February 29, 2012
Real Weddings Follow-Up: Kathryn and Joe
Posted by Shira Savada
Yesterday you saw Kathryn and Joe's wedding in all its retro glory. But for their rehearsal dinner, the couple—who first met at the San Francisco Giants stadium—went with a slightly different theme: baseball! To ensure they could kick back with their friends, they hired planner Kathy Goodman from Well Rehearsed to design a fun-filled night at local Mexican restaurant Tres San Francisco.
Flory Photo captured the evening and all the lovely details that came with it. Check it out below.
1 The soon-to-be newlyweds.
2 The night of the rehearsal dinner, family and friends gathered at Tres restaurant. They later grabbed foam fingers and walked a couple of blocks to AT&T Park to the welcome party at Public House (publichousesf.com).
3 Custom foam fingers made by Canary Marketing (www.canarymarketing.com) stood in for the typical paper invitation.
4 Along with papel picado flags hanging overhead, a banner of photos of the couple at the ballpark during their 11 years of dating was hung. More photos, including ones with the guests, were shown during a slideshow.
5 Guests sipped on margaritas, ale, and wine--which were listed on a menu card in the palette of the night.
6 Pork sliders were passed upon guests' arrival, as were empanadas. For dinner, tacos, carne asada, and rice and beans were served out of taco carts, creating a more casual environment.
7 Toasts were given by the father of the bride and the mother of the groom. "My father mentioned that if you had told him on the day I was born, that his daughter would one day be getting married at a place called Bimbo’s, he wouldn’t have believed it," Kathryn recalls.
8 The centerpieces, which were designed by Kathy Goodman of Well Rehearsed, included standard stadium fare: peanuts, Cracker Jacks, baseball mitts, grass, and a ball.
9 Baseball cards, the couple's used season tickets, and pennant flags were also used in the decor.
10 San Francisco Giants drink umbrellas were used in the margaritas.
11 The groom's cake by Cake Coquette (cakecoquette.com) was a replica of AT&T Park and had figurines of the couple sitting in their season ticket seats in the bleachers, as well as the proposal at home plate.
12 A very happy Kathryn and Joe.
After the wedding, the newlyweds took a mini-moon at The Lodge at Pebble Beach, which is just 2.5 hours from San Fran. They stayed in suite overlooking the ocean on the famous golf course's 18th hole that was "nothing short of spectacular," says Kathy. Relaxation was the name of the game—evenings were spent watching the sun set, snuggling up under blankets at the lodge's outdoor fire pits, and taking in the great views. Sounds like heaven to us!
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