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A Beautiful Nantucket Rehearsal Dinner

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Creating a chic, seaside aesthetic with a nod to Nantucket was important to Soirée Floral‘s client when designing their rehearsal dinner. The vision? A Fête en Blanc with layered textures and a neutral palette throughout. “We used gold sea fan chargers, bronze lanterns, ivory paper shell napkin rings, driftwood and varying types of white blooms. The vessels for the flowers were a mixed of vintage bottles and modern white square vases,” says the Nantucket based design studio. Keep reading and find out how Soirée Floral created this divine celebration from start to finish.


There were a few nautical elements throughout the event, including monkey’s fist knots on the table, a compass rose stamp on the menus and the brass compass escort card display. (The compasses also doubled as favors!) The escort table was designed using the same elements as the table, including an antique wrought iron anchor which grounded the display. The menu for the evening included items from local Nantucket farms and fisheries with wine pairings for each course.


The lounge area was layered with Pottery Barn pillows and lanterns, cozy pashminas and stacks of Nantucket books for guests to flip through. All of the lanterns by the pool were filled with seashells and pillar candles for a soft glow as the sun set. Love the look? Tell us, in the comment section below.

Venue: Private Residence in Tom Nevers, Nantucket

Floral and Event Design: Soirée Floral

Catering: A Taste of Nantucket

Rentals: Placesetters Party Rentals

Photography: Katie Kaizer Photography

Music: Audio Architects

Paper Products: Abbey Malcolm Press

A Coastal-Inspired Bath, With Nautical (DIYed!) Wallpaper

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Laurel From SoPo Cottage recently shared this lovely nautical-inspired bath with us, and we’re now eager to try this style in our own bath. And can you believe that she DIYed the nautical wallpaper? We chatted with Laurel to learn a little more about this space.


What was your inspiration for this room?

“When you live this close to the coast in Maine, the water influences everything. The myriad shades of blue, the sand and rocks on the beach and the ever present boat traffic are part of our everyday experience. I wanted to try and capture some of that in this tiny little powder room.”




What are some of your favorite details?

“I love the colors and texture. The shimmery glass countertop and knobs make me think of the water. The marble mosaic floor, with its multiple colors and textures ties to our rocky shores. And of course the nautical charts display our beautiful coastline.”




How hard was it to create this nautical wallpaper wall?

“The nautical charts aren’t difficult to install – it just takes a little patience. Unlike vinyl wallpaper, the paper can tear a little more easily. But if you take your time, it provides a dramatic result.”




What do your guests say about the bath’s look?

“People love this little room. And they can’t wait to find where they live on the charts or to show their favorite island to travel to!”




Why do you love nautical/coastal style?

“The official slogan of Maine is ‘The Way Life Should Be.’ To me, that’s what nautical/coastal style is all about. It’s taking time to appreciate natural beauty: soothing blues and greens, the reflection of nature with shells and sea glass, and the abundant textures you find on the coastline.”

Why do you like to shop at Pottery Barn?

“To me, Pottery Barn can be summed up in two words – casual elegance. No one wants to have the formal style of our parents – we want a casual lifestyle that is comfortable for everyone in the family. And we want beautiful things that we can use everyday. Pottery Barn really gets it right with their products, whether its for setting the table for a holiday or furnishing a relaxing bedroom retreat.”


Love the look of Laurel’s bath? Try these Pottery Barn pieces to cultivate a coastal, nautical feel in your bath.


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