We have a slightly different, but very brilliant affair for you today from Kristin Shepelwich and Angie King of AK Event Design of Dallas,TX. This event was planned by their very own Sarah Herman for her brother’s rehearsal dinner! I’m sorry … I just have to start out the feature with these cutie pies!

AK Event Design Dallas Texas Kate Jason Loews

Jason’s mother is from Puerto Rico and wanted a Latin flair for her son’s rehearsal dinner in San Diego, California. The location was the Loews Coronado Bay Resort on Coronado Island, with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and the Coronado Bridge as a backdrop!

Kate and Jason Rehearsal Dinner Boucher Photography AK Event Design

Instead of a normal guest book, guests took pictures with a Polaroid camera, filled in information about where they had traveled from to be with the couple, cute stories about the bride or groom and advice for the couple.

Kate and Jason Rehearsal Dinner Boucher Photography AK Event Design

One touch that was special to the groom was using his late grandmother’s Puerto Rican recipes for some of the items on the menu. She would spoil her grandchildren with her cooking and as a surprise Sarah was able to give the chef at the Loews the grandmother’s recipes. The groom said, “It was like she was here with us, and the food tasted just like hers, made with love.”

Kate and Jason Rehearsal Dinner Boucher Photography AK Event Design

All these beautiful images were provided by Bouchér Photography. Floral Design by Kathy Wright and Company. Invitations by Simply Personal.

Kristin, Angie and Sarah added so many festive touches throughout the affair. From Kristin, “We also incorporated a specialty drink to fit the theme of the event and they were styled with cute stir sticks. The stir sticks were imprinted with the name of the specialty drink. One of our favorite sites to get stir sticks, napkins, coasters and other items to personalize your event is For Your Party.”

We have a few more photos and details from Kristin coming up … so check back in a few minutes!

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