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Stacey Wions and Aleck Johnson
May 8, 2004

The Ceremony and Reception

Ceremony starts at 7:00 PM, the Cocktail Hour and Receptio
n are immediately following

The Binghamton Club
83 Front Street
Binghamton, NY

Steer your horse and buggy to the Town Stoplight
and... nevermind.
  For all the directions you'll ever want for the weekend, click here.

We'll be getting married in a Jewish ceremony officiated by Rabbi Michele Medwin, congregational rabbi of Temple Concord in Binghamton. To learn more about Jewish weddings, read The Modern Jewish Ceremony and Wedding Customs: Old, New, and Renovated. Some of these customs are for those who are more religious, and we will not be including all of them in our ceremony.


The ceremony will flow into a cocktail hour and then the reception will be immediately following. The ceremony and reception will be held in the same room (which they will reset during the cocktail hour), so no dawdling after we walk back down the aisle! The quicker we vacate the room (and head downstairs to the cocktail hour) the quicker we can return to dance and celebrate!

The wedding is Black Tie Preferred. For the rest of the weekend, keep in mind that just because it will be Spring all over the rest of the country, Binghamton might just have snow. So, please check the weather forecast before making your trip up to the frozen tundra!

You have your choice between Almond Crusted Chicken, Cheese-Filled Pasta Purses, and Chicken Fingers and French Fries. The Chicken Fingers are usually billed as the child's meal, but in actuality, anyone of any age can order them. Don't be shy-- order what you really want!

And please keep in mind that dinner will not be served until very late.

During the wedding reception, there will be a separate room set aside for kids,  complete with babysitters and washable fun.  Kids will be able to go in and out of this room throughout the party (either as they please, for older kids, or with a parent, for the little ones).  If you have any questions, please email us.


Don't forget that Sunday will be . During the reception, the kids room will have materials for them to make Mother's Day cards. In addition, we thought you'd appreciate the names and numbers of some local florists who can deliver flowers to the hotel Sunday morning.


We've secured a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Arena in Binghamton located at 2-8 Hawley Street (607-722-1212 or 1-800-HOLIDAY). The fee is $86 per night (though some have found cheaper rates by booking rooms online). When you reserve your room, make sure to say that you are part of the Wions/Johnson Wedding. All reservations must be made by March 25, 2004. (This information will come along with the invitation, as well.) The hotel is only blocks away from the Binghamton Club, has an indoor pool, shops, a hairdresser, and a fitness room. They have recently renovated the entire place. We’re not making any promises, but this hotel passed the “Michelle will stay here” test! Click here for a preview of the hotel and accommodations. If you'd prefer to stay elsewhere, please contact us by email.



But then again, how can you not find something intriguing in Binghamton, Carousel Capital of the World and home of the Spiedie?


It's not just a wedding, it's a whole weekend! We begin Friday night with an informal dinner for the out-of-towners at Karyn and Ron's apartment building from 6-9.
Then on Sunday morning, there will  be brunch provided at the hotel by way of another rolling meal. This one will be between 9:30 and 11:30.
Saturday afternoon, well, don't count on Stacey or Aleck to be much help with anything. You'll have to amuse yourselves (see above, "What to do in the area". Good luck).

Travel Options
You can drive (see Directions) or fly. Check the following places for flights: Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity , Cheaptickets and Airline Tickets Online. Binghamton’s airport code is BGM. There is no train that comes to Binghamton.

For the Californians
For those of you in California who aren't up to a cross-country trek, the Johnsons are planning a small reception/party for Aleck and Stacey in California scheduled for December 26, 2004 at 3 pm. You'll receive more details as it gets closer.

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