Denise & Steve’s Manhattan Rehearsal Dinner Party

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

Denise and Steve transformed the traditional rehearsal dinner of yore into a party full of laughter and love.  Check out the details of what made their rehearsal dinner a hit in this blog.

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams
The bride, Denise, in the middle, surrounded by the father of the groom on the left, and Steve the groom on the right

Let’s start with the location.  Denise and Steve are blessed with a very special apartment on the upper west side.  Most notably, they have a rooftop terrace which is currently in full bloom.  The couple have cultivated a bounty of plants, including herbs and the cutest little cherry tomatoes.  (I didn’t even realize I had taken a photo of a heart-shaped tomato until I started editing the photos.)  Denise put the garden to good use and plucked flowers from her own garden to use in her bouquet (see the photo of her bouquet chillin’ in the refrigerator).

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly WilliamsThe guest count for the evening was approximately 30, and the atmosphere was relaxed and casual.  The food for the party was provided by Red Farm, a very modern Chinese restaurant conveniently located right below their apartment.  All Steve and Denise had to do was simply bring dinner up in the elevator.  Everything was self-serve, and homemade champagne punch was the official party beverage.

This laid-back party was a great way for family and friends to get to know one another, and a terrific sign of things to come for Denise and Steve’s wedding.  I’ll have those photos later this week!

Venue: private home

Catering: Red Farm

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

An upper west side rehearsal dinner by NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, Kelly Williams

If you would like to see more images from my portfolio as a NYC rehearsal dinner photographer, please visit my website — www.KellyWilliamsPhotographer.com

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