71% of the invited guests are under the age of 35 - Lots of friends and cousins!
There are Zero invited guests under the age of 17 with the exception of the flower girl, 2 year old Nora who will be hosting some other babies in the Teddy Roosevelt suite of the mansion after her brief and potentially disastrous/hilarious walk/run down the aisle.
There are 19 invited guests who attended St. Mike's (Bridget and Matt's alma mater).
63% of the Invited Guests currently live outside of Massachusetts.
Two of the Invited guests live in Jordan, 2 in Denmark and 2 in England.
12 of the Invited Guests were in attendance at the party where Bridget and Matt first smooched.
One of the Invited Guests, who has known the bride since she was born, is also the officiant.
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Please Join Us for Brunch
Saturday, September 24th
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Salem Waterfront Hotel
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Please Note: Bus will Leave the front entrance of Salem Waterfront Hotel promptly at 4:30 p.m.
There will be two return trips one "early" at 10 pm and one at the very end of the night.
Please note: Bus will take folks BACK to Marriott Courtyard Danvers but please take cab or uber to wedding venue as we will not be picking up there prior to the wedding.
to reserve your spot please
Due to a ridiculous number of other brides booking all of the fall Saturdays in the Boston area before we were even engaged, we are holding the wedding on a Friday evening. Please leave PLENTY OF TIME to arrive...the traffic in the Boston area is crazy!!
For those flying, you can travel to Boston Logan or Manchester, NH for easy access to Salem and Topsfield. Most family from out of town are arriving on Thursday !
Take Newburyport/Rockport Line - Newburyport To Salem From North Station. Takes about 30 minutes.
If you are flying into Boston and would like to travel by train to Salem, you can do so by taking the T from the airport doing a couple of transfers to get you to the North Station and then
Take Newburyport/Rockport Line - Newburyport To Salem.
The main hotel block and pre and post wedding events will take place in the historic town of Salem, Massachusetts. The Salem Waterfront Hotel is located in the heart of Salem and is a 10 minute walk, or less, from all of the Salem Attractions, but it should be noted, it is not a "waterview" hotel !
This hotel WILL FILL UP so please act early to secure your lodging. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Salem Waterfront Hotel. They have a 72 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel outside 72 hours (or 3 days) prior to your arrival date, your deposit is refundable less a $25.00 processing fee. FREE PARKING. A bus will be provided to and from the wedding location from this hotel. Make reservation under the Levine Phillips room block for discounted rates ASAP.
If you want to stay along the Route One corridor, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott Courtyard Boston Danvers with convenient access to Willowdale estate. IF enough people warrant it, a bus will be provided to and from the wedding location from this hotel. Please make your reservation by September 1, 2016 to enjoy the special room rate - mention the Levine Phillips Room Block.
Check out other hotels in Salem as well as Air B&B for additional accomodations.
Join us for after-dinner drinks & shenanigans to kick off the wedding festivities. (Note: Bridal party will have rehersal & dinner prior)
Bus will leave from Salem Waterfront Hotel at 4:30 promptly and there will be two return trips. One at 10 p.m. and one at 11 p.m. Limited to 55 guests (if you are in your 20's please sign up !) Save a place by emailing MattandBridget2016@gmail.com
Brunch buffet between 9:00 and 12:00 - come at your leisure. RSVP by emailing MattandBridget2016@gmail.com
Parents of the Bride: Catherine Drake & Rich Levine
Parents of the Groom: Nancy & Mike Phillips
Maid of Honor: Julia Rogers
Best Man: Michael Phillips
Matt caught Bridget's eye sophomore year of college when they met through mutual friends. After months of casually Facebook stalking him while he was studying abroad in Europe, Bridget finally got the opportunity to win him over during their junior year. She subtly got his attention by telling everyone she knew that she was interested in him and throwing an elaborate party as an excuse to hang out with him. With the help of a little bit of music and a lot a bit of alcohol, Matt made his move and they've been together ever since.
Bridget and Matt continued their romance after college by moving to Alaska for a summer, working and snowboarding in Stowe, and embarking on a two-month cross country road trip. They finally settled down near Boston and found "grown up" jobs, an apartment, and a cat.
After four and a half years Matt decided it was time to lock it down. He planned a beautiful hike and picnic in the Blue Hills of Massachusetts, and asked Bridget if she would like to spend the rest of her life with him, to which she said "YES!"
A lot of folks have been asking about attire, so here you go!
Cocktail ! Not Black-Tie, but it is a mansion so have some fun with your good stuff. Long or short dresses for girls and Suits/Jackets and Ties for guys. But not necessary if you don't have !
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