  21. Super cute pictures! What a beautiful setting too.

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  22. What a fun rehearsal dinner! I love the striped table clothes. Is that fabric from ikea? Also love the groomsmen gifts! I'll be bookmarking this post for future reference :)

    Mandy
    Kini Style & Klury.com

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  23. What a beautiful rehersal dinner :) And what perfect weather!

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  24. What a gorgeous backyard and a perfect place for a rehearsal dinner. You all look beautiful and so excited for the big day! We had our rehearsal dinner at my inlaws house on their covered porch. Nice memories!
    -Shelley

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  25. I love that! You are a great planner! The venue was beautiful and so are you! XO

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  26. We sure share mutual feelings for Father of the Bride! What a GREAT movie to watch the night before you got married!

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  27. What a gorgeous space to have the rehearsal dinner!

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  28. Love your rehearsal dress. So sweet! I'd kill to fit in mine but this baby has other plans - ha!

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