Over the weekend Fabio and I made the 6 hour drive up to Otis, Massachusetts (again!) to celebrate my aunt CC and uncle Steve’s low-key family wedding!
It was such a fun weekend, and I am once again experiencing the depression that settles in on the Monday after a fun wedding weekend. Sigh.
Anyway, here’s my recap!
Fabio and I drove up to Otis on Thursday night after dropping Jack off with our friends Jojo and Jadd who graciously offered to watch him for us over the weekend. It was a long drive and we didn’t wind up leaving until around 8:00 pm (Fabio got held up at work) so we didn’t arrive until 2:00 am. Ugh.
Luckily Fabio is great at driving long distances late at night, so I always try my best to stay awake with him and be a good co-pilot. This of course meant we needed Starbucks at midnight, just to make sure we didn’t get too sleepy during the drive. I have to say midnight Starbucks is a weird experience!
Eventually we arrived safe and sound and fell immediately into bed.
Friday morning began with a delicious breakfast cooked by Steve – an egg scramble with broccoli, tomatoes from the garden, chicken and cheese. Plus half a protein English muffin on the side. Yum!
For most of the day I hung around the house and tried to help get everything ready for the wedding, but CC and Steve didn’t need much help so eventually they sent me off to enjoy the lake!
Fabio joined me and took some photos as I swam out to the swim platform and did a cannon ball into the chilly water.
It was a beautiful day and quite hot in the sun, so the cold water felt great!
Back at the house everything was coming together nicely. Doesn’t the place look great?
The rest of the afternoon and evening was spent with good food, plenty of wine, and lots of family time! Steve’s family arrived around 4:00, and my mom, stepdad, and uncle David arrived around 7:00.
We played lots of horseshoes and just sat around enjoying the beautiful summer evening.
CC had purchased sweatshirts for everyone as wedding favors since it gets chilly at night. How cute is her display?! ( I helped set it up!)
We moved inside once the evening got too chilly, and stayed up way too late talking to one another and laughing. It was such a fun night!
Saturday was wedding day! Our morning began with an excellent breakfast tag-teamed by my uncle David and stepdad: perfectly poached eggs on top of homemade potato hash. Plus French toast and bacon for whoever wanted some (me, duh). As usual, they knocked it out of the park!
The rest of my day was spent at the lake with CC and my mom! The three of us love the sun so it was really nice to soak up some rays and catch up with them! While we were at the lake the boys went golfing, so it was like a mini bachelorette/bachelor day for the bride and groom. 🙂
When we got back to the house we enjoyed tons of delicious snacks and got ourselves ready for the wedding!
Steve’s brother Brian got permission from the state of Massachusetts to serve as a temporary officiant, so he was the one to actually marry CC and Steve. Since it was only family in attendance, it was really nice to have him perform the ceremony.
The vows were short and sweet, and a few minutes later CC and Steve were married! You may kiss the bride!!
The happy couple. 🙂
Doesn’t CC look fabulous? I loved her dress and shoes.
Here I am with CC, my uncle David, and my mom!
It was really nice to have my mom there for everything – this was her first time visiting Otis and I’m so glad she was able to make the trip up. It was so much fun spending time with her!
Of course I was happy to have this handsome guy by my side too!
After many champagne toasts to the newlyweds, we headed inside for dinner!
For our meal we each enjoyed a perfectly cooked steak and a giant lobster!
Everything tasted delicious, and we all enjoyed cake, brownies, and ice cream for dessert. Oh, yes.
The rest of the evening was spent drinking more wine and champagne and dancing the night away.
There may have even been some 3:00 am badminton playing, but I obviously didn’t get any pictures of that epic adventure. Needless to say our skills had decreased with our alcohol consumption. 😉
Congratulations again, Steve and CC! I wish you two a lifetime of love and laughter. <3
We spent the whole day Sunday in the car driving back from Otis, and picked up Jack at around 7:00 pm. Our meal planning and grocery shopping didn’t happen, so now I’m going to regret it all week. Sigh.
Question of the day: What do you do during long car rides to entertain yourself?
We listened to a ton of podcasts!