A shuttle will be available for transport to the venue. It will be at the hotel at 4:30pm and depart at 4:55pm.
The 1st return shuttle will be at 10:30pm. It will return to the wedding venue and make additional trips to the hotel as needed for the remainder of the night. We hope you will stay and celebrate with us!
Gates to the wedding venue will close at 5:25 PM. You will NOT be allowed into the ceremony after this time! Please join us after the ceremony for the cocktail hour at 6:00 pm if you are running late.
Andrei and Andrea met at Emory University a couple days before classes started of Andrei's Senior year. Andrea and Jessica (her twin sister) were hanging out with a friend at Andrei's fraternity house (Beta Theta Pi), and completely ignored Andrei and his shenanigans all night. But the next day one of Andrei's friends invited Andrea back over to the house, and Andrei and Andrea ended up chatting the whole time! While Andrea likes to say that she only gave him a chance because his of name, Andrei says it was definitely because of his mad dancing skills...
Andrei took Andrea out for their first date only a few days after they met. Andrea made the mistake of telling Andrei that she had never had sushi before and so he insisted on taking her for sushi. Andrea was very hesitant, but wanted to impress Andrei with her "adventurousness" (HA!) and so she agreed. She loved it! Even though this date was 6 years ago, it is a comes up quite often nowadays whenever Andrei really wants Andrea to try something new and she just wants to eat something that she'll know she likes (duh, because that's the reasonable choice!).
The first time Andrei tried to kiss Andrea they were in his car after a date. Andrea was feeling nervous about it, and so when Andrei leaned in, she leaned away, said goodnight, and got out of the car (leaving Andrei behind thinking that he had really blown it). Running back inside her dorm, Andrea turned around for a quick last look and despite her most concentrated effort, she just couldn't hold back a smile. She didn't think Andrei saw it though, and it wasn't until many months later that Andrei told her his side of the story and that he had seen the smile.
The next time they saw each other after that date, Andrea finally let Andrei kiss her.
IMPORTANT: Gates to the venue will close at 5:25 PM.
You will NOT be allowed into the ceremony after this time! Please join us after the ceremony for the cocktail hour at 6:00 pm if you are running late.
The rehearsal dinner will be for anyone who is participating in the wedding (ex: Wedding Party), as well as the bride and groom's family. If you are unsure if you are expected for the rehearsal dinner, please contact Andrea and Andrei. If are coming to the rehearsal dinner, but will arrive in Longview after 6pm, you are still welcome to come late!
The rehearsal will begin promptly at 5:30.
Best Man, Groomsmen, Maid of Honor, Matron of Honor, Flower girls, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Mother and Father of the Groom. You may bring your dates, we will head straight to the rehearsal dinner once the rehearsal is over.