the bride’s side
these are the ladies who will be by my side, bravely offering themselves in case of any demons or spirits threaten me on my wedding day. congratulations, you lucky ladies!
nikki chantarasompot allen – matron of honor
nikki is the older sister i’ve always wanted. she’s the one who introduced me to the world of surf culture, books, and travel. she’s an amazing and caring person. much of who i am is because of her.
alyssa cossey – bridesmaid
she is the daria to my jane. if it wasn’t for alyssa, i wouldn’t have achieved as much as i have today. she got me through middle school and high school, through the ups and downs. she is the “dazzle” in my life. ::sniff sniff::
becky campbell – bridesmaid
when our powers combine, we become the scribune. i never knew the meaning of sisterhood until i met her. we joined the same sorority the same year and have never looked back. i couldn’t have asked for a more caring friend who is always there for me, no matter how far apart we are.
jaclyn hutzly – bridesmaid
my fellow pop-culture nerd. she is the only one i know who would wear an adult onesie/footie pajamas with me. in college, i’ve always admired her knowledge of random things, and her fearlessness to always try something new. she is responsible for recruiting me to run 5k races and half marathons to collect medals… and for a chance to beat the kenyans.
maya kalinowski – bridesmaid
my honorary little sis. our love of travel and adventure bonds us as sisters. she makes me laugh and brings a smile to my face. she’s always up for a new adventure, something that i truly admire and love about her.
lauren claricia – bridesmaid
sorry ladies, these boys are taken…by me, so back off!
jason leong – best man
My best man, Jason. I could go on for days and days, but Jason and I have gone through so many events in each of our lives together. From cross country road trips, to working together, to being roommates, there’s not a lot Jason doesn’t know about me. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Whether we talk about life, business, faith, or cars, I’ve cherished his enduring friendship and thank him for the impact he’s left, and will continue to leave on my life.
richard clairicia – groomsman
He’s my brother-in-law, and I couldn’t ask for more. It’s not just that we’re both programmers by trade, but he’s truly been a part of our family for over 10 years. The love, support and care he’s shown to my sister, niece and nephew have been a great example to me and I hope to do the same as I begin my new life with Jenn.
tony nguyen – groomsman
Who would have known Tony and I would continue to be such good friends beyond our high school years? But we have, and it’s been a huge blessing. Whether it’s hitting up the food trucks, or hanging out at happy hour, Tony knows how to have a good time. We laugh, we joke, we complain about our jobs, and most of all, we look out for each other.
matt helfer – groomsman
Who’s more money than Matt? No one. The coolest, smoothest guy I know. He’s been showing me the ropes since high school. From our epic Vegas trips (w/ Tony, of course), to shooting the breeze after work, he has always reminded me to appreciate life. Looking forward to more good times!
adam dankberg – groomsman
It took us way too long to start hanging out, but once I found out how cool Adam was it’s been history ever since. Adam keeps it real and has no problem telling it to me strait. I can’t fool this guy, he’ll see right through it, and I appreciate that more than anything. No matter how far apart we are, I know we’ll always pick up right where we left off.
joseph allen – groomsman
If Jenn ever had a big brother, Joe would be it. Jenn met Joe when she was 10 years old where he immediately assumed the position of big brother (with green hair), against her wishes. Going on 14 years, he has always been there for her to not only tease and harass, but to always be a constant reminder that you are never to old to learn about something new.