two rooftop rehearsals.

i can’t believe it’s been a week since colby and jake said i do! the night before colby and jake’s big day (here), the bridal party gathered on the rooftop of Hotel Palomar in downtown san diego for ceremony rehearsal.

{rachel, the amazing weekend wedding coordinator, getting everyone organized}
{colby’s brother & jake’s sister}
{such a beautiful view and time of day}
{ashton with dads dwayne and bob}
{the stylish bride}
{sisters}
{peter, jake’s uncle and officiant #1, getting the group lined up}

{best buds}

{the fun has already begun!}

{the happy couple and bob}
{pat and susan, mother of the bride}
{jake with his uncle peter}

after the ceremony rehearsal, we headed over to the Icon Building’s rooftop for the rehearsal dinner hosted by tiffany & troy (donna, too)! the rooftop overlooked downtown san diego, directly into petco park and over the water – an absolutely gorgeous setting. on top of the view, tiffany outdid herself with a blue & white “vintage forks & knives” theme. she had rustic frames hanging from the roof with forks, knives & spoons chiming in the breeze, utensils in the vases, adorable napkins and more. the italian theme was complete with an amazing dinner, blue and white gingham tablecloths and hydrangea. i was personally a huge fan of the mini glazed donuts for dessert. a perfect bite-sized, no-fuss dessert for a cocktail party. wonderful evening with a toast from the groom and mother of the bride and passing out of wedding party gifts (all amazing!). oh, and there was a private toast from jenny (thankfully caught on film) after all the adults left and just the close friends were left to wrap-up the fun.

{the weather was so perfect we took pedicabs from the hotel}

{still smiling in the pedicab. this is before ting called the cops on our bike driver – true story}

{photos just don’t do the view justice}
{such a unique rehearsal dinner and such fun for the out-of-town guests}

{view directly into petco park}

{sae brothers. duh}

{how cute are all the details? mason jars with roses? “bite me” flags in the cake?}
{colby’s family from the midwest}
{frames with ornate forks, knives & spoons hanging from them – such a creative idea}
{dwayne, father of the bride, and ashton, little sister of the bride}

{utensils in the vase – such a fun touch}

{love was in the air – and i was in the mini donuts}
{the walkers & a view. love these two}

{jake’s dad, martin, alongside victor, a groomsmen}
{tiffany’s sister sabrina volunteered to play bartender – and did a fabulous job}

{i love this dc eh, i mean nyc, eh i mean dc girl}
{um, danny… you’re actually not part of the family – but i guess you can pretend}
{colby’s grandma, mom, brother & sister}

{such supportive siblings}

{you’re getting MARRIED tomorrow!}

{jenny dominating the forty two. i still have some work to do}

{the hostess and i got the same memo on wardrobe – great minds….}
{nixon and his bow-tie made a late night appearance}

{my fave california girls}

{colbs passing out bridesmaid gifts. i love tiff’s face… waiting anxiously, adoring the bride. such a good maid.}
{tiff – not taking her eyes off the bride}

{obsessing over our matching – but not – maxi dresses for wedding day preparation}

{the bride & her bridesmaids showing off their handpicked jewels for the big day}
another weekend for the books.
memories that will last a lifetime.
still want more?
here’s what stephanie had to say about the rehearsal dinner (here) and colby’s wedding jewelry (here).

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