Hello, hello! Â This is Jen withÂ the haystack needle again. Â Thanks for following along this week as I guest post for Nole, who’s moving into her new home. Â 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.) Â 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. Â Dan and I get lobster every time we’re up in Maine, but we got really lucky that day. Â His dad picked up a crate of lobsters straight from a fisherman’s boat. Â 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. Â My mom contributed a couple favorite dishes that represent my background:Â German potato salad and Persian spinach patties. Â Dan picked up sparklers which were a perfect way to close the night with our whoopie pies.
For the invites, I used letterpress flats with lobsters (of course!) by Linda & Harriett. Â L&H designer Liz LibrÃ© and I share a love for Maine. Â 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! Â How fun, right?! Â 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.) Â But live and learn. Â In my scrapbook, the background paper is part of a lobster placemat by Carrot & Stick Press.
All photographs by the lovely Charlotte Jenks Lewis.