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We Have Returned (from the Bahamas)

Sometime around sunset last night our return trip from the Bahamas landed at Dulles International. We had a most relaxing honeymoon. It was nice to unwind on the beach after the weeks and months of preparation for the wedding. I can recommend the cottage we rented to anyone without hesitation. You can find the link posted on the left along with all the other awesome vendors we had. We have some photos we’ll post from the honeymoon spot in the coming days. A week spent walking on the beach, reading and swimming in the Caribbean was just what the doctor ordered. While you wait for us to post some pics from the Bahamas you can peruse the photos Kristina took at the wedding and was kind enough to post on Flickr.

Posted on 25 April '09 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.


I just wanted to do a quick post while I had a few minutes. Thank you all for coming to the ceremony reception and celebrating the day with us. For the impatient among you Jenn Link has already posted one photo from the wedding on her blog and promises more. You can find the link to her site on the left. Alison says hi. She also mentions we are getting warmer.

Posted on 20 April '09 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Ceremony Information

  • When:
    Saturday, April 18th, 2009. 6:00PM
  • Where:
    American Visionary Art Museum
    800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230

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    The American Visionary Art Museum is located on a historic site in the Inner Harbor at the base of Federal Hill.

    From Washington DC and Points South
    Follow I-95 north to exit 55/Key Highway. At the bottom of the ramp, make a left onto Key Highway. The museum is 1.5 miles ahead on the corner of Key Highway and Covington Street. (Across the street from the Rusty Scupper restaurant). Turn left on Covington (you make almost a U-turn around a median in order to make the turn) for metered parking.

  • Hotel Information:
    TBD — room block to come
  • Registry:

Posted on 27 October '08 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

We Have a Photog

Man, I really don’t like “photog.” It almost made me angry to write it twice. After looking at tens of websites, talking to a few photographers and interviewing a couple of them, we decided on one. We met with Jenn Link at the beginning of last week. We got along well, were impressed with her portfolio and liked her finished product. So after reviewing the contract and some minor amending we signed on the dotted line and sent it and the check off on Friday. Another box checked.

Posted on 19 October '08 by , under Photography. No Comments.

Location, Location, Location…

Alison and I got engaged back in the middle of March. Immediately after we started telling people we were engaged there were a million questions. Not a million different questions, mind you. Just the same handful of questions repeated by everyone we talked to. “When is it?” “Where’s it going to be?” “Who’s going to be in it?” You get the idea. Obviously back in March we didn’t really have answers to any of these questions.

We initially talked about trying to have the ceremony before the end of 2008, but we were already planning a trip to Burning Man. And given the level of effort involved in planning and preparing for Burning Man, we knew we weren’t going to have a lot of time for any sort of planning between March and September. That meant 2008 was right out. We still really wanted to lock-in the site and, by extension, the date. So we decided that we’d aim for spring 2009 and hopefully find a place for the event before we got too deep in Burning Man prep.

We decided the trying to plan a wedding hundreds of miles from our home was a no-go. So we weighed the options and decided we wanted to have the wedding in Baltimore. I have some family in Baltimore. And for the travelers, it’s an easy flight from NH for Alison’s family, isn’t too far from my parents in DE and is a relatively short drive for the rest of my family in NJ. Alison did some research about the “good” places in the Baltimore area for wedding receptions and for a couple of weekends we drove up to Baltimore to investigate locations. We saw some bad places, “It smells like cigarettes and broken dreams.” We saw some mediocre places. We saw a few nice places some of which were even in our price range.

But after walking around AVAM for an afternoon we were sold. Yeah, it was a little different, but it wasn’t a dark, low-ceilinged hotel banquet hall which was one of our primary criteria. AVAM had a handful of dates open for the spring and two spaces to rent; one that was an open-air space capable of seating about 125 and one that was large indoor hall capable of seating roughly 200. After looking at the potential guest list, examing our budget, dodging spring holidays, and researching the average temperatures and rainfall for the spring in Baltimore we decided on the open-air space on the evening of April 18th. Our guests will have access to walk around the museum and look at the exhibits. And while the evenings in April might be a bit chilly everyone will be in formal attire and the space does have heaters. So, if we can avoid the April showers, everything should be groovy.

This is a long-winded way of saying, “We can finally start answering some questions.” Woohoo!

Posted on 19 October '08 by , under Baltimore Tourism. No Comments.

We’re Live!

So after several discussions and much thought we decided on this less-than-creative but totally appropriate URL.  This weekend I went through and registered the domain, took care of the requisite DNS configuration, web server configuration and here you are. In the coming weeks and months we’ll be using this site to keep folks up to date on our plans and how things are shaping up.

Posted on 19 October '08 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.