Kailey & John

Sunday, April 24, 2022 • Point Pleasant, NJ
142 Days To Go!

Kailey & John

Sunday, April 24, 2022 • Point Pleasant, NJ
142 Days To Go!

Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

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Adam Kyle Brous – BEST MAN

Adam is John’s best friend. John and Adam met in 5th grade playing on the same soccer team. They went to middle school, high school, and Penn State together. John and Adam joined the same fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon, and were roommates at the 210. Their friendship is legendary.

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JILLIAN RICHARDS – MAID OF HONOR

Jill is one of Kailey’s very best friends (John’s too). When Kailey was in need of a roommate in Hoboken, she found much more than that in Jill. After Jill moved in, they became as close as sisters. These girls are always on the same vibe; from deep frying turkeys to takeout in the park, playing board games, making margaritas or brainstorming their new company that will change the industry, these two should really start a podcast. From a travel companion to a shoulder to cry on, Kailey knows she can always count on Jill.

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JEFFREY VINCENT BAUMBACH, JR. – GROOMSMAN

Jeff is John’s first cousin on his mother’s side. John and Jeffrey have had a close bond all their lives – from “Corrigang” reunions at Lake St. Catherine, to the golf course, to backyard fires – when these two are together, laughs will be had.

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KATHLEEN DAWN DELUCA – BRIDESMAID

Kathleen is John’s sister. Kailey and Kathleen share a very close friendship – from long walks with their pups, to yoga classes, to laying out by the DeLuca family pool. These two enjoy deep conversations, cooking, and quality time. Kailey looks up to Kathleen in so many ways but especially admires her kind soul and ambitious attitude.

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KENDALL DRUE ELFSTRUM – GROOMSMAN

Kendall is Kailey’s brother. John and Kendall have developed a deep bond and enjoy many common interests such as domestic and international politics, quoting classic or obscure movies, playing Catan, and throwing sharp weapons at wooden targets.

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CHRISTINE LAUREN CASO – BRIDESMAID

Christine is John’s sister. Kailey has always recognized Christine’s bubbly energy as charming and contagious. Anytime you get Kailey and Christine together, the room fills with smiles and laughter - often making themselves laugh harder than any others. Kailey enjoys their special connection and loves relaxing in Christine’s backyard with their dogs and a glass of wine.

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NICHOLAS PAUL WHITTAKER – GROOMSMAN

Nick is John’s best friend. John and Nick met in law school. They quickly bonded over their love for the New York Yankees, the New York Jets, and Broadway Musicals. John and Nick regularly argue, debate, and pick each other’s brains on legal matters.

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JOANNA NICOLE DEFFENBAUGH – BRIDESMAID

Jo cheered with Kailey at Northwest Missouri State. Kailey always fondly remembers their visits to Mozingo Lake, where they would relax and barbeque. Kailey and Joanna share a common love for margaritas and dancing. Despite their best efforts, Kailey and Joanna never managed to get Kaden and Lexi, Joanna’s cat, to play with one another. They still chat on the phone on a weekly basis.

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BRANDON KYLE REDDINGTON – GROOMSMAN

Brandon is John’s best friend. John and Brandon met in 5th grade playing on the same soccer team. Their bond intensified in high school, when they both joined the high school yearbook club and were debate partners for a class called Debate & Discussion. They were undefeated.

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ALEXIS KAY ELFSTRUM – BRIDESMAID

Lexi is Kailey’s first cousin on her father’s side. Kailey and Lexi always bonded over being the oldest sibling, which they firmly agree, makes them the best. Kailey has always admired Lexi’s passion for debate and commitment to her ambitions – Lexi is currently conducting breast cancer research at the University of Minnesota.

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JEREMY CHANDLER MATTIMORE – GROOMSMAN

Mr. Jeremy is John’s best friend. John and Jeremy met in elementary school. They regularly rode their bikes all over the neighborhood and played games in the street. Over the years, their bond grew and matured, as they would regularly discuss deep topics and their recent reading lists.

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ANNA MICHELLE ELFSTRUM – BRIDESMAID

Anna is Kailey’s first cousin on her father’s side. Some of Kailey’s fondest memories with Anna include Anna braiding Kailey’s hair, the family cruise in Alaska, and, of course, 4th of July at the Elfstrum Family Cabin on West Lake Solomon. Kailey has always been impressed with Anna’s ability to balance both her athletic pursuits and her professional ones.

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ANDRE MICHAEL BOVER – GROOMSMAN

Mikey is John’s best friend. John and Mikey met essentially at birth, as their older sisters were friends before they were born. Over their decades of friendship, John and Mikey have played on sports teams together, joined youth groups together, laughed together, and cried together.

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MARISSA THOGMARTIN – BRIDESMAID

Marissa cheered with Kailey at Northwest Missouri State. Marissa was also Kailey’s first roommate at NWMSU. Together, they enjoyed crafting, jamming to Taylor Swift and frequent victories at grocery bingo. Kailey always admired Marissa’s devotion as a friend and now, even more so, as a mother. Before John came along, Marissa helped Kailey raise Kaden.

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JOSEPH ANTHONY DELUCA, JR. – GROOMSMAN

Joe is John’s first cousin on his father’s side. Growing up, John always looked up to and admired Joe, mostly due to his incredible collection of Power Rangers. As adults, John continues to look up to and admire Joe, now due to his skills as a father, husband, and teacher.


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HALEY ETHRIDGE – BRIDESMAID

Haley is Kailey’s oldest friend. Kailey and Haley’s parents attended Lamaze classes together, in Las Vegas, before they were born. As both of their families grew and moved around the country, they regularly reunited – in Akumal Bay, Mexico, Six Flags in Louisville, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri, and many others. While apart, Kailey and Haley would always keep in touch by sending each other CDs with their favorite songs.


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JOSEPH ANTHONY DELUCA, III. – RING BEARER

Joey is John’s godson. John and Joey hit off immediately. They see eye to eye on politics, religion, and fiscal responsibility. Initially, John and Joey bonded over their love of Italian food, toy trucks, action figures, and naps.


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ElåN Kanae DELA CRUZ – FLOWER YOUNG LADY

Ellie is Kailey’s first cousin on her mother’s side. Kailey is always impressed with Ellie’s intelligence and artistic ability. On weekly family international Zoom workouts – with participants in New Jersey, Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Japan – Ellie shows off her fluency in both English and Japanese. Ellie is also an incredible musician and performer. Seriously, she does it all.

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CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH CASO – USHER

Chris is John’s brother-in-law. John and Chris met early on when Chris began dating John’s sister, Christine. They immediately became fast friends. John and Chris share many common interests such as over-investing in cryptocurrency, exercising their 2nd Amendment rights, and board games.


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WILLIAM ELFSTRUM - USHER

Will is Kailey’s first cousin once removed on her father’s side. As children, Kailey and Will made many fond memories at the Elfstrum family cabin on West Lake Solomon in Minnesota and they continue to do so. Kailey and John have been honored to host Will and his fiancé, Jasmine during his trips out to visit her while she attends graduate school at Rutgers University.

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BENJAMIN RENNY SAKS – USHER

Ben is John’s best friend. John and Ben met at… they bonded over… I guess, it just happened. Upon multiple visits to Penn State, when Ben visited Adam Brous, Ben and John hit it off. They love time on the golf course together, where they rarely keep score because they are so good.


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WILLIAM CONNOR KIMMEL – USHER

Connor is John’s best friend. John and Connor met in law school, where they competed together in a trial competition and went undefeated. They bonded over their love for the Jets and how cool they both are. They enjoy arguing over petty disputes and wagering pitchers at McGovern’s.


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