Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Cape Cod Wedding

Why yes, I am going to dedicate a post to the wedding I attended about a month ago. I've been traveling, you understand. Plus, this was one amazing wedding that could not go un-blogged. Enjoy!

On August 27th at 4:30pm our good friends Mike and Trisha were married at the historic Highfield Hall in Falmouth, MA. Narrowly escaping Hurricane Irene - my heart goes out to the couple whose wedding at this very same venue for Sunday, August 28th, was canceled. Can you imagine? (Understanding, the devastation of Irene proved much worse for many, I'm not discounting that fact for a second.) But back to the blissfully happy, incredible fun weekend at hand. Adam and Mike are childhood friends, so since Adam was in the wedding we arrived on Friday afternoon in anticipation of the rehearsal dinner. We checked into our downtown Falmouth hotel - The Inn on the Square, settled into our room,and explored our quaint surroundings on North Main St. Even though I grew up on Cape Cod, the extent of my visits to Falmouth were high school soccer games and track meets. It is a good 30-45 minute drive from my hometown of Yarmouth Port and typically, if I do any additional travel during my visits to Cape Cod, it is to the Lower Cape. (Orleans, Nauset Beach, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown.) As you can see, Falmouth is a lovely town, highlighted by a sunny, blue skied afternoon (no doubt, the calm before the storm.) We woke up on Saturday to a thick blanket of fog and impending rainstorms. After a swim in the hotel pool, a hearty breakfast at Persy's Place and few relaxing hours in the room, it was off to Highfield Hall!The ceremony and reception were already moved indoors, where special touches adorned the space, like the bride and groom's initials hanging on the wall above them and a happily ever after banner strung below.The bridesmaids all wore a different shade of blue and varying styles of strapless dresses. I loved how they all looked unique yet cohesive. And the bride was stunning. The ceremony was personalized and touching. Aww. Happily ever after indeed!Cocktail hour was held on the back wraparound porch.It proved to be a quintessential Cape Cod Wedding through and through. From the tastefully done beach themed table locators and decor, to the raw bars freshly shucked oysters, clams and shrimp cocktail.There was a lobster bake dinner complete with clam chowder and a whole lobster each with all the fixins. Were talking a mesh bag full of briny steamers, plump mussels and fork tender red bliss potatoes with a side of crispy, lightly dressed coleslaw and the sweetest late summer corn on the cob. Plus a slice of bread and lots of warm melted butter. You just cant beat a feast like this one. (The wedding officiator to my right, is allergic to shellfish - so I think that explains the face.)We tied on the traditional plastic lobster bibs and dug in. The rest of the evening was filled with joyous wedding festivities as they go. The bride and groom cake was adorned with golden sprinkles to look like sand, frosting seashells, classic Adirondack beach chairs and a white picket dune fence. Vanilla cupcakes with a citrusy orange frosting topped with gold sprinkles and candy starfish for the guests, were divine. There was a photo booth - one of the most amusing I've ever taken part in.
And of course, dancing. Lots of it.......late into the evening after the reception ended at Liam Maguire's Irish Pub downtown. We had such a blast that night, and the next morning as we dodged falling trees and narrowly escaped the hurricane. Luckily, it seemed everyone had already evacuated or buckled down, as we were one of the few cars on the road proving the quickest ride off Cape all summer.

Where was the last wedding you attended?

12 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

The last wedding I attended was in Cambridge. I absolutely adore the Adirondack chairs on the wedding cake!

Lin @ BeantownEats said...

I love nontraditional weddings that really describe the couple. This looks like so much fun! Last wedding I went to was at the Fairmont Copley. (And PS - there's a Percy's Place right down the street from my mom's house, HA!)

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Wow, how crazy that this was the weekend of Irene and that the other wedding was canceled. The beach theme still looked great! The last wedding I went to was in Buffalo NY (woohoo) - but am heading to one of Sat on the Harbor Islands!

Megan said...

I don't know what I would do if my wedding were canceled! Yikes.

This wedding looks so very Cape Cod. :)

Meghan@travelwinedine said...

The food looks SO good, and the bride is stunning. I am glad their wedding wasn't cancelled. So much planning goes into it, that would be so sad.

In and Around Town said...

Looks like such a fun wedding and I cannot believe how they lucked out being able to sneak it in before Irene! Love the coozies and that dinner looks amazing:)

Amber Blue Bird said...

bibs really do go with everything :)

Kinsey Michaels said...

that last picture of you and the bride is adorable, you both look so pretty!
my grandparents live close to falmouth so i'm familiar with the area. it's so quaint in that area. i love all the little details they put into their wedding day.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

cute pics! i love the coozi's and the cake/cupcakes look yummy! gotta love a wedding w/ lobster too... pretty bride! ok i am done. and my last wedding you just saw from Sat. lol

MelissaNibbles said...

That looks like a fun wedding. Lobster bibs are adorable on you two.

kfenton917 said...

Looks like a fun wedding! I could go for one of those cupcakes with my coffee this morning!

Candy B. said...

This wedding was so very Cape Cod! Loved all the pics especially the food. Clam bake anyone? Yum! Thanks very much.