Romantic Garden Rehearsal Dinner by Callie Manion Photography

Wedding rehearsal dinners are often thought to be a mundane tradition but this gorgeous Garden Rehearsal Dinner, captured by Callie Manion Photography at the Amanda Watson Workshop, is anything but. Romantic, and absolutely beautiful, this editorial provides endless inspiration and proves that rehearsal dinners are your chance to truly set the bar for your wedding day!

From photographer Callie: Set in the gardens of Ouisie’s Table, this shoot epitomized a fabulous option for brides wanting a ceremony or rehearsal dinner set in a place that is both intimate and budget-friendly: backyard gardens. The stylist, Christina Leigh Events, made the most stunning vision of a rehearsal dinner come to life. One of the most important aspects of styling is taking into account the natural surroundings of the event. I love the way Christina decided to let the beautiful, verdant foliage of the venue contribute the main source of color to the dinner; with these stunning greens providing a lush backdrop, she opted for primarily whites and neutral tones for the both the tablescape and the couple’s wardrobe. The result of this intentional design is a very soft and calming atmosphere.

Rehearsal dinners are events marked by a buzz of both excitement and anticipation; when the visuals surrounding such an event provide a serene and restful affect, the emotions of the bride, groom, and entire party are allowed to take center stage. I absolutely love this kind of attention to detail, and the way this styling never distracts, but simply enhances the beauty and love that is already being felt by the bride and groom. I love when subtle details bring elements of originality to any shoot or event, like the elegant jumpsuit from BHLDN worn by the bride. The crisp, clean lines of her look provided a more contemporary vibe, while the backless design provided a sexy, sophisticated look.  

Finally, I absolutely could not have been more stunned by the beauty of the florals by Bramble & Bee! Choosing from a color palette of creams, whites, and gentle pinks, the stunning floral arrangements and bouquet contributed just the right amount of warmth and romance to the rehearsal dinner. I absolutely loved how all these tones really come together and added so much depth and richness to every photograph. From the bride and groom to florals and design, every element of this shoot came together beautifully. I am so excited for you to take a look at these photos! I hope you love them as much as I do!

Photography: Callie Manion Photography | Film Lab: PhotoVision | Workshop Host: Amanda Watson Workshops | Venue: Ouisie’s Table | Design: Christina Leigh Events | Florals: Bramble & Bee | Tables & Chairs: The Foundry | Tabletop: Posh Couture Rentals | Calligraphy: A Fine Flourish | Bride’s Attire: BHLDN | HMUA: Butter Artistry | Accessories: Petals & Stones | Ring: Amulette Jewelry | Models: Elly & Jordan Brown

I am a dreamer, beauty seeker, + big believer in love. I find inspiration from my surroundings, beautifully written verse, and the people I photograph. I’ll occasionally tell my clients that I fall a little bit in love with everyone I photograph and it’s true! I seek out your most beautiful + vulnerable aspects in order to capture your true beauty in an art form. I also pay great attention to detail and organization + these strengths combine well to make me a great wedding photographer. I will be very organized and help your special day run as smoothly as possible, while also capturing moments that will live on forever in beautiful photographs!