Sunday, January 30, 2011

Our Wedding: Rehearsal Day

{Reception Hall and rose garden at Rose Mont Mansion}
Here it is! I'm finally recapping our wedding weekend. It wasn't elaborate or even that glamorous; just simple, sweet and full of love ... the way we intended. The morning of October 9th was hot, sunny and beautiful.

One of the best things about our venue is that you can rent it for the entire day for your rehearsal while they are open for tours. We headed up to Gallatin early in order to decorate the reception hall and anything else we could get out of the way.

{Reception Hall at Rose Mont Mansion, from the rose garden}
{Interior of Reception Hall at Rose Mont Mansion}

{When we finished with the room, it looked like this}

This is what the reception hall looked like before we got started that day. At first, it was just Big Spoon, his parents and me. Then, my parents and brother arrived, followed shortly by my planner Margaret. We arranged tables, threw linens and runners, organized decorations for the next day and before I knew it, I was rushing to get ready in the restroom for rehearsal at 3 o'clock.
{hubby, father-in-law and Margaret hanging lights}
{we hung paper lanterns and tissue pomanders on the lights}
At 3:00pm, we began rehearsal. We had a small wedding party, which made things go pretty fast. We did a few walk-throughs to make sure everyone was on the same page. You'll be able to tell by the pictures that Big Spoon and I had a blast at rehearsal.

{L to R: Little Spoon's brother, sister, mom, dad, sister & niece, 
Little Spoon, Big Spoon's dad, Big Spoon, Big Spoon's best friend & fiance, Big Spoon's mom}

At 5:00pm, we made the short drive to Hartsville, TN for rehearsal dinner at Tully's Bistro. Chef Tully's restaurant is in a beautiful, historic home in the heart of Hartsville. The food is amazingly delicious and we had a wonderful time with our friends and family. 

*All photos in this post are copyright of Natosha Benning unless otherwise specified. Not for personal use.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, that was a good day :) It's amazing how relaxed we were at the rehearsal, and the dinner was fun. Even if my mom insisted on roasting me during her toast.