One thing I love about destination weddings, is that couple’s often ask me to cover the Rehearsal Dinner or Welcome Party. Many times, destination clients like to make an entire weekend out of the wedding festivities and welcome guests with a party or rehearsal dinner to welcome them to their destination. The atmosphere at these events are usually fun, relaxed and everyone has a bit of a “vacation mood” since they are in a fun location.
I also love covering rehearsal dinner’s because I get to know who-is-who within the family and wedding party the night before the wedding. This really helps with knowing the key players and who should be a focus in my photos. Friends and family will also toast the couple and I love hearing all of their stories from how they met, to what they were like growing up or in college. It’s fun to get to know some new details about them and make those qualities shine in their photos.
But, you don’t have to have a destination wedding in order to book me for your Rehearsal Dinner. Plenty of local clients hire me to capture the Rehearsal Dinner, often when the wedding has a huge guest list and the Rehearsal Dinner is more intimate with family & wedding party only.
Here was one of my favorite rehearsal dinner’s from last year – Georgia & Scott’s Rehearsal at Piermont Cottage in Highlands, North Carolina. It was so sweet and intimate and had so many fun details. Enjoy!
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Piermont Cottage
Catering: Old Edwards Inn
DAVID ISHAYA OSU