Eppel-Jylkka. Meredith Leigh Eppel, daughter of Nancy and Dudley Eppel of Princeton, to Christopher Everett Jylkka, son of Christina Corliss Rourke and Edwin Jylkka, both of Rockport, Mass.
The September 13 ceremony took place on the island of Martha's Vineyard, with Chilmark Justice of the Peace Mairily Fenner conducting a civil ceremony of the couple's design. A reception followed at Inisfree, the summer residence of the bride's parents.
The bride grew up in Princeton and graduated from Princeton Day School. She received a B.A. in fine arts from Colorado College, a master's degree in teaching art from Tufts University/Boston Museum School, and a master's in education from Harvard. She is currently the director of the National Arts & Learning Collaborative at Walnut Hill in Natick, Mass., and an arts education instructor at Brandeis University. She is also an artist and has exhibited her work in the Boston area, on Martha's Vineyard, and at the Princeton Arts Council and Princeton Day School.
The groom graduated from the the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in hotel and restaurant management and a minor in economics. He is director of West Operations at Edison Mission Marketing and Trading, an independent power producer and subsidiary of Edison International. He carries a 100-ton boat captain's license and spent several years sailing in Hawaii and Florida before returning to New England.
The couple honeymooned in the islands and mountains of Panama. They reside in Watertown, Mass.