Being from and working primarily in the UK, I had previously not had the opportunity to photograph a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner until Fay and Dan’s New York Wedding. From what I have read and seen on TV, the purpose of a wedding rehearsal is to give the opportunity for family and friends of the Bride and Groom to meet as a warm up to the wedding day. With any wedding this is definitely a benefit, but I should imagine especially so in Fay and Dan’s case as their families live on either side of the Atlantic and their friends spread across all 5 continents.
What’s great about Rehearsal Dinners is that it gives the wider wedding party, such as the Father of the Groom and the Bridesmaids, the opportunity to toast the couple and share a few anecdotes.
The rehearsals started at St. Bart’s Church, before heading off to a bar for a few drinks and then over to the Rehearsal Dinner at Cellini’s.
Here are some of my favourite images from Fay and Dan’s New York Wedding Rehearsal Dinner.
You can also view part 1 and part 2 of Fay and Dan’s New York Wedding.