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Philip and Sarah

July 15, 2017

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Stories
Our engagement!
Exploring Prague
At the French Open!
First tennis lesson!
Sarah's birthday '13
Hiking Great Wall!
Events
Fri
Jul 14
2017

9:00 pm
TO 11:00 pm

TBD

Friday Night Pre-Wedding Drinks

Currently trying to find a place to meet up on Friday night. 

Sat
Jul 15
2017

10:30 pm
TO 1:30 am

Hy Lu Hee Hee
4309 Burnham Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
United States

Come join us for a nightcap at the local pub!

The bus will provide a drop off at the Hy Lu Hee Hee after the wedding ends. The bus will also make pickups at 11:30pm, 12:30am, and 1:30am from the Hy Lu Hee Hee, returning to the Wesley Inn.

Gig Harbor, WA
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Flights

Gig Harbor and Tacoma are approximately 20-30 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which has daily service to most major airports throughout the country.

Transportation

We will have shuttle bus transportation will be available from the Wesley Inn to and from the venue on the wedding day. The shuttle will run multiple times throughout the night to and from the venue.



For those of you looking to explore the greater Seattle area, we recommend booking a rental car for your trip. It is possible to get around without one, but as our wedding is happening outside of Seattle, public transit and Ubers will not be as readily available as they are in Seattle.

For those driving, there is a $6 toll for those heading from Gig harbor to Tacoma on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. 



Parking Info

Plenty of parking will be available onsite at the venue for those choosing to drive to the ceremony/reception.

Golf

Guide to Local Golf Courses

My neighbor put together a local golf guide to help guests select golf courses. He also can help get you on a few private golf courses, please contact us and we can put you in touch directly with him or view the information below. Organized by location 

Chambers Bay - 2.31 Miles - Home of the 2015 US Open. There are open tee times before/after the wedding but it is all booked on the weekend and on Monday. This is a very accessible public golf course so if you'd just like to see it and not play it, you can walk the 3.1 mile loop around the golf course that is open all day long. 

Oak Brook Country Club - 2.86 miles - Semi-Private - $50-$60. Great greens & excellent course. 

Allenmore Golf Course - 3.41 miles - $25-$30 - Very playable course

Meadow Park Golf - 3.41 miles - $20-$30. Very short course. Can get a very good score at this golf course. This is was Sarah's home course 50% of the time when she played golf for Charles Wright Academy. 

Madrona Links - 5.89 miles - $25. Fun course one of the shortest in the state. You can drive a few of the holes. Good round for beginning golfer. 

Whispering Firs- On McChord Air Force Base - 7.71 miles - $35. Very nice course. Only problem a lot of stuff to do to be able to get on base. Good if you are retired military. 

Lake Spanaway - 9.68 miles - $30. One of the most playable and fun golf courses in the area. Our traditional course & fun to play. 

Brookdale - 9.7 miles - $30. Short course not well maintained but a good course. 

Fort Lewis Golf Course - 9.76 miles - $30 - Not difficult to get on totally public great course and fun to play relatively long but very fair. 

Vicwood Golf Course - 13.83 miles - $35. Very playable fair golf course. Well worth the 14 mile drive. 

Classic Golf Course - 14.51 miles - $35. Very difficult and tricked up course. Would not recommend playing. 

High Cedar - 16.83 miles - $30. Has a magnificent full view of Mt. Rainier. Very playable golf course which is fun to play. 

Trophy Lake - 17.94 miles - $60. Golf cart included. Very nice golf course. Excellent views. Very challenging and fun course to play. 

Washington National - 19.39 miles - $95. Very nice course, home of the Washington Huskies Golf Team. Golf cart is included but fair and fun course to play. 

McCormick Woods - 19.55 miles - $45. Very tight golf course but definite course to play on if you want a challenge. 

Capital City - 20.70 Miles - $25. Most played course in the state, 5000 rounds a year. Cheap. Easy to play. 

Indian Summer Golf Course - 21.49 miles - $75. Private course. Rated one of the most difficult. Great course. My neighbor (who put together this list) has been a member for 25 years. He can bring several groups on. 

Gold Mountain - 21.88 miles. Had 2 golf courses the cascade course $40 is a traditional course a challenge for the average golfer. The second course is the Olympic ($50) For $10 more a very great test of your golf skills. I highly recommend the Olympic course. 

Tumwater Valley - 22.78 miles $25. The best bay in the state. Very fair course for your green fees you also get a sleeve of 3 Pro-V1 balls. Fun course to play. 

Where to stay
Accommodations

Wesley Inn (Best Western)

The Best Western Wesley Inn and Suites of Gig Harbor is our official wedding hotel and where the shuttle pickup will be. It has a pool and free breakfast. We have a block of rooms for July 13, 14, and 15 with a discounted rate. As of May 24, the rate is still $200/night however, they have said it may increase sometime. 

You must CALL to reserve the room. Phone number: (253) 858-9690

The Inn at Gig Harbor

We have also secured a discounted room rate of $150/night at the Inn at Gig Harbor. While this isn't our main wedding hotel, it's a great option if you are renting a car and can get around.


To secure the special rate, mention the Deming-Bernasek wedding when booking on the phone (253) 858-1111. 

Notes

There are more hotel options available with various price ranges available in Tacoma. However, these hotels will typically be a 30-40 minute drive from the venue.


