Captain R. Flanders House Rehearsal Dinner by Christian Oth Studio
February 8, 2012
New England
Put your bib on. It's lobster rehearsal dinner time and only on Martha's Vineyard could they get it so, so right. This New England tradition has met its wedding match indeed and Christian Oth Studio so beautifully captured every checkered tablecloth, every sunflower-filled vase and most importantly, every last happy, happy smile from this lovely shindig. So lovely in fact, that it could be wedding and all those perfectly crafted details are ripe for the picking. We've definitely tucked a few away in our inspiration folders and have a feeling you will too. Head to the gallery for so much more and be sure to check out the GORGEOUS Martha's Vineyard wedding right here.

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Because the wedding took place on an island and it was a destination wedding for everyone, it was important to the couple and their parents that all of the weekend’s events reflected a warm, intimate and hospitable atmosphere. The rehearsal dinner did that and more, and it really set the tone for the following day. The groom’s parents hosted a fabulous traditional lobster clambake, complete with fire pit and lobster bibs that said “Alice & Ben” above a red lobster. During cocktail hour, the guests wandered about the property, which includes lovely stone walls, grazing horses and an idyllic pond. For dinner, the guests were seated under a beautiful tent at nine long tables lined with gorgeous sunflowers and set with mason jar mugs, black-and-white checkered tablecloths and red napkins. A close friend of the groom’s brilliantly emceed a program of roughly 15 toasts and speeches. The night concluded with a fantastic slideshow created by a sister of the groom, and everyone departed having eaten well and laughed hard in a truly lovely setting.

Photography: Christian Oth Studio / Venue: The Captain R. Flanders House / Coordination: Julie Hatt / Catering: Lobster Tales / Flowers: Island Ambiance / Tent, Linens + Table Settings: Tilton Tents / Liquor: Edgartown Market / Invitations: Bryn Chernoff of Paperfinger / Lobster Bibs: Sand Scripts / MC: A Friend of the Groom / Slideshow: A Sister of the Groom