Mark and  Jamie

OUR BRIEF HISTORY

Mark and Jamie met way back at Montgomery High School, but their friendship did not develop until 2009 when they reunited at Lonestar Community College and bonded over a mutual love of Harry Potter movies. Fast forward through each of them transferring to Sam Houston, pledging Kappa Sigma and Alpha Chi Omega, earning Bachelors degrees and starting careers, their relationship has flourished and strengthened through each triumph and hardship. On April 4, 2016 as they overlooked San Francisco's Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, Mark proposed and they started this amazing new chapter of their lives together.

engagement photo in front of Kemah police car
engagement photo in front of dippin dots stand
engagement photo kissing and holding out cotton candy
engagement photo looking at each other while sitting on bench
engagement photo kissing on carousel
engagement photo looking at each other in front of carnival game
engagement photo playing carnival game
engagement photo with Jamie holding up Mario stuffed animal
engagement photo looking at each other on carousel
engagement photo hugging with ferris wheel in background
engagement photo hugging and looking at each other with ferris wheel in background
engagement photo hugging next to telescope
engagement photo whispering in ear on ferris wheel holding cotton candy
engagement photo walking along the boardwalk
engagement photo kissing under lamppost on boardwalk at dusk
engagement photo looking through telescope out to sea
engagement photo looking through telescope
engagement photo looking at each other at dusk
engagement photo holding hands on boardwalk
engagement photo under kemah boardwalk main arch
engagment photo black and white kissing in phone booth
engagement photo whispering in ear in phone booth
engagement photo dipping her on boardwalk under lamppost at dusk

Groomsmen


Ethan Hribek with best man asking gift Brad Bozarth with groomsmen asking gift Nick Vonhaden with groomsmen asking gift Jackson Felty with groomsmen asking gift

Ethan Hribek

Best Man

Often referred to as the world’s okay-est bartender, Ethan met Mark when they both rushed Kappa Sigma at SHSU back in the Spring of 2010. Ethan originally hated Mark because he thought he was a bad influence, but that moment soon passed as college quickly corrupted him. Now, all these years later, he is Mark’s best friend and Mark and Jamie’s token third wheel. Ethan has a heart of gold and a personality that is completely infectious. The happy couple couldn’t imagine a better person to stand next to Mark as his best man. Ethan currently lives in Huntsville, Texas but spends most of his free time fishing in Port O’Connor, Texas.

Brad Bozarth

Groomsman

Brad is Jamie’s older brother and has always been there to support her through every step of her life. Whether he was telling bullies to back off or taking her with his friends to see Harry Potter, he always kept his little sister feeling safe and included. Mark and Brad bonded quickly over a mutual love for technology and video games. More recently, Brad got Mark into playing disc golf, which is fun for Jamie too as she gets to accompany them to the park and help find any discs that go astray. Brad currently lives in Montgomery, Texas with his wife Amy and their two kiddos Gregory and Haylee.

Nick Vonhaden

Groomsman

Best known for his love of the Packers and consistent presence at Muddy Water, Nick is Mark’s cousin and the life of the party. Mark doesn’t have a lot of cousins, but the ones he does have are pretty dang amazing. Nick has a huge heart, is a grill master, and can make any moment memorable. Truly the only downside to Nick is that he lives so far away, though his crazy snapchats help shorten the distance. Jamie loves Nick’s extrovert personality and is thankful that he has always been so welcoming to her. Nick currently lives in Trempealeau, Wisconsin.

Jackson Felty

Groomsman

Jackson is Mark’s Kappa Sigma Big Brother and is also the reason why Jamie eventually rushed Alpha Chi Omega. He is incredibly smart but can also kick some serious rear-end as a black belt karate instructor. Jamie wasn’t too sure of this new guy taking Mark to the AXO sorority house without her, but she quickly grew to love him after seeing what an amazing guy he was and eventually joined in on the fun. Jackson always had not only Mark’s back but also Jamie’s. Simply said, college wouldn’t have been the same without him. Jackson currently lives in Waxahachie, Texas.

