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A Rehearsal {Simple Elegance}

The Rehearsal Dinner of Katrinna and Nixen was so much fun for us. We had the opportunity to get to know all of the family and closest friends {bridesmaids and groomsmen} the evening before the wedding- which means that we got to make a lot of friends. We found out that Katrinna’s “twin”, Katrinna, came all the way from Dubai for the wedding, and that Nixen’s groomsman David was late for everything {he was outside when they called his name to receive his gift, and he was the last one to come over for the groomsmens’ photo… this is all in fun David, we love you!!} . But things like this are so valuable to learn. Each friend holds a different place in someones life. It’s so much fun to feel like you see and understand that with a particular group. We had an absolute blast with Katrinna and Nixen’s family and friends. Enjoy this mouth-watering Rehearsal Dinner with yummy little things here and there and everywhere {even in the gift bags given to each guest containing complete weekend essentials and fun extras}, and delight in the simple elegance created by Armando from Alegria by Design and his creative team.

Any sugar-rimmed drink means fun!

The special tote for each guest, personalized with Katrinna and Nixen’s logo and filled with goodies for the weekend in Santa Barbara.

After cocktail hour on the water, guests were escorted inside the ballroom for dinner and toasts. I love the cream linens and napkins highlighted with pops of bright green in the flowers. So simple. And simple is perfect here.

Mother’s Toast to her daughter and new son.

Gifts for the groomsmen.

Gifts for the ladies.


Thank you Nixen and Katrinna! It has been an amazing ride.

And thank you to the amazing creative team:

Event Design, Coordination: Alegria by Design

Linens: La Tavola

Floral: Louloudi Designs

Audio, Video Presentations: AMS Entertainment

Music: Larry Duff

With Love,

Rich and Christine

Rich and Christine of The Yodsukars, are two of the best wedding photographers and wedding cinematographers in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. They’ve earned the trust of many industry leaders as well as garnered the attention from the Knot, winning Best of Weddings for 2012. The Yodsukars specialize in creating one-of-a-kind, unique experiences through wedding photography and wedding cinematography. Please make sure to like our Facebook page if you like what we do at or Send us a message!