State fair themed rehearsal dinner

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State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

Kelly Oshiro of Santa Barbara Chic designed just about the cutest rehearsal dinner. It was a peanuts, popcorn, corn dog and fries gone pretty kind of party, and we’re completely smitten with it. The details are just soo fun. And did we mention Jose Villa photographed it all? Yep, you guys are in for a real treat with this soiree. Just another reminder that the rehearsal dinner is another party you can have fun planning for. Kelly says, The client wanted a fun rehearsal dinner atmosphere and asked for a state fair theme. I ran with it and had Bella Vista make custom red and white cabanas for our food and drink booths. Custom chalkboard signs with custom decals were made, and I worked with Duo Events to create some upscale carnival food.

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

For escort cards, Kelly filled wood boxes with peanuts and tucked in the pretty cards Betsy Dunlap scripted.

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

You can hear more about Kelly’s design process for the party here.

State Fair themed rehearsal dinner | photo by Jose Villa | 100 Layer Cake

We know what you’re thinking… if this was the rehearsal dinner, what did the actual wedding look like, right? Us too!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards

Photographer: Jose Villa Photography / Event Design & Production: Kelly Oshiro Design / Floral Design: Blue Magnolia Events / Lighting: Bella Vista Designs / Rentals: Zephyr Tents / Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals / Catering: Duo Events / DJ: The Flashdance / Linens: Custom + La Tavola / Calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap

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Caitlyn | The Aerialist Press on Oct 23, 2013

Such a great idea! Love the peanuts and popcorn :)

Kara on Oct 23, 2013

This is BEAUTIFUL but too much for a wedding rehearsal. I will be lucky if my wedding is this gorgeous and I have tons of resources and talent!

Sandra (Simply Peachy) on Oct 23, 2013

This looks like so much fun! Love it!

Alina on Oct 24, 2013

It is so great, I love it very much

Joan on Oct 24, 2013

Oh my gosh everything looks so cute! Does anyone know who did the invites and menus?!

bengtrystedt on Apr 13, 2015

I love it very much

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