Sunday, February 28, 2010

And From the Ballroom Floor, We are in Celebration

Michael was able to visit Cape Cod last summer, around the same time we're getting married, which has given us an idea about what to expect. I thought I'd share some of his pictures so you could get a better picture in your head. It is very green that time of year. We're going to exchange our marriage vows in the garden. It's a small space, but it will be intimate and beautiful, surrounded by flowers. The ceremony will be in the morning at 10:30, and won't last too long.

Either before the ceremony or right after it, we will take some pictures at the beach with the wedding party. Either way, I suspect it will be the place to be after the ceremony. It's a beautiful beach accessed by a long boardwalk that extends over a salt marsh. Michael's favorite Cape Cod Beach, Skaket Beach, is also only 40 minutes away.

This time is really yours to take a nap, find a restaurant in town, play a round of golf, or do whatever you'd like to do for a few hours. There's enough time to go to Boston or to Provincetown at the tip of the cape. We'll be posting ideas every so often on the blog, and we will probably make sure there are car pool groups going to the best places.

That evening at 6:30 we'll all meet back at the Dan'l Webster Inn. We've reserved the conservatory for a full course, sit-down dinner. You will have your choice of entrees:
Chicken Oscar - boneless breast, sautéed, topped with lobster, spinach and béarnaise sauce
Grilled Swordfish Tuscano - with olives, garlic, basil, artichoke hearts, and tomatoes
There will also be a vegetarian option, and the kitchen is very accommodating, so please let us know if you have dietary needs/requests.

Dinner will be part of a reception with music, cake, and lots of dancing! We are so excited, and we want everyone to have a good time.

We look forward to seeing you all in June!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Alive in Boston

We've started mailing out our invitations (thanks mom!) and the countdown is on! We're still 4 months away from the wedding, but we wanted to make sure that you have time to book flights and hotels in advance. We look forward to getting your RSVPs; we're planning a formal ceremony and a formal closed dinner and reception. We hope that you'll be able to come!

If you're visiting our blog for the first time, you can see links to hotels and bed & breakfasts in the area. Also, if you don't mind the drive, then Boston is only an hour away from Cape Cod for those who might prefer staying in the city.

In other news, I have a job! Next week I start work as an editorial assistant for UpToDate, an online medical database for physicians and patients. I'm am beyond excited about this! My goal was to find an editorial position by June, and I ended up getting one of the first jobs I applied for. It's been a huge relief for us as well; we moved out to Boston with enough money to survive for a couple months - maybe not the most prudent decision in the middle of a recession - but things have worked out and we are going to survive.

Daniel has been painting and writing like crazy this week. He's applied for several residencies in New England and is also looking for jurried shows to enter. He'll probably be working with the census in a few weeks as well.

If you have any questions for us about the wedding or need help/ideas in planning your trip to Cape Cod, please don't hesitate to ask! You can email me at or Daniel at