01 August 2011

A Joyful & Creative Rehearsal Dinner!

Well we did it! The rehearsal dinner in our back yard was great fun! With the renovation of the pool and the surrounding decking completed a mere two days before, colorful tables were set with provençal stripes, the sun was just setting behind the wisteria arbor, the tinkling of glasses and classical jazz wafting from the new {boy toy alert!} Sonor wireless speaker system across the pool all created a magical atmosphere. We invited all guests to paint a personal motif of wedding wishes for Lisa and Steven... and a joyfully creative wall of original art appeared as our evening progressed, much to the delight of all.

guests from far and wide gamely
painted their wedding wishes on our wall

Lisa, a radiant bride-to-be... love the dress, love the
way Steven looks at her!

wishes in Vietnamese & French

those Basque stripe cloths adorn the drinks table

the bride and her bi-coastal fathers rehearse the
walk down towards to ceremony

the bride's sisters Julia adds her special message


the very delicious menu

Grilled Shrimp & Grits
Skillet Buttermilk Corn Bread
Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon with Lemon Aoili
Grilled Flank Steak with Chimchurri
Braised Smoky Collard Greens
Blackeyed Pea and Arugula Salad
Peach Cobbler with Candied Ginger & Pecans


thanks for visiting! Kit


  1. Must have been a wonderful day!!!!

    I can feel the light - sunny - happy - athmosphere!


  2. Oh, what a joyous occasion! Everything/one looked beautiful and I LOVE the painting idea!!!!

    Congratulations to one and all!!!

    Lana In Italy

  3. Congratulations on pulling off a great event

  4. So happy for you ~ seems like there was magic in the air! You daughter is beautiful and I look forward to some of the wedding photos. Ciao Bella!

  5. It looks wonderful - an not a wheelbarrow in sight! Love the Southern influence menu~

  6. Beautiful! The menu looks delicious.

  7. Stunning! What beautiful surroundings! Absolutely love the wall painting with messages... What a lovely remembrance!

  8. Kit, what a lovely rehearsal celebration. Everything looks beautiful and the menu sounded absolutely divine. The memory painted wall was so clever.

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