Little known fact. Our wedding in Mexico wasn't legally binding. Well we knew that but most other folks didn't. So a few weeks ago, we flew down to Florida to make it legal. Adam's parents came too. We flew in on a Thursday and while Adam slept, my dad and I took his parents on a tour of Hutchinson Island (where my parents live).
But first, we made a stop at the Fruit Stand to buy dozens of Honeybells and Grapefruits.
Then we went to bathtub beach (it was cold!)
Followed by the House of Refuge
Since it was so cold on Thursday, we'd had enough of outdoor activities so we headed back home to make some cocktails with those delicious honeybells.
Here's Adams mom, Trish, enjoying one in my Aunt Sherry & Uncle Steve's condo where they were staying.
The sunset that night
For dinner, we went to the one and only chain restaurant that Adam and I enjoy. Bonefish. We LOVE Bonefish. Our appetizers below: Mussels, Sesame Seared Tuna, and Bang Bang Shrimp. It was also happy hour when we got there meaning a round of drinks for 6 people only cost $15! Florida happy hour sure is awesome.
The next morning, Adam and I got up early to go to the court house to get a marriage license.
For lunch, my dad cooked up bucket after bucket of stone crab that they caught in their crab traps along with some leftover bonefish.
Now that's a legal-wedding day lunch to write home about!
At this point, it was time to get dressed for the real wedding and head back to the Stuart courthouse.
My grandparents (who weren't able to come to Mexico) were able to come to this wedding!
They did the quick 5 minute legal ceremony in this gazebo outside of the County Clerks office.
It was casual Friday at the office :)
After the 3pm ceremony, we headed to Conchy Joes for Happy Hour!
Our favorite part of Happy Hour is the .50 oysters and clams (steamed or raw, we eat 'em raw!)
Then we went back to my parents condo to kill some time. My parents neighbors (Ed and Edie) brought up a bottle of champagne so we squeezed a bunch of honeybell and grapefruit juice and made mimosas. (Ed is a florist and he made the bouquet I was holding out of some flowers that Adam's parents picked up on a grocery store run)
For dinner, we went to Courtine's (a french restaurant in Stuart). It was delicious. Almost everyone got one of these three things.
Rack of lamb
Or Rib Eye (this one was stuffed with blue cheese!)
The next morning, Adam's parents had to leave. They weren't too upset to go though as they were catching a flight to Tahiti!
We bummed around for a bit and then headed to a chili cookoff for charity. They just happened to be serving Churros so Adam and I decided to recreate this picture from our real wedding:
The next day we woke up bright and early to go out Deep Sea Fishing. About an hour in, we caught this Dolphin
But then we didn't catch anything else so we went back home and went swimming.
Monday was our last day in town but my mom had to work so my dad took us to this beer and wine bar they thought we'd enjoy called Vine and Barley.
They had a great tap list and Adam enjoyed a few samplers.
We got a meat/cheese plate to share for lunch.
For the wine, you got to serve yourself! You purchased a pre-paid card and then got to fill it with a taste (1oz), a half glass (2.5oz) or a full glass (5oz). The amount of the sample was deducted from your card and you could try as many as you wanted. It was a really cool concept!
Well that was it for our second wedding vacation. We flew home Tuesday morning on a 6:30am flight and had to go straight to work from the airport.