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The Wedding Party

We have one goal for our wedding, throw a great party for friends and family.  Here are the friends and family necessary for a great party.

The Bride's Party

Golden Girls 2.0 and Tim

Nina Sabak

Bridesmaid

Nina Sabak

Nina is simultaneously the most and least reliable friend from Jess’s childhood.

Tim Barnum

Bridesman

Tim Barnum

The first year of graduate school, Tim knocked on Jess’s door in the MIT Ashdown House dorm and asked for all the metal cans in her recycling. Why? “I’m building a tiny nuclear reactor,” said Tim. The chemistry followed from there – literally.

Sarah Dean

Bridesmaid

Sarah Dean

Sarah is Jess's older sister, which means she had the privilege of cable TV in Grafton before the Carrs "upgraded" to a farm in White Hall shortly after Jess's birth.

Marissa Meadows

Bridesmaid

Marissa Meadows

Marissa and Jess went from being rivals in Mr. Pitrolo’s 5th grade homeroom, to running the Dunbar Middle School office together in 6th grade.

Kathryn Shields

Bridesmaid

Kathryn Shields

It wasn’t coincidence but, rather, Kathryn who brought Marissa and Jess together in middle school.

 

The Groom's Party

The Groom's closest friends and the people his mom told him to include

Fiona Perotti

Groom's Maid

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Fiona is, by all measures, Nick’s oldest friend and has attended several of his weddings.

Robert Lee Bolton III

Groom's Man

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Bob hated Nick when they first met, as he shared with the West Virginia Supreme Court upon Nick’s swearing into the Bar.

Scott Corey Dicken

Groom's Man

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Scott pity-invited Nick to the College Lunch, a Fairmont bar, one night and has taught him how to have fun ever since.

Julia Andre Oliveto

Groom's Sister

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Julia Oliveto, (aliases include Sunshine Sugar Dance, Vice President of Science, Pasquallee (pronounced /pôˈskwôlˌlē/)) is the youngest Oliveto sibling.

Celi Mackey Oliveto

Groom's Sister

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Celi Oliveto, (aliases include Moonbeam, Vice President of Education and C-LY (pronounced /ˈsēˌlī/)) is the eldest Oliveto sibling.

 
 

The Best People

Maid of Honor
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Lea Nienhaus

Jess and Lea are frequent collaborators, starting in the Bawendi Lab where Jess taught Lea how to “cook” lead sulfide nanocrystals, and in the kitchen, where Lea taught Jess how to cook schnitzel and spaetzle.

Best Man
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Seth O'Neal

Nick was not the Best Man of Seth’s Wedding. Seth is the Best Man of Nick’s Wedding. Nick does not dwell on this difference.