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Celebrating Your Dream Wedding: Part 4

Richly warm and inviting, the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in RehobothBeach, provides a full-service, oceanfront hotel that combines Victorian charm with modern conveniences. The impeccably trained staff keeps the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel welcoming and appealing; never stuffy. This is the ideal location for your weekend wedding. Your guests will enjoy their glimpse of an earlier, gentler time while gathering in the antique filled lobby or restaurant. The ocean front location makes on-the-beach weddings feasible, while still allowing you to reserve an elegant dining room for the reception. You can even host a special tea as your bridesmaids’ luncheon.

The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel

Olive Ave., Boardwalk

Rehoboth Beach, DE


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Making Your Dream Wedding Come True: Part 2

Talk like a Pirate

Many of you who regularly travel to South Delaware for the summer are familiar with the Pirates of Lewes, a family favorite; expeditions pirate ship charter. Children of all ages enjoy a swashbuckling pirate adventure of fantasy and fun. What you may not realize is that the same ship is available for adult parties, and the accommodating owner promises “what happens on the pirate ship stays on the pirate ship.”

One enterprising groom—to-be chartered the ship for an afternoon. Friends enjoyed the caterers’ grog while searching for pirates’ booty. After defeating the “very bad pirate,” the triumphant young man hauled up the treasure chest from the water’s depths, popped open the lid and surprised his girlfriend with a diamond engagement ring. While I would suggest using a synthetic diamond for the proposal, and replacing it with the real thing when back on land, the owner promises that he “hasn’t lost a treasure chest yet.”

Pirates of Lewes

Anglers Marina in Historic Lewes, DE


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Winter at the Beach: Part 4

The view from my room at the romantic Inn at Canal Square. © Gail A. Sisolak

The view from my room at the romantic Inn at Canal Square. © Gail A. Sisolak

The luxurious Inn at Canal Square offers sumptuous accommodations and gourmet breakfasts in their “Nantucket-Style” retreat located on the banks of the canal. Winter weekend programs include the opportunity to join Delaware’s own Kevin Fleming, noted photographer and publisher. Fleming will describe his experiences photographing scenes for his latest book “Wild Delaware” and present examples of those rare moments he was able to capture. The next morning, tour some of the parks that Fleming frequented. (

Hotel Rodney: © Gail A. Sisolak

Hotel Rodney: © Gail A. Sisolak

The Hotel Rodney is a gem of a boutique hotel located in the heart of Lewes’ historic district; within strolling distance of a myriad of colorful shops and restaurants. Although the building was constructed in 1926, the interior has been remodeled from top-to-bottom. The striking décor manages to balance early 20-th century architecture with sleekly sophisticated design and appointments.  Crisp, comfortable and chic, Hotel Rodney offers a stylish respite close to all the action. (

This story was first published in the News Journal in 2008, under the byline of Gail A. Sisolak. All copyrights reserved.