Jessica & Ryan are getting hitched. 9-29-2012

You can call it fate

20 years ago, two little kids were being forced to walk each other down the aisle and share in their first couples dance. “But Aunt Ellen, boys have cooties!” and with those few words our fate was sealed. We may have been states apart, but as we grew-up we always found ways to spend time together; late night phone calls that would last 4 hours (thank God for calling cards or our parents would have never been able to send us to college) the occasional awkward school dance, and spending our days dreaming and thinking of the next time we could see each other (no wonder why neither one of us became doctors or lawyers). By college we knew that we would be together for the rest of our lives and began to plan our future. It was no easy task trying to build a home out of Legos and Manolo Blahniks, but we have continued to succeed. No matter what lies before us, as best friends we will forever be by each others side, cooties and all.

Ryan and Jess
Ryan and Jess


Come celebrate our day with us at The Rodale Institute.

Pre-ceremony cocktails will be held by the Spring House at 3:30 followed by the ceremony taking place in front of the South Pond at 4:30 (weather permitting). Watch your heels in the grass ladies!

After the ceremony, cocktail hour will begin at the Stone Bank Barn followed by dinner and dancing. Dinner will be provided by Rodale Catering and Events with organic and local ingredients. Please let us know of any special dietary requests.

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The Institute is committed to groundbreaking research in organic agriculture, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating people about how organic is the safest, healthiest option for people and the planet.



Hotel Bethlehem
Located in Historic Downtown Bethlehem.  This is about 35 minutes away from the venue but is well worth the trip.

Holiday Inn, Hilton Garden Inn,
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
These three hotels are located in the Allentown/Fogelsville are, with easy access off I-78. They are about 15 minutes away from the venue.

This is a beautiful small inn. Our top choice. Ask for a room with a Sleep Number! Only about 15 minutes away from the venue.