Airbnb is also has some options house or room rentals in Gig Harbor: www.airbnb.com/s/gig-harbor--wa?guests=1&adults=1&children=0&infants=0&checkin=07%2F13%2F2017&checkout=07%2F16%2F2017&ss_id=30qino56&ss_preload=true&source=bb&page=1&s_tag=uW5OCc5e&allow_override%5B%5D=

Key People
Bridal Party
Victoria Kusske
Victoria Kusske
Maid of Honor
Sarah and I met through our brothers Cub Scout troop, became self-proclaimed honorary scouts and have been best friends ever since. We spent much of our childhood shopping, baking, eating, singing, gaming, traveling, camping and being perfect daughters. I couldn't have dreamed up a better counter part for my best friend than Phil and can't what to celebrate them!
Dana Lueck-Mammen
Dana Lueck-Mammen
Bridesmaid
Although neither of us remember, we have the picture to prove that Sarah and I first met as aspiring ballerinas at Raggedy Ann & Andy. We reunited in 8th grade and quickly became friends (again) when we realized how much we had in common, including our love for boys, Harry Potter and the Tenth Kingdom. In high school, Sarah even helped me dig through the trash at Best Burgers to find my retained. Even though we have lived in different states since high school (apart from a few months last year), we have remained close and have always been able to pick right back up from the last time we saw each other.
Maryn Juergens
Maryn Juergens
Bridesmaid
Maryn first knew of Sarah the summer before their freshman year of college when Sarah, the ultimate organizer, had created a Facebook page for their Whitman College dorm section. Of course Sarah was a) on the cutting edge of technology (Facebook in 2010), b) immediately creating social ties amongst people and c) organized before anyone even know there was something to organize. From Whitman freshman section mates to becoming real sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Sarah and Maryn quickly became a dynamic duo that got sh*t done - and become great friends at the same time: whether that was making 100 personalized Valentines every February, running the Whitman Investment Company or Black Student Union!
Allison Valenta
Allison Valenta
Bridesmaid
Allison and Sarah met at Google and bonded over painting nails, shutting down mean customers and foodie life in their lady cube. Allison remembers the inception of Sarah & Phil and has some great stories to tell about #crazysarah. She can't wait to celebrate them in July and serve as the local beauty/clothing guru.
Roxane Eherenbard
Roxane Eherenbard
Bridesmaid
Roxane and Sarah first became friends after sharing a cube at Google. But her first memory of Sarah is long before that at a team bonding event where she was on the panel and explained to everyone her love language (words of affirmation)-- so don't forgot to tell her she looks great on the big day! Roxane eventually became a part of the ultimate trio-couple as the second girlfriend, enjoying many home-cooked meals with Sarah and Phil in SF, which only sometimes resulted in scarring cuts to Phil. And she can't wait for the special day to come! Or for Sarah to move back to SF :)
Groom's Party
Michael Bernasek
Michael Bernasek
Best Man
Michael is Philip's oldest brother. He is married and lives in Oakland, CA with his wife Sarah and their daughter Naomi. Michael enjoys golfing. 
Ruslan Goussiatnikov
Ruslan Goussiatnikov
Groomsman
Phil has been a great friend for almost 10 years. We started with straight shots the first semester of college and have been popping bottles ever since. Phil managed to survive 3 years as my roommate and 4 years as my doubles partner on the tennis team.
Trenten Nelson-Rivers
Trenten Nelson-Rivers
Groomsman
Phil and I first met online. It is, however, not as weird as you’d think. We were introduced by way of our recruiter as we were relocating to San Francisco to start at Google. Phil and I ended up living together in a palatial flat in the Mission with two other gentlemen and one bathroom; living the dream! Now for the plot twist -- Sarah and I actually went to highschool together. After a couple of months of enjoying our weekends in San Francisco, all three of us would tend to end up at the same place -- and let’s just say it wasn’t Sarah’s.
Mike Bellis
Mike Bellis
Groomsman
Phil and I became friends at Hopkins High School. We navigated our way through some tough classes and managed to get through a few years of Latin, but then somehow failed our senior project. Looking back, it might have had something to do with the fact that we'd have a few beers while working on the project, but that's neither here nor there. What matters is that we ultimately found a way to graduate, and built a pretty cool catapult in the process.
Ushers
Chad Baranik
Chad Baranik
Usher
One of the things Chad and Sarah share in common is that neither of them can likely remember the first time they met -- probably something involving work or wine (probably both). What they're sure not to forget are the five years since: ones filled with sweatpants, more wine, and even spontaneous high tea outside Buckingham.
Joshua Vezza
Joshua Vezza
Usher
Josh and Sarah technically met at work (same as Phil), but in actuality it wasn't until Josh brought his roommate's yellow lab to work that Sarah even paid Josh any attention. He knew he was just being used as a catalyst for Sarah fawning over, yet another, dog, but eventually Sarah realized Josh was worth loving too. Cut to 4 years later and the friendship is going strong, even without a furry friend to bridge the gap.
Amjad Asad
Amjad Asad
Usher
Amjad is one of Sarah's original fans from her time at Google. One of the earliest memories they share is when Amjad was so bound by Sarah's beautiful face that he asked her if she was Palestinian (turns out she isn't). Since then, they became fast friends and Amjad is always one of the first to remind Sarah how smart and pretty she is. From dressing up like James Bond and a Bond girl for a movie premiere to sharing Pink Wednesdays and even their first SoulCycle ride together, Amjad and Sarah are two peas in a pod. In fact, Amjad would have married Sarah if Phil hadn't popped the question first!
Gifts
Registry

Gifts can also be sent to Phil at work:
Phil Bernasek    
Google Inc.    
1600 Ampitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

Checks can be made out to Philip Bernasek OR Sarah Deming. We don't have a joint checking account yet so please don't make it out to both of us. Also, neither of us will be changing our names post-marriage.