Good morning!!! I hope you are having a nice week and had a nice weekend! Ours started early on Wednesday morning when we headed to the airport to catch our flights to Captiva Island. My oldest friend, Dana, got married this past weekend!! Dana and I went to preschool together, lived in the same neighborhood growing up, went to elementary school together and then reconnected about 4 or 5 years ago when we both lived in Cincinnati.
Jon and I arrived Wednesday afternoon and headed straight to a late lunch on the water before making it to the resort. This was our view as we crossed the bridge. 🙂
We were exhausted from traveling all day so we were in our pajamas and in bed by 7pm. It was lovely.
A little while later we were greeted with a knock on the door from the hotel staff that dropped off a welcome bag from the bride and groom that included schedules of the weekend activities.
Thursday morning we headed to the gym before laying at the pool for a couple hours. After a while, one of us got restless (…it was not me… I could lay at the pool all.day.long.) so we headed to our room to change for a round of golf. There is a 9-hole course on the resort property (we stayed at South Seas Resort). Okay, I didn’t actually golf… I drove the golf cart and painted my nails while my husband played. 🙂
We lucked out with amazing weather the entire weekend.
After golf we got cleaned up to go to dinner at Harbourside Bar & Grill. We opted for a table outside since the weather was beautiful.
We shared some shrimp to start while we admired all the yachts parked at the marina. 🙂
After dinner we headed over to the beach where the bride and groom hosted a welcome party with drinks and dessert for all their guests.
On Friday morning Jon had plans to play golf with the groom and some boys so I opted for a workout and some relaxation at the pool. Before we knew it, it was time to get ready for the wedding! We hopped on the trolley, which took us out to a beautiful location overlooking the ocean.
How cute is the bride and groom’s little boy all dressed up in a suit?
The ceremony was beautiful!! The bride and groom read their own vows , which always makes me cry. 🙂 After the ceremony, the trolley took us to the golf course where the reception was held.
I’m not quite sure if you can get much prettier than this venue.
I mean really?!?! How amazing is that sunset!!!
After cocktail hour, speeches, and dinner, it was time for dancing!
The beautiful bride, Dana, and I. It was just a tad bit windy. 🙂
Saturday morning we headed to the pool for a few hours. We ordered lunch poolside and this salad was sooo tasty!
Later in the afternoon we headed to the beach to meet up with some friends to hang out for a little while.
Once we were nice and toasty, we headed back to the room to clean up for dinner. We went to Harbourside Bar & Grill again since it was so close to our room. We got a different type of shrimp to start this time and it was really good! The sauce was amazing. I can’t remember what my husband got, but I got the red snapper and it was SO yummy!!
After dinner we stopped by the bride and groom’s house to say hi before heading back to our room. Our flight wasn’t until Sunday afternoon so we got to sleep in a bit, hit the gym, and take our time packing up before hitting the road for the airport. We had such a blast in Captiva, but we sure were happy to see our pups again!! We really missed them. 🙂
I hope you guys have a wonderful week!! I am hoping to have my post about our DIY dining room table up next week! Can’t wait to show yall!!
- How was your weekend? What was the highlight?
- Do you like seafood?
- Where is the best wedding destination you have ever been to?