By Donna Cain (Innkeeper and Mom)
Our darling sweet daughter, Jennifer was wed on Cape Cod a few weeks ago. Every detail of the wedding was perfect and master photographer, husband Byron, caught some great memories.
So you might ask why to “Jenn with love” as a title on an inn’s blog. I recently wrote a blog on Brewster by the Sea to our daughter April about gardening. I chose the title for both blogs remembering an old song called “To Sir With Love”. There is nothing to match the love of a parent to a child, and this past weekend was especially sweet for me in that I saw Jennifer happy. She married a lovely southern gentleman, Darin and I will forever remember the look on both of their faces during the touching ceremony….it just spoke I love you with all my heart!
Since we have two inns in Brewster, Brewster by the Sea and the Captain Freeman Inn we were happy to host many of Darin’s friends and family. It was a lovely gathering of childhood and college friends along with family that traveled from the mid west to be with Jenn and Darin on their special day.
Also special for Jenn was that her family from Florida were able to come and join in on all of the fun.
When we were planning the wedding, both Jenn & Darin wanted their guests to experience all that Cape Cod is about, so it seemed a natural to have a clam bake back the inn. We also rented a trolley to take us down to the beach. Even our dog Harrison loved the ride.
The clam bake was catered by Mac’s Seafood out of Wellfleet. They did a great job and everyone enjoyed the “lobsta” , Cape Cod clam chowder and clams.
We had a lot of fun decorating the inn for the special event. Jennifer is very creative and preplanned some lovely table arrangements. We also timed the wedding to coincide with when the hydrangeas were in bloom at Brewster by the Sea. The morning of the wedding all of the girls gathered to pick hydrangeas and to arrange the lovely bouquets….so much fun
All of our immediate family stayed at Brewster by the Sea and I just love this photo of our three wonderful kids (plus Matt, April’s husband and our new son-in-law Darin)
I was also so touched that many dear friends and family came from far and near to join us on this special day. Only sad part of the day was that our Nanna was not up to going to the festivities. She is OK now and Jenn and Darin went to visit here after the ceremony.
And so my sweet Jennifer, I wish you and Darin many many years of happiness and good health. Know that I love you with all of my heart. Mom
p.s. Thanks Byron for all of the great shots.