I had always wanted to go to Cape Cod, ever since I saw the movie Splash.
(Fast forward to about 50 seconds in if you’re impatient.)
Man…I need to watch that movie again soon, one of my favorites! But anyway, back to business.
So when we got invited to a wedding there, I was pretty excited! I didn’t know what to expect. Sadly I didn’t see any mermaids, or else I wouldn’t be writing this right now, because duh, I would have been adopted into a mermaid family, and computers don’t work underwater.
The drive from Boston took forever! There was a lot of traffic and it was pretty insane. Whenever we visit a place, we always say whether or not we could live there. Well, driving around Boston while we were there pretty much solidified it for both of us. Nope! Sorry Bostonians, I could not live there! Plus you know, ew…the Bruins!
We finally arrived at the hotel that the wedding was held at. Our friends had supplied us with a few choices of where to stay, but I always find that staying at the actual hotel where the festivities are to be held is so much more convenient, right? The hotel was nice, in a slightly old-fashioned charming way. It sorta-kinda reminded me of where they stayed in Dirty Dancing, if DD had taken place in Cape Cod. I loved the nautical, beachy decor.
The only thing was, it was pretty expensive! And breakfast wasn’t included. Ah well.
The day we got there we said hi to our friends, but stayed out of the their way since it was the night of the rehearsal dinner and all that. I know how stressful it can all be! We headed down to the beach to watch the sunset. It was great to finally be near a beach, even it was not really “beach weather.”
That night we ate dinner at the hotel restaurant, Red’s. I had a cheese-less pizza, much to the bemusement of our waiter.
The next morning we had the buffet breakfast. We didn’t know there was 2 different prices to the buffet. Cheaper if you just do the continental, and not get hot stuff. But again, whatever. I had a bagel and vegan cream cheese that we bought at Whole Foods prior to leaving Boston. (I also had hash-browns, which is why I got charged for getting the more expensive breakfast!) I had also bought some Silk hazelnut coffee creamer at WF, so I was a pretty happy camper with all of my “luxury” vegan items that we can’t get here.
We took a walk on the beach, and checked out the gym. The gym wasn’t that special, but it got the job done. After that we relaxed until it was time to get ready for the wedding.
I had ordered my dress from Zalando.ch prior to our trip. I knew I wanted to wear navy blue, as a nod to being on the coast. I narrowed down my choices online, (thanks HB friends!) and ordered 2 dresses. I think I’ve mentioned before, but Zalando.ch is kind of like Zappos in the US. Free shipping, and free returns. So I ordered the 2 dresses thinking I would just return the one I didn’t like. I was nervous about the sizing, since it’s so different here, I was ordering from a brand that I had never tried on before. But I crossed my fingers and took the plunge. I ordered these 2 dresses:
I wanted to order one in one size, and one in another size, but they were both only available in one size that would work for me, so I just went with getting them both in the same size. When they arrived, I tried them both on, and really liked them both! I couldn’t decide. I threw a quick poll up on instagram, and the butterfly dress won. So I went with that one! (I still kept the other dress, by the way!) I paired it with magenta earrings and a magenta scarf/shawl, and some old Payless vintage-y black peep-toe heels. I got a few compliments that night, so I guess I did alright! (Fashion=hard.) I will say though, that I will definitely buy this brand (designer?) of dress again! I love the way they fit, and the size I got was perfect for me.
The wedding was very nice. We started outside, at the ceremony space. overlooking the beach and water. Then there was a cocktail hour, then we moved inside for the reception. The music was great and we pretty much danced all night! It was fun. More friends need to get married please! I do love a good wedding.
We left the next morning, but first we drove quite a bit out of the way to hit this little vegan spot that D had looked up online. I wasn’t feeling that great, so all I ended up getting was a PB&J. D got a vegan reuben, and I had a taste and it was really good!
After that we hit the road back to Boston, we had a early morning flight the next day…..
*photo taken by Maria Trias, minus the tail! More on that to come.