A tale as old as time... boy meets girl... boy is the chosen one. Girl is unimpressed. Boy fights dragon., Girl falls for useless ginger. Boy stuck falling for ginger because regardless of how well the characters were written, boy didn't really have a decent alternate option and boy and girl are both forced into relationships with soulless people. Enough about Harry Potter...
Our tale goes a bit differently. Below is an abridged timeline of our relationship.
APRIL - MAY 2008
CHOSEN BOY MEETS CHOSEN GIRL
Meghan and Travis meet via myspace.com. Meghan is looking for a networking opportunity, and Travis is lonely and stalking much younger women in the Rockville area. His opening line to Meghan is “Has anyone told you that you’re clinically insane?” It was original, so she responded. After many hilarious/textual tennis email exchanges they meet at a Starbucks.
In advance of this meeting, Meghan does her due diligence through familywatchdog.us and Google to confirm that Travis is not a sexual predator. However, through her research, she discovers that he is 12 years her senior and a divorced dad.
After their meeting, Travis immediately tries to convince Meghan to go on a date with him, to which she responds “you’re too old” or various other reasons they shouldn't. This continues until he eventually wears her down. It doesn't hurt that they have already become best friends - and they have more fun spending time with one another than either of the people they are actually dating.
MEET THE GRIFFINDORKS
After all this time...
& TRAVIS GRIFFIN
Are finally making the unbreakable vow.
27 October 2018
If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach us via owl post, but if you don't have an owl, use this contact form:
MANDATORY SORTING HAT QUIZ
WITCHES AND WIZARDS:
We recommend aperating or the Floo Network (yes, Chase Court has a connection point). We don’t recommend using a Port Key since you’re in a city, and landing might pose bodily harm to you or surrounding muggles.
Since this is a city, there are various methods of transportation including planes, trains, and automobiles. The map on the right will magically link you to where you want to go.
We would give you explicit instructions, but we all know you are going to use your GPS anyway, so just type this address into your GPS, and you will find your way:
18 East Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Since both the ceremony and reception are both in the same location, we will not be providing transportation to and from the hotel (which is very close as you'll learn below). There is ample parking in the area according to the Chase Court website, but if you want to imbibe in Hagrid's favorite firewhiskey, please consider walking or Uber.
and Travis Griffin
It's a wedding if you
haven't figured it out yet.
27 October 2018
From 4 3/4 to 9 3/4
1112 St Paul St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Because they don't hate each other. Please see the "Our Story" section.
Savings, gifts, DIY, and Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore
ATTIRE: This is a Harry Potter Hallowedding, so if you have an incredibly sweet and wedding-appropriate Harry Potter costume that you would like to wear, by all means, feel free! If you are unsure – what better way to show how much you love us and Hogwarts by wearing your house colors? To find out which house you are in (and the colors associated), please take this Mandatory Sorting Hat Quiz.
CHILDREN: Underage magic isn't allowed at Chase Court. It's a bit easier to command "accio wine" without hearing someone whine. Please contact us via owl post if you need help arranging an evening guardian,
BEFORE AND AFTER: This is a small wedding, so there will likely be an unorganized and very informal gathering (figured out by whispers and text messages) of drinks on Friday and breakfast/brunch on Sunday.
ABOUT THE VENUE: Chase Court is located in historical Midtown/Mount Vernon in Baltimore. There are lots of things and stuff to do here including eating food, drinking drinks, admiring art, and escaping rooms.
We have reserved room blocks at the Hotel Indigo in Baltimore for your convenience. Please be sure to reserve your room no later than 28 September 2018 to receive the special discounted rate.
Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00AM, but you can likely make special arrangements based on availability if you need to sleep in, check in early, or drop your luggage off.
Either click this link or call and reference the Kotlanger Griffin wedding, or say Griffindorks and they will allow it. Booking code is KGW.
Please use this space to add any comments, Harry Potter love, or hilarious or embarrassing stories about us or yourselves.
We are honored that you are joining us for our special ceremony commemorating the combining of the Ravenclaw and Gryffindor houses. Your attendance is our gift, but if you feel compelled to gift more...
Since we did this whole thing bass ackwards, we already have everything we need for our residence, so to allow the magic of this Harry Potter Hallowedding to continue, please see a list of necessities for our fantastical Harry Potter Honeymoon at our Honeyfund Page. For the magic-folk, you need to use muggle currency...sorry.