Rehearsal dinners are an integral part of the destination weddings I shoot. Â Similar to an engagement shoot, I get to spend time with the couple of course, but in a much different environment than a shoot. Â I experience them around those most important to them, relaxed, in a natural state. Â It really helps me get a feel of who they are, and as a result, to see past the anxiousness and craziness of the wedding day. Â Steve and Elise were married in Aruba, and scheduled their rehearsal dinner on a wicked pier on the ocean.