March 14, 2006
Raleigh, North Carolina
Alex and Emma enthusiastically staunch their nose-bleeds while cheering for
the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where and when is the wedding?
The ceremony will begin at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time!) on September 16, 2006. It will be at
Emma's family's "Creek" house in Ashe County, North Carolina. The nearest towns
(in order of size, smallest to largest) are Lansing, West Jefferson, Boone, and
Charlotte. The reception will be approximately 100 yards from the ceremony,
across Hurricane Branch.
- How long will it take me to get there?
From the Chapel Hill/Durham area, plan 3½ to 4 hours driving. From Charlotte,
the drive will take about 2½ hours. The trip to the hotel in West
Jefferson is ½ hour shorter.
- To what airport should I fly?
Charlotte (CLT) will probably be the best. You may also fly into Greensboro
(GSO), but it may be more expensive. They are about the same distance from the
- Where should I stay?
We've reserved rooms for the "Griffis/McHardy" wedding at the Nation's Inn in West
Jefferson. The phone numbers are 800-801-3441 and 336-246-2080. Check out their
website at http://www.nationsinn.com/. Our guests receive the corporate rate of
$72.32, including tax. Please reserve your rooms in advance and let us know if we
need to reserve more rooms.
- How do I get to the Creek from West Jefferson and the hotel?
Our directions page has a map you can print off. It should take you half an hour
- Where will I park once I get to the Creek?
We admit that parking is going to be a bit tricky. There will be parking along
the road, below the bridge just before the house, and at Apple Grove Missionary
Baptist Church, at the top of the hill above the house. We should have a chauffer
and limousine (Griffis family minivan) available to shuttle you between your cars
and the house, unless you don't mind a short walk.
- What should I wear?
Great question! Be sure to check the weather for Lansing, NC, before coming. Your
best bet is to wear layers; even if it's a warm day, it will cool off in the
evening. Since everything is outside on the grass, women should wear flat shoes or
low (non-pointy) heels. Dress is as casual as you'd like to make it. Truly brave
souls can bring their swimsuits for a dip in the fresh (by which I mean frigid)
mountain water in Big Horse Creek.
- Should I bring bug spray?!
There may be a few mosquitoes, but it shouldn't be too bad. There may be lots of
flies and ladybugs, though!
- Will I get to eat?
Of course, you can't come all this way for nothing! After the ceremony there will
be lots to drink, a nice buffet, and cake.
- Should I bring my dancing shoes?
Do you know us at all?! We both hate to dance. That's why we rented a 13x13 ft
dance floor, borrowed speakers from my cousin John, and want you to recommend
songs for us to play. We can't wait to dance with you!