Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Farm To Table" Rehearsal Dinner

Know an engaged couple who loves good food, good beer and a good gathering of family and friends? This rehearsal dinner was created for a couple just like that. I set about capturing the butchering history of Cincinnati (we aren't called 'Porkopolis' for nothing!) with a pig silhouette and chalkboard style text for the details of the rehearsal dinner invitation. Those same red pops of color and pattern were echoed in the event design with red checked linens and khaki colored burlap as you'll see.

Thanks to Christy for being the easiest and sweetest client ever, to Jeff Thomas Catering for their edible tablescape genius and Gina Weathersby for sharing some of her amazing-as-always photos from the event, and The Taft Museum for having such a wonderful space for outdoor dinner parties!
A burlap covered pin board was placed in front of the entrance for host card pins. Guests wore the pins to help meet all the new family and friends.

Edible centerpieces and chalkboard style signage for placecards and table numbers. Photo by Gina Weathersby.
Chalboard style menus were created with black construction paper and chalk pens.
A bar with beers especially chosen by the groom. Photo by Gina Weathersby.
I used old church slate roofing tiles to make this signage, adding the lettering with chalk pens.
I think the happy couple looks like they had a great time, don't you?

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