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The Rehearsal Dinner

The rehearsal dinner is a pre-wedding ceremony in North American tradition, usually held after the wedding rehearsal and the night before the wedding ceremony. The guests generally include the couple to be married and others who form the wedding party, but may also include extended family and out-of-town guests. The purpose of the rehearsal dinner is for the relatives and friends of the bride and groom to meet and have a good time. The couple generally takes this opportunity to thank everyone who has put work into helping them with the wedding preparations. Activities generally include toasting (or roasting) and the presentation of small gifts for those who have helped plan the wedding.

Rehearsal: January 25, 2013 @ 4:00 pm @ Hotel ZaZa (please refer to your rehearsal dinner invitation)
Dinner: Immediately following rehearsal @ 6:30 pm
The Tasting Room
818 Town and Country Boulevard, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77024


The Ghanaian Knocking Ceremony 

Since marriage in African culture is considered the official joining of two families, a large emphasis is placed on getting family permissions and blessings before the wedding. In Ghana, the groom requests permission through the custom of “knocking on the door.” Bearing gifts, he visits his potential in-laws accompanied by his own family. If his “knock” is accepted, the families celebrate and wedding planning begins. Or, simply plan an outing (like a brunch or dinner date) to bring both families together before the wedding and begin forming family bonds.

The ties established between two families by a happy marriage are stronger than those of wealth. –African Proverb

Ceremony: January 26, 2013 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm (please refer to your Ghanaian Knocking Ceremony Invitation)
Royal Oaks Country Club @ The Howard Home
11507 Noblewood Crest Lane
Houston, TX 77082


The Black Tie  Wedding

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.” –The Mandolin

Ceremony: January 27, 2013 @ 5:30 pm
Cocktail Hour & Reception: Immediately following the ceremony
Hotel ZaZa
5701 Main St
Houston, TX 77005

∞Doors to ceremony close promptly at 5:15 pm; guests are encouraged to arrive early∞

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