Rain or Shine, Thee to Thine

Welcome Friends and Family,

We are ecstatically running around getting the final details in order, and are looking excitedly forward to this Saturday, July 25th.

Please arrive at 4:30PM, as the ceremony begins promptly at 5:00PM.

We advise that to appease the rain gods, everyone commits an offering on Friday (husk of corn, some rice, prized jewellery) and light it aflame so we can have the ceremony outside.

If your sacrifices/offerings are insufficient, and it does rain, the ceremony will be held inside the White Barn, in a romantically staged backdrop of falling droplets. Just in case, we advise that everyone bring an umbrella so they can walk around a bit without soiling their fancy clothes!

SEE YOU ALL SATURDAY! Directions to the White barn from Toronto are below: If you are coming from elsewhere, type 2791 Bleams Rd. (New Hamburg, Wilmot) into Google Maps.

Love to all!

El Calvino,

Get Yourselves to the White Barn!

Heading in the Right Direction!

From Toronto:

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For detailed instructions, google map "2791 Bleams Rd." and follow the computer machine's instructions! These machines are highly intelligent, and are almost never wrong!


Rather than reserving rooms on your behalf at a hotel of their choice, Stephanie and Jon-Erik (considerate beings that they are) would like to let you define the parameters of your stay. Whether you'd prefer a b&b, inn, hotel, or motel, somewhere hip and cool or perhaps a pastoral retreat, accommodation for your pet, or access to a pool, the choice is yours!

Visit http://www.welcometostratford.com/accommodation_search.php for a very easy-to-use search tool to find accommodation in the Stratford area, and for general information about visiting the fine city of Stratford.

BEWARE: It's Festival season, so book soon (NOW) to ensure you will have somewhere to stay...

...or forever hold your peace.

El Calvino


Dearest friends and family,

Due to recent developments at the IMF and the World Bank, coupled with the emergence of swine flu and the dissolution of worldwide capital markets, Stephanie and Jon-Erik have decided to abandon their registry altogether, and ask instead for contributions to the Lapatch Foundation for the Destitute and Romantic (LFDR).

After careful consideration, they realized while they would love to be showered with gifts from an online catalogue, they have no place to keep said gifts, as their apartment has little space as it is. Essentially, they are asking for a financial bail-out - an investment towards their future plans as a fiscal and genetic conglomeration.

They did attempt to go to the Bay and start the registry process, but Jon-Erik suffered a severe panic attack, and had to be escorted from the premises after trying on numerous raincoats and crying "Where are the plates?! We need to find the plates!"

So, please extend your hearts and pocketbooks and make a donation to the Lapatch Foundation for the Destitute and Romantic, it will be very much appreciated, and will help start a life for the happy couple!

In lieu of financial donations, we will also accept: a handcrafted gift (photography, artwork, song, or otherwise), a hearty handshake or hug, or a contribution in our name to a charity of your choice.

Much love,

El Calvino

WEDDING SHOWER: We've got to get ourselves back to the garden


1:30 -5:30 pm
(Rain Date of June 14th)

To see the location of the wedding shower on a map, click on the following link:

For personalized, detailed driving directions, visit http://www.mapquest.com/directions and enter both the address you will be departing from as well as the destination address (91 Matilda Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 6R9). You can do it, believe in your web skills!


The new year is upon us, and with the arrival of 2009, the Lappano-Patch conglomeration is fast-approaching!

Jon-Erik and Stephanie are getting ready to bring down the house on July 25th, and the plans are kicking into high gear. Centre pieces, decorations, iPod playlists, sandwiches, wedding cakes, etc, etc, etc!!
If you are reading this, then you have been selected to attend the most spectacular wedding celebration, and this means you can expect an invitation in the mail in the coming months. We ask you to please save the date if you can, because we would love for you to be there!

Read on for more Lapatch Wedding Blog news!
Ever yours,

El Calvino