elena + kevin

Wedding Weekend: April 12-14, 2024

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

our story

We met over eight years ago at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
It actually started with a shared document that allows students to search for possible compatible roommates before moving to Pittsburgh.
Not so shockingly, Kevin zeroed in on the fact that I listed video games among my interests. His heart rate quickened.

While the roommate thing didn't work out, we became friends, then good friends, then very good friends, and the rest is history. Being separated for over four years during different residencies (Kevin in Buffalo and me in Pittsburgh) has presented challenges, but is proof a long-distance romance can succeed...especially if we're both logged on playing PubG.

Please join us on April 13, 2024 as we say our vows on the beach at the
Westin Hilton Head Island Resort.

the ceremony

5:30 p.m.
on the beach
Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
cocktail attire


Stroll down the private-tarped walkway to the beach, snuggle your toes in the sand (if you wish), and take a seat. After some lip-locking and a string quartet version of a Mendelssohn classic, we think the deal will be sealed.

the cocktail hour

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Ocean Deck


Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, including our specialty drink, “Just What The Doctors Ordered” while wifey & hubby (wait, us?) snap some photos on the beach. Until we get back, please enjoy the fresh music and high energy sound of our string quartet, Bespoke Strings.

the reception

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
dinner, drinks and dancing
Grand Ocean Terrace Ballroom


Head over to the ballroom for a magically-lit evening of dinner, drinks, and a fantastic performance by The A-Town A-List Band that’ll have you strutting your stuff on the dance floor.

Please RSVP at the bottom of the website.

other weekend events...

welcome party

Friday, April 12, 2024

7 p.m to 9 p.m. in the evening
koi pond garden
Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa
tropical chic attire


After our quick dress rehearsal, we’ll meet you over at the koi pond garden in the middle of the resort. We’ll be serving up some low-country favorites along with an open bar. Counting on you to help us make a dent!

farewell brunch

Sunday, April 14, 2024

10 a.m. until noon
Mitchelville Gazebo Room
Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa
casual attire


We’re all going to feel like we were hit by a tractor trailer truck that was hauling 150 cases of Moet, but according to history we will live to see work on Monday. With that in mind, let’s meet in the Mitchelville Room for a Savannah brunch including some yummy smoothies to help carry us over.

what to wear

April is the perfect time to visit Hilton Head. With daily highs of 76 degrees it is the beginning of pool weather on the Island. However, with a low of 58 degrees it will get chilly at night.

On Friday, April 12 our Welcome Party is outside in the evening. The attire is tropical chic. Sundresses. Pantsuits. Dressier summer shirts for guys. No shorts, please.

On Saturday, April 13, our wedding ceremony is on the sand immediately followed by a reception indoors. The dress code is cocktail attire for both. For this, men typically wear a suit and tie while women wear a cocktail dress. Since the groomsmen will be wearing tuxedos, black tie attire is optional. So feel free to get your glam on. Remember, it can be quite windy and cool by the water and sometimes it's very sunny and hot. In regards to footwear, feel free to wear sandals or flats that would be easy to navigate in sand. There will be an option to take your shoes off before sitting down for the ceremony.

On Sunday, April 14, we will have brunch inside. Wear whatever is left in your luggage. We may be in bath robes, anyway.

travel information

air

You can fly into Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV). From there it's an hour drive to the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort.

Or you can fly directly into the smaller, Hilton Head Airport (HHH) which is only 8 minutes from the resort.

local transport

Budget Rental Car

Wedding guests save up to 25% at Budget with the link below. Costco Travel has great car rental prices as well.

Uber

If you'd rather just jump in the car and let someone else do the driving...

the venue

Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa

All weekend events take place here! We have a room block, with a limited number of island view rooms available at a discount (starting at $436).

There are three ways to book this block:
Use the link below.
Call the reservation line at 888.236.2427.
Or contact Jessica, our housing coordinator directly at 843.681.1082 or jessica.c.muller@westin.com. If you'd like to upgrade your island view room, or want to extend your stay, contact Jessica.

You might even want to go to marriott.com to see if you can get a better deal depending on your circumstance. (AAA member. Bonvoy member. Longer stay. Prepay.)

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alternative accommodations

Hampton Inn Hilton Head

Just four minutes to the Westin venue, this hotel has an outdoor pool and free hot breakfast. But don't eat there on Sunday morning because we'll have a much more delicious farewell brunch at the Westin!

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Just nine minutes to the Westin venue, this hotel offers spacious suites and free parking. They also provide a free hot breakfast...except on Sunday, when they send guests over to the Westin for a delicious farewell brunch with us.

Your presence is present enough, but if you insist...

We appreciate you coming from far and wide to be with us and know a destination wedding isn't easy on the pocketbook. Your attendance is as good a gift as any. Besides, who really needs a KitchenAid stand mixer, anyhow? (However, in the event you find it necessary, they are available at Crate and Barrel.)

Kindly RSVP before March 1, 2024....each guest separately on the form below.

the wedding on saturday

the welcome reception on friday

the farewell breakfast on sunday

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