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  • Writer's pictureGrace Cousins

Intimate Family Dinner by Grace Cousins





We were planning the perfect backyard garden wedding at my childhood home, and I, being quite the introvert, didn’t want to compromise my wish of having an intimate family dinner before the larger reception. We then decided to have a catered rehearsal dinner on the front porch of my parent’s home.



This event reflected my personality completely. I made sure to keep it feminine, colorful, and filled with the vintage vibe reflected by our 150-year-old bright-yellow Victorian home. The table was set with colored glass goblets and mismatched vintage china, rented from a favorite local vendor. I added a personal touch by placing embroidered vintage napkins on each guest’s place setting.



Wrapped sentimental gifts from me and my husband were waiting on our bridal party’s chairs. I embroidered names on vintage hankies for my three older sisters to give to their partners as pocket squares and for my parents to use for their “happy tears” on the wedding day.


See more details of Grace’s intimate dinner in Mingle Winter 2024


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