News & Notes

21 October

NOEL0011_2_3_tonemappedWe haven’t been able to put together a full web gallery yet, but Andrew Morrell, our amazing photographer, has posted photos from throughout the celebration that you can check out. He’s got shots from Friday’s arrivals, to the Saturday morning preparations, the wedding ceremony and the reception. Enjoy!!!

16 September

s755411409_1167605_5227This morning as I spent 20 minutes reading the paper (and avoiding packing for the honeymoon which means folding THREE baskets of laundry), I came across this article in The Plain Dealer about the couple who designed my amazing engagement ring and our wedding rings. These two wonderful people at Antrobus Designs, who Jon found on his extended search for the perfect ring, helped to set us on the path toward our wedding this weekend.

So as I prepare to head out to Kelleys today, I thought I’d share this article with all of you.


15 September

sm.sidearbor Last weekend Noelle and Jon’s parents went to Kelleys to install the beautiful arbor Jon’s dad built while Jon joined his groomsmen for a weekend of fishing and golf. Now, Noelle prepares to run final errands today before heading up to Kelleys tomorrow with Josephine. We can’t wait to see you there.

23 August (one comment)

For those of you who have been waiting to browse chairs and art as possible gift ideas, click here to see what we’ve added to our “unofficial registries.” A special prize to anyone who can tell which chair and art piece Jon likes best!

23 August

We got the details settled, so now we can announce that we will have a free trolley at the ferry dock on Kelley’s Island to bring guests to the wedding location. So feel free to leave your car behind and walk on, but be sure to catch the 10am or 10:30am ferry from Marblehead.

We’ve arranged for the trolley to meet guests arriving at 10:30am and 11am. And, you can get a ride back too! We’ll have trolley’s leaving the wedding reception to deliver you back to the ferry at 3:30pm and 4:30pm.

If you need more details, just send us a note here and we’ll be happy to help.

20 August

Believe it or not, preparations for your wedding meal have begun. That’s right, Jon got busy in the kitchen whipping up his secret recipe BBQ sauce that will be one of the three available for your tasty pulled pork sandwiches. Now he has me drinking a ton of fresh milk so he can get another glass container for round two.

6 August

…a dog house, that is. This past weekend Jon and Josephine got out the power tools and built Jasper a home from scratch. It was a blast to see Josephine handling power tools for the first time. Next week, the deck and exterior painting are planned. I guess this is one way to celebrate getting invitations in the mail!

2 August (3 comments)

Thanks to beautiful design help from my brother, speedy printing from our friends at Consolidated Graphics, and lots of handiwork from Josephine, Gabriella, and Jon addressing the envelopes, we were able to get the invitations in the mail as planned on August 1st. So keep an eye out for yours arriving soon and try to guess whose handwriting you have. Also, please be sure to include a song on the back of your response card and send it back soon so we can get our music list squared away. We have less than seven weeks to go…

23 July


I’m very late in adding this update, but I finally have at least one picture to share from the surprise weekend my sisters and friends pulled off to celebrate the bride! It was perfect and wonderful and every moment of it was an absolute surprise. Thanks to everyone who helped plan and who participated–you made an amazing weekend possible. I’m still laughing…

19 June


Check it out!

The folks at Spice of Life who will be catering our big day, just tested out the new smoker they got just for the occasion. Last week we enjoyed a delicious preview with Josephine and Jon’s parents joining us for the yummy lunch. We hope you’ll come prepared to enjoy a bit of the delicious, slow-roasted hog and other local flavors after the ceremony.