Fiesta themed rehearsal dinner by Sacramento wedding planner, KMK Design

Fiesta Themed Rehearsal Dinner Ideas and inspiration at Park Winters

April 6, 2020

Rehearsal dinner ideas and inspiration

Ali and Marcus’ beautiful Rehearsal Dinner at Park Winters in Winters, California paid homage to their time living in Mexico. During one of our first design meetings with Ali and Marcus, we learned that they had spent a year living in Oaxaca, Mexico. While there, they fell in love with the culture, the people, Mezcal and each other! As we heard the stories from their time in Oaxaca, it became clear that this time in their lives was very special to them. We decided that incorporating a latin theme into their rehearsal dinner would be a great way to personalize the event and tie their story into the design.

We started by pulling together the bright color palette of fuchsia, turquoise, mustard, and orange.

I knew from the very beginning of putting this design together that I wanted to use the Isabella napkin rings from Theoni Collection. I had been eyeing those beautiful little “pom-poms” since I had first seen them a few years before. This project came along and it was finally the right time to pitch them! From there, we found the most perfect menu cards from Minted which had a gorgeous floral motif and also matched the color palette perfectly. The place settings were quickly coming together. Next, I sourced the beaded jade chargers from BBJ Linen. Lastly, I incorporated a mix of linens; runners from BBJ Linen and napkins from La Tavola Fine Linen, to finish off the table design. 

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Fiesta themed rehearsal dinner by Sacramento wedding planner, KMK Design

Florals always play such an important part in event design and this project was not exception.

Erin of Scarlett and Grace provided stunning florals that filled the tables with color, texture, and interest. She always goes above and beyond for our clients and her designs blow us away, time and time again.

Rehearsal dinner inspiration by Sacramento wedding planner, KMK Design

I had the idea to use terra cotta pots for place cards and thankfully I was able to get Lamplight Lettering on board to hand calligraphy the names. Aren’t they cute?

Rehearsal dinner inspiration by Sacramento wedding planner, KMK Design. Terra cotta place cards.

Rehearsal dinner inspiration by Sacramento wedding planner, KMK Design

Rehearsal dinner inspiration by Sacramento wedding planner, KMK Design

Salsa bar ideas by Sacramento wedding planner KMK Design

Rehearsal dinner inspiration by Sacramento wedding planner, KMK Design

Salsa bar ideas by Sacramento wedding planner KMK Design

As an event planner, I’m always looking to come up with fresh ideas for my projects.

For this particular event, I envisioned having a beautifully styled salsa bar. I wanted to showcase the delicious work of Park Winters’ catering team, lead by executive chef Gabriel Glasier. So, I sourced wooden bowls, turquoise jugs and wicker baskets from Homegoods. While Scarlett and Grace designed the floral arrangements, Nikki of Lamplight Lettering created the terra cotta signage. Then we placed everything on a rustic round table from Theoni Collection. After seeing everything together, I was very happy with the final result. And yes, that guac was as good as it looks. 

Salsa bar inspiration by Sacramento wedding planner KMK DesignSalsa bar inspiration by Sacramento wedding planner KMK Design. Terra cotta signage.

Salsa bar ideas by Sacramento wedding planner KMK Design

Salsa bar inspiration by Sacramento wedding planner KMK Design

Salsa bar ideas by Sacramento wedding planner KMK Design

Salsa bar ideas by Sacramento wedding planner KMK Design

Ali and Marcus, along with their guests, celebrated the beautiful evening dining al fresco on Park Winters’ patio, drinking delicious Mezcal margaritas, and sharing stories and laughs. It was the perfect way to enjoy the night before their big day!

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Vendors:

Planning, Design & Styling: KMK Design

Photography: Meredith Carty

Floral Design: Scarlett & Grace

Stationery: Minted

Venue & Catering: Park Winters

Rentals: Theoni Collection

Napkins: La Tavola Fine Linen

Table Runners & Chargers: BBJ Linen

Calligraphy: Lamplight Lettering

Beverage: Topo Chico

Terra Cotta: Home Depot

Salsa Bar Decor: Homegoods


KMK Design is a Sacramento event planner and wedding planner who works in Northern California, focusing mainly in the Napa Valley, Bay Area, and Lake Tahoe.

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