rehearsal dinner

posted on: July 17, 2012

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my favourite navy and off white dress from a local boutique eons ago // brand new off white nine west pumps // pink marc by marc jacobs envelope clutch // 'orange' joe fresh lipstick // ring from h&m

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i often purchase dresses on whim, and with no special occasion in mind.  this is why rehearsal dinners are especially awesome.  not only does the event seem to imply that a group of people practice how to eat food in a dinner setting, but they are THE perfect excuse to dig up a pretty dress.  and of course, it's always special to spend time with family and friends eating good food, telling hilarious stories about the couple, and generally sharing the wedding excitement.

it was a lovely evening last thursday with vanessa and tyler, along with their wedding party.  after a ceremony run-through at the chapel, we headed to il giardino in vancouver's west end.  we had a delightful outdoor patio dinner, complete with many courses of delicious italian food and an abundance of red wine.

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now, isn't that a beautiful looking wedding party?


outfit photos by jen.  a special thanks to vanessa, tyler, bob, and theresa, as well as il giardino for such a wonderful rehearsal dinner!

23 comments:

  1. What a pretty dress!! I know what you mean; sometimes it's hard to justify buying something if you can't think of the appropriate occasion. But how does one walk away from a piece like that? Love the lip colour you paired it with as well.

    www.amuseume.wordpress.com

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  2. amazing pictures you look stunning gorgeous accessories!

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  3. Love the dress and orange lips! Looking beautiful Alicia xo

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  4. Love everything about your look. Especially that dress. Looks great on you.

    XX-Myrna

    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

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  5. A very beautiful wedding party, indeed! Love the dress, Alicia!

    xo, alison*elle

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  6. You look so beautiful. Can't get over your beautiful hair :)

    xoxo Ra

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  7. beautiful dress!

    new post:
    http://curlsandfrecklescs.blogspot.it/2012/07/in-paola-frani-per-un-giorno-speciale.html
    xoxo

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  8. You look great lady!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com//

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  9. Alicia! That looks beautiful! The wedding party are all so pretty and handsome (respectively).

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  10. Such a gorgeous dress - and perfect for the occasion. And I love that Joe Fresh lip colour, it works so well with the dress.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  11. You look drop dead GORGEOUS!!!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  12. Such a pretty dress and you look amazing in it! All of your friends look incredible :)
    I love rehearsal dinners! A great excuse to get all dressed up and eat a ton of food.

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  13. You look so beautiful Alicia! Looks like it was a lovely dinner too. :)

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  14. You look beyond beautiful Ali! Your dress is absolutely gorgeous, everyone looked so happy!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  15. I still don't fully understand the point of a "rehearsal dinner" either, to be honest. Great for the guests though!

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  16. i love you and love your blog. you seem like a lovely, genuine person with a really warm personality and obviously a unique lady like style. keep it up

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  17. Oh I love this black dress. You look amazing!

    *hugs*
    -Maudleen
    www.dafashionfreak.blogspot.com

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  18. You look beautiful! Looks like it was a really yummy & fun rehearsal dinner.

    Judy
    SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

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  19. Pretty! The lipstick is the perfect pop of colour.

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  20. Stop being such a babe! Looks like it was lots of fun! I hope you are having a great week!
    <3 Kastles

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  21. you are stunning! love your hair that way
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  22. Gorgeous dress!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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