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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  1. Alicia

    What DON’T I like about this rehearsal dinner?! Wow, gorgeous! And yesterday’s was pretty fantastic too!

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  2. sara alana

    Love this look! I “pinned” several images for my ‘wedding’ board on pinterest.

    sara alana

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  3. Kelly Cloney

    AMAZING – Gorgeous!!! :-)

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  4. chandra ~ oh lovely day


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  5. Debbie @ Bridalhood

    Love the laid back vibe – this is the perfect set-up and setting for a rehearsal dinner!

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  6. Mary Beth

    A truly amazing party, and this was just the rehearsal!!

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  7. Josh Gruetzmacher

    I LOVE this tent, and the wood table are so good!

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  8. kristi wright

    This is a rehearsal dinner? Wow. It’s gorgeous.

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  9. Courtney from Cocroft & Delbridge

    If this is the rehearsal dinner…I can only imagine how stunning the actual wedding will be! I am loving the different textiles used throughout the space!

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  10. Kate

    Officially dying. I am going to go lie down on the floor now and complete the task of dying over how perfect that is. I would like to eat every meal in a tent like that.

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  11. Tzo Ai

    Gorgeous. I hope you will post their wedding too!

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  12. ArticulateArt

    I love how it looks so relaxing and laid back while also looking very fancy~

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  13. Jen

    This is amazing!! Did you do the wedding as well? I would love to see those photos!

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