The Perfect Rehearsal Dinner

For this third post in our wedding series, I (Jillian) have once again taken over for my mom to share my wedding inspiration with you.  Although the rehearsal dinner for myself and Christian has been generously taken over by his parents, I’ve been hearing lots of ideas that my parents have in store for my brother’s in June!

Before you start coming up with fun ideas for décor, you’ll want to make sure you pick the right venue.  Whether you choose to have it on your backyard patio, a clambake on the beach, or at a restaurant, you’ll want to make sure that you find a space with privacy.  I say that because the last thing you’ll want is have your entire party in the middle of a restaurant where everyone else in the room with you is listening to every toast, joke, and story being told (you know there are sure to be some embarrassing ones if your family is anything like mine!).

Once you’ve found the perfect spot, you’ll need some decorating inspiration- that’s where I come in!  Here are some gorgeous rehearsal dinners and tablescapes that I think are just absolutely stunning.  Hopefully I’ll be able to provide you some inspiration for your event, or even some ideas for your next dinner party!  Enjoy!

 

Bluebird Productions

Bluebird Productions

 

Bluebird Productions

Bluebird Productions

 

Beth Helmstetter for Inside Weddings, via Inspired by This

Beth Helmstetter for Inside Weddings, via Inspired by This

 

Beth Helmstetter for Inside Weddings, via Inspired by This

Beth Helmstetter for Inside Weddings, via Inspired by This

 

Style Me Pretty, via The Sweetest Occasion

Style Me Pretty, via The Sweetest Occasion

 

Atelier Pictures via Project Wedding

Atelier Pictures via Project Wedding

 

Colin Cowie Weddings

Colin Cowie Weddings

 

Colin Cowie Weddings

Colin Cowie Weddings

 

Do you have any great ideas for hosting a rehearsal dinner?  How would you plan yours?

Christmas Tablescapes

Hosting Christmas dinner?  Need some last minute ideas to set that perfect table?  Every year I try to mix it up a little with my tablescapes.  I’ve done the fresh greens, the table full of candles, the long and low floral arrangements, the ornaments in bowls… every year I look for something just a little bit different.  Here are a few inspirations to help you create something beautiful for your table!

 

White is always fresh and crisp.  This is a lovely yet simple table.  I LOVE the mini gingerbread houses!  Such a great idea, but honestly, a little too advanced for me!

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping

 

Loving the woodland look this year.  But not ready to get out the chainsaw!

Elizabeth Anne Designs

Elizabeth Anne Designs

 

This is such a pretty and natural array of greens and candles.  May be a possibility!

Ruffled Blog

Ruffled Blog, Photo by Park Road Photography

 

I know these are tablescapes from weddings, but I love the garland idea for the holidays!  And fresh fruit is always a great addition on tables for the holidays.

Green Wedding Shoes

Green Wedding Shoes

 

More natural centerpieces!  I love the simple place cards!

Simple Bites

Simple Bites

 

Festive, fun, and colorful!

AO At Home

AO At Home

 

The more of these natural tablescapes I see the more I think I’m going to be out in my yard tomorrow doing some greens cutting!

Nest of Bliss

Nest of Bliss

 

So sparkly and elegant!  I love the array of varied height milk glass candlesticks!

Rustic Wedding Chic

Rustic Wedding Chic

 

So many great ideas.  I think I’m leaning towards some fresh greens and a natural look for this year, and I certainly hope it’s warm in Boston tomorrow, because I think Ill be doing some green cutting!  What is your Christmas tablescape?  Send us your pictures and we’ll post them!!  Good luck!