Nantucket is one of my favorite places to visit. When roomie and I were invited to my good friend Rebecca’s wedding out on the island, I knew it was going to be an amazing weekend. We arrived by ferry from Hyannis on Friday afternoon around noon to walk around town and grab some lunch. Since I had a feeling I would be having too much fun, I did my half marathon training long run Friday morning squeezing in 8.5 miles before 9:30am.
We checked into our room at The Sherburne Inn downtown and headed to Provisions where we had one of the best curried chicken salads I’ve ever tasted. Vacation mode Sarah rarely takes photos of food… so remember the tip when you visit and use your imagination. After some shopping, we kicked off the weekend with a Figawi Wowi at The Gazebo, an island signature drink made with Triple 8 Blueberry Mint infused Vodka with soda water and lemonade. We hurried home to get ready and head to the church for Rebecca and Mike’s ceremony. Rebecca you may recognize is the owner of my favorite Boston juice company, The Ripe Stuff. How picture perfect does she look and that bouquet!?
After the ceremony we walked over to the reception at the Nantucket Yacht Club. Of course all my pictures are with the roomie who as you may or may not know, does not like his picture being on here but I’m going to go rogue here because he looks like a stud. This picture may get taken down later today if of you tell him it’s up here. This is only the second picture I’ve posted of him on here after 6.5 years of dating!
My dress is by Shoshanna and I bought it in the fall for a fall black tie wedding. This is the third time I’ve worn it and I’m sad to say that social media has probably put an end to its shelf life. I can’t find this one for sale anymore, but here is a link to a similar one on sale with 3/4 length sleeves. My earrings are from my latest StitchFix box. Clutch is from H&M a couple years ago but here is a link to a similar one as well via J.Crew that I love for summer weddings.
The Yacht Club was beautifully decorated and the food was delicious. Our table assignments came with our party favors, adorable vintage bottle openers!
The flowers were just amazing and breath taking. I could not take my eyes off of the bright vibrant colors. The room was elegant, effortlessly beautiful and fun like the couple.
Mike and Rebecca are two of the nicest, happiest and most genuine people I know. They each had 10 people in their wedding parties, which to me is proof at how amazing of people they are. At Bec’s bachelorette party, I was lucky to get to know each of the girls and wasn’t surprised that like her, they were all fabulous too.
The dance floor was packed all night and so was the bar, making it one fun crowd. The highlight of the night for me was when the groom got on the microphone to sing “Shout!” everyone’s favorite wedding jam. I had no idea Mike could sing, but he literally could have been mistaken for part of the band. It was a perfect closing before we lit our sparklers to send them off on a boat to their honeymoon suite.
I drank my “Paleo Paloma” all night and felt well enough to hit up the bar Nautilus for a night cap Bud Light. We walked home to our inn around 1:30am and were greated by fresh baked cookies in the lobby! As if that didn’t solidify my love for our inn, upon waking up, there was a basket outside our door as early at 7:30 for when we woke up with two glasses of orange juice, yogurt and granola and two fresh baked cinnamon buns. If there was a chance I was going to get a hangover, the breakfast basket cured me real quick.
After eating a proper brunch at Black Eyed Susan’s, we rented bikes from Young’s and explored the only part of Nantucket I’ve yet to see on wheels. We decided to check out Ram Pasture where Mike and Rebecca got engaged.
After two hours of biking around, we stopped at Cisco Brewery for Bloody Mary’s. Cisco makes the best Bloody Mary with vodka infused with garlic horseradish and other vegetables I can’t remember. We got to bike home afterwards to get ready for the night which was not fun after a few cocktails.
Saturday night, Mike and Rebecca rented out the upstairs of Millie’s in Madaket and invited the entire wedding. About 200 people took them up on the offer and we all enjoyed Madaket Mysteries, quesadillas and some of the best passed appetizers I’ve had including a pesto deviled egg that I must recreate.
Millie’s is known for having some of the best sunset views around. We took advantage of watching the sun set before making our way to the Chicken Box where Rebecca and Mike met 4 years ago and one day.
Since it is early in the summer season, the bar was perfectly filled with enough people for a fun atmosphere but small enough that it wasn’t too crowded like it can get in the high season. It was a perfect weekend and I wish Mike and Rebecca would get married every weekend.
On Sunday, we were greeted by another breakfast basket outside our door at The Sherburne Inn, this time with fresh baked (still warm) morning glory muffins and a fruit cup. We walked to Something Natural for sandwiches to go for our ferry back to the Cape where we took a nap on the beach in Dennis before heading back to Boston. I now need to go for a very long run and do a Ripe Stuff cleanse right away.