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A coastal wedding isn’t complete without a lobster bake! We love how Kate and Matthew embraced the spirit of their destination with a laid back rehearsal dinner in Boothbay Harbor, ME. 

The rehearsal dinner has been a long standing tradition that sets the tone for the wedding weekend. Originally valued for the opportunity to truly “rehearse” before the ceremony itself, a meal before the big day has become a special affair in its own right. A casual setting–like a backyard lobster bake–is a creative option beyond a formal plated dinner that allows loved ones to mix and mingle before the official celebration.

The night before their ceremony, Kate and Matthew welcomed friends and family to a classic clapboard bridge house overlooking the harbor. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn while fresh lobster, clams, potatoes and corn baked over open flame. Inside, red and white checked linens, “How to Eat a Lobster” plates, crackers and bibs completed the evening’s fun, cozy vibe.

Thank you to Greta Tucker for the amazing images. Inspired? Check out more creative ideas for rehearsal dinners and Kate and Matthew’s wedding day!

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Photography: Greta Tucker

 

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