Before “I do” Rehearsal dinner
I am still sorting through photos and getting back to routine so I decided to do a couple of posts sharing pictures of the two days leading up to the wedding. Thanks for your patience.
Last Friday we woke up early, packed the car and made our way to my hometown where we settled in at Osama and Jacki’s. An hour later we were at the wedding venue where we would take part in practicing our duties for the big day. Meanwhile our precious boys jumped and hopped, walked past the water and took pictures on the stairs.
It was a simple run through of the wedding timelineAfterwards we drove to Ben’s parents home where the Bridal party gathered for the traditional rehearsal dinner.
The house was built by Ben’s father and overlooks pine trees and an expansive, meticulously manicured lawn. Ben’s grandparents, his brother and sister as well as their future spouses were all present. Childhood friends who were now prepared to stand by Ben and witness his nuptials also arrived and later that evening dinner was served.
The menu consisted of Cornish hens smoked to perfection, Spinach pomegranate salad, beans and several selections of bread with savory butters. The meal was elegant, the company engaging and the atmosphere festive. Mother of the groom and sister of the groom worked tirelessly to bring together this beautiful event and it was amazing in every way.
Ben’s family welcomed us and started the wedding weekend off in grand form.
Games were available to anyone who was interested, some played basketball and others sat on the deck in the cool Fall air.
As the sun set we ate dessert and contemplated what we would do the next day in order to prepare for the wedding. Fattima posed with her mother-in-law and sister-in-law and Alayna.
The first look