It’s not often that we’re asked to photograph rehearsal dinners. However, Jenny and Matt didn’t have an ordinary rehearsal dinner!
As will soon be posted on our blog, Jenny and Matt’s wedding was expertly themed and decorated by Kickstand Events to reflect the couple’s nautical interests. The rehearsal dinner, also themed by the ladies at Kickstand, played off the nautical theme but with a twist: the rehearsal dinner was all about fishing! (Jenny and Matt fell for each other hook, line, and sinker!)
Guests’ table cards were attached to antique wooden fishing lures, the scene decorated in aquatic blues and greens, and personal photos of fishing trips (surely with many stories attached) adorned the walls.
Along with fantastic dinner, dancing, and dessert, guests were treated to some amazing heartfelt toasts and stories from the couple’s childhoods. Missing from the evening was Matt’s father, and the many toasts in his honor had this photographer blinking back tears. Having lost my own father recently, and with Jeff and I engaged, I was acutely aware of the loss felt by everyone in the room that important night. But it was also a reminder that even with loss, life carries on, and there is joy yet to be had.
Stay tuned for some sneak peaks from the wedding day!
the rehearsal dinner of jenny and matt, starring:
bride: jennifer bullock
groom: matt ray
venue: 128 south
catering and bar: 128 south
event design, coordination, and florals: kickstand events
patio furniture rental: pomp
dj: brian hood
linens: la tavola fine linen
tables & chairs: rent a tent
ice cream sandwiches: nye’s cream sandwiches
dance floor, cocktail tables, and charger plates: party suppliers
seating cards, menus, and stationery design: alexandra nicole design
outdoor lighting: high performance lighting and power
…and photography by indigosilver!