Kelsey Rae

and

Daniel Alberto

Kelsey Rae and Daniel Alberto

Our Story

They say the love of your life is likely someone one of your closest friends already knows. Oh, how this is true! My college friend is Daniel’s high school buddy. Thanks, Sean. Daniel and I met a few times, before we started dating, on various trips that Daniel took to visit Sean at ODU and we reconnected in 2016. I was still living in Norfolk and he was living in Reston, VA - about 3 hours away including a nice stretch on good ole I-95.

Things started out slow.... ish. We tried to visit each other every weekend, one of us making the drive after work on Friday. We would visit with friends, find new restaurants together, and more often than not, watch movies I had never seen and eat popcorn with lime and tobasco sauce. Week after week, Sunday departures got more and more difficult.

It wasn’t long until Daniel made the big move down to Norfolk, VA where we lived in my beloved college apartment. RIP. A few months later, we moved into our first place that felt "our own" at the shore in Virginia Beach. We loved it! Close to friends, across the street from fresh fish and refreshing cocktails, and best of all, we could walk to the beach to watch the sunset.

I knew Daniel was the one long before this next event, but if there was any doubt, it was put to rest. A big career change led us to move to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley...25 min door to door from my Mom and Dad’s home. Daniel's encouragement and most of all excitement for this adventure assured me that it was the right thing to do. We had the horse before the cart for most of the transition back to the Valley but we are here now and couldn’t be happier to begin our life as a married couple and grow a family where I grew up myself.

We are overwhelmed with the love and support from family and friends and are counting the days until we can all celebrate together. CAN’T WAIT!!

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Events

1

Friday Night Welcome Reception

7:30 PM, August 9, 2019
Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Conference Center
710 S Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Consider coming early!!
Kelsey's parents will be hosting a Welcome Reception, Friday evening. This is open to all guests to come and greet the Bride and Groom and catch up with friends & family before the big day.

Location details will be provided upon arrival.
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2

Wedding Ceremony

4:00 PM, August 10, 2019
Edith J Carrier Arboretum
780 University Blvd, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

Our ceremony will be held at the beautiful Edith J Carrier Arboretum. There will be a shuttle from the Hotel Madison to the ceremony venue. Please plan on using the shuttle since there is limited parking at the venue. Please see "Travel" for more details.
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3

Cocktail Reception

5:00 PM, August 10, 2019
Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
710 S Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Please join us following the ceremony for a cocktail reception at the Hotel Madison.
Attire: Formal
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4

Dinner & Dancing

6:00 PM, August 10, 2019
Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
710 South Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Dinner & dancing will follow the cocktail hour in the Hotel Madison Ball Room.
Please select your dinner option on your RSVP card.

*Contact us directly for any food allergy.
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Wedding Party

Katelyn Carpenter

Matron of Honor

Liz Linski

Bridesmaid

Anne Whitney Flint

Bridesmaid

Brittany Ehrhard

Bridesmaid

Brittany Jones

Bridesmaid

David Zappala

Best Man

Jacob Grob

Groomsman

Sheldon Frantz

Groomsman

David Sledz

Groomsman

Sean Dorland

Groomsman

Travel

Shuttle Service to the Ceremony

The JMU Arboretum has very limited parking. We ask that all guests park at the reception location, Hotel Madison. A shuttle will take guests to and from the ceremony site.
  • Enter the parking deck from Martin Luther King Way.

Flights to the Valley

If you are flying from afar to celebrate our big day - we first and foremost thank you!

There are 3 options for nearby airports, we recommend checking times and rates for all.
1. Dulles International (IAD), or any Washington DC airport.
- Harrisonburg is about a 2 hour drive from IAD - Dulles International.
2. Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO)
- This is a smaller airport but only 1 hour drive to Harrisonburg.
3. Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD)
- Even smaller airport but 20 minutes to Harrisonburg.

Gift Registry

Crate & Barrel

Click the link below to find some things to help complete our home!
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Pottery Barn


Accommodations

Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center

A block of rooms has been reserved for our guests at the Hotel Madison. Here are the different ways to reserve your room:
PHONE:
  • Call 540-564-0200 and mention Linski/Sigala Wedding.
WEBSITE:
  • https://www.hotelmadison.com
  • Click "Reserve Now" to select your dates.
  • Enter the code WLS190808 in the GROUP CODE box and select the dates of stay and click RESERVE NOW again.
DIRECT LINK:

Shuttle Service

Please see "Travel" for more details about the suggested shuttle service to the ceremony site due to limited parking.
Christie Kelly