Happy Monday friends!!! When you have two early morning flights on both sides of the weekend the above picture could not be more true! You might have seen from my Instagram that Gary and I were away in Maryland this weekend for my good friend's wedding!! Here's how we spent 36 hours away!
The flight from Boston to Baltimore is really quick, so we were in Annapolis by 9:00 AM!! What do you do when you've never been to a city? Obviously a guided tour with a colonial twist! We stopped into the visitor center planning on sightseeing on our own, but when Gary from Colonial Tours of Annapolis told us to join him for a tour we obliged!! He absolutely blew us out of the water with his knowledge and it was well worth the three hours we spent walking through Annapolis. It reminded me of a smaller Newport or Charleston - lots of cute shops, right on the water & really nice people!
//Toured the state capital and got my Elle Woods moment sitting in a Senators chair!
If you find yourself with only a day to spend in the city I cannot recommend this tour enough!! Our guide also recommended Chick and Ruth's which is a staple in the Annapolis community!! It's been on Man vs. Food and it just the quirkiest little deli ever!! Their known for their crab cakes and that's obviously that's what we had!
Eating Our Way Through Kent Island//
After spending the day in Annapolis we headed to Kent Island where the wedding would be taking place!! We were lucky because every fantastic seafood restaurant was across the street from us! We went to Bridges on Friday night! So I was slightly disappointed when I was told they were out of the soft crabs which I saw on Yelp as the meal to get, but the waitress suggested the crab tie pasta which satisfied my craving!! The restaurant has amazing views of the water and it felt like we were really on vacation! Another bonus is taking advantage of happy hours since we don't have any in Boston!
After spending the morning at the Queenstown Outlets - props to my friend for having her wedding so close to shopping - we went to The Jetty! For all my Maryland friends, if you haven't been here yet, please go because you will feel like you're on an island vacation!!! Shocker...we opted for the soft shell crabs again and it was AMAZING!!!
//Literally in seafood heaven!
The wedding ceremony took place overlooking Chesapeake Bay and thankfully the sky held out and waiting to rain until all the guests, bride & groom were safely in the reception!!
I'm not sure I've ever seen a happier bride!! Laura was beaming all night as was her new hubby! They actually did something so special during the ceremony - they wrote letters to one another and sealed them in a box along with a bottle of wine that they will open on their first anniversary and then repeat for every anniversary to follow!
//With my forever date!
I had a few people ask about my dress and I got it from Mint Julep Boutique, but found it online here if you don't have a Mint Julep near you. I was on the hunt for the perfect summer wedding dress and I seriously could not have been happier when I found it! I also wore my Sole Society 'Lindsay' heels (still on major sale) which I managed to survive in for the majority of the night!
I had the best time reconnecting with my friends from college and while it's sad we don't get to see each other that often, it's nice to know that we fall right back into our groove just like in college!And just like that the wedding was over and it was back to Boston!!! Not to worry since we have another wedding this coming weekend!! Tis' the season right!?
Hope you all have a wonderful start to your week and link up below to share your weekends!
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