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Meet Our Wedding Party!

Renee Copithorne-Klyn

Matron of Honor

I have known Brooke since the day she was born. Her mom, Jen, and I are cousins. Jen and I are super close, so naturally Brooke and I have a close relationship as well. However, I was both shocked and flattered when she asked me to be her Matron of Honor. We’ve done so much together of course I couldn’t say no! Plus, with age comes experience and I definitely have both to help in making this the least stressful and most magical day of her life. From feeding her lemons as a baby just to watch her face, to telling her ghost stories and contributing to her love of scary movies, to sharing in my love of music and concerts-Miley, Taylor and Snoop Dogg to name a few, to the crazy road trip adventure of driving three 13 year old girls (Brooke, along with Sarah P. and Alyssa, also bridesmaids) to Arrowhead Stadium in KC to see One Direction so I wouldn’t look like a creep for my crush on Harry Styles. Disclaimer: he was over 18 at the time and he is still fine, so technically I’m really not a creep! This old lady still has a few more years of fun left in her, so let’s add this, the most important day of your life so far, to our list of epic adventures! I am so proud of you, Brooke, and all of your accomplishments. It’s been fun watching you grow into a beautiful, smart and confident young woman and I can’t wait to be by your side when you marry Logan and start this exciting new chapter in your life!

Spencer Goldberg

Best Man

I met Logan for the first time during a pre-rush event for my fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. My first impression of him was a shy guy, but he liked sports, so a potential friendship could arise. Little did I know he’d become one of my best friends in the entire world. I can come to him with anything and he’ll be there for me and vice versa. There have been so many memories we have created together over the past three years. Whether it has been 25-minute drives across the river, going out to bars all across the city, watching and going to any kind of sports game, or going on trips all around the country, I am so thankful to call you not just one of my best friends, but a true brother too. No matter what the future holds, I know our friendship will continue to grow, filled with many new memories, and we will be there for each other no matter what. I cannot wait to be one of the men by your side during one of the greatest moments of your entire life. I love you and Brooke so much and am so grateful for both of you to be in my life

Jamie Hopkins

Maid of Honor

I officially met Brooke our freshmen year of college when we were first year roomies together! Being on the same basketball team and seeing each other everyday, we grew super close. I’m super fortunate to have gained a best friend that feels more like a sister. From countless chick-fil-a trips, ice cream runs, and tons of laughs, I can easily say there’s never a dull moment with Brooke. From the moment I met Brooke to now, Logan has always been the person she can never stop talking about and I’m so happy that she is going to be able to spend the rest of her life with someone that makes her so happy. I am super honored Brooke asked me to be her maid of honor and am so excited to stand by her on her big day! Also so happy to share the most special day with Brooke and Logan and see where life takes both of them.

Aidan Gremminger

Best Man

I met Logan freshmen year of High School where he took the field as my keeper. From then on we started bonding over our ambition for GAME DAYS and yelling outlandish things at every other sporting event. Over the years we spent enough time playing Xbox that Brooke would often yell at me first to ask for him back. Especially around his birthdays where her and I would always race to say Happy Birthday at precisely 12:01, which has gone back and forth since…. I won. To speak on Brooke, I met her in middle school through mutual friends and since then she has held true to being the nicest and most wholesome and selfless person I’ve ever had the honor of calling a friend. I couldn’t be happier to see these two spend their lives together. As Logan has been there for me in some of my darkest times whether he knew it or not, he helped me. So I too vow to be there for the both of them as they have for me. Thank you for being who you are.

Sarah Pokorny

Bridesmaid

I met Brooke when I was five years old and the biggest decisions we had to make were what color pencil pouch we wanted or what milk we’d drink at lunch that day. Since those days, Brooke has been a part of many, many much bigger decisions in my life. We chose the same high school, the same sports, the same classes, and sometimes even the same clothes. We toured college campuses together, stayed up late trying to pass honors physics (we both dropped at semester), and I had the honor of being on prom court to watch her and Logan be crowned high school royalty. In college, I was blessed to have her constant support as I moved away to start a new life in Columbia. And, even though she was no longer in the same city as me, I knew she was still in my corner in every other way. While I am jealous of the two little girls we were all those years ago, I am so incredibly honored to be a part of one the biggest decisions in both Brooke and Logan’s lives. It has been truly amazing watching them both grow deeper in love with each other and the life they’ve created. I also want to take this opportunity to thank Brooke for bringing Logan into my own life; his friendship has brought me years of laughter and joy, and it brings me so much comfort to know he is not going anywhere. It is an honor to know and love you both.

Ryan Hilgendorf

Groomsman

I met Logan when I joined the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Lindenwood University in the Fall of 2021. Eventually, a little later, after I joined, I met Brooke. At first, both were quiet and reserved, like me, but after hanging out with them, I could see that they loved to have a ton of fun, and we became much closer friends. We have done so many fun things together where we have been able to create life-lasting memories, whether it be our trips to Lake of the Ozarks, Panama City, and New Orleans or us watching and attending sporting events, playing videogames, or even just going out to eat and get drinks around St. Louis. There have been countless times when both of them have checked in to see how I am doing, and I have done the same for them. I know that we will continue to be able to ask each other anything for the rest of our lives. In the short span of 3 years, you are both some of my best friends, and I know I can go to you guys with anything. I am excited for the future adventures we will go on and the memories we will make that we will be able to remember throughout our lives. I am honored to be by both of your sides for one of the greatest moments in your life. Cheers to the future, Lingles!

