Kaitlin and Chris

August 3, 2013

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Kaitlin Ring
Chris DeCrescente
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Sat
Aug 3
2013

4:00 PM

House Mountain Inn
455 Lonesome Dove Trail
Lexington, VA 24450
United States

540-464-4004
Theme & Notes

House Mountain Inn is a private resort tucked within the Blue Ridge Mountains. The ceremony will take place outside (fingers crossed for good weather) or under the outdoor shelter.

Dress Code

The ceremony will be outside, so dress accordingly! It's usually pretty warm and humid in Lexington in August, but it does get chilly on the mountain in the evening.

Accommodations

Guest Cottages and Cabins in Lexington

A list of guest cottages and cabins in Lexington with e-mails, phone numbers, and links to their websites.

Bed and Breakfasts in Lexington

A list of bed and breakfasts and country inns in Lexington with phone numbers, e-mails, and links to their websites.

Hotels in Lexington

A list of hotels in Lexington with phone numbers, e-mails, and links to their websites.

Travel Details

The closest airports to Lexington are in Lynchburg (34 miles), Roanoke (43 miles), and Staunton (45 miles). Another option might be to fly into one of DC's airports, Washington-Dulles or Reagan International. Washington, D.C., is a little under 200 miles (or 2.5-3 hours) away from Lexington.

Palette
Sat
Aug 3
2013

5:00 PM

455 Lonesome Dove Trail
Lexington, VA 24450
United States

540-464-4004
Travel info

Transportation will be provided to lodging in town after the reception. See the travel section for lodging options in Lexington.

key people
Bridesmaids
Shannon Ring
Maiden of Honor
I remember when Shannon was born, holding her and thinking, "She's the cutest most perfect thing in the world. I'll never fight with her." Being the built-in babysitter for the remainder of my preteen and teenage years, that promise may not have held true but, being 10 years older than Shannon, I've always wished I could be more present in her life. That was part of what persuaded me to take a job in Williston, so I could spend one last year with her. It's also why I couldn't imagine going through one of the most important days of my life without her by my side. (Additionally, she's wanted to make sure I include that she loves cats.)
Adeline Hugelen
Lifelong Friend and Bridesmaid
Adeline is one half of the dynamic duo I spent almost every minute of my childhood with. Adeline, Veronica, and I had sleepovers nearly every weekend in the summers and had so many adventures -- Spending afternoons at the horse ranch down the street, going swimming in nearby Spring Lake, and rollerblading with their dogs, just to name some. Adeline was also one of the only people I could indulge my guilty pleasure of playing Barbies with long after we were considered "too old."
Lindsey Torgerson
Maid of Honor
Our friendship grew stronger through the craziness of the guys we love. Although, cocktails, dinners, Teen Mom nights, shopping trips, and wedding shows on TLC didn't hurt either. And I don't think anyone else appreciates the awesomeness of the statement, "I don't know what to do with my hands!" Matt and Lindsey are honestly the couple equivalent of mine and Chris's "other half."
Veronica Wertman
Lifelong Friend and Bridesmaid
I was so lucky I got to have two people to call my best friends growing up. Veronica, Adeline, and I would ride our bikes for miles and think nothing of it. (I wish I could still do that.) We'd head to their family's restaurant for breakfast, to Wal-Mart, the Mecca of Williston, to get ice cream and swap flavors a third of the way through. All of my favorite memories growing up star Veronica and Adeline.
Groomsmen
Matt Kazy-Garey
Best Man
Elliot Semuskie
Friend, Roommate, and Groomsman
Eric DeCrescente
Groom's Brother and Groomsman
Tanner Ring
Brother of the Bride & Groomsman
Jon Amt
Lifelong friend and groomsman
House Mountain Inn - Lexington, VA
House Mountain Inn - Lexington, VA
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Hotel Details

House Mountain Inn

Check out our venue, the House Mountain Inn, which has been called one of the best-kept getaway secrets in the nation. Fun fact: Tom Cruise stayed here while filming "War of the Worlds."

Flight Details

The closest airports to Lexington are in Roanoke (55 miles), Charlottesville (72 miles), Lynchburg (45 miles), and Staunton, VA (38 miles). Roanoke is the largest airport near Lexington.

Group Travel Info

Room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd:

Hampton Inn Col Alto - 401 E Nelson St Lexington, VA 24450 | (540) 463-2223

Holiday Inn Express - 880 N Lee Hwy Lexington, VA 24450 | (540) 463-7351

Best Western Lexington Inn - 850 N Lee Hwy | (540) 458-3020


-Mention the Ring/DeCrescente wedding to receive the group rate.

-Transportation will be provided to and from the House Mountain Inn from the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express. You may sign up for a shuttle at the front desk of these hotels. The first shuttle will leave for the House Mountain Inn at 3:30 p.m. During the reception, shuttles will be available to take back to the hotels beginning at 9:30 p.m. The last shuttle will leave at 11:30 p.m.

Hotel Details

Hotels in Lexington

Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns in Lexington

Perfect for groups looking for lodging with some Southern charm!

Guest Cottages and Cabins in Lexington

For a more private weekend, cabins and cottages are available to rent out.

Notes

Some interesting facts about Lexington:

-Robert E. Lee and his horse, Traveller, are buried there -- at Lee Chapel on Washington & Lee University's campus. Kaitlin will be starting her first year at Washington & Lee School of Law in the fall of 2013, three weeks after the wedding.

-Lexington is home to the only house Stonewall Jackson ever owned (which is now open as a museum). Jackson is also buried in Lexington.

-Hull's Drive-In calls Lexington home. It's the only non-profit drive-in theatre in the nation.

-Lexington was first settled in 1777.

-Several movies were shot in and near Lexington, including "Brother Rat" (1938) starring Ronald Reagan, "Mardi Gras" (1958), "Sommersby" (1993), several TV documentaries covering the Civil War, and most recently, "War of the Worlds," starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning (2004).

Things to Do

The NYC Shuttle

If you flew into Charlottesville, or if you've just always wanted to see New York City, there's a shuttle service that leaves from several locations in Charlottesville every two days and drops you off in New York City. I've also heard rumors that the shuttle will start making a stop at the Vienna Metro Station, which would link you up to anywhere you want to go in D.C.

Historic Lexington Carriage Tours

Take in the sights of charming Lexington, VA, by means of a relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride, offered by Lexington Carriage Company.

Tour Stonewall Jackson's home

Restored and converted into a public museum, Stonewall Jackson's home is on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours are held on the hour and half-hour daily.

Blue Lab Brewing Company

A spot Chris and I found on our first visit to Lexington, Blue Lab Brewing Company is an interesting little place. It's not a bar by any means. In fact, you're only allowed to try samples in the store and can carry out your favorite craft microbrew in a "growler." But you'll find some of the friendliest people behind the counter. Before you know it, you've tried every brew over conversation with the owners, who treat you like old friends.

Macado's

Macado's will definitely be a frequent hangout of ours - We have to stop in for a drink or for lunch every time we visit. It's an awesome (and inexpensive!) place!

registry
Registry Note

The very best gift we can receive is your presence at our wedding. We recognize that many of you are coming from far away, which will already entail spending money on travel and hotel accommodations. We welcome and appreciate your love and support as our wedding gift. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

For those who would like to give a traditional gift as well, we have set up registries at the stores listed below, which you can access both in store or by clicking the links we listed here.

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