Category Archives: wedding party

Where to stay for the wedding

Many of you have been asking about hotel accommodations for the wedding weekend, and we finally have those details for you.

We have a block of rooms at the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, 220 S. 17th St., held for Friday, July 24 for those who need to stay over for the rehearsal, and for Saturday, July 25 for anyone who wants a place to stay after the wedding.

Book online

  • Go to the hotel site and enter your check-in and check-out dates (must be in date parameters of wedding block)
  • Click the “More Search Options” link under the “SEARCH” button
  • Enter promotional code “MCDWIN” and click Search

Book by phone

  • Contact central reservations department at 1-800-333-3333 and reference the McDonald-Wink Room Block.
  • Contact the hotel at 215-735-6000 directly and reference the McDonald-Wink Room Block.

We have 10 rooms blocked for Friday night and 25 for Saturday night. The rooms will be held until June 24, at which point they’ll be released for general sale at the normal rate.

Meet the bridesmaids

Our wedding party will be fairly small, and selecting bridesmaids for me was a no-brainer.

Amanda Boland, whom I’ve known since fifth grade, will be my maid of honor. I walked around the corner to her house one night in late August and gave her one of these with a little note inside.

Her first maid of honor duty was helping me put together similar gifts for the three bridesmaids — our best friends, Melissa Barrett, Sara Scholl and Leanne Salvadore. Continue reading Meet the bridesmaids

Meet the best man

The best man is Michael Butler, whom I first met when I was in seventh grade.

We’ve gone on a road trip together nearly every since 2005 — hiking Zion National Park, white water rafting in Colorado, spelunking in Kentucky and dolphin swimming in Biloxi. We’ve also taken a few international trips in their days together, including time in Panama and Ireland. Continue reading Meet the best man