Charming Lobster Bake Rehearsal Dinner in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Kim Rome and David Appelbaum

Photographed by: Justine UngaroLocation: Yarmouth, Massachusetts, United States

A casual and carefree rehearsal dinner welcomed the loved ones of Kim Rome and David Appelbaum to the couple's wedding weekend in Nantucket. The nautical color palette featured deep blues, crisp whites, and lobster reds, complementing the seaside-cottage décor of the New England yacht club. Round tables draped with dark blue linens presented centerpieces featuring bouquets of creamy hydrangea blossoms, flickering candles illuminating sea-glass vessels, and seashell ornamentation. A traditional lobster-bake dinner was served buffet style to further add to the evening's laid-back ambience. Personalized lobster bibs decked the necks of guests, and each place setting presented a how-to card for those unfamiliar with cracking a lobster. "Since our guests traveled to the island for us, we wanted them to feel comfortable and well taken care of," states the bride. "We chose Nantucket for the fun vibe and easy pace that we love."