Hello!

Welcome to the Renz-Logan wedding!

We can’t wait to see you all at the Fogo Island Inn August 18 & 19, 2017…  We’ve been busy getting everything ready for the celebration, and have been updating the information on this website, so keep checking back!

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Schedule of events

Thursday 08/17/2017

Anytime: (Optional early) arrival via commercial flights to Gander Airport (YQX) or via car with transfer on the Fogo Island ferry (if taking your own or a rental car, please arrive at least 1 hour early).  If you need us to arrange transfer from Gander to the Inn and we haven’t talked to you about it, please let us know! More information on travel here.

7:00 pm: Rehearsal dinner at Nicole’s Cafe. Open to all!  Dress is casual.

9:00 pm: After-party & live music & iceberg-iced drinks at Foley’s shed, as seen below.

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Friday 08/18/2017

Morning: Arrival via Boston charter flight direct to Fogo Island

Anytime: Arrival via commercial flights to Gander Airport (YQX) or via car with transfer on the Fogo Island ferry (if taking your own or a rental car, please arrive at least 1 hour early).  If you need us to arrange transfer from Gander to the Inn and we haven’t talked to you about it, please let us know!  More information on travel here.

Throughout day: Arranged activities such as cod fishing, hiking, berry picking, whale watching, caribou spotting and more.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Inn.

7:00 pm: Welcome boil-up (clam-bake) at the Inn. The event is outdoors, weather permitting. Dress code is casual.

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Saturday 08/19/2017

Throughout day: Arranged activities such as cod fishing, hiking, berry picking, whale watching, caribou spotting and more.  Breakfast and lunch provided by the Inn.

6:30 pm: Wedding ceremony at the Inn, reception to follow. Dress code is formal.

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Sunday 08/20/2017

9:00 am – 2:00 pm: Farewell brunch at Fogo Island Inn

12:00pm: Charter departure from Fogo Island to Boston via Halifax and Bangor.

Anytime Sunday or Monday: Departure via commercial flights to Gander Airport (YQX) or via car with transfer by the Fogo Island ferry. If you need us to arrange transfer to Gander and we haven’t talked to you about it, please let us know!

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Transport

Getting to Fogo Island is part of the adventure. The traditional route to Fogo Island is to fly into Gander Airport (YQX), then rent a car or arrange other transport to the Farewell Ferry. The drive from Gander to Farewell is one hour, the ferry leaves every 2-3 hours (link to schedule HERE), and it takes approximately 1 hour to reach Fogo Island.  It is about 20 minutes more to reach the Inn from the ferry terminal.

If you are planning to bring your rental car on the ferry, it is mandatory to arrive at least one hour ahead of the scheduled time as it is first come, first serve.

A charter flight from the private plane terminal at Boston Logan Airport (BOS) has been arranged!

  • The flight will leave at 7am on Friday August 18th from Signature Flight Support, at 240 Prescott Street, Logan Intl Airport, Boston MA 02128. You should arrive one hour beforehand.
  • This private charter is operated by Provincial Airline (PAL) on a 37 passenger DASH 8 100 (see photo). There will be a flight attendant on board.
  • Light snacks and beverages will be available. Please notify us of any food allergies.
  • There is one stop over in Halifax, Nova Scotia to clear Canadian immigration and customs.
  • Passengers will need a current passport, with at least six month before expiry and two blank visa pages.
  • Luggage allowance is estimated to be 42lbs per person.  This may be flexible.
  • The return charter will leave at 12 noon on Sunday August 20th from Fogo Island airport to Boston via Halifax (for fuel) and Bangor, Maine (to clear USA customs).  The estimated arrival time in Boston is 4:30pm.
  • If you are taking the charter, email loganj3@gmail.com for any other questions/concerns.

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Packing list

  • Wedding clothes, tailored for moderate to heavy dancing (anything from “creative black tie” to “business formal” would be appropriate). Untitled 2.pngUntitled.png
  • The ceremony will be outdoors so a cover up might be useful if you are subject to a chill.  A note on foot wear for the women – the ceremony will be held on the rocks outside the Inn (weather permitting), so delicate heels may be risky.
  • Casual clothes for the Boil Up and various other casual occasions.
  • Hiking or boating attire, including hiking shoes or boots. We suggest layers for outdoor activities.
  • Swimsuit for outdoor hot tubs. We spotted a sun pillar (below) from the rooftop hot tub on out visits.

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Registry

We are not registered anywhere as we feel your willingness to travel to this remote place to celebrate with us is gift enough.  However, if you would like to make a donation in our name to the Wildlife Conservation Society, it has special meaning to us as it has been essential in the preservation of Nouabale-Ndoki national park, where we spent an unforgettable week with the gorillas two years ago.

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About your stay

Weather

Fogo Islanders know well that Mother Nature is unpredictable. So unpredictable, in fact, that Fogo-ers have created three new seasons, for a grand total of seven: Spring, Trap Berth, Summer, Berry, Late fall, Winter and Pack Ice.

Despite our immense desire for a “Trap Berth” wedding, our date of August 19th falls in Summer. Historical data suggests August temperatures will be around 70 degrees in daytime and 55 degrees at night.

Jen and I are actively lobbying multiple solar deities, Áine, Ra and Helios but we can’t completely rely on our noteworthy abilities of persuasion. Guests should come prepared for wet weather. Snow is not expected.

Activities

The are a number of activities on Fogo Island. Here is a full list of things to do. Activity arrangements can be made through the Inn upon arrival. Our experiential suggestions are:

1.) Hiking: There are great hikes across the island. Below, Jen and a reindeer take in the views of the frozen-over Deep Bay harbor in February.  Hikes can be tailored to various special interests, such as geology, berries, mushrooms, caribou and so forth.

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2.) Visiting artist studios: There are four architecturally interesting artist studio on the island; Long, Squish, Bridge, and Tower studios. IMG_0596.jpeg

3.) Sightseeing in Tilting: Once the home to a significant cod fishery, Tilting is a village from a time gone by with fishing huts or stages nestled into every cranny along the sea.DSC_0174.JPG

4.) Boating on the Ketanja: Captain Ane and his crew pilot MV Ketanja for a range of ocean adventures. From the comfort and safety of this well-equipped vessel you may: visit Little Fogo Islands, an abandoned fishing community; look for whales; visit colonies of puffins, razorbills and other seabirds.

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5.) Punt racing: Get your heart rate up by commanding (read: rowing) a punt (read: rowboat) on the open ocean. As described in typical Newfie, “These workhorses of the inshore fishery can be a handful to row.”Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada

6.) Pond and trout fishing: There are few things more tranquil than being alone on a pond in the wilderness, pulling in your catch and patiently waiting for the next one to bite.