Stephen’s parents were generous enough to host our pre-wedding celebration at Buca di Beppo, an Italian family-style restaurant known for its good food and fun atmosphere. Hungry and pumped up with excitement about the wedding, we headed over straight from the church for a relaxed meal with our wedding party, close family members and friends, plus out-of-town relatives.
Here, a few fun recaps from the dinner that got the party started!
Stephen and I smiled the night away as we drank, talked and toasted with our loved ones, many of whom we hadn’t seen in years.
Our guests had a blast using glass-safe markers to sign the two bottles of champagne I’d brought along, and also got a good laugh out of the cheesy “bride and groom” slipcovers I placed on top of each one. These bottles are now safely stored away for us to enjoy on our first anniversary!
Uncle Stephen, who my husband is named after, had everyone cracking up with funny and embarrassing family stories during his toast. I’d share a couple, but the groom would probably kill me!
The wedding party happily filled up on ravioli, pasta, tiramisu, and all the other yummy indulgences that left us beyond stuffed.
Where will you hold your rehearsal dinner, and who do you plan to include on the guest list? Will you host a separate party for out-of-towners?
(Photo Credits: Personal Library)