Another fun rehearsal dinner full of details! This one comes to us from the ladies at Alison Events, and it’s full of elegant and rustic details – perfect for a laid back party on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Striped table runners and tent draping gave the dinner a tailored look, balancing the wildflower-inspired centerpieces and mismatched Liberty of London print napkins. Whitewashed floors balanced the rustic wood tables.

Dinner included a whole roasted pig from a local farm, corn on the cob, and potato salad made with the bride’s mother’s famous recipe.

The Howard Fishman Band band played New Orleans style jazz throughout the evening, and by sunset everyone was dancing in the grass. Guests roasted s’mores around a bonfire on the beach, and hung out until late in the night.

Elements like retro lawn chairs and corn cob skewers add just the right amount of kitsch.

Photography: Thayer Alyson Gowdy / Venue: private home in New Buffalo, Michigan / Planning, design: Alison Events / Styling, design: Brown Paper Design / Flowers: Bukiety Floral / Striped runners: Kehoe Designs / Catering: Blue Plate Catering / Music: Howard Fishman Band / Tent: Party Time Productions
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Today I have another detail-focused feature, this time a rehearsal dinner from Ritzy Bee Events and photographer Kate Headley. How much do you love the monogrammed tote bags for preppy vase alternatives? Says Maria Cooke, the lovely lady behind Ritzy Bee:

The couple wanted to give their out-of-town guests a beautiful Washington D.C. experience, and with the Decatur House literally sitting in the backyard of the White House, it was the perfect venue for guests to have a sense of place in our nation’s Capitol. They also wanted to create an experience for their guests that would differ from their more formal wedding the following evening. Having a cocktail style reception allowed guests to relax and mingle with one another, creating a vibe of casual elegance with delicious sips and bites. We were completely inspired by the beautiful outside brick courtyard and created a garden meets marketplace feel with the farm-to-table food selections, decor and floral elements and details.

Guests loved the fix-it-yourself “Mix + Muddle” mojito bar – such a fun idea!

Potted herbs, bud vases and galvanized buckets accented cocktail tables and buffets. Tote bags of various sizes were filled with hydrangeas, tulips, and peonies – the couple didn’t want the flowers to go to waste, and handing off tote bags to guests as they headed home was a fun way to give them away.

The string quartet was placed in the center of everything instead of in the corner, creating a fun focal point for the party.


Photography: Kate Headley / Planning, design: Ritzy Bee Events / Venue: The Decatur House / Flowers: Christopher Vazquez of Amaryllis / Stationery: Simplesong Design / Catering: Design Cuisine / Music: Sterling Artists / Rentals: Amaryllis, DC Rentals

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Whenever possible, I love to share the story of a wedding. Sometimes, though, a couple prefers to keep the story to themselves, while sharing all the visual details with us. And today’s feature is all about the details – a stunning Martha’s Vineyard wedding from photographer Adrienne Page and planner Tara Guérard. It’s equal parts classic preppy and sophisticated rustic, and I know you’ll find tons of inspiration here, from the something-blue bouquet to the wedding menu board…

Huge urns filled with baby’s breath lined the aisle.

After dinner, guests returned to the cocktail tent for cake and dancing.


Photography: Adrienne Page / Design, flowers, planning: Tara Guérard Soirée / Bride’s dress: Vera Wang / Stationery: The Lettered Olive / Bridesmaid dresses: Lela Rose / Catering: V. Jaime Hamlin Events / Cake: Val Cakes / Tent: Big Sky Tents

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