Family · Maine

It’s been waaaaay too long.

I was re-reading some posts the other day when I realized I haven’t posted here in quite sometime. I just the weekend finished with our wedding announcement and thought, what better way to get writing (and posting) again then to post the announcement. So here it is.

I’m also including some links to my MySpace page where there is a slide show on the main page and if you click on Pics (under the Lobster Trap Christmas tree photo) you will find my photo albums. Also on the J&E Riggin’s online photo album there is a sub album that has photos from one of our passengers, Mr. Ed Dentch. (Thank you Ed!!) The Riggin carries some of Ed’s photos fo the Riggin in their chandlery – check ’em out!

The photo below is by Frank M. Chillemi, who I consider not only an amazing photographer but a friend as well. He is also the Photography instructor for the Riggin’s annual Fall Photography Cruisetm.


Owls Head, ME – Elizabeth Henkel and Mark Poisson were married July 7th, 2007 in an ocean side ceremony underneath a canopy of trees and performed by Captain Jon Finger of the Schooner J&E Riggin.

The bride and groom were supported in marriage by all that attended and the bride walked down the aisle with Russell Wolfertz, Sr of Owls Head, the bride’s grandfather.

The bride is the daughter of Cynthia Henkel of Thomaston and Michael and Catherine Henkel of Tyler, Texas. The groom is the son of Gary and Marie Poisson of Jay.

The bride wore an ivory empire waist gown with crystal beading and carried a bouquet of crimson snapdragons and sage leaves, all locally grown. The matron of honor was Annie Mahle of Rockland, dear friend and confidant of the bride. Raychel Poisson, daughter of the groom served as a bridesmaid. They carried bouquets of ivory liasanthus and sage leaves. The flower girl, Annaliese Henkel, the bride’s daughter, sprinkled petals of white and pink peonies down the aisle.

The best man was Rick Towle of Easton, Maryland, childhood friend of the groom. The groom’s son, Riley Poisson stood up as the ring bearer. They wore ivory liasnatuis and sage leaf boutonnieres, as did the groom.

The guests enjoyed Your Love Amazes Me by John Berry and Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts in the moments before the start of events. The ceremony was written entirely by the bride and groom and included promises of love to each other’s children, welcoming them as part of their family. The bride’s aunt read a prayer in support of the couple and their children. The firing of a cannon celebrated the end of the ceremony as the bride and groom made their way up the aisle to How Sweet It Is by Michael Buble.

The reception was held at the same ocean side location in Owls Head with views of three local lighthouses. Catering and cakes were prepared by Melody Wolfertz, the bride’s aunt.

The bride is a 1996 graduate of Rockland District High School. She is employed as the Shore Coordinator for Maine Adventure Sails and the Schooner J&E Riggin and Schooner Timberwind.

The groom is a 1989 graduate of Jay High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Southern Maine. He is employed by the University of Southern Maine.

For their first night as a Mr. & Mrs. Poisson, the couple stayed at The Inn at Bath in Bath, Maine. They make their home in Rockland.

Here is the link to the anouncement that was published in Village Soup and the Courier Gazette.

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