Stacey Wions and Aleck Johnson
May 8, 2004
The Ceremony and Reception
Ceremony starts at 7:00 PM, the Cocktail Hour and Reception are immediately following
The Binghamton Club
83 Front Street
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!
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.
WHAT TO DO IN THE AREA
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).
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 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.