We are blessed to have such great friends and we are honored they said yes to stand beside us on our big day. A big thanks to them for their love and support.
There was no doubt that my one and only sister would stand beside me on my big day as my Maid of Honor. Tracey and I have had many great laughs throughout our lives and we look forward to having even more through my wedding planning. Tracey currently lives in Carrolton, Virginia and works for Town Bank.
Erin and I met in college at The University of South Carolina through Heatherly Brammer. Heatherly and Erin worked together at Liberty Tap Room and through their relationship we became the three muskateers. Where there was one of us you would probably find all three. Erin and I lived together for probably about 2 years while she finished up college and began her professional career. I think our best memories are from our first summer living together at 2404 Sumter Street. Luke and I are blessed to have Erin and her husband Brad in our lives.
Heatherly and I met our junior year at The University of South Carolina, we both signed up for random room assignements and we ended up together in West Quad (the first college green living dormitory). Heather and I became instant friends. Heather married her husband Alex and I was lucky enought to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. Little did we know what these past seven years would have in store but we have made it through with smiles on our faces. Heather and Alex are expecting their first baby boy, Jackson Nicholas Brammer this July. I am looking forward to meeting Jackson and teaching him all the tricks to drive his parents crazy!
I met Heather Grupp at Hilton Head Christian Academy in 2000. Heather and I have had some great high school memories many of which include playing basketball and volleyball together. After high school graduation Heather went to Clemson University but we always made sure to visit each other on the weekend. Heather met her wonderful husband Scott while at Clemson and they are currently stationed at Fort Knox. I was honored to be in Heather's wedding and I am excited for her to be apart of our wedding day.
Believe it or not, John is actually my older brother by 3 years. There has been some question as to whether or not we are really related because we are so different, but my parents assure me we are. I would say we were not the closest of brothers in our middle and high school years but as we grew older we started to enjoy each other's company more. John enlisted in the military after graduating from Vassar and spent a year in Fallujah working as an interrogator for the Army. For those of us who knew John growing up, that was not where we saw him going. He now works for the State Department and is stationed in Haiti with his wife Marsha who manages to keep him sane and in check at the same time. They are looking forward to coming back to the states for a year in August before heading off to Krakow.
It seems only fitting that since Dad survived my teenage years he should be part of the next Chapter of my life. Some of my best memories growing up are fishing and camping with my dad. More recently meeting up at our mountain house and scaring a few mountain trout with our presence. Dad and I talk frequently about our professional lives, the future of education and just how things are going generally. Growing up I never envisioned myself having these types of talks with my dad and actually enjoying them. I don't think you will meet a bigger fan of Liz, I'm sure partially because she seems to be able to keep me in check, but mainly because he also sees how wonderful of a person she is.
I met Pete as a realtor when trying to find my first home in Columbia. Several u-turns later I found a great house and a great friend. Pete and his fantastic wife Erin really made Columbia home for me, introducing me to their close knit group of freinds and making me part of their extended family. Pete and Erin have a 2 year old son Guy, who seems to have inherited Pete's love for anything with wheels.Most every day involves a check in call with Pete, usually involving some discussion of the driving styles in Columbia. I was lucky enough to be a groomsman for Pete and Erin's wedding and there was never a question that Pete would be beside us on our big day.
Jon is one of my oldest friends. We met when I moved to Elizabeth City for Middle School and were part of a small group of friends that did everything together middle school football to high school soccer, to beach trips to Jon's family's cottage and road trips anywhere we could make up an excuse to go. Like many high school friends, we headed our separate ways for college but still managed to keep in touch. We would trade turns driving to see each other at school or meeting up in the middle at our friends' schools in Raleigh and Chapel Hill. No matter where it was it was always a good time. Jon now lives in Charlotte, only about an hour from Columbia. Jon is the type of friend that you know if you ever needed anything, he would be there no questions asked. Even though we don't take as many trips anymore, he will always be a close friend and we are so happy that he will be part of our wedding.