Emily & Joel

Our Wedding Party

While we call them bridesmaids and groomsmen, Joel and I like to think of our wedding party as a communal group of friends.

Kelly Hishta Birkenhauer

Matron of Honor
Kelly Hishta Birkenhauer

Kelly is my big sister. She lives in Newport, Kentucky with her husband, Nick, and her dogs Ickey (black lab) and Kaiser (miniature daschund).

David Cohen

Best Man
David Cohen

Dave is Joel's older brother and lives in Washington D.C. with his fiancee, Kate Roberts.

Julia Collins

Bridesmaid
Julia Collins

Julia is one of my cousins. She goes to high school in Norcross, Georgia.

Tanner Hishta

Bridesmaid
Tanner Hishta

Tanner is another one of my cousins. She goes to school in Alexandria, Virginia.

Nick Birkenhauer

Groomsman
Nick Birkenhauer

Nick is my brother-in-law. That small animal he's holding is my nephew, baby Kai Kai.

Michael Hudson

Groomsman
Michael Hudson

Michael went to middle school and high school with me and Joel. He went to the University of Georgia and is now living in Atlanta.

Lara Goodrich

Bridesmaid
Lara Goodrich

Lara also went to middle school and high school with me and Joel. She went to Whitman College and now lives on Whidbey Island in Washington.

John Parker

Groomsman
John Parker

John and I went to school together from Pre-1st to 12th grade. He and Joel met when Joel came to Pace in 7th grade. John went to Vanderbilt and currently resides in Atlanta.

McKinsey Bond

Bridesmaid
McKinsey Bond

McKinsey went to middle and high school with me and Joel. She went to the University of Virginia and will soon be living in D.C.

Andy Jordan

Groomsman
Andy Jordan

Andy also went to middle and high school with me and Joel. He went to Vanderbilt and now lives in Dallas.

Anna Rhodes

Bridesmaid
Anna Rhodes

Anna went to high school with me and Joel. She went to Boston College and will soon be moving to Baltimore.

Harrison Kaufman

Groomsman
Harrison Kaufman

Harrison and I went to school together from Pre-1st to 12th grade, so he and Joel first met in 7th grade. He went to Southern Methodist University and lives in Atlanta.

Troy Shapiro

Groomsman
Troy Shapiro

Troy and Joel were fraternity brothers at Brown, and lived together senior year. Troy now lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

Dan Block

Groomsman
Dan Block

Dan and Joel were also fraternity brothers and lived together sophomore year. Dan is now living in NYC.

Alex Mann

Groomsman
Alex Mann

Alex and Joel were freshman year roommates at Brown. Joel and I both traveled with Alex's family to Great Harbour Cay the summer after our freshman year. Alex currently resides in Providence.

Christine Ding

Bridesmaid
Christine Ding

Christine and I were roommates when we became co-resident advisors my junior/her senior year. She currently lives in Chicago.

Alex Mistratov

Groomsman
Alex Mistratov

Alex and I lived across the hall from each other our freshman year. He is now living in San Francisco.

Abby Bartlett

Bridesmaid
Abby Bartlett

Abby and I were sophomore and senior year suite-mates. She lives in Minneapolis.

Alison Wilcox

Bridesmaid
Alison Wilcox

Alison and I had art classes together throughout college and studied abroad on the same program. We lived together senior year, and she now resides in San Francisco.

Ashley Turner

Bridesmaid
Ashley Turner

Ashley and I became painting majors together when she transfered to Washington University her junior year. She is living in Nashville.

Patrick Hishta

Usher
Patrick Hishta

Patrick is my cousin. He goes to school in Alexandria, Virginia.

Henry Collins

Usher
Henry Collins

Henry's also my cousin. He goes to school in Norcross, Georgia.