Jen + Dan — Lobster Bake Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Hello, hello!  This is Jen with the haystack needle again.  Thanks for following along this week as I guest post for Nole, who’s moving into her new home.  Today is all about the invitations for our wedding rehearsal dinner:


We hosted a small wedding with a simple ceremony (no wedding party and our friend Erin married us.)  So the day before the wedding (after a big morning of decorating the barn with the help of friends), we invited everyone to Dan’s family’s camp for a classic lobster bake.  Dan and I get lobster every time we’re up in Maine, but we got really lucky that day.  His dad picked up a crate of lobsters straight from a fisherman’s boat.  Fantastic.



Most of our friends and my family had never been up to camp, so it was a treat to have everyone together in such a special place for us.  My mom contributed a couple favorite dishes that represent my background: German potato salad and Persian spinach patties.  Dan picked up sparklers which were a perfect way to close the night with our whoopie pies.

lobster bake


For the invites, I used letterpress flats with lobsters (of course!) by Linda & Harriett.  L&H designer Liz Libré and I share a love for Maine.  When I met Liz at the National Stationery Show years ago, we discovered she and her huz went to college in the Maine town where Dan grew up!  How fun, right?!  I wish I had figured out how to run the flats through my printer rather than writing them out by hand (since my handwriting would not be mistaken for calligraphy, let’s be honest.)  But live and learn.  In my scrapbook, the background paper is part of a lobster placemat by Carrot & Stick Press.

All photographs by the lovely Charlotte Jenks Lewis.

  1. Love these! We are getting married in Maine as well (where I grew up!) and having a traditional lobster and clam bake for our rehearsal dinner as well. 🙂

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