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Updated December 08, 2020 01:43 PM
Jennie Garth Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Jennie Garth and Dave Abrams‘ may have had a wedding night menu that highlighted Southern fare (Cheesy grits! Fried chicken! Polenta corn bread!), but for their rehearsal dinner, they went south of the border.

“We wanted a rehearsal dinner that was super fun and colorful,” actress Garth tells PEOPLE exclusively. “And our favorite is Mexican food…so FIESTA!”

Wearing a bright yellow Monique Lhuillier dress and a red rose in her hair, Garth and her close friends and family indulged in an expansive taco bar, salsa and chips and Mexican fare by Vallefresh Catering.

At the July 10 Fiesta, decorated with bright colors and festive touches by event stylist Michelle Goldhaber Kendrick, a playful sign read: “The Margaritas are COLD, the salsa is HOT, Jennie & Dave are tying the knot!”

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Jennie Garth Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
Jennie Garth Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

To cap off the night, guests dined on vanilla cake decorated with a bright fresh roses and, perched at the very top, Dawn of the Dead celebratory bride and groom figurines. Garth says, “We had a great time!”

Jennie Garth Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

—Elizabeth Leonard