Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Registry & Honeymoon

Hello All!

We finished our registering last weekend. We are registered at Crate & Barrel, Bed Bath & Beyond and our collective wallet haha (aka checks accepted). How rude am I huh? LOL! We tried to put together something on too but shopping on there was a little too cumbersome and time consuming. Both of the Bed Bath & Beyond and the Crate & Barrel registries are under both of our names. In case you aren't sure on the spelling here you go ...

Melissa Marriott
John Vassallo

Last week I booked the final details for our honeymoon as well! Thanks to the generosity of my boss Memo we are going to be staying at the Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa on the Hawaiian island of Kauai for a week. SO EXCITED!!!! Hawaii may indeed be a "typical honeymoon spot" but neither of us have ever been and we both have been wanting to visit for a while now. We wouldn't be able to take a honeymoon at all without Memo's contribution, the accumulation of frequent flyer miles I racked up over the 9 years I have lived away from my family and the supplemental batch of frequent flyer miles my dad donated to our cause. 1,000,000 thanks to Memo and my Dad for making this possible for us. We shall toast to you from our ocean view balcony while detoxing from the wedding :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I just got the confirmation today. Our rehearsal will start at 6:00pm on September 4th at the church. All bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents, musicians, readers, etc etc will need to arrive at the church around 5:30, not 6:00. They only give us an hour so it will be over and done by 7:00. Then dinner, by that time we should be good and hungry!

If you are from out of town and do not plan on renting a car no worries, we can arrange some kind of Marriott-Vassallo taxi service to and from the rehearsal for you. :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Here is a map and directions from the ceremony site (Start) to the reception site (End). It takes you on a little loop towards the end because you can't take a left mid-block in front of the hotel.

725 California Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403

1. Head northeast on California Ave toward Lincoln Blvd 279 ft
2. Turn right at Lincoln Blvd 1.1 mi
3. Turn right at Pico Blvd 0.3 mi
4. Turn left at 4th St 358 ft
5. Turn right at Bay St 364 ft
6. Turn right at 3rd St 371 ft
7. Turn right at Pico Blvd 0.2 mi

530 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405


September 5th 2009
Labor Day Weekend

Ceremony Time: 3:00 pm *sharp* (please arrive at 2:30)
Location: St. Monica's Parish
Address: 725 California Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403
Ph: (310) 566-1500

Reception Time: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location: The Sheraton Delfina
Room: Penthouse Ballroom
Address: 530 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, California 90405
Ph: (310) 399-9344

To: LAX Los Angeles International Airport
When: 9/4 arrival (one day early, flights are often delayed)

Sheraton Delfina (888) 627-8532
Seashore Motel (310) 392-2787
Lowes Santa Monica Beach Hotel (866) 563-9792
Shutters on the Beach (800) 334-9000