Christa

and

James

Please join us for our wedding celebration on

Welcome

CHANGE OF PLANS (OOPS, WE DID IT AGAIN)

Due to the recent circumstances, we have decided to postpone the big event YET AGAIN until Saturday, August 28th. Nothing is more important to us than creating a safe and comfortable environment for our guests.

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, we had an intimate 20-person ceremony at the Morton Arboretum, where we were officially married! We will celebrate with our bridal party and extended family and friends in a full reception on Saturday, August 28th at Blumen Gardens. The social restrictions are everchanging, so please be patient with us, as we are trying our best to balance everyone's safety with maintaining the original guest list. This may not be a possibility depending on restrictions, and any updates will be communicated via this website.

Nevertheless, welcome to our wedding website, we can’t wait to celebrate our special day with you. We’ve created this website as a convenient and interactive way to share all of the important details with you as our reception approaches. You can read more about hotel and shuttle accommodations, reception details, and check out our registry information too. So have fun, take a look around and don’t forget to RSVP by August 1st!

Finally – thank you for your ongoing love and support. We are so excited to share this day with you and look forward to dancing the night away with all of our favorite people!

Events

Wedding Reception

5:30 PM, August 28, 2021

Blumen Gardens

403 Edward Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178

Please RSVP by August 1, 2021

Timeline of Events
5:15pm - Shuttle starts from Holiday Inn
5:30pm - Cocktail Hour
6:30pm - Dinner
10:30pm - Shuttle to MVP Sports Bar & Holiday Inn
1:00am - The shuttle will stop running

Parking
Parking is available on the East side of The Garden Room. Guests may also park in front of Blumen Gardens (Edward Street) and along the South Avenue.

If you want to use the shuttle, park at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Sycamore. The shuttle will leave the hotel at 5:15 and come around roughly every 20-30 minutes until 6:30pm.

Dinner
Cocktail hour will be outdoors and dinner will be served indoors. Buffet style dinner with barbecue food from Slow Smoke BBQ. There will be gluten free and vegetarian options available.
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After Party

11:00 PM, August 28, 2021

MVP Sports Bar

124 S California Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178

If you wish to continue the party after the reception, feel free to join us at MVP Sports Bar. After the reception, the shuttle will begin again at 10:45pm. It will make stops to the Holiday Inn and MVP Sports bar. It will continue until 1am. You will be responsible for any food or drinks you order.
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Accommodations

Red Roof Inn

1212 W Lincoln Hwy, Dekalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-758-8661
Block Rate: 109.00/night

You can reserve rooms by calling and referencing Christa McDonough's name. Ask for Vicky.
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites

1935 Dekalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178
Phone: 815-748-7400
Block Rate: 110.00/night

You can reserve rooms by calling and referencing our names or the wedding date (8/28/2021) no later than August 14, 2021.
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Quality Inn Sycamore - DeKalb

1475 S Peace Road, Sycamore, Illinois 60178
Phone: 815-895-4979
Block Rate: 84.99/night

You can reserve rooms by calling and referencing our names or the wedding date (8/28/2021) no later than July 30, 2021.
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Gift Registry

Honey Fund

We are [planning on] going to Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico!

We are honored you will share in our special day. Your presence is our gift!

We're also lucky to already have a home full of everything we need, so please enjoy browsing our Honeyfund wish list, where you can contribute funds to our dream honeymoon!
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