Laura
&
Chris

Laura & Chris

Our Story


It all started with Chris's good friend, Matt. He met Laura at a Christmas party in 2012 and within minutes of meeting he said, "You really have to meet my friend Chris". After a few months of persistence on Matt's part, Laura finally agreed to go out for drinks with Chris as long as it was with a group of friends (ya know, just in case he was crazy). Once they met, they instantly hit it off with their shared love of music and science. Even though they were with a big group, they spent most of the evening just talking to each other. As they were getting ready to leave, Chris told Laura that Matt had been trying to get them together for months, but he admitted he was hesitant to meet her... ya know, just in case she was crazy.

days until
we get married!

Wedding Info


We can't wait to celebrate our special day with friends and family. Here's some information about our wedding venue as well as directions on how to get there from the NY/NJ area.

Wedding Date

  September 9th, 2017

  Please arrive at 5 pm

Locust Grove

Locust Grove is located approximately 90 minutes north of Manhattan in the Hudson River Valley.

  2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Directions

For our guests who are flying in, we suggest renting a car, but public transportation is also an option.

  1. Take a cab to Grand Central Terminal and catch the Metro-North Hudson line to the last stop (Poughkeepsie).
  2. Locust Grove is a 2 mile cab ride from the Poughkeepsie station.
  1. Exit the airport towards Van Wyck Expressway North (I-678).
  2. After 13 miles, keep left to merge onto Hutchinson Parkway North.
  3. After 7.1 miles, take exit 13 to merge onto Cross Country Parkway towards Saw Mill River Parkway, Yonkers.
  4. After 1.7 Miles, take exit 6 to merge onto Bronx River Parkway towards Sprain Brook Parkway.
  5. After 13 miles, continue onto Taconic State Parkway North.
  6. Take the exit for Route 55 West (Poughkeepsie).
  7. Bear right onto Route 55 West. Go 8.5 miles.
  8. Turn right just before the Mid-Hudson Bridge onto Route 9 South (Wappingers Falls). On the exit ramp, bear left to go south on Route 9. Go 2 miles.
  9. Turn right at second traffic light (Locust Grove parking lot).
  1. Exit the airport towards Grand Central Parkway West towards Triboro (now RFK) Bridge.
  2. After 1.8 miles, continue onto Robert F. Kennedy Bridge East.
  3. After 5 miles, keep left on Bruckner Expressway East towards New Haven.
  4. After 0.8 miles, take exit 52 towards Bronx River Parkway North towards White Plains.
  5. After 8.2 miles, continue onto Sprain Brook Parkway North.
  6. After 13 miles, keep left to merge onto Taconic State Parkway North.
  7. Take the exit for Route 55 West (Poughkeepsie).
  8. Bear right onto Route 55 West. Go 8.5 miles.
  9. Turn right just before the Mid-Hudson Bridge onto Route 9 South (Wappingers Falls). On the exit ramp, bear left to go south on Route 9. Go 2 miles.
  10. Turn right at second traffic light (Locust Grove parking lot).
  1. Merge onto I-78 East towards I-95 North.
  2. Merge onto I-95 North towards NJ Turnpike North.
  3. After 12 miles, keep left towards I-80 West towards Hackensack.
  4. After 2.9 miles, take exit 64A onto Route 17 North towards NJ-4.
  5. After 18 miles, keep left to merge onto I-87 North towards Albany.
  6. Take exit 18 off the Thruway (New Paltz).
  7. Turn right after toll plaza onto Route 299 East. Go 5 miles.
  8. Turn right at the end of Route 299 onto Route 9W South. Go 2.5 miles.
  9. Turn right onto the ramp for the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
  10. Turn right immediately after the bridge onto Route 9 South. Go 2 miles.
  11. Turn right at second traffic light (Locust Grove parking lot).
  1. Take exit 161 onto Route 4 East towards Paramus.
  2. Take exit towards Route 17 North towards Mahwah.
  3. After 14 miles, merge onto I-287 North towards I-87/NY Thruway.
  4. Take exit 18 off the Thruway (New Paltz).
  5. Turn right after toll plaza onto Route 299 East. Go 5 miles.
  6. Turn right at the end of Route 299 onto Route 9W South. Go 2.5 miles.
  7. Turn right onto the ramp for the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
  8. Turn right immediately after the bridge onto Route 9 South. Go 2 miles.
  9. Turn right at second traffic light (Locust Grove parking lot).

Hotel Info


We have discounted group rates at the following hotels. Enjoy your stay!

Holiday Inn Express

This hotel is less than a ½ mile drive down the street and we have up to 30 rooms available. The last day you can book at the discounted rate is the day before the wedding (9/8/17).

Address + Phone Number

  2750 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  845-473-1151

Room Rate

$189.00 + tax/night

Booking Info

Call the number above and use the code "BFW" when booking.

Courtyard Poughkeepsie

This hotel is walking distance from Locust Grove. There is a path that connects to the property from the parking lot. The last day you can book at the discounted rate is 8/11/17.

Address + Phone Number

  2641 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  800-647-7576

Room Rate

$199.00 - $229.00 + tax/night

Booking Info

Call the number above and use the code "Bunker/Famulare Wedding Room Block" (at the Poughkeepsie Courtyard) or just click the link below to book online.

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Hudson Valley


Staying for a couple days? Hop in the car and explore some of our favorite places.

Benmarl Winery (Marlboro, NY)

This place is near and dear to our hearts, as it’s where we got engaged! It is one of our favorite wineries with one of the most breathtaking views of the Hudson River Valley. Stop in for a tasting and enjoy the views!
- 14.5 miles from venue -

Walkway Over the Hudson (Poughkeepsie, NY)

The Walkway Over the Hudson is a steel cantilever bridge spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie, NY and Highland, NY. Grab a soft pretzel and a bottle of water and take a leisurely stroll over the Hudson River. Stop in the middle for 360° views of the Hudson River or walk all the way to the end and back if you’re up for the exercise!
- 5 miles from venue -

Main Street Beacon (Beacon, NY)

If you’re looking for a street filled with cafes, art, and unique shops, check out Main Street in Beacon! Ella’s Bella’s has the best gluten free treats you could possibly imagine (I make the drive over just for their donut holes alone). Looking for good chocolate? Check out the Alps Sweet Shop. Spirits tasting? Head on over to Denning’s Point Distillery.
- 13.5 miles from venue -

Barton Orchards (Poughquag, NY)

Up for a drive? Head out to the country for some apple picking and (Chris’s favorite) apple cider donuts. It is one of our favorite spots to visit in the fall.
- 17.5 miles from venue -

Vanderbilt Mansion (Hyde Park, NY)

On Chris’s first trip up to meet my parents, we went to the Vanderbilt Mansion. The brick gardens are beautiful and it’s a perfect spot to hang out and enjoy the weather. Take a tour of the house or pack a picnic and have lunch on the grounds.
- 10.4 miles from venue -