Buck Creek Farm
59761 Buck Creek Rd, Ferryville, WI 54628
The Ferryville, Wisconsin farm on which we’ll be married is owned by our dear friends, Robin and Liz Carlin Metz. Kelly helped them to create Vitalist Theatre Chicago, named to commemorate the passing of Robin’s second wife, Liz’s best friend, and Kelly’s undergraduate acting mentor, Elizabeth Jahnke, who was married to Robin on the farm. Liz and Kelly were colleagues during her teaching years at Knox College, and Robin was her Creative Writing adviser at the same institution when she spent her undergraduate years there. These two are among her best of friends, and having them get to know Peter has been among the greatest of joys to her. They each approached Kelly about us getting married on their farm, without knowledge of Peter’s proclamation after his first visit there in July 2016 (“Wouldn’t the farm be a beautiful place for our wedding?”). It is among a very few places she considers to be sacred and deeply spiritual to her; so, the consensus among us four brought about our serendipitous decision. Along with many other artist-friends Kelly holds dear, Robin will read poetry of his choosing at our ceremony. We are earnestly humbled and deeply honored to gather our families, friends, and loved ones to this very special place for our wedding.