Wedding Recap: Minimoon

Did you know Minimoons were…real things?  Because of our schedules, we weren’t able to take a proper honeymoon right after the wedding.  But in the interest of full disclosure, I’m not sure we would have wanted it any other way.  I’m totally unbiased and all, but after celebrating our most amazing weekend, like, ever — we were…exhausted.  So a relaxing trip with lots of crustaceans and bubbly drinks sounded like the best option for us. 

We headed back to the scene of our engagement on Peaks Island, Maine for a peaceful few days.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few of these pictures.  Most notably, one of me dressed for the arctic.  Because after all, isn’t that where all ‘mooners go?

Every morning after the obligatory vanilla hazelnut coffee on the island, we headed into Portland.  

First stop: a gluten free bakery, Bam Bam Bakery— 

chocolate crinkle cookie…heavy on the crinkle 

Followed by a tour of Shipyard Brewing Company

everyone brings a celine to a brewery, right? 

And shopping! Matching Barbour jackets —

Bet you didn’t know you needed salt and vinegar popcorn from Coastal Maine Popcorn…it’s so good — 

We had lunch one day at El Rayo, a converted gas station!  Really tasty Mexican food — 

We really loved the Mexican Street Corn —

Lunch another day at Duck Fat

poached tuna panini

poutine with a fried egg, over indulgent doesn’t even come close
eggplant, feta, tomato, tzatziki and mint panini — only my favorite things pressed between buttery bread

Dinners in the Old Port, including at Fore Street (where we celebrated our engagement with our families and thus began our menu wall) — 

One of our favorites: lunch at Eventide Oyster Company

a perfect bloody mary 

grilled razor clams with uni. stop it. right. now.

brown butter lobster roll… #eeeeeats approved

oysters for days, literally
I will leave you with this wedded-bliss quote we happened upon while going for after dinner drinks:

Have you ever been to Portland, Maine?  It’s a must for foodies.  Especially those who love lobster.  But then again…that’s probably most foodies. 

Mrs. Wolf
  • Portuguese Prepster

    I don’t know what I like more…your outfits or the food! Gorgeous coat and bag! I love the idea of a minimoon, big vacations kind of stress me out to start with so I can’t even imagine how I would feel doing one post wedding!

    • The Domesticated Wolf

      so sweet, thank you! that coat kept me very warm. i would definitely suggest a minimoon, plus it gives you something to look forward to well after the wedding! thanks for reading, xx.