Jennifer John

and

Leslie Benny

Wedding Party

Jessica John

Maid of Honor

I still remember when Jess came into this world. I was SO excited to have a little sister...but that excitement wore off quick! JK! Growing up we fought so much, especially because I would try to be the controlling big sister. But here we are decades later and I consider her my closest friend and confidante. She knows me probably better than anyone else (sometimes it's scary!), and she's seen me for who I really am and still loves me unconditionally. She is an absolute gem of a person, if you don't know her. She has a lot of love in a tiny body and I am a better person because of her. I look up to her in so many ways and am always inspired by the way she carries herself and points others to Christ.

Kristina John

Maid of Honor

What can I say about Kris? I've always said she lives in her own world, but she is actually a very thoughtful person. She brings a lot of wisdom to the table, especially for being the youngest in the family. Jess and I probably blamed her for all of the fights growing up, but she was always the quickest to apologize. She has grown up to be a beautiful woman and I am lucky to be her sister. Even though she thinks I'm super lame and boring, she's in my life to make things interesting! She says exactly what's on her mind, and I love her for it! By the time I'm married, Kris will no longer be a teenager and I haven't quite come to terms with that yet. She'll always be my baby!

Sneha Joseph

Bridesmaid

I honestly don't know how I would have gone through life without Sneha Marie Joseph. Being only three months apart, we have basically grown up together as twins. And sometimes I think we really are the same person. Even though we grew up 1000 miles away from each other, we remained close. I was the most excited knowing she would be coming to college in Dallas. And now that we've both moved on to med school and residency, we can fondly look back at our college years and say those were the best times ever. Sneha is a beautiful person inside and out! She has such a heart for people, and I constantly learn from her. She is full of passion, does everything well, and always has her focus on Christ.

Priya Jacob

Bridesmaid

Priya and I have been stuck at the hip since 1995. I'm thankful God put our parents together and made them friends, so we could meet and be BFFs. We are complete opposites in a lot of ways, she's the life of the party, the comedic relief, and is definitely more fashion-forward. She's the one who taught my little sisters how to do their hair when they couldn't look to me for that kinda help. She is closer than a friend and more like a sister after all these years, and I couldn't have chosen a better one! Most of my favorite memories in life include her, from cruising to the Bahamas with our families to our first BFF trip to Napa Valley to many more memories yet to come!

Angie Thomas

Bridesmaid

Angie is one of my closest friends since high school. She is also my twin in a lot of ways. Any time we hang out, food is involved. And I love her for it. We solidified our friendship way back in high school when we would both get to school at the crack of dawn to beat traffic, she would come into my car (I had the better parking spot), and we would listen to the Kidd Kraddick Show until the bell rang. Those are my favorite memories of us talking, laughing and crying together. We did a lot more of that over the years and I love that she understands me so well. Angie is the most loyal friend, as any of her friends can attest to, and the sweetest/fiercest of souls.

Wesley George

Best Man

Wesley is my older brother, sandwiched between Bensan and me. It takes a special calling to be a middle child. He always excelled in academics and athletics, whether it was playing basketball as a kid or taking advanced classes in his magnet program. For being a sports jock, I was surprised when he was the first one to introduce me to the sci-fi cult following that is Battlestar Galactica. He gave me my taste in music, introducing me to classics like Jimmy Eat World, Linkin Park, Coldplay, etc. Wesley shared a lot of invaluable advice and tough love when required, especially as I followed behind him in the healthcare field. He is someone that I can still count on even today.

Bensan George

Best Man

Bensan is the eldest brother who was a trailblazer for his younger brothers. Maybe it was the different and creative ways he got into trouble with our parents, or showing us what hard work and determination looked like. Bensan was always an avid supporter of my early ambitions of trying to be a fireman or doctor. After returning from college, despite living in separate bedrooms, most of our time was spent “raiding” or playing the online game, World of Warcraft. A lot of hours and weekends were eaten up by this virtual world, but our time bonding over gaming was never regretted. Now I get to enjoy watching Bensan and his wife raise my first nephew and niece, which has been a blessing and true joy.

Jess Mathews

Groomsman

Jess is my first cousin on my mom's side. I rediscovered this cousin during my years in middle school after making the long road trip to Oklahoma City from Florida. I was so amazed how similar some of our tastes were in music, video games, and sense of humor. Our short trips together would consist of hanging out at the local art museum, Jess sharing his insights as a coffee aficionado, or just buying a typewriter at a random garage sale for no good reason. Jess is one of the most kind-hearted individuals you’ll meet, and his beard is the most majestic that you will probably encounter in your lifetime.

Ryan Thomas

Groomsman

Ryan, or also affectionately known as “Bobby”, is one of my cousins on my dad's side that I grew up with in my early childhood while in New York. I remember multiple sleepovers at his house growing up. Unfortunately, I also remember that I was that mean cousin who would give him an unplugged controller while the older cousins played video games uninterrupted. What can I say about him other than he is an example of your modern renaissance man. Ryan learned how to shred on the electric guitar and bass at a very young age, he also made short films, and is now working as a software engineer. He is a man of few words, but many talents.

Shane Robinson

Groomsman

Shane was the first true friend that I made during my time in residency in Southeastern Idaho. From the moment I dropped my luggage into my empty apartment, Shane was already waiting outside to take me out for some burgers and fries. He is a superb travel guide, whether it was showing me the sights of Jackson, WY or taking me to my first ski trip to Keystone, CO. We spent hours discussing work, life lessons, and funny stories, and countless hours just sitting around shooting the breeze. An open seat was always saved at the Robinson dinner table for me, whether it was around the holidays or for taco night. I don’t say this lightly but Shane is a “brother from another mother”.
Susan Moyal