We originally wanted a clambake / lobsterbake wedding on the beach, but that is not gonna happen. So we were thinking of doing it for the rehearsal dinner instead.
The plan is to rent a vacation home with a big backyard (by the beach if possible) in the Newport area and do our own clambake.
Photo Credits: Table setting
Pottery Barn, Tables photo
from Classic Party Rentals, Lantern
photo by Ryan Phillips, Beachside Lounge area
from Pottery Barn, Cocktail set-up photo from knottie Caseygirl, Drink Bucket with Sail
from Lollipop Events, Lobsterbake Box
photo from Food & Wine, Lobsters
photo by Merge Weddings, Fisherman’s Bracelet Napkin holder
from Daisy Days, Nautical Decor
from Wedding Moments Mag, Favor
by Kristin Newman Designs
I still have to come up with the logistics. If it is more expensive or just a little less expensive, we would probably just have a clambake somewhere else like the Atlantic Beach Club, and not deal with the hassle of doing it on or own.
Real Inspiration: Preppy June Wedding
Erin and Nic’s wedding is one of my inspirations for my own wedding. The bright color combination of navy, yellow and white makes this wedding so much fun to look at… and to be in as well I bet! Don’t you just love Erin’s smile? By the way, she’s my event coordinator at Belle Mer! Photos were taken by one of my favorite photographers, Kristin Spencer.
Seating card inspirations
I still don’t know what I am gonna do with our seating cards. But I’ve collected a few inspirations and here they are! Which do you like best?
Let’s start with nautical-inspired ones:
(clockwise from top left): Sailboat
from Belamour Design; Paper Boat
from Martha Stewart Weddings; Anchor
from InStyle Weddings; Nautical Flags
from Martha Stewart Weddings; Compass
from Laura Hooper Calligraphy
I’ve been back and forth with the idea of using nautical-themed seating cards or the classic style in our color motif, navy.