Ocean City, New Jersey

This weekend was a whirlwind. Our weekend started on Thursday night with a wedding rehearsal dinner in Ocean City, Maryland. Friday we celebrated the beautiful wedding of our good friends Maria and David. I had the honor of being a part of their day, serving as a one of Maria’s bridesmaids. While the weather may not have cooperated, we made the best of it and were able to have fun on the Ocean City boardwalk.

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I’ve lived in New Jersey my entire life and somehow never been to Ocean City, probably because it’s a dry city and my family is pretty into their alcoholic beverages. Ocean City, New Jersey is a tradional shore town, with a boardwalk, rides, games, motels, and resturants. The city is full of charm and historic beauty with some buildings and landmarks dating back to the late 1800’s/early 1900’s. The Ocean City boardwalk offers a mix of traditional ice cream and sweet shops, along with modern clothing stores and miniature golf. We spent Friday afternoon taking lots of pictures on the boardwalk, including a few inside Shrivers Salt Water Taffy and Fudge Shop. Everyone in and around the boardwalk offered their congratulations to the bride and groom, with the employees from Shivers even gifting them a box of salt water taffy and fudge. This really is a wonderful, playful place to enjoy with your family and it’s easy to see why it was a quick choice for our friend’s wedding destination. The wedding reception was held in Ocean City’s historic Flanders Hotel. The Flanders Hotel was built in 1922 and has all the charm of the 1920’s. I was blown away by the building’s elegance, it is not something you see often. After the wedding I also found out that The Flanders also offers a high tea on Thursdays and Sundays, I would love to make my way down there again and check it out in the future.

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After an amazing night and waking up with sore feet from dancing so much, we headed down to Assateague, Maryland for one night of camping. Stay tuned to hear all about one of my new favorite camp spots…

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