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Fishing Themed Rehearsal Dinner at the BoatHouse at Front Street Village, Beaufort, NC

Paul is a die-hard sports fisherman and the rehearsal dinner is supposed to be oriented around the groom, right?  So, what better place to have the dinner than overlooking Taylor’s Creek in the beautiful restaurant/event venue at the BoatHouse in Front Street Village.  The venue sits just above the marina and has a gorgeous outdoor patio with a fire pit and sunset views out to Shackleford Banks and the historic town of Beaufort, NC.  Paul’s mother found so many fishing themed ideas for the decorations, cake, cupcakes, party favors and more that I really wanted to share all the clever ideas.

The main color for the event was turquoise, which was vibrant and suited the abstract artwork of the dining area.  Tables had nautical elements such as fishing nets, starfish, lanterns and shell place card holders, but my favorite decoration were the fishing boat center pieces with live goldfish.

The event started off with wind and misting rain, but in the middle of dinner, I noticed some color in the sky and rushed the bride and groom out just in time for some spectacular sunset portraits down by the docks.

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If you are planning a beach wedding in the Crystal Coast areas of Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and Morehead City, you might enjoy my gallery of ideas from multiple beach weddings on my Pinterest Page.  If you’re looking for a photographer that will give you great images and a great experience, please contact me by email or call me at 252-725-3262!  I love what I do, and I’ll travel if you don’t live here.


Venue:  The BoatHouse at Front Street Village

Cake and Cupcakes:  Kim Cake

Here’s some additional information provided by Margo, the groom’s mom:

All Linens:  (This company is wonderful.  You can get any color, style linen you want!  They deliver and pick up)
BBJ Linens
Invitations/Programs/Placecards/Mermaid and Shark Signs on Favors/Signs on Bathroom Doors:
Invitation Consultants
Kaity Eagle was my fantastic “PR & Marketing Specialist” in Tampa, FL
Centerpieces:  Goldfish in vase with wooden boats (because Paul is an avid fisherman)
Entire idea came from Keith Garner, Art Teacher at Summerfield Elementary, Riverview, FL  (I was principal there)
I found the right size vases, gravel, waterproof lights, and fish, and Keith carved/painted all the wooden boats.  I also found the driftwood bases to steady the vases at Old Time Pottery in Brandon, FL.
Fish in a Bag:  Julie Koenig at   (She makes them all by hand!)
Boxes w/chocolate:    Keith Garner’s idea; he folded all boxes out of nautical scrapbook paper I provided and then I pasted picture of Paul and Lindsey in lid and stuffed with chocolates. I put “Made by Keith Garner, Riverview, FL” stickers on bottom of boxes.
Bryan Mayer (nicknamed “Stretch” due to his height!!!), New Bern, N.C.
You can find his music on You Tube and iTunes.  He is also on Facebook.
Goldfish Cutouts:
Debbie Brown with Etsy
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