Emptage—Bistrian ?Britton Perry Dix Bistrian, daughter of Dr. Bruce and Eleanor (Boo) Bistrian of Amagansett and Ipswich, Massacusetts, was married on Saturday, June 2, to John Merritt Emptage Jr., son of Jack and Susan Emptage, all of Amagansett. The Reverend Steven Howarth performed the ceremony at the Amagansett Presbyterian Church. ?After the service, the bride and groom, both volunteer interior firefighters with the Amagansett Fire Department, were transported by Amagansett Engine Truck 2 to the reception at East Hampton Golf Club. ?The locale was the lifelong dream of the bride’s paternal grandfather, Peter Bistrian, to transform his potato farmland into a golf course. ?Ms. Bistrian attended The Pingree School in South Hamilton, Massacusetts, received her bachelor’s degree in architecture and art history from Connecticut College, and is an associate architect in East Hampton at the firm of Douglas Moyer, Architect PC. She is a member of the East Hampton Town Licensing Review Board. Mr. Emptage attended Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, New York, received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Lynchburg College, and owns his own general contracting business in Amagansett. ?The bride is the granddaughter of Mary Bistrian and the late Peter Bistrian of Amagansett and of Eleanor Dix and the late Norman Dix of Westhampton Beach. Her father is a physician and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is chief of the division of clinical nutrition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Her mother is an artist and art agent to a Florentine painter. ?The groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy Emptage of Englewood, New Jersey and Amagansett, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hertzler of Englewood. ?His parents own and operate a medical billing business with offices in East Hampton and Hauppauge. Both are members of the Amagansett Fire Department, his mother a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and his father current chief of the department. ?The bride carried a bouquet of exotic orchids and blue thistle and wore a sequined crème Max Azria dress and an antique veil worn by both her sister, Tennille Bistrian Treadwell, and her grandmother, Eleanor Dix, at their weddings. She also wore an antique sapphire and diamond cross worn by her maternal great-grandmother, Mary Alice Tennille, on her wedding day 107 years ago to the day, June 2, 1900. ?The couple was attended by Lucy Pearl Emptage, daughter of the groom, and Tiana Dix Treadwell, niece of the bride, as flower girls; and by Thomas Ryan Treadwell, nephew of the bride, as ring bearer. ?Participants traveled great distances to attend, including readers Sgt. Katelyn Hurton, who journeyed from Iraq; Marisa Pickford, who came from Saint Thomas, and the bride’s godfather, Dr. Robert Schweizer, who traveled from Arizona. Other close friends and family members traveled from Dubai, Canada, England and Alaska. ?The witnesses for the marriage were Jordan Brooke Bistrian, sister of the bride, and Jonathan Michael Simone, brother of the groom. The groom’s sister, Jacqueline Michelle Emptage, read a passage from I Corinthians. ?After a honeymoon in Ste-Anne-des-Lacs, Quebec, the couple will reside in Amagansett at the original home of her paternal great-grandparents, Mark and Edith Rya.

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