“You’re My Lobster”

Most brides are on some type of budget, and wedding dreams sometimes need to be toned down or completely cut to make the budget work. When we started planning our dream Newport wedding, I had big ideas. I wanted it to be a weekend affair with events throughout. Then reality set in… we had to evaluate the budget. My dreams of additional events were toned down, and we had to figure out what would give us the most bang for our buck. We decided to go with a morning after brunch as a send off for our guests. I’m so excited about the brunch, but I would have loved to treat our guests to a welcome dinner in addition to the brunch. I had dreams of a traditional lobster bake. Can you imagine the possibilities?

I am in love with this rehearsal dinner shown on the Brian Phillips Photography blog. Click on the link to see more gorgeous photos!




I love the lobster details from this rehearsal dinner.

Photos by Snap! Photography, another RI photographer.




We had a senior event in college hosted at Kempenaar’s Clambake Club in Middletown, RI. The photo possibilities would be fun for a welcome dinner! They have a built in photo area, as seen in the lovely photo by Newport photographer Faith Dugan. The site also has volleyball nets and horseshoes, which would make for a fun welcome event.


And no event is complete without a little inspiration from Martha. How cute are these DIY placecards and invites?

What wedding dreams did you have to tone down or completely cut due to your budget?


Mrs. Starfish

Wedding Date:
October 2010

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    parfait 1755 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:35 pm

    Heehee, I can’t get over the little lobster-pops!

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    Napa2010 14 posts, Newbee @ 7:17 pm

    We’re doing a lobster bake for our reception dinner! It’s totally outside the box. I didnt want to over do it with the lobster theme so our invitations and everything else have nothing to do with lobsters. This post makes me wish I would have just gone with it! We’re hoping this will create great memories for our guests traveling to Napa. I’m kind of bummed we didnt just go all out LOBSTER!

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    jaybird12 315 posts, Helper bee @ 9:09 pm

    A clambake at the Chatham Bars Inn? That is actually my dream wedding…I’m going to go retreat to my green hole of jealousy now…

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    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:33 pm

    @Mrs. Sushi: This would be so cute for a bridal shower! I’ve been thinking of other events to use this theme and thats a great one!
    @Miss Scissors: That would look awesome with your invites!
    @Miss Trail Mix: That makes me kinda jealous! You are going to have a blast! I’ve only been to one and it was awesome!
    @Napa2010: You’ll still have a blast, it such a fun vibe, and you can probably still add in a few fun details if it isn’t too close in!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:29 pm

    This is a really cute wedding! FI and I call each other our lobsters, but since we live in the southwest this would make little sense to our guests. :)

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 9:47 pm

    that is so adorable! very cohesive theme!

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    Leslee Mitchell, Guest @ 12:41 pm

    I LOVE this. The colors are spectacular and so eye-catching. Love the lobster theme. SO creative.

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    MaineCountryBride 29 posts, Newbee @ 11:29 pm

    These pics are so cute! I definitely was thinking lobster/clam bake for our rehersal dinner, sadly its just not in the budget either! Man, do I love lobster though!

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 4:45 pm

    Love all the Lobster deets!

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    Miss Chicken Wing 1225 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:43 pm

    Cute cute cute!!!

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