Courtney and Chris's Country Club Rehearsal Dinner in Nashville

Photo: Tec Petaja Photography

The night before their wedding, Courtney and Chris joined 50 guests for a chic gathering in their Southern hometown.

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Courtney and Chris

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The night before their big day, Courtney and Chris joined 50 guests for a casual yet chic gathering in their hometown of Nashville. Personalized details, a fitting location, and a one-of-a-kind groom's cake made it a fantastic fete.

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The Location

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To bring a touch of Chris's life as a golf pro in Nashville to the guests, Courtney and Chris hosted their rehearsal dinner at Richland Country Club, where Chris works. The ballroom overlooking the greens offered an inside look at the groom's favorite sport, and the veranda offered an outside view of the fairway.

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Gifts for the Guys

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The couple gave their groomsmen a rustic crate of local goodies on the night before the big day. Courtney stained the wood for a masculine feel and filled them with natural paper shred. Each attendant received a monogrammed steak brander (which was also used to brand the side of each crate), a bottle of Jack Daniel's, a bottle of local beer, spice rub from Nashville's famous Loveless Cafe, and some grooming items.

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Cocktail Hour Extras

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The bar had a few goodies for guests including letterpress orange monogrammed Caspari napkins and navy monogrammed stir sticks.

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Welcoming Coasters

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Coasters with the Nashville skyline were also set out at the bar.

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The Dinner

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Since Chris went to Auburn University, he's quite a fan of orange and navy. Courtney incorporated his alma mater's colors into the event, by choosing a vibrant fabric to make into overlaps for the tables.

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A Lifelike Confection

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The groom's cake was a three-foot high golf bag with a monogram and a key chain shaped like the couple's dog, Henry. The traditional southern detail featured layers of red velvet, tres leches, and chocolate fudge cake.

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All Set to Sign

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Guests jotted their well wishes to the couple on a vintage Nashville golf print made by Anderson Design Group.

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A Fiery Favor

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Kori Clark of Paper & Pigtails incorporated the geometric pattern of the table coverings into custom labels for the hot sauce bottles that were given to guests at the dinner. She also turned a picture of their pup into an illustration for "Henry's Hot Sauce"

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A Hint of What's to Come

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The bride's black-and-white striped dress and green pumps was a nod to the next day's palette and theme.

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Photography: Tec Petaja

Location and catering: Richland Country Club

Stationery: Paper & Pigtails

Cake: Crumb de la Crumb

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