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3 Reasons to Consider Having A Rehearsal Dinner

Sharing this wonderful article from Style Me Pretty which was published on Marcy 2017. 


There's quite a bit that goes into planning a wedding day itself. And then, you have to consider all of the events leading up to your Big Day, including the last hurrah—the rehearsal dinner. If you're on the edge like I was, we've got Nancy Liu Chin joining us today with three very good reasons to do one, including a bit of tablescape candy thanks to Bright Event RentalsLa Tavola and Three Little Words. Head to The Vault for the full gallery captured by Kevin Chin!

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Working with these great vendors was a dream. 

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Press | Mexico City Wedding from Mr and Mrs Chin on Style Me Pretty

Thought I would share this wonderful article from Style Me Pretty on this inspiring shoot in Mexico City with many of my favorite wedding vendors including my wedding photographer husband, Kevin Chin, invitation designer, Underwood Press, gown from Kinsley James, tabletops coordinated by Claudia Chapa(our former apprentice) for Aurelia Events, shoes from Bella Belle, rents from Rent + Co. The venue was the dramatic Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana in Mexico City's old history center.  

Details include a wood tables set with silver vintage flatware, crystal cut goblets, silver hammered charger with ceramic modern dinner plates.  Casual elegant menu with criss cross ribbon trim and foliage. Flowers of bright marigolds, pumpkin, peach with white and greens accent contrast nicely with black iron candlestick holder.  (The sun was going down so fast and the temperature was dropping while wind was picking up, I was panicked as the tapers were dripping and blowing out constantly with minimal light but ever the professional, Kevin got this shot, which I still can't believe to this day!) 

Photo by Kevin Chin

Photo by Kevin Chin

Vendor Crushes | Theoni Collection

What am I crazy about right now? It's not a thing.  It's not a flower.  It's my adoration for Betsy Stone and her company Theoni Collection.  First of all, I love people who are creative.  So when I saw their mobile showroom the other day, it totally just blew me away.  It's so one of kind.  And I love how creatively courageous it was to do something so innovate yet so simple in theory.  Why not have a showroom on wheels.  Brilliant idea.  But it's not just the brilliance of it but the execution of something that sets a company a part from others.  Which leads me to my second reason for why I'm so crushing on Theoni Collection right now.   

I love people who are passionate and who go overboard with their passion to be amazing.  Betsy and her husband Herb who have founded Sisters Rentals, Bella Linens, and La Tavola Linens are no strangers to the Bay Area's event rental scene.  But one thing that I adore is that with each company they have opened they know the phrase --- "do it right".  They do it So Right.  And Betsy does it to perfection.  Her ability to create something and to pick products so relevant, so interesting, so needed makes her and Herb people that I crush on. But they go out of their way to not only have wonderful products but create an amazing experience from their website to their showroom to their details. It's so RIGHT! 

Visit Theoni to see their collection of chairs, china, tabletops, flatware and accessories for your next event.