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Brad Bozarth headshot Brad
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Jackson Felty headshot Jackson

Bridesmaids


MaryAnn Pate with matron of honor asking gift Katy Curtsinger with maid of honor asking gift Andrea McMurray with bridesmaids asking gift Candice Shetksy with bridesmaids asking gift

MaryAnn Pate

Matron of Honor

Mary is Jamie’s favorite cousin. Jamie has always looked up to her and Mary has always been there to help in any way she can. From filling out Jamie’s SHSU college application to designing college graduation announcements and sharing the best drinks to order from Starbucks and Sonic, there truly isn’t a subject or need that Mary hasn’t met in all these years. Jamie can’t wait to continue to lean on her as she begins this new chapter as a wife and eventually a mother. Mary currently lives near Lubbock, Texas with her husband and two adorable children.

Katy Curtsinger

Maid of Honor

Jamie met Katy when Katy pledged Alpha Chi Omega at Sam Houston State University back in the fall of 2011, but they didn’t really get to know each other until they went to a concert together with another sister. Fast-forward from living together in the sorority house to Jamie becoming Katy’s AXO Big Sister and Katy temporarily living on Mark and Jamie’s couch, their friendship has only grown through the years. Katy will always be Jamie’s favorite person to sit and drink wine with while watching Lifetime movies and laughing at being grandmas together. Katy currently lives in Round Rock, Texas.

Andrea McMurray

Bridesmaid

Andrea is Mark’s little sister. Jamie has seen her grow and flourish through the seven years that she and Mark have been together. While Jamie was not born with a sister, she has always considered Andrea to be her sister and is so thankful that she (along with the rest of Mark’s family) has been so accepting of her from day one. Andrea has the ability to make a friend everywhere she goes and lives life as genuinely as possible. She currently lives in Montgomery, Texas and is the mother to Mark and Jamie’s goddaughter, Chloe.

Candice Shetsky

Bridesmaid

Candice has been a part of Jamie’s life for as far back as she can remember. Because of this, the two share a lifetime (literally) of memories together. From running around the ballpark as little kids to Candice helping Jamie move into her first college dorm and Jamie standing next to Candice as she married the love of her life, they have managed to be there and support each other through all the major milestones. Jamie has always looked up to Candice and is so thankful that after 20+ years, their friendship has endured. Candice currently lives in Dobbin, Texas with her husband and fur children.

MaryAnn Pate headshot MaryAnn
Katy Curtsinger headshot Katie
Andrea McMurray headshot Andrea
Candice Shetsky headshot Candice

Our Registry

To keep life simple, the bride and groom have organized a couple of gift registries.

If you would prefer a shopping free option, a monetary donation to our future home would really help us on our way.
However, the most important thing is that you will be there on our special day!

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To keep life simple, the bride and groom have organized a couple of gift registries.

If you would prefer a shopping free option,
a monetary donation to our future home would really help us on our way.
However, the most important thing is that you will be there on our special day!

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Wedding Information

The ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM.

Boarding will commence at 5:30 PM at the private event dock located behind the parking garage. Because of this, the bride and groom recommend all guests park within the garage for the most convenient access to the Fantasea.

Promptly after the ceremony’s conclusion, there will be a brief moment where any guests that cannot stay for the reception will be able to unload.

Please note that once the yacht departs, sailing will continue until disembarking at 10:00 PM. The reception will include a spread of delicious food, ample drinks and the best dancing music while enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of Galveston’s Bay.

Cocktail Attire Recommended

Before heading on their honeymoon, the newlyweds plan to continue celebrating on Saturday the 14th by enjoying all that the Boardwalk has to offer. They are both very excited that the Boardwalk is hosting a Wine Festival that same Saturday and invite anyone that is still in town to come hang out with them as they sip, eat and celebrate the day away!

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