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The Fourth of July

Bedford Springs Resort  ·  Bedford, Pennsylvania

Beth & Andrew

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Beth Delaney

Andrew and I became friends in 2011 while working at a law firm in Philadelphia. Caught up in the frenetic pace of work, I had become so focused on my professional life that I didn't see just how great we were together. I thank my lucky stars everyday that Andrew knew what could be and had the determination to show me!

Andrew is an amazing man. He possesses a rare mix of intelligence, creativity, and humble confidence all wrapped up in an incredibly handsome package. He never ceases to amaze me—and more importantly challenge me. I can't wait to marry my best friend.

Recently I've come to really enjoy yoga, home construction projects, and testing out new recipes. I love travel, winning fantasy football leagues, and our cockapoo, Maggie.

Andrew Gioia

I met Beth at our old law firm back in 2010, just after graduating from Michigan Law School and coming back home to Philadelphia. Though the intimidating rumors of an up-and-coming “legal genius” with a dashing smile and needlepoint wit had kept her out of the way at first, I eventually worked with Beth a bit and we hit it off immediately.

After we became friends at the end of 2011, I threw a curve ball and took four months off to start a company in California. She was on my mind constantly—as soon as I returned to Philly (for the second time!) I asked her to get drinks at Tria and we haven't stopped having fun together since. She's my best friend.

In my free time I enjoy building data-visualization tools, tinkering with our growing home automation setup, learning carpentry and woodworking, and spending as much time as possible with my beautiful soon-to-be-wife, Beth, and our sassy dog, Maggie.

Wedding Weekend

July 3-4, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Bedford Springs Resort, Fire Pit Event Lawn
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Please join us the night before the wedding for a casual welcome reception. There will be light appetizers and plenty of cocktails!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Ceremony, 4:00pm
Bedford Springs Resort, Eisenhower Ballroom

Cocktail Hour, 5:00pm
Bedford Springs, Resort, Constitution Hall & Veranda

Reception, 6:30PM—10:30PM
Bedford Springs Resort, Colonnade Ballroom

Reagan Ballroom in the event of inclement weather.

Getting Here

Bedford Springs Resort is located in south-central Pennsylvania just 3 miles off the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Exit 146 and Interstate 99.

View more travel information at Omni's website

Pittsburgh  ~1.5hrs

Take I-76 (PA Turnpike) East to Exit 146 (Bedford). Turn right onto Business Route 220 S. Go 4 miles to Bedford Springs Resort.

Indiana, PA  ~1.5hrs

Take US-422 E towards Ebensburg for approximately 27 miles and merge onto US-22 E towards Hollidaysburg. Take US-22 E for approximately 17 miles and merge onto I-99 S/US-220 S towards Bedford. Take I-99 S for approximately 28 miles to Exit 1 towards I-76 PA Turnpike. Merge onto Business Route 220 S. Go 4 miles to Bedford Springs Resort.

Philadelphia  ~3hrs

Take I-76 (PA Turnpike) West to Exit 146 (Bedford). Turn right onto Business Route 220 S. Go 4 miles to Bedford Springs Resort.

New York City  ~4.5hrs

Take I-78 W for approximately 146 miles crossing into New Jersey, and then Pennsylvania until I-78 W becomes I-81 S. Take I-81 S for approximately 37 miles. Merge onto US-11 S/Harrisburg Pike via EXIT 52 toward I-76/PENNA TURNPIKE/New Kingstown/Middlesex. Take I-76 (PA Turnpike) East to Exit 146 (Bedford). Turn right onto Business Route 220 S. Go 4 miles to Bedford Springs Resort.

Washington, DC  ~2.5hrs

Take I-270 North to I-70. Take I-70 West to I-76 (PA Turnpike). Take I-76 West to exit 146 (Bedford). Turn right onto Business Route 220 S. Go 4 miles to Bedford Springs Resort

Accomodations

Omni Bedford Springs

2138 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522

Reserve a room online at omnihotels.com
or by calling (800) 843-6664.

Unfortunately we're unable to hold a block of rooms at
Bedford Springs.
We recommend you book your room as
soon as possible
to ensure availability over the holiday!

Hampton Inn

4235 Business 220, Bedford, PA 15522

Reserve a room by calling (814) 624-0101
and mentioning Delaney/Gioia.

The Hampton Inn is 4 miles from Bedford Springs Resort.
There will be a complimentary shuttle on July 4 between
the Hampton Inn and Bedford Springs Resort.

If reserving by phone, please reference the Delaney/Gioia wedding to receive the
wedding room rate. You must reserve at the Hampton by phone to get this rate.
The rate will be automatically applied if you reserve online at the Omni.

Registry

Dear friends and family,

We love all of you deeply and are extremely blessed that you would want to honor us with gifts to start our life together.

While the greatest gift you could give us is to celebrate with us on July 4 in Bedford, we put registries together at the below stores to help make gift giving easier:

If you notice something on our list that you have learned to do without, please give us your feedback (we're still rookies)!

Love,

Beth and Andrew

Additional Information

Bringing your kids to Bedford with you for the weekend?

The Bedford Omni has a number of kids activities in the area, for more information on the activities please head over to their family activities page.

Unfortunately the Omni does not provide childcare and babysitting services. They did forward us a list of local childcare providers but they are not backed or vetted by the Omni and we have not spoken to them.

Want to learn more about Bedford Springs Resort?

Nestled within western Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains, among small towns and farms, is one of the country's oldest resorts—Bedford Springs. The resort was founded in 1804 by Dr. John Anderson who sought to capitalize on the property's mineral springs which were believed to cure all kinds of ailments. In the resort's heyday, tycoons and presidents came to swim in the indoor spring-fed pool (one of the first in the country), and golf at one of the first courses in the United States.

For more than a century the resort was the place to spend the summer. In August 1855, the U.S. Supreme Court sat on the grand veranda to deliberate over the Dred Scott case—which still marks one of the few times the justices ever met in session outside Washington, D.C. In 1858 President James Buchanan, who often used the resort as his summer White House, received the first transatlantic telegram, from Queen Victoria, while staying at Bedford Springs. Six other sitting U.S. presidents were guests at the resort.

The resort's popularity began to decline during the Great Depression and, although it was designated a national historical landmark in 1984, Bedford Springs closed its doors two years later in 1986. After a massive 120 million dollar renovation, the Bedford Springs Hotel was restored to its original splendor and reopened in 2007.

History also runs deep in the town of Bedford. Fort Bedford, captured in 1769 from the British in a raid by James Smith, still stands on the banks of the Juniata River. In 1794 President George Washington stayed at the Espy House (also still standing) while commanding over 12,000 militiamen and putting down the Whiskey Rebellion.