Happy Monday! I just poured my first cup of coffee of the day and am recovering from a fab weekend in the Cape. If you follow my blog you know my boyfriend and I spent the weekend in the Cape for a family wedding followed by some much-needed relaxation. The weekend overall exceeded all my expectations and could not have been any better, weather included. I’m so excited to share it all here so let’s get started.
Where We Stayed: Bayside Resort Hotel, West Yarmouth, Ma.
Bayside Resort West Yarmouth, Ma
Places visited: Wychmere Beach Club, Harwich Port, Ma. Lighthouse Beach, Chatham, Ma. Provincetown, Ma.
Cheers to the happy couple at Wychmere Beach Club, Harwich Port, Ma.
Lighthouse Beach, Chatham Ma
We hit the road Friday morning (after my boyfriends cut & shave of course) and hit a little bit of traffic through Boston but nothing too serious or to time consuming. We made excellent timing and we arrived by noon to our hotel where we met up with my parents. The wedding was that same night at 6:15 pm so we had some time to lounge at the beach at the hotel, eat lunch and sip on some drinks. The weather could not of been any better, we completely lucked out and had warm, beach going weather for so early in the season. We enjoyed the hotel beach and some drinks until our room was ready for check in. We eventually headed in and got ready for the wedding. Our room was awesome, but the location not so much. Our room was nestled in between the indoor pool, ice machine and snack machine, so it was a bit noisy at times. But as for the room itself, it was great. We had a deluxe room with a king bed and whirlpool jacuzzi. I did three bath bombs in about 48 hours time and I’m not sorry about it.
Hotel Beach. Boyfriend and Myself.
Next on the itinerary was the wedding. As said in my previous post I would share a picture of my dress soon and here it is. I found and bought this dress on a whim, on sale and at Target, believe it or not. I absolutely loved my dress, it fit the whole spring Cape wedding theme to a T and the color was perfect. It was flowy and all around a unique dress. I’m very happy with my choice after looking over all our pictures from the wedding. The wedding was held at Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port and I must say one thing, WEDDING GOALS. The setting was breathtaking. The ceremony was outdoors, sunset, on the grass and overlooked the harbor and beach. Cocktail hour and the reception was held inside. The reception hall was gorgeous. Floor to ceiling windows overlooked the harbor, passing boats and the beach. I was very impressed. The wedding was a great time and the champagne didn’t stop…ovbiously.
Pre wedding shot of us at Wychmere Beach Club
My sister, mom and myself.
Boyfriend, myself, mom & dad pre wedding
Amazing view from our table in the reception hall at Wychmere
The next day, after some sleeping in and recovering of course, my boyfriend and I set out on Cape Cod. Our first stop, Lighthouse Beach in Chatham. I did some research prior to our trip on the top beaches in the Cape and Lighthouse beach kept popping up and it sure DID NOT disappoint. I’ve been going to the Cape since I was a kid and I cannot believe I have never been to this beach! This is the most beauiful beach I have ever been too down the Cape. White sand for miles, clear, blue water and amazing ocean views. This beach exceeded ALL of my expectations and I can’t wait to return soon in the summer. Although, I’m not sure if I’d go in the water. I’m pretty sure this exact beach was on Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” for a number of Great White shark sightings, so no thank you on that.
We weren’t done yet. From Chatham we then made the journey down to Provincetown aka the tip and lost stop in the Cape or all of Massachusetts for that matter. Provincetown is a little bit of a drive away but it is well worth it. The highway down eventually becomes one lane on each side and your surroundings eventually become sand dunes. It was the coolest drive. Provincetown is a one way in, one way out type of place. This was my boyfriend and I’s first time in P town and we were blown away. We had no idea what to expect or what it was going to be like but it sure was something. It’s one of those you have to see it to believe it type of places. Small, quaint, people in the streets, shops and restaurants all over. Provincetown is a unique place and definitely an experience. I couldn’t get over how packed it was for being so early in the season. Most parking lots were full by the time we made it down but luckily we were able to find a parking spot and experience this ocean town. We walked the streets, saw some interesting little shops and had an oceanfront lunch.
Lunch at The Lobster Pot Provincetown, MA
It was sad to leave. I could have stayed forever but its only the start of the season and I can’t wait for the many more Cape weekends that lie ahead for the summer.
Ps, I think I’m finally converting my boyfriend from “lake life” to “Ocean life” fingers crossed.