Interactive Wedding Map, Hotels, and Registry Details

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We have created an interactive map to help our guests with their wedding plans.

The full interactive map can be found at this site.

Please bookmark the site so you can visit often as you plan your trip.

From this site you can create unique driving directions, find the addresses and contact information for all of our wedding sites, find local airports, bus stations, and train stations, and familiarize yourself with the Precision Valley of Vermont.


For our accommodation information (and a list of fun Vermont activities) please click here.

For our registry information, please click here.


Today my husband turns 28.
We are still recovering from the crazy, zany lovely Wedding Weekend.

We love all of you so very much, and are excited to share the memories from our wedding and photographs!

Our photographer, Christa, put the initial photographs online. Visit her blog to see her teasers!

(Two of the three adorable Warren children)

Three Days!

This is the 70th post I have posted since our engagement. Fittingly, this is our last post before the wedding.

I've included our most important blog postings below in case you missed a few. Enjoy!

Our Engagement Story

About my heirloom ring

Our reception site, The Hartness House Inn

Our ceremony site, The First Unitarian Parish of Chester

About our Wedding Party, Clayton and Kimberly

About gown shopping

About our florist and flowers

About the Chalice I made for our UU wedding ceremony

About our Hymn, "Let It Be A Dance"

About our honeymoon plans to Greece click here and here.

About our engagement photos

Thank all of you for being a part of our lovely union!

Love, Denise and Christopher


With just four days to go, I wanted to share a bit more about Chester.

The Chester Town hosts a fairly informative (but rarely updated) town site. Visit it here.

A good local spot is MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub. Alan, the owner, appears to be legitimately Scottish with a brogue. They have great beer and cider on tap, indoor/outdoor dining, an a friendly multi-generational atmosphere. You can read a review here.

"The Pub" is easy to find on Chester's Main Street, located near St. Joseph's Catholic Church. St. Joe's has a 10:30am Sunday Mass.

If you'd rather attend a Unitarian Universalist service, our church service begins at the First Unitarian Parish of Chester 9:30am. Chris will be attending the service, and I am sure he'd welcome the company :)

The Heritage Bakery and Deli, on Rt. 103, is a bit pricey... but they do have scrumptious baked goods and good coffee. Their website is here.

My Dad has requested information for the "best local bookstore." My favorite is Misty Valley Books, located right on the Chester Town Green. The Green has great shopping, including a wonderful celtic silver and giftshop and two bookstores. Misty Valley is the larger of the two locally owned shops. Their hours are Saturday 10 am -5 pm and Sunday 11 am - 4 pm. Their website is here.

A quick drive away, Springfield has the best local diner. The Springfield Royal Diner is a tasty spot, but Chris and I can only vouch for breakfast. They have a good, quick breakfast... including a mostly authentic biscuits and gravy. Chris enjoys their feta and spinach omlettes. You can view their menu and hours here.

Springfield also has a few tasty pizzareias. If you want a hearty meal, however, we'd direct you to Penelope's and McKinley's. On Main Street, they have recently opened after a devastating fire. Penelope's (upstairs) and McKinley's (the pub downstairs) are both local favorites. We'd advise you to avoid the 56 Main Street restaurant; they are tasty, but overpriced.

Most of the larger restaurants, chain shopping, and 24-hour pharmacies are located a thirty minute ride away in West Lebanon, New Hampshire. West Leb, a quick drive from our apartment, is a tax-free shopping oasis. It is a bit of an industrial eyesore, but well appreciated and useful.

Any other destinations you'd like to learn more about? Let us know!

Sposa Bagnata, Sposa Fortunata

In case you do not know the Italian,

"Wet Bride, Lucky Bride."

In Spanish, "Novia Mojada, Dicha Asegurada." In French, "Mariage Pluvieux, Mariage Heureux."

I'm not sure if you have seen the forcast for next weekend, but all of New England should be in for some rain. Well, a lot of rain.

According to tradition, I could pray to St. Clare to avoid the rain. Give one dozen fresh eggs to a local convent and pray the day away. Or, alternately, I could hang a rosary outside of my bedroom window to avoid a downpour. I do not mind rain, though. :)

Really, I like to believe in the "good oman" of a rainy wedding: good crops and healthy children.

In light of the current weather reports, I offer the following update on our Dress Code:

Please remember to bring an umbrella. Perhaps we should plan on packing solid shoes.

Dress Code

Hello again!

I've had a few family members ask about our dress code.

Our wedding dress code is non-existent. We welcome our friends and family to be comfortable.

I assume many of our guests will be wearing what is apparently now known as "Wedding Casual." Dressy, but not draped in emeralds. I sort of think of "Wedding Casual" as "Nice Sunday Church Clothing." Slacks, ties, jackets. Suits, skirts, or sweaters.

Our evenings have been quite chilly, and all guests should bring a sweater or a jacket. Sunday afternoons, even if sunny, can be quite breezy in late September. I am sure the weather will be cold after the reception.

Little Details

Eight days until our ceremony, and six days until some of our family and friends arrive in Vermont!

We had our final meeting with our Pastor, Telos, last night. Our ceremony is finished. Yippie!

Chris and I have begun to finalize those little details.

He is picking out his outfit for the Rehearsal Dinner and looking through the hundred ties he owns to select two for the "wedding weekend." I am not exaggerating. He owns over a hundred ties, compliments of a fantastic Christmas present last year :) He is confident one of them must match.

I've been coordinating the last few phone calls, checks, and delivery details. With the exception of a few manageable tasks, we are almost done. I have a few phone calls still to make tonight, a few plans to drop off at the Hartness House, and a few friends to call back and shower with love for their support.

I am so very thankful to our family and friends for helping us to have what will be a very lovely, very fun wedding shindig.