Rehearsal Dinner Style with BB Style

Welcome back to our style series featuring Brianne Binder with BB Style! Today, we have another exciting Wedding Style guide for those of you who have been thinking about what you’ll be wearing to your Rehearsal Dinner and/or are in panic mode to find the perfect something to wear on the eve of your big day.

Have no fear, Brianne has some great styles to inspire you and get you ready for your Rehearsal Dinner; whether it’s a Beach, Garden, Wine Country or City Wedding. This is the big kick off to your wedding celebration, and you’ll be surrounded by family and dear friends. Since you’ll be the talk of the party and glowing with excitement, you’ll want to look put together with all of the attention focused on you!

Here’s a few suggestions on finding the right look that fits your style and event:

– It’s always fun to wear white or cream, to feel very bridal.  Brianne suggests adding some fun colorful jewelry or striking shoes. (glitter is always fun).

– Try a different silhouette than you would normally wear or a bold pattern that stands out.

– If you have a wedding theme, say, for example, Great Gatsby inspired, wear a dress that also goes along with the theme to get everyone excited for the details to come on the big day.

– Don’t be afraid to sparkle! Wear a dressy sequin dress in a flattering silhouette.

– You can’t go wrong with lace in any color! (Check out a couple of cute options here and here).

– Order options online so you can try them on at home and feel really good about your final decision. If you feel confident you will shine even brighter.

Have fun with it and try not to stress; everything will come together!

Rehearsal Dinner Style Board 2 _ BB Style

Beach OutfitMilly Chiffon Halter in Coral | Kate Spade Pearl Studs | Zara Clutch | J. Crew Nude Wedge

Wine Country OutfitNotte by Marchesa One Shoulder Dress | LuLu Frost by J. Crew cuff | Anthropologie Clutch | Kate Spade Sequin Bow Heels

 Garden OutfitJ. Crew Lace Dress | Kate Spade Bridal Statement Necklace | Jeweled Cuff | Tory Burch Gold Clutch | J. Crew Pave Chain Link Flats Gold

City OutfitMango Sequin Dress | LuLu Frost for J. Crew Star Earrings | DVF Clutch | Kate Spade Heels

Find all styles on BB Style’s Pinterest board here.

Click here in case you missed our last installment with BB Style, featuring tips on Bridal Shower Style!

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Danielle + Adam Tie The Knot

On a perfect September afternoon in Sonoma, Danielle and Adam’s nearest and dearest gathered at B.R. Cohn to celebrate the sweet couple’s lifelong commitment to one another.  After enjoying an intimate and emotional ceremony, the couple was whisked away in a stylish 1938 vintage sedan to enjoy a private moment before they were led into their cocktail reception by a violinist.  The couple was then toasted throughout the evening, which was filled with laughter and fun.

 Some of our favorite details included the clothespin adorned escort table, the typewriter that served as a guestbook inviting guests to predict where the couple would be in 10 years time, the cascading cactus and butterfly centerpiece on the dessert table, and of course, the couple’s complete and utter adoration of one another.

Wishing Danielle + Adam years and years of continued wedding bliss!

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Photography:  EP Love / Planning & Coordination: Stacy McCain Event Planning/ Venue: B.R. Cohn / Caterer: Grapevine Catering / Flowers: Catherine Scott Flowers  / Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth/ Videographer: Shade Tree Films / DJ: DJ David  / Cupcakes: Foxy Cupcakes / Rentals: Wine Country Party Rentals /  Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Golden Gates Music / Getaway Car: Bow Tie Limousine 

See more of our Real Weddings here!

Seasonality & Fall Menu Changes

Photo Courtesy of Courtney Campbell

This fall, San Francisco residents have been experiencing one of the best Indian Summers of all time.  We truly cherish eachand every sunny day and make the most of our precious sunny days.  As our Indian Summer comes to an end, we are anticipating some exciting changes to menus as chefs transition from Summer to Fall produce.

Here’s a list of produce we can look forward to seeing at Farmers Markets and on updated Fall menus in the Northern California area:

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Artichokes
  • Winter squash
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Beets
  • Carrots

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  • Chard
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Celery root
  • Grapes
  • Fennel
  • Cauliflower

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  • Cabbage
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Pomegranates
  • Leeks
  • Mustard greens
  • Brussels sprouts

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  • Parsnips
  • Radishes
  • Persimmons
  • Pomegranates
  • Spinach
  • Turnips
  • Kale

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One of the biggest shifts we see as planners in terms of Fall menu composition is a transition from light fare to hearty dishes.  First course offerings highlight soups in lieu of summer salads.  Vegetables are roasted rather than being served raw.  The truth of the matter is that the weather really does affect the way we eat: when it’s hot outside we tend to eat cold foods in smaller portions.

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When it’s cold outside, we find ourselves craving foods which are going to warm us up and stick to our bones.  Therefore, caterers might suggest featuring a mashed potato bar instead of a sushi station at your wedding.

Summertime welcome cocktails such as lavender lemonade or minted ice-tea are switched out for apple cider or hot chocolate; a hot toddy takes the place of a mint julep. These are good things to keep in mind when you’re dreaming up the menu for your wedding or special event.  Bon Appetit!

Rita + Olin Tie The Knot

Just minutes outside of the small town of Glen Ellen, nestled off the Sonoma Highway, you will find Beltane Ranch. A bed and breakfast with some good ole’ country charm that would be the perfect back drop for Rita and Olin’s September wedding. With fifty-five of their closest friends and family the couple was able to share their love of food and wine with a long intimate dinner table. Some of the evenings favorites served by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering included, Crispy Prosciutto Cups, Peppery Greens with Oven Cured Tomatoes, Braised Lamb Shank, Summer Berry Tartlets and Fresh Blueberry Macaroon Sandwiches, oh my! Enjoy!

 

Wedding Photography: Michelle Walker / Wedding Coordinator: Stacy McCain Event Planning / Venue: Beltane Ranch / Caterer: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering / Flowers: Sharla Flock Designs / Cake: Laurie Lucov Wedding Cakes / Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Rudolfi Artists / Lighting: Got Light / Hair & Make-up: It’s A Date At The Powder Room / Linens & Rentals: Classic Party Rentals /  Transportation: Pure Luxury