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Intimate Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration

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This intimate rehearsal dinner is a vibrant and relaxed affair filled with rich colors and textures. From the lovely floral arrangements, to the adorable popsicle "bouquet", it's sure to leave you feeling inspired (if not hungry) for more.
Check out the rest of this scrumptious intimate rehearsal dinner inspiration and view the full gallery here. Captured by Amber Gress. Coordinated by Going Steady Studios.

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Rich Colors and decor

To set the scene for an intimate rehearsal dinner, we headed to Ojai to balance a West Coast lightness with a classic Old World style. Using a rich color palette as our basis, we added antique brass and wood elements. Dish Wish provided patterned china and gorgeous tableware and  Going Steady Studios topped it off with a loose and lush centerpiece, flowering jasmine, and olive branches.

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From farm to table

Chef Ariane Aumont of Hello Le Picnic brought some California abundance to the table, sourcing her ingredients from the nearby Rio Gozo Farm and created dishes that were as beautiful to look at as they were to taste. An olive oil station showcased the bounty from local orchards.

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Mini treats

Keeping with the theme, we created an outdoor bar and dessert table, with prickly pear cocktails, miniature wedding cakes and a Popsicle "bouquet". Everything was adorned with fresh florals, textured tapestries and an ornate candelabra to cast a warm glow for guests to celebrate into the night.

Want to make this super cute popsicle planter? Learn how with this super easy DIY that also includes some mouth watering recipes!

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Cakes & CateringHello Le Picnic
Coordinators & StylistsGoing Steady Studios
Ojai Fresh Veggie FarmRio Gozo Farm
PhotographersAmber Gress
RentalsDish Wish