Couldn’t have a wedding week on the blog without talking about our honeymoon! Mike and I wanted to do a little honeymoon, within the constraints of the pandemic. I had gone to The Wauwinet in 2019 with my friend and I knew it was an ideal honeymoon spot, pandemic or not honestly.
Mike and I drove to New Bedford and took the ferry over to Nantucket. (The ferry was practically empty and super easy to socially distance to an extreme and masks were strictly enforced.) I will be super transparent and say that when we got off the ferry, on Labor Day, it was so crowded that I considered booking a return ferry right away. I was very nervous about the crowds. That said, once we got to The Wauwinet, which is located very remotely on the point of the island, it was much, much less crowded. We also booked a suite with a private deck and did room service for nearly every meal. We went into town early a couple of times later in the week to get sandwiches picnics and it was decidedly less crowded but still wasn’t eager to hang around too much.
It was a completely different kind of trip to Nantucket, but Mike and I both agreed that it was absolutely PERFECT. Both of us have been to Nantucket so many times that we didn’t feel this “need” to explore or go anywhere. We’ve been there before and we know we’ll be able to return again. It was a week of rest and relaxation. Honestly the nicest part was just getting to spend one on one time together– the week leading up to our wedding was filled with work and then hosting my family in our house and followed by various wedding activities. We felt like we hadn’t had a ton of private time alone… so it was really nice to leave the chaos of everything behind and just get away and be together.
We logged many, many hours on the lounge chairs on the lawn. (And ate many, many orders of French fries.)
We spent almost all day, every day out on the lawn. The Wauwinet has access to the Harbor and the Atlantic (because of where it sits on the point of the island) so you can really maximize your day outside without ever having to leave the resort. It’s glorious.
Foggy days on Nantucket are my favorite… my hair hates it but my heart loves it, hehe.
Our favorite part was ordering lunches and dinners out to the lawn. One night we just kept ordering little bites here and there until the sun had fully set and we were enveloped by darkness . It was so relaxing and kind of a happy medium between getting to “go out” without having to deal with reservations or restaurants–during–a–pandemic anxiety. (Maybe that’s just me– yikes.)
But if you do end up the Wauwinet, get the ice cream and cookie trios for dessert. So. Good.
The only place we ate out was Cisco Brewery. They deserve a gold medal for how safe they’re being right now. Honestly. When you walk in they take down your information for contact tracing if someone ends up testing positive. It’s first come first serve and every party (up to six people) gets their own table and masks are strictly enforced when not at your table. One person can go up to get food and then they have waiters bring the drinks to your table versus standing in line like it used to be. I…. kind of prefer the new setup. It was great 🥰
My dress is Doen (c/o)