Hawaiian Rehearsal Dinner Roller Coaster Ride

 The time is here!!!!
I am getting married tomorrow! I can hardly believe it! 

Everything I think of to write about I keep deciding to save for when I have pictures but we did throw a rehearsal dinner at our house. We went with a Hawaiian theme since we are (1) going to Hawaii for our honeymoon next summer and (2) going to walk down the aisle to the sweet sounds of the theme from the Pixar short, Lava, played on cello and ukulele. 

I went with yellow and green and put out some Disney Hawaiian touches (some cute Stitch, Maui, and Moana toys). We had some Ecto Cooler (yes you read that right) in pitchers along with Mai Tais, and the main course was slow-cooked sweet Hawaiian pulled pork tacos. I cooked the pork all day as we did last minute wedding prep and prepared the toppings the night before: a fresh salad slaw, mango pineapple salsa, black beans heated with pineapple (also used as a vegetarian option to pork), an array of shredded cheeses, and some fresh veggies chopped up. We also had potato salads and macaroni salads and some Hawaiian sweet rolls. 

Our Dinner Party Playlist was a modified version of the one I had made for our Housewarming/Engagement Party last year:
Lava theme
When I'm Married - Wilder Atkins
Humble & Kind - Tim McGraw
Mango Tree - Zac Brown Band
Falling Slowly - Once broadway musical soundtrack
Laundry Room - The Avett Brothers
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
You & Me - Dave Matthews Band
Ghosts That We Knew - Mumford & Sons
Flowers in Your Hair - The Lumineers
Dog Days are Over - Florence + the Machine
I Need Never Get Old - Nathanial Rateliff & the Night Sweats 
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
How Far I'll Go - Moana
California - Phantom Planet 
Cake by the Ocean - DNCE 
Hello Sunshine - Langhorne Slim
Whole Wide World - Cage the Elephant
Work Song - Hozier  
Reptiles (We Woke Up) - Flogging Molly
Wildflowers - Tom Petty 
It Had to be You - Cliff Edwards 
Wonderful World - IZ