PHOTO CONTEST update & PRIZES coming soon!!!
email us or get us your picture files for a chance to win
(prizes for best picture & most pictures taken)
MOVIE COUPLES: the Indiana Jones movies/ the Before Midnight-Before Sunset-Before Sunrise trilogy/ Raising Arizona/ the Thin Man movies/ the Rocky movies/ the original Star Wars trilogy/ Moonstruck/ the Harry Potter movies
TV COUPLES: Game of Thrones/ Modern Family/ The Newsroom/ Twin Peaks/ Dexter/ Californication/ Arrested Development/ The X-Files
link to our “wedding movie”:
to all that attended… we thank you SO SO MUCH
we had a FANTASTIC time… and its only because of all of our wonderful guests… THANK YOU!!
love, jesse & cathy
Hilton 1:45, Quality Inn 2:00
Hilton 3:30, Quality Inn 3:45
Hilton 5:15, Quality Inn 5:30
If anybody wants to drive to the house but take the shuttle back, thats an option too. Everyone is staying at these two hotels and they’re a mile apart- there are numerous ride options back to your car sunday AM.
The shuttle wont stick around for more than 5 minutes- please be outside waiting if you want to hop on it. Its a 12-passenger extended van of some variety.
If you want to participate in our numerous GAMES that will be happening:
please drive yourself to arrive early enough…
games will take place from 1130-330.
“our wedding reception weekend”
our wedding / reception will take place over the weekend of June 21st… at an estate in coxsackie ny
it is called Windrift Hall… the property is approximately 1hr 45min north of the northern nj area
Wedding Reception Schedule:
- Saturday Day – Activities
- Saturday Night – Adults Only Wedding Reception
- Sunday Noon – Brunch before folks head home
SATURDAY Arrival/Departure Times:
“Cocktail hour” will be from 4-6pm.
Anybody that wants to spend a bit more time with us - to relax & enjoy the property - may arrive a bit earlier if they like. Please try to arrive no later than about 615pm.
Most importantly: The “feature presentation” of the evening will occur after dark. There will be a production of some variety, re: our vows/ st john ceremony/ etc., after sunset (approximately 845). Please be sure to schedule your evening around this (& dessert service) which should conclude by 945pm.
Obviously the party will continue on into the night (staying at one of the hotels we have reserved and using the shuttle is recommended) and we’d love to have as many folks as possible stay as late as they can.
HOTEL BLOCK RESERVATIONS:
** (blocks expire at the end of May) **
There will be shuttle service between the two hotels listed below & our wedding venue. Shuttle Operating Times will be posted soon.
Both of the below hotels should extend to you free cancellation terms as part of this block.
- Quality Inn Central -
1632 Central Ave, Albany / (518) 456-8811
Free Parking & Wifi. Pool. Rooms come with a Kitchenette.
Free Hot & Cold Breakfast.
Two Double Beds or One King for $79/night.
Cathy & I STRONGLY recommend the rooms with two beds regardless of number of occupants… these rooms are noticeably larger. The King-bed room is significantly smaller, and it definitely FEELS small.
By far the top rated hotel under $100, we toured it, and it is nice (one of the nicest Quality Inns we’ve been in)… but this is clearly more like a 2 ½ star level type property, and the Garden Inn is safely in the 3-star level.
- Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport -
800 Albany Shaker Road, Albany / (518) 464-6666
Free Parking & Wifi. Pool. Rooms come with a Kitchenette.
Breakfast buffet is $11.95 pp, and is from 630am-Noon on Sat & Sun.
Two Double Beds or One King for $114/night.
(mention group code WAPAWG or our names when you call)
Completely renovated in 2010, this was the cleanest & nicest hotel of the many we visited. The whole place feels VERY “New” – and the lobby is very comfortable, with lots of seating, wifi, a fireplace and free welcome beverages/ snacks (during certain hours).
Also- the hotel operates a free, 24-hour, airport shuttle (which may be helpful to anyone flying in). They will also shuttle folks to points within a 3-mile radius for free.
TripAdvisor: the #3 ranked hotel in Albany, 87% recommended, 4.5/5 stars.
“Garden Party Attire” Similar to Cocktail Attire, it seems… but a bit less formal & more fun and light for the summer. Basically- no jeans, no shorts, no sneakers. Ideally- ladies could wear summer dresses, and boys could be in dress pants, shoes & shirt… jackets & ties are totally optional.
Shoes— ladies: not only is the party outdoors, it is outdoors on a hill, with rocky stairs, and a gravel driveway. Flats, fancy flip flops, sandals, etc. are a must.
Also– for wedding party folks and those with us from the night before: Be sure to have casual clothes for saturday daytime activities, games and hanging out. We can all get into our fancier wedding clothes, and “wedding mode”, in the late afternoon/early evening.
A very casual get-together for whoever stayed the night on Saturday. EVERYONE is invited!
Saturday is sure to be a very late night for many of us… so I expect getting together on Sunday to be a bit on the late side (maybe 1130-ish?)
It will be really simple, but the company will be excellent! A brunch of some variety (bagels, pastries, reception leftovers ??) will be procured at some point, and we would LOVE for all those still in town to attend. This will also be a great opportunity to take advantage of the huge property we’ve rented!
Please let me know as soon as possible if you need help with transportation. We are happy to help find a ride for folks who need them from the north jersey area to Coxsackie. Or- if you considering public transportation and need help planning that- please give me a call.
NOTE: For anyone that might be flying, the closest airport is Albany (ALB). There is a FREE SHUTTLE that runs 24/7, between the Albany airport and the Hilton Garden Inn that we have reserved a room block with for our wedding. (and- there is the shuttle we have provided that can transport you to & from the hotel on the day of the wedding reception)
(& there will be driving directions, for those going directly to the house, included with the formal invites–
if you are taking your own car from the NJ area, and are interested in a scenic drive, take route 385, it is a nice / very pretty drive)
The wedding reception is at a private home. There is limited parking. To be able to fit everyone’s cars safely we hope to average at least 3 people per vehicle. Please carpool or take the shuttle if possible.
We will provide transportation from a nearby hotel to the wedding venue for those who let us know ahead of time they’d like to use it. Return transport at set times will obviously also be provided.
We love all of the children of our friends & family. Unfortunately, (due to limited space, safety concerns (large pond on the property), and the hope that all of you over-worked parents can have a night off) we’ve made this an adults-only reception.
Please send your song requests for the reception to me!
Text or email them.
Any kind of music you like, we’ll try to fit it in.
(We would particularly love to know the following:
“I will dance if you play ______”)
Please send a few, and send them soon, to ensure they make the cut :)