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Rehearsal Dinner’s are always so much fun to photograph especially when it’s a traditional New England clambake! The couple wanted their out of town friends and family to get a true sense of New England and what better way to do it than have a traditional clambake! The Raw bar featured local oysters & shrimp along side some clear broth chowder for those who needed to warm up a bit. The main course was everything you can think of! Lobster, mussels, steamers, corn, potatoes & kielbasa. It was delicious and that’s coming from a first hand experience. :)

The evening was a cold and wet one but that didn’t stop anyone from having a good time. McGrath Clambakes did such an amazing job. The provided the classic green and white tent while the mother of the groom decorated the inside with white mums, imprinted custom napkins & lobster aprons as well as the cutest step-by-step way to eat a lobster. If you grew up in coastal New England you know there is a right way to crack a lobster and a very wrong way however in the end, it all tastes good it’s just a little less messy. Once the guests arrived they everyone headed into the tent to mingle & watch a slide show of the “kids”. The big hit of the evening was the unveiling of the bake which had been steaming all day! Here’s a little lesson on how it’s done – McGrath’s style.

“McGrath Clambakes is one of the few companies that still prepare a clambake using the traditional cooking process passed down from early New England Colonists. This process begins early in the day when crews are sent out to pick fresh “rockweed” off the local coast. A bonfire is built at the event site with alternating layers of wood and rock. The fire heats the rocks to very high temperatures. Well tended, the fire will settle down to a bed of hot coals and rocks which provide the heat needed to bake the food. This base of rocks and coals are then covered with mounds of rockweed. The bubbles in the rockweed burst when heated, emitting seawater that steams and seasons the food. Racks of food are nestled into the rockweed. The food is artfully layered in a manner that ensures perfect cooking times and a wonderful balance of flavoring. The food is then covered with multiple layers of canvas and left to bake. After cooking, the layers of canvas are then peeled back, a billowing cloud of steam rises, and the perfect summer meal is revealed!”

This was the perfect introduction event for the couple’s seaside tented wedding which took place the next day!

Rehearsal Dinner Ideas for a New England Wedding - Little Compton Rhode Island

McGraths ClamBake Rehearsal dinner in Newport Rhode Island

McGraths ClamBake Rehearsal dinner in Newport Rhode Island

McGraths ClamBake Rehearsal dinner in Newport Rhode Island

McGraths Clam Bakes in Rhode Island

McGraths Clam Bakes in Rhode Island

McGraths ClamBake Rehearsal dinner in Newport Rhode Island

Coastal new England Rehearsal Dinners

Jaclyn L Photography

OceanCliff Resort was the perfect backdrop for Allison and Greg’s Rehearsal dinner. We couldn’t have asked for a better evening! The sun was glistening off the bay and when it set…the sky caught on fire. The relaxed evening had a classy nautical theme including a navy and white color scheme in both the linen and the flowers. The setting sun only enhanced the evening as everyone ate, drank and were merry! It was such a fun evening and I was so excited to see everyone again at the Glen for their romantic wedding!

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

flowers by Toni Chandler at a Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Rehearsal dinner at Ocean Cliff Resort

Jaclyn L Photography

I love spring with all it’s pink goodness. Congratulations to these two love birds! Here’s a {Sneak Peek} of tonight’s Ochre Court Elopement!

Spring Elopement at Salve Regina

Jaclyn L Photography

Happy Monday! Today I bring you some inspiration for a fun bridal shower. This bride-to-be was surprised with an Alice in Wonderland themed shower! The details were spot on from the decor and the treats, down to the Queen of Hearts stamp!

The guests all arrived decked out in their best tea dresses and fascinators! They were served a plethora of yummy tea treats which were all labeled “eat me”. There were many drinks from lemonade to iced tea embellished with a “drink me” flag and straw. After lunch was served the yummiest of treats were presented! Card symbol cookies, cupcakes and a topsy-turvey cake!

After dessert some gifts were opened and the groom to be showed up to surprise the bride! {How sweet!}. Then it was time for a serious game of croquet. No Alice in Wonderland themed party is complete without a game of croquet. The guests left happy and as a parting gift they were given heart shaped tea infuser spoons!

Enjoy this creative party and I hope you get some fun ideas from it!

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Alice In Wonderland Themed Bridal Shower

Jaclyn L Photography

I’m so excited to have been accepted to be a member of the Berkshire Wedding Collective! I love shooting out in the Berkshires as the history is as rich as Newport’s and the venues are exquisite. I like to think of the Berkshires as the Newport of the mountains. :)

Berkshire Wedding Photographer

The Berkshire Wedding Collective was started by Tara Consolati of Tara Consolati, marketing + pr.  She wanted to create a wedding  “concierge” service, located right in the heart of the Berkshires. {Brilliant!}  So if you’re getting married or know someone getting married in the Berkshires contact Tara and she will put together the best wedding team to suit your style.

Last week she had a Launch party which was held in Lenox, MA which I was happy to be apart of and to photograph! Thank you Tara and to all the amazing vendors who made the evening a success.

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Berkshire Wedding Photographer

Berkshire Wedding collective

Berkshire Wedding Photographer

Berkshire Wedding Photographer

Berkshire Wedding Photographer

Berkshire Wedding Photographer

Berkshire Wedding Photographer

Berkshire Wedding Photographer

Berkshire Wedding Photographer

Berkshire Wedding Photographer

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