Mario and I have been so blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives. Our wedding party was easy yet hard to choose, because of how much we love everyone. It is a lot of people too, but we don’t care. Everyone in our life has had an impact on us and we can’t imagine having that day without all of you there.

GET TO KNOW THE WEDDING PARTY:

Maid of Honor – Antonia Wagner
We met : At Pappadeaux
I chose her because : She is such an amazing friend. We bonded right off the bat and she has always had my best interest at heart. She is honest, pure, loyal, and has the biggest heart. She doesn’t care about what anything thinks and gives me the most honest and straight forward advice. We ALWAYS have a good time together! She’s amazing!
My favorite memory with her: Was our random trip to Vegas and Los Angeles and she taught me how to cut a lemon with a credit card because we forgot a knife!


Maid of Honor – Melisa Ann Farley

We met : On a movie set
I chose her because : We both saw something amazing in each other when we met. We instantly became close friends and haven’t had a good or bad moment pass in our life without sharing it with each other. She is a bright, beautiful, heartfelt, and loyal woman.
My favorite memory with her: When we danced in the parking lot of a bowling alley on her birthday and didn’t care about anything in the world.

Bridesmaid – Crystal Trueluck
We met: When she was born!
I chose her because: She is my sister and I love her so much. There hasn’t been a moment that we haven’t talked about, cried about, or laughed about in our lives. I can’t picture that day without her!
My favorite memory with her: Is when we took a road trip with her husband Jabrai, Mario, and I to Montana and created a cartoon named MaeLing.

Bridesmaid – Serena Gomez
We met : In Virginia when she was 5!
I chose her because : She has always been a little sister to me and it has been such an amazing journey watching her grow into such a wonderful woman!
My favorite memory with her: Is when I go to watch her dance her heart out on stage her senior year of high school! So talented!!

Bridesmaid – Theresa Thomas
We met : When she came in to see Kolin at Pappadeaux
I chose her because : She has become a sister to me! She was one of the most intimidating people I met in Mario’s family but we bonded instantly and I admire her and look up to her as a woman.
My favorite memory with her: Is the day we BBQ’d at her house and Mario and Kolin threw each other in the pool. Also the day we facetimed and cried because her and Kolin told us they were pregnant with Kai!

Bridesmaid – Ariel Poole
We met : At Pappadeaux
I chose her because : Our friendship is unlike any other. We have had so many ups and so many downs in life and have always worked it out. She was there when Mario and I met, broke up, and got back together and was ALWAYS supportive of every step. She has a huge heart and I can’t imagine my life without her!
My favorite memory with her: Is when her husband Matt, Mario and I made a Go Pro video of friends bonding and we danced with sparklers, laughed, cried, and won beer pong all in one night!

Bridesmaid – Susan Orozco
We met : At Pappadeaux
I chose her because : Our bond is pretty incredible! We clicked the minute we met at the Deaux! She is such an open and honest friend and one of my best road dogs for Vegas gambling! She never judges and works so hard at everything she does. I love and respect her more than anything!
My favorite memory with her: When we realized we were up too late playing roulette when we saw the strollers rolling around the walkways in Vegas!

Bridesmaid – Melissa Cobb
We met : In 6th grade
I chose her because : She was my best friend through middle school and high school. We have literally been through it all together. So many ups and downs, but have always made it out on top. When we talk now it’s like no time has passed at all. I love her to death and she has become family to me!
My favorite memory with her: Was when we had an apartment together after high school and couldn’t figure out how to use the dishwasher. I put regular soap in it and we had a bubble party in the kitchen.

Junior Bridesmaid – Amira Neyana Dessasso
We met : When she was born!!
I chose her because : This beautiful and incredible young woman is my niece. The minute she was born we connected. She has been the biggest supporter in the Daphne Mario journey!
My favorite memory with her: Is when she said to me, “You and Mario better get married because I will NEVER approve of another man in your life. Just sayin…” She cried when we got engaged.

Get to the Groom’s bridal party:

Best Man – Kolin Thomas
My older brother is someone who I have looked up to all my life. I watched and learned from everything he did while we grew up, good and bad. He had a huge impact on helping me become the man I am today. I don’t know if he knows how much he means to me, but let it be known that my life wouldn’t be what it is, if it wasn’t for him being there all this time.

Best Man – Leo Ramirez
This man here became a part of my life from a past relationship, and one of the things that makes him great is that he does not let that affect my current relationship. He made me a part of his family, when mine was so far away. We grew as men together and made so many great memories. I’m proud to have him in my life.


Groomsman – Bruce

Our friendship dates all the way back too elementary. Life took us down different paths and to different locations as we grew, but he never let us lose touch. He has always been a good friend and someone I could turn to in time of need. You don’t find many friends like him and I’m lucky to have him in my life.

Groomsman – Trey
Trey and I met through another buddy of ours, but from that day on, it was history. It’s never a dull moment with this man. We’ve made each other better as men through the time that we’ve known each other, even with a few disagreements along the way. Even though life has taken us down different roads, when we have the opportunity to talk or meet up, it’s always like old times and we’ve never been apart.

Groomsman – Matt
Matt and I met through my fiancé and his wife’s relationship. This is a family oriented man that opens his home and shows great hospitality to so many. Being a good husband, a good father, and the kindness he shows to everyone he meets earned my respect very quickly. But I’d have to say, finding out he was Niners fan, sealed the deal to our friendship.

Groomsman – Jimmy
I met Jimmy through my fiancé. Sports right off back, brought us close, but Jimmy showed me that he was an honest and hardworking man that you could depend on whenever you needed him. We were there for each other through our ups and downs that life put us through and I will always be grateful for that.

Groomsman – TJ
TJ is the brother of my fiancé. Since I have known him, he’s has been through more than anyone I’ve ever known. Injury after injury, and the occasional heartache, and he has shown so much strength through it all. He has not let the miseries of life slow him down or stop him from doing better for himself or growing as a man. I respect him so much for his focus and strength. I am glad to be his friend, but I can’t wait to be his brother.

Groomsman – Adam
Adam a.k.a Sandler, I met through work. Our friendship started off rough after I accidentally squirted him in the face with the water hose at work, but from that day on our friendship blossomed. He was there for me on my good and bad days, as I was there for him. I watched Adam grow and accomplish so many things that I envy about him to this day. His hard work and dedication took him where he wanted to be in life. Not many people can say that. He inspired me to work hard as we grew together. I am so proud have him in my life.

Junior Groomsman – Hunter
My little brother probably made an impact on my life, quicker than anyone that I have come to know. Realizing that I was going to have someone possibly looking up to me as I did my older brother, meant the world to me. To have the chance to teach him, to learn from him, and to be there for him in a time of need, inspired me right off back. He’s been an inspiration in my life since the day he was born, and I hope he knows how much he means to me.