Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wedding Recap: The Rehearsal Dinner

What happened so far:
We got mani/pedis at Deja Vu Nail Salon
We had our ceremony rehearsal at our Church
Chris gave his gifts to the groomsmen
I gave my girls their gifts and you can ENTER TO WIN A BRIDESMAID TOTEBAG HERE:

Now, onto the actual rehearsal dinner!

Our Rehearsal Dinner was held at Rollin' Greens Bar and Tavern, which is right down the street from us. We had a buffet dinner of penne al la vodka, sausage and peppers, eggplant rollatini, and chicken francaise. The whole night was pretty much mingling, drinking, and eating as I bounced between friends, family, and chris' family. All the while still running through lists in my head and really just wanting to sleep...I was overwhelmed to say the least.
Mark, Molly, Matt, Billy and Mandy
Melissa and Dakota having a heart to heart with Ben
 The Queen's Gang
 Mom with her sister, Aunt Anita and Cousin Nina from Texas:
Chris with my 85 year old Grandpa, my Uncle John who came all the way from Hong Kong, Dad and Uncle David!
Chris's mom with her cousin, Evelyn, who flew in from California:
 The whole Bridal Party!
 Even more of the whole gang-significant others included!

Getting GOOFY!
Doing a kick-line with the boys:
 It's ok will dry!
Chris and Lauren
Hanging out with Chris and Corinne

Kyle and Mal

James, Ben and Smithers!

For dessert, Chris's mom got us a napoleon cake which was a total hit! If you've never had a napoleon, try and order one the next time you're at an Italian bakery. It will change your life!

We gave out our gifts, danced to the macarena, did a kickline, and I was home and in bed by 2:00....while I think half of our bridal party still remained at the bar drinking until much later! 
The last picture of us before we become husband and wife!


Jessica said...

Aww love the pictures! Looks like y'all had a lot of fun :)

Mom said...

What fun pictures. Btw, Grandpa is not that old...he's only 85 in that picture and just turned 86!Love the pic of me and my sister. Fun memories.

Heather said...

Looks like a blast! I love that last picture of you two. We have one of us from our rehearsal dinner, too, and it's one of my all-time faves, with the excitement really shining through on our faces.

Dancy said...

Looks like it was a blast! And I love your friend Lauren's dress!!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Looks like so much fun!! I went to bed at 2 the night before our wedding too!! :) Crazy girls! haha

HiLLjO said...

So cute! What a big fun bunch!

Laura said...

It looks like you all have a great time. What a fun bunch. The wedding must have been even better!!

The Vintage Modern Bride said...

i love love love all the pictures! especially love the group pics. it looks like you all had so much fun!

Bride-onicles said...

How fun that you had a kickline!! I love it..and in bed by 2:00?? I hope to make my curfew to be midnight but like you with all that fun going on, I wont want to leave the party!!