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We loved this seaside rehearsal dinner in downtown Newport, RI. It was the perfect compliment to the formal wedding held the next day, and a fantastic way to welcome guests in for the weekend. Held at a local restaurant, friends and family joined the couple for an intimate rehearsal dinner, followed by a dessert and dancing party for all guests. Corbin Gurkin captured all of the events of the weekend.

Rehearsal dinner Collage

Cocktail Hour CollageGuests enjoyed popular favorites like New England Clam Chowder and mini lobster rolls. Keeping in line with the sea colored palette, escort cards were nautical inspired flags displayed on a watercolored board.

044-2016_Stephanie_Peter_0094Keeping the decor natural and simple made the most sense for a nautical inspired feel. Table runners were of a french linen flour sack feel. Potted rosemary topiaries and simple hydrangea blooms dotted the length of the tables.

048-2016_Stephanie_Peter_0088One of my new favorite design elements are colored border linen dinner napkins. So simple but they lend such an elegant touch. And, how cute were these white nautical rope balls which we used to “anchor” the place cards. White ink on navy paper is an unexpected but pretty way to present the dinner menus.

scenery CollageNo seaside rehearsal dinner in New England would be complete without a lobster course.

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Spectacular views were offered as desserts and drinks were served to the tunes of a DJ so  the couple had many moments to enjoy chatting with guests before the big day…

10.19.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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We just got back from a site visit to Newport, Rhode Island for a wedding we have there next year. I have never been there, and loved it.

white chairs on lawn


building and boats

The waterfront scenery was spectacular. We have water views in Charleston, but there was something different about it here.

patio dining

Waterfront dining on this patio made me feel like we were in the South of France or Italy!

sunset and chairs

Sunset 2

Spectacular sunsets!

bride on rocks

rocky beach

Wasn’t expecting the rocky coast line..

flower shrubery


secret stairs

The flowers and greenery was so lush and lovely.

brown building

building 2

house overlooking lawn

Loved the seeing classic Newport architecture that you see in pics.

awning stripes

I’m beyond a sucker for an awning stripe.

gallery wall

The gallery wall and interior of Clarke Cook House is so luxurious. These are all photos that the owner who is a big sailor has taken on his travels.

decorative vent

lobster and onion rings

The Lobster rolls are to die. This one with crunchy onion rings and pickled slaw- yum.

awful drink


lobster roll

10.19.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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