I’ll admit, before I attended the Seaside Wedding Show at The Crane Estate last weekend, I’d never been to Ipswich, MA. Upon first glance at Google Maps, I may have even despaired at how utterly far it seemed from lil’ Rhody, and had no idea what to expect from this great country manor I had heard so much about. So you can imagine my surprise when I suddenly found myself driving through miles of tidal salt marshes that stretched, uninterrupted, towards the sea, save for a few otherworldly, tree-covered hillocks jutting up out of the water. Did I miss a turn somewhere and end up in Normandy, France?
The road up to the house, which sits at the tippity-top of a huge hill, was breathtaking. In fact, it was hard to focus on driving. And the wedding show itself was full of yummy, colorful wedding goodness, so I thought I’d share some of my instagrams from the day. I couldn’t even do justice to the view, so you’ll have to take my word for it and plan a trip this spring! I’m dying to check out Steep Hill Beach in more toasty weather…
View of The Crane Estate‘s Grand Allée (a half mile long manicured lawn leading towards the sea). Can you imagine this being your last walk as a single gal in the lush, green height of summer?
The library of the Great House of Castle Hill at The Crane Estate.
Vintage teacups from New England Country Rentals gave the whole day an eclectic, well caffeinated air!
A sampling of something yummy from Fireside Catering in Burlington, MA.
Fiddlehead ferns- ’tis the season! A beautiful bouquet from Gordon Florist and Greenhouses, located right in Ipswich, MA.
A beautiful presentation by Table of Content Catering, Boston, MA.
Makes me think of Wayne Thiebaud’s dessert paintings. Cake samples from Topsfield Bakeshop, Inc.
Coral Peonies and other cheerful goodness from Roses and Thistle, Marblehead, MA.
These chicken salad cones were made from super thin slices of wood, and the food was decked out with brilliant edible flowers. The Catered Affair, Boston, MA.
Macaroon <3 from the Topsfield Bakeshop, Inc.
Photo Credit: All photos via @sneweddings