Category Archives: Wedding

Accommodation List Update

I’ve updated our Wedding Page.

Many of the places that rent weekly are filling up, so I have been trying to stay on top of what remains available. Most of the links below should be available. You might want to ask if they are being held by the Shah or Hojnicki wedding group. When you have booked a place, please email one of us to let us know where you are staying. We’d really appreciate it. We are getting so excited!!!!!

Re: places that rent for the night — I’m not sure how fast they are filling up, but I’d try to make reservations ASAP, because it is a very busy time of year in July.

Wedding Page Updates

Take a look at our updated wedding page (to the right). I still need to do a bit more updating, but everything is now hyperlinked for easy use.

Wedding Update

We have a date and a place! It will be on July 29, 2006 at the Bar Harbor Inn. We are very excited. It’s nice to finally at least know a place and date.

Wedding Update

While we are still not 100% sure, it looks like the wedding will be in Bar Harbor. We will be going up for a visit in a few weeks to scope everything out with the discriminating eye.

Wedding Venue Help

We need it!

We are still trying to figure out WHERE to get married. I’ll give y’all a few links to some places and please vote on favorites and/or make suggestions. Just to give you a bit of background, this is optimally what we’d like:
1) a place where 125 of our closest family and friends can realistically gather and celebrate
2) a destination wedding “feel” — so a weekend event with lots of opportunity for hanging out, mingling, etc. We want our families and friends to have an opportunity to get to know each other. We might even want to have organized carriage rides, kayak tours, softball games, hikes, etc.
3) we strongly prefer a Saturday night wedding
4) we want to get married outside, preferably at the location of the reception, but this is not a necessity
5) we love the idea of a national park
6) a place that is special to us (this makes it VERY difficult)
7) preferably a place that can accommodate us with indian food, but we NEED vegetarian food at the very least
8) a place we love

So here are some links. Please give advice.

Bar Harbor Inn — This place is right on the water. We have only seen the grounds, but it is very nice from the outside. the big drawback is that the reception would have to take place mid-day. We like the idea of Acadia National Park, though it is a far drive — 11 hrs from Philadelphia and 13 hrs from Buffalo.

Jordan Pond House — This is actually IN Acadia National Park. We’re just not sure how likely it is that they can accommodate with with indian food. If we did it here, we’d probably have our ceremony in the park, perhaps even by Jordan Pond.

Asticou Inn — We’re not sure if this place is really ON the waterfront. It’s another place on Mount Desert Island near Acadia national Park.

The Belhurst Castle — This place is in the Finger Lakes in NY. It’s very beautiful, though it is no national park. The big drawback here is their Saturdays are booked, so we’d have to do a Sunday wedding.

White Hart Inn — a somewhat generic place we have not yet really checked out in CT

Red Lion Inn — This is a place Amy suggested in the Berkshires. We have not checked it out.

The White House Inn — This is a lovely Inn in southern VT along route 9.

Wake Robin Inn — This place looks nice — but I just found it on the web. It’s along the Housatonic River. Sujal and I camped by the Housatonic last year.

The Interlaken — I’d looked at this place online before and just never followed up. Seems like a possibility.

Okay, so that’s what i have for now. Vote away and/or make other suggestions.

Amy and Brian Are Married!

So one of my other recent travels was to Amy and Brian’s wedding. Here are some of the photos Sujal took. Amy’s the chick in white. I’m the chick in pink. They had a great ceremony which was very short and ended with a sing-a-long on Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. The ceremony and reception took place at The Orchards in Williamstown, MA, which is a very elegant inn. They give you cookies with their turn down service. I still don’t understand the need for a turn down service, because you can’t pull their own sheets back, but I definitely understand the need for cookies. Congrats to Amy and Brian!!!