Denise and Steve transformed the traditional, stuffy rehearsal dinner of yore into a relaxed party full of laughter and love. Check out the photos and find out what made their NYC rehearsal dinner a hit in today’s blog post.
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 an assortment 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. (Check out the photo of her bouquet chillin’ in the refrigerator.)
The 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 NYC rehearsal dinner 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
Want to see how the story ends? Then take a peek at Denise and Steve’s wedding at 632 on Hudson here.
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