Tuscan Charm Raleigh Rehearsal Dinner
With every bit as much care as Would be devoted to a Wedding Reception, Makia Walls of aot events design and management Planned a rehearsal dinner that transported guests to Old World Italy With alluring sights, enticing smells and dramatic décor.
A long farm table brought friends and family along-side one another for food and fellowship as they toasted the soon-to-be married couple. The creamy Italian chargers at each setting created a beautiful contrast against the dark wood of the table.
Makia designed each place setting, which featured sunflowers, a bloom commonly used in Tuscan celebrations. The place settings also held a unique favor: A personalized escort card that featured loving words that the couple chose to describe about each guest, each displayed in a terra cotta pot with sunflower seeds that the guests could take home to plant in their own gardens as a special memento of the evening.
The Tuscan-inspired menu gave guests a sampling of the flavors of Italy. The menu featured an antipasto platter and mixed green salad while the main entrée included salmon with white bean ragu and citrus salad; steak pizziola with sautéed peppers, onions and tomatoes; saffron rice risotto with mussels and roasted papers; rosemary roasted vegetables and tagliolini, pasta with shrimp and clams.
Cakes by Chloe created a delicious dessert buffet that incorporated the couples’ favorite flavors, offering a little something for everyone to enjoy. Between the amazing food, the great music, and the fellowship of friends and family celebrating this special event, it truly was a night to remember.