Maid of Honor
After 20 years of friendship and many family beach trips, Rachel not only considers Mackenzie a best friend, but also a sister. Once Justin became a part of Rachel’s life, Mackenzie welcomed him into the friendship, willingly third wheeled countless dates and has grown very close to Justin. Mackenzie works as an Account Manager for Actelent.
Hayden and Justin have been best friends since 2000. Although they grew up going to different schools, they played Little League Baseball together, attended Virginia Tech together, and consider each other brothers. Justin can always count on Hayden to try out new breweries. Hayden works as a Salesman for Georgia Pacific in their Packaging Division (he loves boxes).
Mandi and Rachel have been best friends since 1998. They grew up playing together after school every day and their families never miss a Christmas Eve together. Mandi is one of the most loyal friends and Rachel can always count on her as a friend and sister. Mandi is studying for her Master's Degree in Education at Johns Hopkins.
Cole and Justin became friends in 2009 when they faced off against each other in Little League Baseball. Cole and Justin became great friends playing travel baseball, and continued to play alongside each other through High School. Justin and Cole have remained great friends and continue to see each other when their schedules line up. Cole has a Master's in Occupational Therapy from James Madison University.
Aly and Rachel met at Virginia Tech through their sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, and became good friends in 2018 through their bi-weekly lunch meetups between classes. Rachel can always count on Aly to be down for a Nationals or Capitals game. When Aly isn’t traveling around the United States hiking, she works for Capital One as a Risk Manager.
Will and Justin became friends at the age of 10 through the Roanokers Little League baseball team. The two grew up together playing baseball with Will’s brother Luke. Justin & Will enjoy spending time at Smith Mountain Lake together with their families. Will is studying Business at Roanoke College.
Abbie and Rachel met at Virginia Tech through their sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, in Spring of 2017. Rachel and Abbie are ‘Big’ and ‘Little’ Sisters. Abbie is one of the sweetest friends and Rachel is lucky to have met her. Abbie is a News Producer for WTVR-TV in Richmond, VA.
Nelson is Justin’s older cousin, whom he also considers a brother. Justin and Nelson enjoy fishing together, talking about exquisite watches, as well as home improvement ideas. Nelson lives in Mechanicsville with his wife Alexis, and their two children Ada and Winston. Nelson works for Outdoor Dreams Landscaping and Hardscaping.
Niki and Rachel met at Virginia Tech through their sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, in the spring of 2017. Niki became friends with Justin through an Architecture class in Fall 2017. In August 2018, Niki worked her match making powers and set up Rachel and Justin! Niki works as an Architectural Designer with BCT Design Group in Baltimore, MD.
Nick, Rachel’s older brother, & Justin met in 2018 when Justin and Rachel began dating. Nick and Justin share a passion for DC sports between the Nationals, Capitals, and Washington Football Team, as well as the Hokies. Nick works as a Pricing Analyst for Lockheed Martin.
Jess and Rachel met in 2015 when Sean Dougherty, Rachel’s brother, and Jess began dating. Jess is now Rachel’s Sister-in-Law and Rachel couldn't be happier to finally have a sister in the Dougherty Family. Besides saving lives as a Doctor at University of Virginia (UVA) Hospital, specializing in Family Medicine, Jess is an avid baker and runner.
Sean, Rachel’s oldest brother, & Justin also met in 2018 when Justin and Rachel began dating. Justin enjoys fishing with Sean on the Chesapeake bay and appreciates every opportunity to learn from the best. When not fishing, Sean is a Doctor at UVA Hospital specializing in Internal Medicine.