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Lobster Beach Bash

I think starting a boutique rental company it was safe to assume that one day event planning would somehow make its way into our business plan. Well for us it happened instantly. My love for planning parties probably started with my first slumber birthday party; carefully laying out what movies we would watch, what games we would play and which New Kids on the Block sleeping bag I would showcase. I threw parties in high school and somehow managed to get everyone in and out and the house cleaned by the time my parents returned from their monthly Saturday night church outings (sorry Mom and Dad!). This was the extent of my party planning before this business began but one goal has always remained. Make sure everyone is talking about the party the next day.

About a month ago our good friends from Mud City Crab House who catered the event, asked us to jump on board and help plan a 60th Lobster Bake Birthday in Loveladies. Last weekend it all went down. The weather was perfect, food was out of this world and the oceanfront setting was quite the backdrop for this red & white themed lobster party.

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I was obsessed with this idea from the get go. The sunflowers, mason jars, lobster buckets, 'How to Eat a Lobster' plates and 'Lobster Dinner Survival Kit' were the perfect complements to the red and white gingham tablecloths. We used our accent table for the signature drink station featuring Mud City's Strawberry Basil Lemonade (the birthday boy's favorite). We also added our vintage lobster trap as decor. Custom chalk art signs were made for both the signature drink station and dinner menu.

DIY Lobster Dinner Survival Kit necessities: 5" galvanzied buckets, lobster crackers, lobster picks, lobster bibs, matching red and white gingham napkins, disposable silverware and wet ones.

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The bar featured a custom menu specifically made for the party featuring specialty cocktails like John Daly, Honey Palmer and Rum Punch. To keep the with the lobster theme we added a fishing net as the runner.

At 11pm the drinks were still flowing. It's was nice to take a step back and see everyone having such a wonderful time. All in all this was a wonderful event for Rustic Drift to be part of. We're so excited what the future has in store for this company.

Dream big.

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Interrupting my normal posts of pretty wedding pictures to share this pic of my kiddos, Haven + Sawyer who are finally both back in school. We had an incredible summer going to the beach, watching some local children’s theatre, listening to concerts in the park, hitting up the spraypark + waterpark, visiting the zoo, going to a museum or two, boating and swimming.. lots of swimming. I fell behind on emails, proposals and whole bunch of other stuff related to @rusticdrift. Working at home mom life is hard, motherhood is hard, and running a business is hard. Keeping my kids happy, my clients happy and myself happy is challenging. I’m over here just doing the very best I can despite all the juggling. Thanks for your patience, support and kindness. Now time for an uninterrupted cup of hot coffee and emails without a kid on my lap 😜 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @ashleymacphotographs from the amazing Camp Mamamama event put together by @gildedlilyevents at @theherbarybearcreek

This woodsy styled shoot was featured on @junebugweddings today and I’m as happy as a kid jumping in a pile of leaves 🍁🍂🤗 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @torikelner | Photo Assisting: @jenniferlarsenphoto | Videography: @tonemedia | Florals: @kp_designsfloral | Dress: @vesabrides | HMU: @michelleeliseartistry | Models: @chrisx0x + @ry_forrest | Macrame Backdrop: @mosshound_designs | Rentals: @rusticdrift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . << link in bio >>

🌴 Arbor 🌴 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @jessicaerbphoto // Venue: @seashellresort // Arbor: @rusticdrift // Florist: @morethanagift

Still summer, still a ton of beach weddings, still so many awesome moments like this 😍 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @jessicaerbphoto // Florals: @thefloristlilyinthevalley // Ceremony Rentals: @rusticdrift {featured rental: cedar post arbor}

Holding on to all things summer 🌊 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @mollysuephotography // Florals: @flowerchildfloral // Calligraphy, Paper Goods + Signage: @writeprettyforme // Planning + Styling: @copperandchloe // Gauze Napkins + Runners: @linenlark // Tabletop Rentals: @borrowedblu // Rentals: @rusticdrift

Tropical arrangements, loads of greenery and mustard yellow accents .. all my favs in one place 💚💛🌿 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VENDORS: PUBLISHER | @bay_magazine PLANNER | @bogathevents PLANNER ASSISTANT | @sophia_hogan PHOTOGRAPHER | @susanelizabethweddings RENTALS | @rusticdrift HAIR | @lavishlbi MAKEUP | @ciaartists BRIDE'S DRESS SHOP | @freelovebridal RECEPTION DRESS DESIGNER |@frenchknotcouture GROOM's ATTIRE | @theblacktux INVITATIONS | @sdesigns RECEPTION VENUE | @parkersgaragelbi FLORIST | @reynoldsgardenshop CAKE & DESSERT BAR | @sweetmelissagoodness MODELS | @jillianspano @billyspano

Cheers to an awesome summer 🥂🍻 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @tylerandrew // Florals: @reynoldsgardenshop // Rentals: @rusticdrift { featured rental: wine barrel bar}

Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not. Give me all the sweets 🍩 🍪🍦😋 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @susanelizabethweddings // Planning + Styling: @bogathevents // Florals: @reynoldsgardenshop // Venue: @parkersgaragelbi // Desserts: @sweetmelissagoodness // Press: @bay_magazine // Rentals: @rusticdrift

So in love with our newly refinished biergarten tables + benches .. how ‘bout you? 💛 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VENDORS: PUBLISHER | @bay_magazine PLANNER | @bogathevents PLANNER ASSISTANT | @sophia_hogan PHOTOGRAPHER | @susanelizabethweddings RENTALS | @rusticdrift HAIR | @lavishlbi MAKEUP | @ciaartists BRIDE'S DRESS SHOP | @freelovebridal RECEPTION DRESS DESIGNER |@frenchknotcouture GROOM's ATTIRE | @theblacktux INVITATIONS | @sdesigns RECEPTION VENUE | @parkersgaragelbi FLORIST | @reynoldsgardenshop CAKE & DESSERT BAR | @sweetmelissagoodness MODELS | @jillianspano @billyspano

This flower girl + ring bearer team 🌸🐶 #nationaldogday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photographer: @wearesaltwater // Florals: @agardenpartyllc // Ceremony Rentals: @rusticdrift

Still can’t get over all the pretty from last weekend 💙💕 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photography: @tylerandrew // Florals: @reynoldsgardenshop // Rentals: @rusticdrift

Love when our rentals get incorporated into engagement shoots 💕 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE CREATIVE TEAM The Couple | @1bajillian @the_jman820 The Pup | @kissfroma_rosie Photography | @idaliaphotography Planner | @bogathevents Hair & Makeup | @lavishlbi Florals | @thefloristlilyinthevalley Calligraphy | @theshadedmaple Rentals | @rusticdrift