Jon & Monica

4:00pm – 11:00pm

Attire: Sunday-best, no jeans. For women, flats & wedges are recommended – heels are not advised. The ceremony will be on the lawn.

The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception will all take place in one convenient and beautiful location:

10114 Coast Guard Rd Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Schedule Of The Day


3:45 - 4:00 P.M
Guest arrivals

4:15 - 4:30 P.M
Guests seated

4:30 - 5:00 P.M


5:00 - 6:30 P.M
Cocktail hour

6:30 - 7:00 P.M
Seated for dinner & toasts

7:00 - 11:00 P.M
Dinner & dancing

Dress & Attire

Please dress in your Sunday Best, no jeans. For women, flats & wedges are recommended – heels are not advised. The ceremony will be on the lawn.


Shuttle information: For those of you staying at the Islander hotel, shuttles will be leaving in 15 minute increments (3:30, 3:45, 4:00 and 4:15). Please don’t wait till the last shuttle as it may fill up quickly. For those staying elsewhere (or if you’d prefer to travel at your own time), Uber and taxis are available. Please note that if you choose to drive to the venue, you are welcome to leave your car parked overnight and take the shuttle back to wherever you are staying at on the isle at any time during the evening.

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The Bridal Party

Evette Bingham Matron of Honor

Monica’s beautiful sister and other half. Used to hate Monica but now are best friends. Sassiest person in the world with the biggest heart. Monica would die without her and her advice (except for the time she let Monica wear a denim-on-denim outfit the day she got proposed to).

Monica Kociolek Maid of Honor

Monica’s best (and punniest) friend since 8th grade. She’s is and always will be Monica #1. Can always count on her to co-belt out in “Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” and “No Air” on any road trip. Also a lawyer so you can’t sue us.

Kamila Orawiec Bridesmaid

Monica’s longest friendship in the world (seriously, 26 years strong!) Has been planning weddings and proposals with Monica since the days of playing barbies. Monica’s most favorite skiing companion.

Maribel Borunda Bridesmaid

Monica’s beloved Maribelly, favorite travel companion and keeps Monica grounded with reality (aka would limit how many times Monica could watch Titanic).

Jessica Noonan Bridesmaid

Monica’s Burson bestie and lifelong friend, even though they’ve never lived in the same state. Allowed Monica to get pizza at 1 am in NYC, which shows how awesome she is. Loves turtles. Also loves Taylor Swift and The Greatest Showman (partially because Monica has forced her to).

Sinead Blomquist Bridesmaid

Monica’s college bestie and the reason we are having this wedding in the first place (thanks for introducing us, Shinay-nay)! Fellow lover of Crisp and rapping to Nicki Minaj on the streets of Chicago at 1 am.

Brooke Mills Bridesmaid

Monica’s southern belle and bestie in North Carolina; also Monica’s adopted mother.

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Luke Richmond Best Man

The "Best Man" for this celebration. Has never known what "too much fun" means. Always the last to call it a night. Wherever there's a good time, it's likely Luke is already there, 3 cocktails ahead.

Joe Canchola Groomsman

The nicest guy you'll ever meet. Became best buddies with Jon while choking each other out in jiu-jitsu back in high school. Spent many years with Jon working all day and tearing up Chicago at night.

Ray Kiely Groomsman

Sassy. That single word describes this guy. Ray is always there to throw unexpected disses or witty words of endearment. He'll be the sharpest dressed, and probably only guy, dancing to Beyonce.

Kevin Lee Groomsman

Jon's social and Chicago nightlife partner of yore, Kevin loves to get a group of friends together and turn any occasion into a party. Always expect surprises & donuts (owns Gurnee Donuts) when he's around.

Danny Blomquist Groomsman

Jon's closest-in-age brother. Spent many undocumented nights of debauchery together, as good brothers do. News-Anchorman hair, chiseled abs, eyes like brown diamonds. Sorry ladies, he's taken.

Tim Blomquist Groomsman

Jon's older brother. A strong mentor after Jon's high school days in many things: business, real estate, work ethic, fine cuisine, balla sports cars, how to sneak into clubs and bars underage, etc.

Jon's first new friend upon arrival in North Carolina, TJ was instrumental in making Jon feel at home with some necessary guy-time. Always up for a good time. If found wandering unattended, please return to his owner, bridesmaid Brooke Mills.

Flower Girl


Flower Girl


Ring Bearer


Ring Bearer


Ring Bearer



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