Pictures From Our Honeymoon Starring "US" Part #2

Harry's Bar - Venezia

Hotel Danieli - Venezia

Somewhere - Venezia (cg thought this guy was gonna run with our camera.)

Post-Spa-Day* - San Giuliano Terme

Pictures From Our Honeymoon Starring "US" Part #1

In front of the Colosseum - Roma

Somewhere - the Cinque Terre

Inside the Colosseum - Roma

The Vatican - Vatican City

About an hour after landing - Roma

The Wedding

After 17 years of friendship, 5 years as a couple, 4 years of cohabitation, and 2 years of being engaged, we are finally getting married!

On October 19th, vows will be exchanged and the celebration will commence promptly at 6:30 in the evening at Astor’s Beechwood Mansion. There will be cocktails, dinner & dancing (oh my!)

Please feel free to arrive fifteen minutes prior to the ceremony to enjoy the mansion’s grounds. Parking will be available onsite. Dress is black tie optional. Having a good time is a must.

Astor's Beechwood Mansion
580 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Read the house's history

Please note we respectfully request no children.

Getting to Newport

Newport is approximately forty minutes from Providence, RI, ninety minutes from Boston, MA, and three and one half hours from New York City.

If traveling by air, fly into Providence T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) or Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). If traveling by train, Amtrak provides service into Providence, RI (PVD).

If you're staying in Newport, the mansion will be within less than 3 miles. If in Middletown, less than 5 miles.

Driving Directions to Astor's Beechwood Mansion

Lodging - Where to Stay

A block of rooms has been secured at the Newport Marriott. Please reference the Goodrich/Riley Wedding when making reservations. Note that block rates will expire on September 18, 2008.

Newport Marriott
25 Americas Cup Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Newport Marriott Website

Newport also offers many highly rated inns, bed & breakfasts, and boutique hotels. For parties traveling together, the Pelham Court Hotel and Vanderbilt Hall offer a variety of guest suite options.

Pelham Court Hotel: visit website or call 401.619.4950
Vanderbilt Hall Hotel: visit website or call 888.826.4255

Middletown is relatively close to Newport and offers accommodations at a variety of price points as well.

Our Story (and why Jones Soda is a-okay)

So in case you didn't know, Benji and I dated in high school. He was my first "real" boyfriend, and he claims I was his first "real" girlfriend.* After a true high school romance, of oh, a few months, we broke up. We remained friendly, but not romantically inclined. We graduated from high school and went our separate ways.

Fast-forward ten years to Gary Furbee's wedding to Denise: Benji escorted me to my seat, and I thought "hey, he's still cute." Sounds like he thought the same of me, and we spent the evening catching up.

Fast-forward another month: Benji visited me in Evanston. Benji (as usual) was hungry, so we went to the fine eating establishment known as "Panera" (oooooo-aaaaah). While at Panera, I hemmed and hawed and explained why we should not get into a real relationship. Benji disagreed, and proceeded to show me the inside of a Jones Soda cap which read "put faith in a personal relationship". And so I did, and the rest is history...

*my being his first girlfriend actually is not true, but for some reason, he now states it as fact

I like the nightlife, I like to boogie

Given that we are music fans (or should I say, I am a music fan and bmr is a music freak), we believe good music is critical to the success of our wedding. That said, we are currently taking requests!

Let us know song titles (preferably with artists) that you would like to hear at the reception, and we'll look into putting your picks into the rotation*.

*Please note that The Electric Slide, The Chicken Dance, The Macarena, or anything quoted as a "bad breakup song" will not be considered seriously but will most likely be ridiculed.


All registries are listed under "Cindy Goodrich & Ben Riley".

Koo de Kir
Koo de Kir is a small boutique with personalized service. Please contact the store directly via phone or email. For orders placed by August 31st, receive 15% off with their summer sale.
(View registry on Google Sites as pdf)
phone: 800.944.2591 or 617.723.8111

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