5.16.2012

Katy and John: Rehearsal Dinner at the Huguenot Loft



























John's mother is the ultimate hostess.  She wanted to invite all of Katy and John's guests to the rehearsal dinner.  B & R Events suggested to Katy that they check out the Huguenot Loft for the rehearsal since many of the guests were staying close.  John's parents loved the loft and booked it on the spot.
As the wedding approached, John's family got more and more busy.  His sister was getting married, his mother was taking care of an ill family member and had community obligations, his dad had a business to run.  Katy called B & R Events 6 weeks before the event and told us that they needed help.

The entrance into the Huguenot Loft


We had the pleasure of working with John's mother for this gorgeous event. We met with her at Professional Party Rentals and worked together to choose byzantine and ivory damasks for the linens, with chocolate underlays, mahogany chivaris with gold cushions, and a lounge area for the cocktail area. 

 John's mother has a wonderful stationer in Atlanta that she works with all the time as well as a dear friend that is an interior designer.   She chose soft white card stock and had all the escort cards, place cards, menus, table numbers, and favor tags written in gold ink.  Chocolates and fans were given to all the guests as favors.


Photos arranged by the mother of the groom's friends


Lounge furniture from Professional Party Rentals

John's mother wanted it to look different from the wedding and to be a plated dinner. Katy and John loved Soby's when they lived in Greenville, so we called Table 301 (Soby's Catering). Jessica with Table 301 helped put together an excellent menu; BBQ duck confitt on cheddar biscuits, portabello mushroom bites, open face BLT, an awesome fruit and cheese display with nuts and olives (I credit this display for my love of mustard cheese), then each guest had a choice of braised shortribs, potato crusted halibut, or roasted chicken.


Fruit and cheese display by Table 301

John's mother had her favorite florist from the Buckhead area, David LaVoy, create the centerpieces.  Red asiatic lilies, red ranunculus, and red celosia all in custom bronze vases.

For additional decor, we enlisted Optrics and U Rent A Plant.  Optrics swagged soft white twinkle lights in the hardwood and carpeted areas of the loft and wrapped the poles with magnolia garland and lights.  U Rent A Plant brought in 66 plants in varying heights with and without lights. 
Lighting by Optrics
Centerpiece by David LaVoy
When Katy and John went to their cake tasting with Couture Cakes, they went ahead and chose a chocolate peanut butter cake.

Cake by Couture Cakes

Katy and John had requested Happy Ending Band to provide live music live people ate and socialized.  Their music has a broad range and was enjoyed by all.


Happy Ending Band playing during the cocktail hour
Katy prepared an excellent slide show, set to music, for all the guests to enjoy prior to the toasts.  Audio Solutions had the perfect set up- a huge flat screen TV with speakers.  They also provided the microphone for the speeches.  Daneman Video captured every word of John's speech, as well as the speeches of their close friends.

All eyes on the big screen

A close up of John and Katy watching the slide show

Thank you so much, Katy and John, B & R Events loved sharing your wedding weekend with you! 

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