5.27.2014

Shore Weekend

Happy Tuesday readers!

Did y'all have a nice Memorial Day weekend?  Ours was spent with both family and good friends and was lots of fun.

A few weekends ago we traveled to the Eastern Shore of Virginia for Bryce's cousin's wedding.  It was a really fun weekend and the wedding was absolutely gorgeous so I am excited to share it with you today.

The wedding was in Cape Charles and we got in on Friday night for the rehearsal dinner.  I did not snap any pictures at this, but it was a lovely evening with really good food--there was a buffet featuring some of my favorites including macaroni and cheese, scallops, and grilled veggies.  Also worth mentioning is that the bride had her mother's wedding dress from the '70s altered into a short little number and wore that to the rehearsal dinner!  After that we headed to Bryce's hunt club, where we were staying.  I was so excited to get the chance to see the club I'd heard so much about.

The decor was everything you'd expect out of a man's hunt club.

On the wall, that is a whale rib that was found on the nearby Barrier Islands!


The most fabulous porch.

Saturday morning started off with time on the dock, taking in the beauty of the marsh.


I could get used to this "backyard."


Next Bryce took me to the classic Exmore Diner for breakfast.  It did not disappoint.


this milkshake really hit the spot!


For the next several hours we rode around the shore, exploring the little towns and shops.  One of our first stops was the Blue Crow Antique Mall, one of Bryce's favorite spots to find oyster plates.

The Blue Crow

All the decoys made it evident we were on the shore!

I though this birdcage would be very cool spray painted a bright color!

I also was a big fan of this lobster mold.

We didn't find an oyster plate, but this cute elephant vase did come home with me!

Our next stop was the charming small town of Onancock.


One of our favorite spots was Market Street Antiques.  They had a huge selection of architectural salvage that was very cool.




We also really enjoyed stopping in the North Street Market, which had a selection of gourmet foods, beer, wine, gelato, and cigars.


 We made our way back to the Hunt Club and Bryce made me a cheese plate to munch on while I got ready.



On our way to the wedding we drove through horrible storms and crossed our fingers that the sky would clear in time for Meredith's and Chase's big day.  The wedding was at the home of Bryce's aunt and uncle and was absolutely gorgeous.

His aunt's gardens were spectacular!
 

The rain soaked the chairs, so the ceremony was standing room only, but still perfect.

As the ceremony came to an end, we heard thunder.  Another storm was coming through; everyone quickly made their way to the tent!


The cocktail hour was full of yummy food, including a sushi station, fruit and cheese station, and my favorite, an oyster and clam tent!



Decor inside the tent was picture perfect.  It really was a fairytale wedding.

All the arbors were handmade for the occasion.


The tablescapes were exquisite!


And the cake was a work of art!


There was also, of course, dinner, dancing, and speeches!





"Elle est a vous!"

And finally, the cutting of the cake!

The cake was Bohemian Strawberry Blush with Buttercream Icing and was scrumptious!

The next day we slept in and chilled on the dock before hitting the road!



We made two pitstops on the way home.  The first was at the cutest nursery, called Appleseed.


The next and final stop was in Norfolk, at the French Bakery & Delicatessen where we had lunch!



All in all, it was a fabulous weekend and I can't wait for our next visit to the shore!

Have you ever been to the Eastern Shore?

What weddings have you been to so far this year?

Have a great day!

10 comments:

  1. Oh Allie, your weekend looks divine! I love the Eastern Shore, my mother grew up on the Maryland side but I love it all the same! Jealous of all that yummy food and antiques! Cheers!

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  2. What a perfect weekend. The wedding was gorgeous! I'm from Salisbury! ;)

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  3. Looks like a fabulous weekend, the wedding looks gorgeous, I love their centerpieces and love that they had an oyster and clam bar!

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  4. Glad they had the tents! I love the eastern shore...although I usually frequent Maryland's!

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  5. I am so jealous - all of this looks so beautiful and fun and relaxing!

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  6. Your dress is stunning! And what a beautiful wedding! You guys have the best excursions!

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  7. That antique store looks awesome! Looked like great finds :) I LOVE your dress! Looks great on you! That wedding was beautiful! Looked like great food too. I really hope to make it to that part of the country someday :)

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  8. What a lovely wedding! Hope that you had a great weekend!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  9. Sounds like you had a great time! I would love to visit some of those places!

    Kristin
    thedixiedaisy.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh my gosh, what a pretty wedding! I'm glad the rain cleared for the ceremony. The food looks great on this trip. But that deck is to die for. I would like to spend my summer on that porch staring at the view!!

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