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 will be having an intimate 20-person ceremony at the Morton Arboretum, where we will be officially married! We will have another "ceremony" with the full bridal party and 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 wedding day approaches. You can read more about hotel and shuttle accommodations, ceremony and reception details, and check out our registry information too. So have fun, take a look around and don’t forget to RSVP!

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

Friday Evening Dinner

6:30 PM, April 30, 2021

Granite City Brewery

1828 Abriter Court, Naperville, IL 60563

Anyone who is planning to be in Naperville on Friday is invited to join us for dinner at Granite City Brewery. We will probably be splitting checks.
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Morton Arboretum Ceremony

1:00 PM, May 1, 2021

Morton Arboretum

4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL 60432

Plan on arriving to the site by 12:30pm. Use the main entrance off of IL-53 N and continue down Ginkgo Way to the gatehouse. Tell the gatehouse attendant you are there for the Sullivan wedding and you will receive free admission for the day. Continue to Parking Lot 21 for easy access to the Fragrance Garden.
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Photos (1) - West Side Map

1:45 PM, May 1, 2021

Zoom in on the map to see the photo spots we have selected and their corresponding parking lots. You may have to screenshot the map first to zoom in.

Photos (2) - East Side Map

2:30 PM, May 1, 2021

Zoom in on the map to see the photo spots we have selected and their corresponding parking lots. You may have to screenshot the map first to zoom in.

Cocktail Hour back at the hotel

4:00 PM, May 1, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville

3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532

Change into something more comfortable (if you want), have some snacks and drinks in the suite or at the hotel bar until dinner. Use time to wind down, relax and freshen up after the ceremony!
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Reception Dinner

6:30 PM, May 1, 2021

Maggion's Little Italy

1847 Freedom Drive, Naperville, IL 60563

There will be a 2-hour open bar and a limited menu for dinner! Christa will most likely be changing out of her wedding dress, so feel free to come to dinner a little more lax if you want.
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Wedding Ceremony

1:00 PM, August 28, 2021

Blumen Gardens

The ceremony will be outside and there will be an outdoor bar until 8pm. Please come prepared for the weather. The reception, however will be indoors.

Wedding Reception

2:00 PM, August 28, 2021

Blumen Gardens

325 Edward Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178

The reception will be indoors. Buffet style dinner with barbecue food from Slow Smoke BBQ out of Sycamore. We will have gluten free and vegetarian options available.
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Accommodations

Quality Inn Sycamore - DeKalb

1475 South Peace Road, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178
Phone: 815-895-4979
Block Rate: 85.00/night

You can reserve rooms by calling and referencing our names or the wedding date (8/28/2021) no later than July 27, 2021.
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Country Inn and Suites-Sycamore

1450 S Peace Road, Sycamore, Illinois 60178
Phone: 815-895-8686
Block Rate: Standard rooms (1 King bed OR 2 Queens) 160.00/night
King Suites (1 King bed, one pull out sofa sleeper) 180.00/night

You can reserve rooms by calling and referencing our names or the wedding date (8/28/2021) no later than July 27, 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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Alethea and Ruth