Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two Days to Go!

The big day is almost here and I hope everyone is as excited as we are!

Just wanted to remind everyone that there is a chance of rain and the reception is outside rain or shine. We will be sheltered by a tent but the ground could still be damp and uneven underfoot, so be prepared with appropriate footwear (stilettos and sandals are probably a bad idea). And don't forget a coat, its gonna get a bit chilly!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


The Cookie Table may be a Pittsburgh tradition but we think it's a pretty great idea as well.  As the tradition goes, as soon as the couple is engaged, the baking begins. I've been baking since the get-go!

So, if you love to bake cookies, please feel free to bring your favorites to the reception. We'll provide the serving pieces, you bring the cookies. What a sweet way to celebrate Joe and Amy!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Places to Stay...Virginia? West Virginia?

While most hotels in Leesburg are
booked for the Columbus Day holiday weekend, there are many other possibilities here close by. We're just a five minute drive from the Maryland and West Virginia borders across the river from Harpers Ferry, WV.

We have some rooms reserved at the Quality Inn Hotel Conference Center in Harpers Ferry, WV (just across the river). If you're interested, you can give them a call at 304.535.6302. Say you are with the Gillogly|Riedel Wedding and they will get you all set up.

If you'd like to explore some of our outstanding B&Bs both here and in close by West Virginia, take a look at the following sites:

Loudoun B&Bs

Harpers Ferry, WV Area B&Bs

Stonehouse B&B

Laurel Lodge

The Angler's Inn

The Ledge House Bed and Breakfast

Jackson Rose Bed and Breakfast

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Places to Stay

Suggested places to stay coming soon....

In addition to the various places to stay in Loudoun, a section of the field at Mousetrap Farm will set up for camping. No need to drive from the party, just bring a tent and camp out in our own little Tent City! A small number of tents will be available to borrow if needed.


Amy and Joe are registered at

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Reception

Four o'Clock in the Afternoon

The joyous celebration and pig picking will take place in the hay field of Mousetrap Farm. Expect music, dancing, delicious food, libations and good 'ol bootscootin' time!

Dress prepared for partying in a field and the possibility of imperfect weather.

Mousetrap Farm
37950 Stevens Road
Lovettsville, Virginia

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Ceremony

 Half Past One o'Clock in the Afternoon

The wedding ceremony for family and close friends will be held at "The Retreat," a federal style home built in 1799 by Thomas Parker, a general in the War of 1812. The artfully restored home overlooks the Shenandoah River. and public parkland.

The ceremony will be outdoors, so please consider appropriate attire. Light refreshments will be served indoors.

The Retreat
1492 Parker Lane
Bluemont, Virginia