What do you wear to your rehearsal dinner? At the Barrows House – in Dorset Vermont – Meg and Chris hosted a casual bbq with rehearsal dinner style that matched. Meg wore a boho Anthropologie dress with side cut outs that she looked stunning in and Chris complimented her perfectly in a red button up and the same white jeans he wore on their first date!
In large part, the rehearsal dinner acts as a casual introduction. A time to truly talk, catch up and enjoy being together. Rehearsal dinner style shapes a large part of the experience – whether you choose to incorporate an actual rehearsal or not.
There is something even better about bringing people together to enjoy multiple events, which is why I love wedding weekends. As I continue to photograph weddings and enter my 9th year, I have found that my favorite weddings to photograph are the ones where guests are a priority. It sounds so simple, but it really shapes the way you plan and experience the day. Couples that prioritize their guests, and time with their guests, get the most out of their wedding day.
Here are a few of my favorite images from this Barrows House rehearsal dinner. You can see that what we capture is different from the wedding – it is actually the perfect time to photograph all the kids that are there for the wedding, as well as many of the groups that you don’t want to miss on the wedding day.
Lawn games, tree swings, a bonfire with s’mores and more made this the perfect dinner for everyone to enjoy.
Look for more of Meg + Chris’s wedding this week and leave a comment if you enjoyed these images! Thinking about adding rehearsal coverage to your wedding weekend? Feel free to ask a question or get in touch if we are already working together!