Sarah Ripka-Towe

Bridesmaid

When I met Brooke she was 10 months old, and crying and clinging to her dad for dear life; she was unsure of going to daycare. In true Brooke fashion it didn't take long for her decide I was going to be her chosen person, anyone who has been chosen by Brooke knows she's pretty picky. In the years following her decision I became her nanny, then teacher, and somewhere in there we became chosen family. Brooke did me the honor of standing by my side when I got married, and she was the first "kid" to hold both of my baby girls when they were born. I have had the honor and joy of watching Brooke turn into the amazing young woman she is and have witnessed every stage of her relationship with Logan grow from infatuation to true love. I am honored to be chosen again to stand with her as she marries the man who makes her the happiest. You can find me mothering the whole group through this process, it's what I do best!

John Wilson

Groomsman

Alyssa Marfisi

Bridesmaid

I met brooke all the way back in 2006. We were starting kindergarten at Saint Cletus. The first impression brooke had of me was me screaming in the bathroom and brooke getting blamed for it. Me and brooke since have done lake trips, camping… found our family song energy by drake , beach trips, sang karaoke, drank some rumplements, had to crawl up some laundry shoots and fun float trips. I don’t think of brooke as a friend but as a sister because not only did Brooke welcome me to the family 18 years ago so did Jen and Scott and maybe John too. I am honored to say I was there when Brooke and Logan started hanging out and even tho he was shy.. he came around and enjoyed doing all the fun things Me, Brooke, and Sarah did. I met Logan the same time Brooke did back in highschool and saw a highschool relationship blossom into soulmates. Logan stole brooke’s heart and all there is left to say is let’s get Brooke and Logan married, or in Logan’s words, Let’s gooooo!!

Logan Miller

Groomsman

Lingle and I first met my freshman year of college when I was rushing our fraternity. Lingle and I had a great time in the fraternity between going undefeated in standing dye or creating a group just to go pee. One of my favorite memories with him was when we were watching the Arizona Cardinals made it to playoffs for the first time in 7 years. A little after the first quarter started the Cardinals were losing so bad that Ling walked out. I obviously met Brooke through Ling but have never had a bad memory with them. Overall I am very grateful to have you and Brooke as friends and am happy that I will be there will you.

Tiffani Siekmann

Bridesmaid

I met Brooke freshman year of college. We played basketball and went to nursing school together. We had countless study sessions together, especially on the bus going to and from basketball games. From practicing for skills lab to studying for the NCLEX, we always helped each other out. Some days, we were together from early morning to late at night, going from practice to class/clinical to basketball games (we always somehow ended up and either chickfila or panera in between). Since graduating, it's fun telling each other our crazy nursing stories. Through it all, Brooke has become an amazing best friend, and I'm so happy to be by her side when she gets to marry her favorite person! Through the years, I have been able to see how much love Brooke and Logan have for one another! I am so excited for their big day and their new adventures together!

Jack Leach

Groomsman

Ling Bing! From shooting +11 on Hole 15 at Riverside, to a married man. The transformation has been immaculate. One of my earliest memories with Logan, was a day before fraternity rush in the Spring of 2021. In one of my only times ever hitting the gym in college, I saw Logan there and sparked up a conversation. After some jokes and catching up on the Mathews Hall days, I asked for him to come out to Phi Delt’s events for the week. In what seemed like a lofty request, Logan accepted, and the rest was history. From watching March Madness games, tailgates, exploring St. Louis, teaching him our family tree, and sharing laughs, Logan is someone I hold special in my heart. A true brother to me, I couldn’t be more grateful to have met and grown a friendship with him. I’m very happy for the both of you, and I’m honored to share this experience. Wishing you both everlasting love!

Vivian Ripka-Towe

Bridesmaid

Brooke has always been my person, I don't know life without her. I've been cheering her on my whole life, her wedding day is another one to add to our list. I can't wait for the time we will spend getting ready together before the big event, I like the calm before the party. You will find me dancing with Brooke to all the Taylor Swift songs!

Kayden Speichinger

Groomsman

Carolyn Ripka-Towe

Bridesmaid

Brooke is my birthday buddy! The best gift I gave her was coming into this world on her 16th birthday! I still don't know if we're really related, ask my mom. I love adventures and having a good time! I can't wait to see Brooke in her beautiful dress and dance the night away!

Easton Russell

Groomsman

Legacy Lane

Flower Girl

Brooke calls me CeCe. Brooke is my bestie! I am Brooke's little cousin and I am spoiled rotten! I am funny and sassy! I love anything pink/purple and sparkly! Catch me on the dance floor!