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Averi & Jackson

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Meet the group of goofballs that agreed to be up close and personal with this crazy process and our love story! We are so lucky to have such amazing people by our side, and can't even begin to thank them enough for sharing this journey with us. We love them to bits, are absolutely thrilled to have them stand with us on the big day, and can't wait for you to get to know them :)

Brenner Beck

Man of Honor

Twin brother to Averi, Brenner has been around for a loooong time.... his whole life, in fact. It was a given that he would serve as the Man of Honor (I mean, after all of these years putting up with Averi, he's earned it). The twins have been through everything together, so sharing in the joy of the wedding day was a must. He has been an essential member of the Bridal Squad, and we can say for a fact that the bridal party would simply not have been complete without the Beans! Conversation Topics: - He lives in Tennessee! Look at this cool "cowboy"! - The Lions (and along with that, anything anti-packers) - Craft Beer - Hallmark Romcoms (he is a cultured man)

Maddy Coons

Maid of Honor

Sharing an honorable distinction with Brenner is someone who has been around almost as long, Maddy. Childhood best friend turned roommate and adventure buddy, Maddy knew she was going to be the MOH since before the happy couple got engaged. She has been roped into the wedding planning since the very beginning, so I think she's earned this one. Common Aliases: - MooDog, MooDog-CowHog, MooCow, Coors, Moo, Mah-Dok-Hwag Conversation Topics: - Redwings everything - What's your favorite hard seltzer? - Wait... why did you go to San Francisco? - Dogs. Specifically her dogs.

Bella Koptik

Bridesmaid

Now our precious Bella is Averi's Small (the regular people would call her a "little") from her sorority days. Averi and Bella were known as the pair that was always crying about how much they loved each other, and Averi even promised Bella that she would be in her wedding about a year after they met (good thing she didn't change her mind!). Bella has had a front-row seat to Averi and Jackson's love since the very start, and it's an honor to have her in the bridal party. Conversation Topics: - Her Master's degree! This girly is SMART! -How much she loves her "Big" (Averi) - Her incredible, hilarious, German family - College roommate stories/ experiences in Chicago - Her sister's cats

Lydia Spencer

Bridesmaid

One of the most supportive and special individuals you will ever meet... Lydia. Her sweet soul and her positivity are simply radiant, and she has been an amazing support for not only Averi, but Jackson through the years. This middle school band bestie has been through it all with Averi and has always been a ray of sunshine. She truly has a heart of gold, and having her in the bridal party has been simply blissful :) Conversation Topics: - She's a teacher! (I will never understand how she is so patient with small children) - Her amazing family, especially her sister, who is her bestie! - Her love of fancy coffee (the sweeter the better) - She also gives great life advice, if anyone needs any

Briannah Smith

Bridesmaid

This is the bridesmaid you might hear Averi occasionally call "Mom". Briannah was one of Averi's ride-or-dies in undergrad and many of Averi's favorite college memories involve Bri. Role model doesn't even begin to cover how important Briannah is to Averi, and she credits so much of who she is today to the influence of Bri. If there is anyone who knows how to bring the best out of Averi, it is Bri. Conversation Topics: - She's a female engineer (yeah, be impressed!) - Sloths... in both a serious and ironic way - Her new secret nerd side. We all have one, but somehow hers makes her even cooler?? - Disney. 100% Disney.

Elle Petravicius

Bridesmaid

When Averi and Jackson first started talking, Elle was already placing bets that the two would end up together. Averi and Elle were neighbors in undergrad and were pretty close to inseparable their senior year. If you need a walking buddy, a dream interpreter, or just a creator of good vibes, Elle is your girl! Elle is one of the best D&D buddies, a lovable goofball, and most definitely the life of the party! Conversation Topics: - Her D&D character Bho Nash... and really D&D in general - Anthropology anything (Just wait until she gets started on Durkheim) - Her dog Georgie!

Aaron Vanderwoude

Best Man

Aaron and I met the first day of undergrad. The rest was history, from playing D&D together, hanging out in the dorm lobbies, studying throughout pharmacy school together, and both accepting positions with Meijer pharmacy after graduation, Aaron and I have been side by side since undergrad and it only makes sense to have him up next to me as my best man. Conversation topics: - Anything to do with board games, he has a list ordering every single one that he has played - The intense sport of ultimate frisbee - His YouTube channel, the best Apex content creator that I know

Jacob "Webby" Webster

Groomsman

Freshman year Webby was always at Ward hall to hang out and play games with everyone in the lobby, his sense of fashion was known around campus, that along with his penny board. Playing Magic and D&D have led to countless hours spent together and even more laughs. Conversation topics: - The vintage high-class style of living, clothing, cars, decorations - Star wars, literally anything about this amazing fantasy setting - All of the reasons on why dwarves are the coolest fantasy race

Josh Maurer

Groomsman

Jackson's younger brother, once they stopped hating each other for being annoying they have become the closest of friends. From traveling to the same lacrosse trips summer weekends in high school to spending spring breaks driving across the country to watch games, lacrosse has always been something that they both share in. Since starting college they have become even closer, and there is no version of a wedding without Jackson's little brother. Josh definitely has Jackson beat in stamina and speed, thank goodness there isn't much running at the wedding. Conversation topics: - Cross country and the sport of running in general - Lacrosse, rumor has it this Laker plays as a Bulldog - Attending GVSU for college

Nick Palson

Groomsman

One of the most passionate individuals that you will ever meet in your life. Palson will give 110% to whatever he sets his mind to. He is the first person to start having a good time and the last person to stop, the perfect addition to any bachelor party. He offered Jackson his first coaching opportunity and is a lacrosse aficionado. He is a self-proclaimed wolf and a group-proclaimed fiend. Conversation topics: - College and professional lacrosse, specifically how overrated JG Jr is - Pinckey high school lacrosse, rising division 2 starts - All of the crazy stories that he has from working in healthcare

Andrew Yeck

Groomsman

In high school the Yeck's house was the place that you would find Jackson nine times out of ten on a weekend. Late nights in the basement playing videogames has continued in college on discord and steam. Andrew was the first person to introduce Jackson to D&D which has been as big of a part of his life as Andrew himself has. His job is one that is so much fun to tell people about, and he has always had a knack for making Jackson believe everything that he says. Conversation topics: - His incredibly cool job - Absolutely anything to do with 3D printing - Living in the stunning state of Colorado

Grant Klairter

Groomsman

After meeting during the rush process for Kappa Psi and becoming Jackson's big, Grant has quickly become one of his closest friends. Grant's D&D knowledge has lead to many many many hours of conversation about fantasy characters. He and Jackson both share a family history of pharmacy, and therefore were both able to complain even more about pharmacy school together. His laugh is as contagious as his smile is and he might be one of the few people more extroverted than Jackson. Conversation topics: - Dungeons and Dragons, this one of the few people who schools me in his knowledge - His amazing dogs

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