Love is in the air at the Captains House Inn

My favorite thing about being an innkeeper is the fact that the guests I meet are often celebrating a momentous anniversary, birthday, or honeymoon and I get to not only share that with them, but contribute to making these occasions special and memorable. Just the other day I was able to participate in one of my favorite memories to date.

Less than a week ago, one of our interns received a call from Laura, a guest who had stayed with us seven months earlier with her boyfriend Ian. Ian had departed to serve in Iraq shortly after their stay and they had just received word that he was due to return home in three days. The couple decided to make his homecoming extra special by getting married as soon as possible – i.e. just hours after he set foot on U.S. soil. Remembering their visit to the Captains House Inn fondly, they visited our website and discovered our elopement package – perfect!

Since we are in the midst of our quiet season, we were able to pull together all the details in just days – red and white roses for the bride’s bouquet, a simple, yet elegant white cake with rose petals, a dinner at their favorite Chatham restaurant, the Impudent Oyster, and of course, a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. Laura arranged for Reverend Nick Boas to officiate the ceremony and since we weren’t terribly busy at the inn, I was able to go offsite for the ceremony which was held at Chatham Light Beach.

It was the coldest day of the winter to date with temperatures topping out in the low twenties and gusty winds coming off the water. But we all bundled up and somehow forgot about the arctic air as Laura and Ian became husband and wife and walked along the shoreline arm in arm – now together forever.

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