Long Weekend in CT and Cape Cod

We are officially back from a whirlwind trip to Connecticut and Cape Cod. We hadn't been up north to visit family in 4 years - eek! So, it was truly good for the soul to see everyone, generate nostalgia and celebrate my cousin's wedding. I took way too many pictures (of course), and am going to break the trip down into 2 posts - one for the general trip and one for the wedding (which was amazing!) The wedding was on the Cape set on the water, and it was adults only which gave H and I an excuse to have a weekend getaway while Lil' Miss stayed back in Connecticut with her grandparents and lots of playtime with her cousin. 

We had a super early flight on Thursday morning into Hartford, and picked up our rental and headed to lunch with my parents. Since the wedding was on my side of the family, they wouldn't get as much time with Lil' Miss so they soaked up every moment with our sweet girl. 

Then we headed to my in-law's and had dinner with everyone while Lil' Miss got settled in to stay for the long weekend. She was SO excited to play with her cousin, and they were running around and screaming in no time. 

OTS Top {40% off} | Free People Skirt {40% off | Necklace | Sunnies | Sneakers

On Friday afternoon, we headed up to Cape Cod for the wedding weekend. After we crossed the Bourne Bridge we stopped at the Cape Cod Winery in Falmouth to relax before the final 50 minutes to where we were staying in Harwich Port (right before Chatham). I enjoyed a frosé and a glass of bubbles before we went to check in to our hotel. 

We felt fully relaxed listening to the live music, people watching (there was a big 60th birthday party celebration and they hit the dance floor in front of the band), the views and sitting by the fire. I of course was already getting chilly so when we checked in to the hotel, I changed into a sweater before we headed out for dinner. My born and raised in Connecticut blood is so ashamed of my Florida tolerance for the slightest chill in the air - ha! 

We stayed at the Inn on the Beach which was close to the wedding venue, and were greeted by the sweetest welcome box in our room. I remember creating these for our out of town guests at our wedding (ahemmmm 12 years ago - WOW!), but don't recall much of what was in them. This one was packed with snacks, 2 mini bottles of bubbles (which we enjoyed by the fire pit on the beach), pain reliever, boxed water and a custom made candle from the bride and groom. 

After unpacking, we headed to Brax Landing for dinner. We sat outside by the fire pit on the water, and took a walk down by the marina before heading back to enjoy our mini bottles of bubbles by the fire at the hotel. We were then joined by my parents and my brother and his girlfriend which was the happiest reunion. I hadn't seen my "little" brother in 4 YEARS. 

The next morning we enjoyed a picturesque continental breakfast, and a walk on the beach with our coffees. The breakfast area was giving me strong coastal grandmother vibes, and I am here for it. Super cute! 

After grabbing another coffee in town with the fam, we got ready for the wedding. Here's a sneak peak from cocktail hour: 

Satin Gown {only $68 and available in 5 colors} | Tuxedo | Heels {similar

The next morning we enjoyed breakfast outside with my parents before heading into town, and then to the day after brunch celebration.

After multiple collaborations with Dune Jewelry, I was super excited to stumble upon their shop in Harwich Port. I was mesmerized by the sand bank wall, and loved seeing the destinations from around the world. 

Then it was time to celebrate over brunch with the newlyweds. There was a full bar stocked with bloody marys, mimosas and coffee, fresh fruit, pastries, a taco station, a raw bar and a live band. 

Cutout Dress | Wedges {46% off} | Camera Bag

We headed back to CT to be reunited with Lil' Miss, and were treated to dinner at my sister in-law's. The kiddos ran around, and we all caught up. 

On our last day, we took Lil' Miss to ice cream at our favorite local spot in CT and then packed up to fly home that evening. It went by way too fast as usual, but it was so good for the soul to see everyone. 

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  1. What a beautiful wedding and so glad you guys got to do a few other things while you were here as well! Not to mention, seeing family!! Of course we missed each other again LOL

  2. What a fun trip! I'd love to make it up that way one day! This is the perfect time of year to go, too! I can't wait to see more!

  3. That sand bank wall is really cool. Looks like your family had a good time.

  4. I knew you would have the best time going home! You got to do so many fun things and you looked just beautiful the entire trip!

  5. Oh wow! I would have loved to have gone on this trip. I've never been up that way. It looks amazing. It sounds nice to get a little couples time in too. The food looks delicious!


  6. I've always wanted to visit Cape Cod. So picturesque. You look beautiful!



  7. I've always wanted to plan a long weekend in Cape Cod. It looks like an amazing trip! Love the blue gown on you!

    Jill - Doused in Pink