Welcome to the wedding page for Jillian and Chris.


Saturday · November 7 · 2015 · 4:30pm

Brooklyn, New York

Attire: semiformal (or whatever suits you, get it?).
ceremony · 4:30pm–5pm

Church of the Ascension
127 Kent Street near Manhattan Avenue
Near the Greenpoint Avenue stop on the G Train

dinner · 6–9pm

Saint Mazie Bar & Supper Club (We'll be in the basement.)
345 Grand Street near Havemeyer Street
Near the Metropolitan Avenue stop on the G Train

Ceremony Schedule

The ceremony will take place at 4:30pm but guests can begin arriving at 4pm.
  • prelude
  • processional
  • welcome
  • readings
  • exchange of vows
  • exchange of rings
  • recessional
  • refreshments

Rides will be provided from the church to the restaurant and will begin at 5:15pm.

Now featuring Morgan O'Kane!

After dinner, anyone who would like to will be welcome to join us upstairs at Saint Mazie for a set by Morgan O’Kane from 9–10pm.


Forever—is composed of Nows
by Emily Dickinson

Forever—is composed of Nows—
‘Tis not a different time—
Except for Infiniteness—
And Latitude of Home—

From this—experienced Here—
Remove the Dates—to These—
Let Months dissolve in further Months—
And Years—exhale in Years—

Without Debate—or Pause—
Or Celebrated Days—
No different Our Years would be
From Anno Dominies—

Count That Day Lost
by George Eliot

If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went—
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay—
If, through it all
You've nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face—
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost—
Then count that day as worse than lost.

Seating Chart

seating chart 1
seating chart 2

Conversation Topics

Talk amongst yourselves. I’ll give you a topic... discuss.

  1. If you could have access to the entire anthology of a single TV show but no other, what would it be?
  2. Would you spend a week in solitary confinement with no cell mates in exchange for free flights anywhere in the world for a year?
  3. Does happiness correlate to relative income or absolute income?
  4. Should we have a military draft / compulsory public service?
  5. Will you reject or embrace these coming scientific advances: driverless cars? domesticated parasites? lab-grown meat?
  6. How do you make sure you challenge your fundamental assumptions from time to time?
  7. If there is one thing you could change about how our government is set up, what would it be?
  8. Are “care” and “worry” the same thing?
  9. Is it better to vote for a candidate whose policies you agree with but who is generally considered un-electable and may divert votes away from your second choice or should you vote for your second choice as they are a viable alternative to your least preferred candidate?
  10. What's your favorite Bill Murray movie?

Hello Brooklyn

Here's our guide to the neighborhood for all you out-of-towners. Note: a lot of places in Brooklyn are cash only so watch out!

North Brooklyn map

View our extended Google Map!



Airbnb is a great way to take advantage of some amazing apartment rentals in Brooklyn.

visit Airbnb website

Hotel le Jolie 718.625.2100

The best value in the neighborhood. Great location, no frills.
235 Meeker Avenue between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street

visit website

McCarren Hotel & Pool 718.218.750

Upscale and right near the park.
160 North 12th Street between Berry Street and Bedford Avenue

visit website

The Henry Norman Hotel 718.951.6000

A little out of the way but very nice.
251 North Henry Street

visit website

Urban Cowboy B&B 347.840.0525

Rustic and relaxing with a cozy cabin feel.
111 Powers Street between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue

visit website

Traversing the City

The best way to get around New York is by subway. Pro tip: before purchasing a metro card, use this calculator to determine how many rides you can get out of whatever amount you put on your card. Go with their suggestions to avoid getting stuck with a remaining balance.

The church and the restaurant are both near the subway, two stops away from each other on the G line.

New York has an excellent bike sharing system too with hubs all over the city. Extra points for anyone who bikes to the wedding! And The East River Ferry is a great way to get out on the water for not much more than a subway ride.


Yellow taxi cabs can pick up and drop off passengers anywhere in New York City. You'll see them mostly in Manhattan.

Green taxi cabs (or boro taxis) can be hailed in Manhattan above Central Park and all outer boroughs (the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island) except at the airports. They can drop off passengers anywhere, but will not be able to pick up new passengers within Manhattan's "yellow zone" (south of East 96th and West 110th Streets) or at airports.

Car Services

These are the car service companies available in our neighborhood. You can call them anytime and usually be picked up within five minutes.

Northside Car Service . . .718.387.2222
Mobile Car Service . . .718.383.8300
United Car Service . . .718.349.5900

Uber and Lyft are big in New York and definitely the easiest and most luxurious way to get around. Same price as a cab and no need to tip!

A Little Context

Read about the history of Greenpoint, Church of the Ascension, and Saint Mazie!

View PDF


What's with the hashtag?

The hashtag is to help collect photos from the evening. If you post any to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, please tag it with #GtrainLoveStory and they will be added to our wedding album on Flickr. You can also add photos directly to the Flickr album.

The G Train runs north/south, primarily in Brooklyn and hits (most of) the best neighborhoods. When we first met, Jllian lived at the top of the G Train in Greenpoint and I lived further south, off the same line in Bushwick. The G has taken us on many an adventure since and will surely bring us on many more to come. So here’s to the G!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park?

There are no parking garages near the church or the restaurant. The only parking available near either venue will be on the street. You should be able to find something relatively nearby but we suggest you give yourself some extra time to find a spot.

What about my kids?

Unfortunately, due to space restrictions, we can't include kids in the festivities.

What if I have a food allergy or dietary restriction?

If you have a food allergy, dietary restriction, or any special request, please let us know in your RSVP or contact us anytime and we'll make sure you don't go hungry.



In lieu of a traditional registry, we're asking people to make a donation to Earthjustice. You can give online or over the phone at 415.217.2000 (M–F 12pm–8pm, Eastern Time).

Please include either or both of our names and our address:

68 Box Street #2R
Brooklyn, NY 11222


But if you'd really like to give us something, we are saving for a trip to Peru!

Thanks everyone!