My big brother is marrying the love of his life this weekend in Maine, and I am over the moon excited! In contrast to our wedding in September, my brother and his fiance wanted a much smaller and quieter wedding, focusing on a long weekend getaway centered around good food and the beauty of Maine.
There are about 30 guests making the trek up the coast of Maine for the events, and we are all staying at a gorgeous B&B in Camden, Maine. They chose Maine as the site for their "destination" wedding because of the fond memories and history they both have there. When we were younger, my family would go camping in Maine as our vacation, mostly around Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. It turns out Amy's family did the same, so they both have memories of growing up eating fresh lobsters at local shacks, diggings for mussels and shell fish in the waters at low tide, and just genuinely enjoying the clean air and beautiful forest filled parks that Maine has to offer.
Later in their relationship, they took several trips to Maine together, particularly Camden, and so when decided on the vibe and feel of a wedding they both came to the thoughts of Maine very quickly.
This past fall, the hubs and I drove up to Maine for an interview, but ended up staying a few days to enjoy ourselves as well. It was his first time there, and my first trip in years and we both loved it so much. While I did rank the program I interviewed at, other programs just felt stronger for me, although we did agree if we ended up there we would have been happy as well.
I'm so excited to spend the whole weekend with my family, get to know Amy's family more, and just celebrate the beautiful relationship that the two of them have! One idea that they have been determined to have is to have a truck come after their ceremony with lobster rolls for all the guests and champagne to celebrate!
Lobster rolls are one of my most favorite sandwiches ever created, and so in honor of Maine and everything lobster, I've found a few recipes that I think sound fab! (Although, the best I've ever had was at a little cafe in Nova Scotia, Canada!)
|Cafe we stopped at for lunch while driving to Nova Scotia.|
|Lobster roll that was amazing!|
|Drooling at my desk right now..|
- Lobster Rolls done right from the Food Network.
- Simple Lobster Rolls from Chow.
- True Maine Lobster Roll recipe from Food & Wine.
So I hope this inspires you to make some delicious lobster and get excited that summer (and lobster season) is just around the corner! And for those of you that know and love Friends like me, Kevin I think you picked it right:
"Because she's your lobster" <3