May 26, 2015

Hi Something Turquoise readers, it’s Lauren from I Love Love Events. This past weekend was the unofficial start to summer and what better way to kick it off than with inspiration for a good old-fashioned BBQ, lobster boil or clam bake, this look works for all! I think this is a perfect idea for a laid-back rehearsal dinner. It lends itself to an easy buffet style menu, that’s a can’t miss crowd pleaser.

Ideas for a BBQ Rehearsal Dinner

IMAGE CREDITS: Top Row: Q Weddings via Martha Stewart Weddings // Kristen Loken via Shannon Leahy // Brides // Second Row: Pinterest // Gia Canali via 100 Layer Cake // Q Weddings via Martha Stewart Weddings // Third Row: Pinterest // Christian Oth via Style Me Pretty // Thayer Gowdy via Country Living

You can take this look all out Americana, but I opted for less red and added pops of yellow in the shopable table below. The lemons not only add a punch of color, but function for flavoring your lobster, salad, or whatever you decide to serve. And because I know you’re all about the DIYs, I’ve provided some great ideas, including stenciling numbers onto galvanized buckets for seating arrangements, that double as receptacles for ribs or lobster bits. The rope napkin rings add a nautical element and the simple DIY tutorial can be found on Martha Stewart. Finally, if you don’t want to invest in enamel plates for your entire party (and you haven’t been lucky enough to stumble upon a box at a yard sale), why not paint a ring around the edge of plain dinnerware to get the rustic, camping vibe. Don’t forget to cap off the night with s’mores and maybe even some sparklers!


SHOPABLE CREDITS: lobster invitations // galvanized bucket // stencils // striped fabric // pedestal bowl (similar) // handled mason jars // lobster bib // enamel plate // silverware // navy napkins // cotton rope // wet naps

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Lauren of i love love events

Lauren Koster is the owner of I Love Love Events, a New York based wedding planning company that specializes in the unique and handmade look. Her eclectic style and modern hipster vibe always has us entranced. We always love when she graces our blog with her monthly “Steal This Style” article. Want to know more? You can personally follow or find her from these links below:

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