One of the reasons I love featuring rehearsal dinners is that they’re inevitably more relaxed than weddings, and that laid back feeling is something I’d love to see at more wedding receptions! To inspire you today, Amory and Marc’s gorgeous August rehearsal dinner in Maine…

Amory shared some details about the day:  In planning our wedding, we thought most about our friends’ and family’s weekend in Maine, and giving them an experience that captured all that Maine offered. We couldn’t think of a more perfect place than my parents’ home to welcome everyone to Maine. Whenever we come home to visit my parents, my mom plans a huge dinner with a house full of friends and neighbors, a delicious meal, and cocktails overlooking the ocean in the fresh salt air. We tried to create this feeling for the rehearsal dinner – friends, family, lobster, BBQ, and (luckily) a beautiful Maine summer day.

I love these drink stirrers that Amory made with striped paper straws and Washi tape!

Guests could help themselves to fresh popcorn.

The dinner menu was printed directly on paper table runners: lobster, barbecue chicken, pulled pork, sausage, cole slaw, beans, sangria, wine, beer, and whoopie pies for dessert.

Sugar-lime cookies were packaged in blue striped bags so guests could enjoy them or take them home for later. Guests also enjoyed croquet and driving golf balls off the rocks.

Amory’s advice for other brides? “It’s going to be an amazing weekend, so don’t forget to look around and soak it all in.”

 

Vendors

Photography: Moss + Isaac / Tent: Sperry Tents / Amory’s dress: Mason by Michelle Mason / Marc’s attire: J.Crew / Table runners: Paulina Reyes / Wine glasses, napkins: IKEA / Barbecue: Harvey’s Sebago Lake Smokehouse / Lobster: Ready Seafood / Whoopie Pies: Amato’s

 

Congratulations Amory and Marc, and Happy Anniversary!

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  1. Samantha

    Love love this beautiful event! The table runner is genius :)

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  2. Alexandra

    Lovely day, lovely pictures, for an even lovelier couple!

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  3. Annalisa

    how sweet is the last picture :X

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  4. Virginia

    Amazing!! Can I ask where the red and white napkins were from? I love the table runner as well, what a great idea!

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  5. Amory

    The napkins are dishtowels from Ikea! A bit more than rentals, but we now have a few years worth of dish towels, which remind us of the wedding :)

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  6. Lindsey

    What a beautiful rehearsal! As a future bride planning my wedding on the coast of Maine, I love everything about your event!

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  7. Libby

    Wow! They could have had the wedding the night of the rehearsal.

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