One of the best things about a wedding is that it gives so many opportunities for families and friends to come together and celebrate, from engagement parties to bridal showers to the rehearsal dinner! Today, we’re sharing some of the memories from Stephanie and Anton’s casual rehearsal dinner, complete with some really fun Argentinian traditions.
Read on for more from the bride about their unique rehearsal dinner:
“The rehearsal dinner was one hundred percent Argentine – from the food to the wine to the traditional “bite of the leg”….
The rehearsal took place at the groom’s parent’s estate in Charlottesville, Virginia. They live atop a mountain with spectacular views of the Blue Ridges. All though the area is very lush with greenery in September, the scenery from their home is tinted blue and purple. Drawing inspiration from this we decided to go decorate the tables with sprigs of rosemary and blue wildflowers.
It is traditional to have an Asado (an Argentine take on the classic barbecue) during times of celebration and get togethers with friends and family, so we delved into local meats, empanadas, and Provoleta. Anton wore traditional Argentine clothing, while I opted for a more boho chic white dress and a fishtail braid pinned into a messy bun.
The atmosphere was casual and laid-back, the perfect predecessor to a more formal evening to follow – the kids ran around and played in the pool while the adults mingled, visited the chicken coop and leisurely ate (for about 5 hours!). To finish the evening we partook in a traditional Argentine “bite of the leg,” in which the bride and groom take a bite out of the leg of the animal that was cooked during the Asado!”
Photography Gianny Campos | Bride’s Dress BHLDN | Rehearsal Dinner Venue Groom’s parents’ home | Flowers Arranged by family members.