european-flavored al fresco rehearsal dinner

What a high bar Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody have set for rehearsal dinners. I could not be more thrilled to share this ‘straight from Tuscany,’ European-inspired rehearsal dinner inspiration shoot with you here today. Every detail is absolute perfection!

Rehearsal dinner invitations with calligraphy | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Keswick Vineyards | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Ribbon tied utensils | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Rainy day rehearsal dinner | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Peach and blush centerpiece | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Greenery table runner | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Stylish groom | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/

From Stephanie Yonce Photography – “A family gathering by means of a laid-back, European-flavored al fresco celebration was the perfect recipe for this rehearsal dinner inspiration shoot. The grounds of Keswick Vineyards were transformed to a Tuscan getaway, where earthy elements infused the feeling of heritage and legacy. From the calligraphy menu and place cards to the pink floral pervaded popsicles, the details of this shoot blended together seamlessly.

Rustic tones and a neutral color palette allowed for the rich greenery to stand on it’s own. Tying in the open-air atmosphere with the plush indigo seating and robust farm table made the rehearsal dinner complete. Vintage details of etched glass, silver platters, and cobalt place settings provided the feeling of traditions and treasure that have been passed through generations.”

Rehearsal dinner menu with white calligraphy on blue paper | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Greenery table runner | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Rainy day rehearsal dinner | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Blue place setting | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Rehearsal dinner attire | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Cheese, wine and sliced meats | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Naked cake | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Rehearsal dinner attire | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Fresh summer drink | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Floral table runner | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Crossback chairs | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ White calligraphy on blue place card | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Rehearsal dinner attire | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Wooden candlesticks | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Dessert display table | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Blackberry desserts | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Flower infused ice pops | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Berry mixture | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Blush, peach and green floral centerpiece | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Roasted potatoes | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Rainy day rehearsal dinner | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Greenery and floral table runner | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/ Blue place setting with vintage reception chairs | Stephanie Yonce Photography and Amore Events by Cody | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/08/european-flavored-al-fresco-rehearsal-dinner/

More from Stephanie – “Seemingly imported from the Italian countryside, the decadent spread of cuisine is simple, yet hardy. From the grilled chicken and summer-roasted vegetables to the handmade cheese, the majority of the featured fare was brought in from local farms and gardens.

The rain that day did not put a damper on the shoot – in fact, it serves as one of the favorite details, lending to the shoot’s cozy atmosphere. And not so surprisingly, one of the favorite aspects of the shoot was sweet Aspen, the quiet and lovely Golden Retriever “model.”

I ultimately decided to shoot this session in 35mm film to help contribute to the overall feeling of tradition and nostalgia. Film has a subtle but very noticeably different final look, and the textures and colors complemented Cody’s goals for the shoot beautifully.’”

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Photography: Stephanie Yonce Photography // Coordination, Planning & Styling: Amore Events by Cody // Floral Designs: Blue Ridge Floral Design // Cake: Maliha Creations // Calligraphy: Joie de Vivre Calligraphy // Hair & Makeup: Studio FBJ // Catering: Barbeque Exchange // Vintage Chairs: Paisley & Jade // Farm Table & Crossback Chairs: MS Events // Bride’s Attire: J. Crew // Models: Bride – Savanna Rae Brown, Groom – Monte Heaps, MOH – Samantha Tobias, Best Man – Michael Mignone, Dog – Aspen // Venue: Keswick Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. Thrilled to be featured today 🙂 Thank you!!!!

  2. Sara! Thank you so much for this beautiful feature. I’m so proud to have my images shared with your lovely readers. 🙂

  3. I am completely obsessing over that tablescape. Everything is perfect!

  4. This is very inspiring. thank you for sharing. Lovely!!
    Debbie

  5. So beautiful! I love the charcuterie presentation.

  6. Thank you for the feature- such a pleasure to work with you!

  7. This is all so beautiful. Love the flowers, the paper, the cake and the dog…LOVE!

  8. Oh my gosh, this is divine! I love every detail and the film aesthetic added so much luminous beauty to these images. LOVE!

  9. Gorgeous styling!

  10. The table runner is stunning!

  11. Fantastic work, Stephanie! And such a wonderful creative team! Virginia represent! <3

  12. Love the stationery! Of course!

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