The residence along with our private pool provided plenty of space for everyone to spread out and mingle. I was so beat from all the prep and being in the sun all day prior to the rehearsal dinner that I just showered and threw on a dress. No make-up, no fuss. But doesn't my hair look great?
Shannon Hornberger is quite possibly the world's best for wedding hair that is beautiful and chic. I was lucky to have him fly out from his Mane Headquarters in Virginia to do the styling for myself and my bridesmaids on the big day. He tried out a side chignon style he would use on my bridesmaids the next day for the ceremony. I loved it.
I guess it doesn't hurt that he is dating one of my besties from college. That's Shannon on the left and my college homeslice Ryan on the right. So needless to say I was very fortunate in the hair department.
Hubby and I had plans for a short thank you once everyone had gotten something to eat and drink. We said how much we appreciated the fact that everyone travelled so far to be there and in an effort to offset their carbon footprint, we had made and screen printed (an effing nightmare, never, ever try it!) some canvas shopping bags that we wanted everyone to use from now on instead of disposable bags. I had made a little tag with a brief message about recycling and global warming and attached it with a yellow ribbon and included the silhouette logo you see above.
These were a lot of fun and it was just that little something extra we could give to our close friends and family who attended our rehearsal dinner. My husband's cousins who were our ring bearers and flower girl were happy to pass them out to all our guests.