Some girls that Tami can't live without...
Kristin aka "Croz" has been Tami's best friend for as long as she can remember. The two met in 7th grade at Newhart Middle School in Mission Viejo, CA, where they grew up and went to school together. Some of Tami's fondest memories with Kristin include working at their first job together at Rubino's Pizza, road trips to Arizona, SLO, Vegas, Mexico, and most recently, living in Los Angeles and attending graduate school together for occupational therapy at University of Southern California. Kristin and Tami always have a good time together whether they are shopping, having dancing/singing sessions in the car, or just catching up on life. Kristin's sweet nature makes her a great Pediatric Occupational Therapist and an amazing friend! Kristin recently made the big move to New York City to work and be with her love, Mike, and their adorable dog, "Kit." Tami considers Kristin like a "sister" and is so excited to have her as her maid of honor!
Tami and Katie often joke that they are "twins" and were destined to meet each other. The two became friends during their freshman year of college at the University of Arizona (U of A) when she met "Katie from Kansas" in their sorority and found they have many things in common. Tami and Katie instantly became best friends in college and lived together in the Pi Phi house and during their senior year at U of A. Both ladies moved to Southern California after college and they have remained close ever since. Some of Katie and Tami's favorite pastimes include "KK-TT chats," tailgates at the U of A, nights out in San Diego, and traveling together to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Boston, and Hawaii. Katie recently married her "prince charming," Tim, and gave birth to a beautiful son, Tommy. Tami feels very honored to have Katie as a friend and is excited to have Katie by her side on her special day.
"Goch" and Tami met in 6th grade when Erin moved from Iowa to Castille Elementary School. The two instantly formed a friendship after being placed in line together in Mrs. Poss' and Moss' class. The two haven't been able to get rid of each other since! ;) They loved each other so much that they went to school together from elementary school all the way to college at the University of Arizona. Erin's sense of humor is what Tami loves most about their friendship. These two can talk and laugh for hours on end, most often getting a "stomach workout" from laughing about insignificant situations or things. Erin now lives in San Diego with her husband, Tyler and their puppy, "Penny," and works as a medical device sales rep. Tami is extremely honored to have Erin stand up for her on her wedding day.
Jenn and Tami became friends junior year of high school after having AP Environmental Science together. It was during this class that Tami discovered that Jenn was a "ball of fun" and would become one of her best friends. It didn't matter what these two were doing, they always found a way to have a great time together. While Jenn went off to Loyola Marymount University for college, and Tami headed to Tucson to the University of Arizona, the two always reunited with each other during winter and summer breaks, picking up right where they left off. After college, the two were reunited in San Francisco, where Tami and Jenn were both living and working at the time. Jenn and Tami became walking buddies and eventually "roomies." These ladies have stayed close friends ever since. Jenn and Tami's favorite pastimes include seeing movies, shopping, drinking wine, Bachelor nights, and having "Glee workouts." Jenn is always there for Tami when she needs a good laugh or a friend to confide in. Tami can't wait to have Jenn be a part of her wedding day!
Alicia was the first one to marry into the Weintraub family, as she married Tami's brother on the very same date that Tami and Andrew are getting married. Not only is Alicia great to have as a sister-in-law, she is also a wonderful mother to two of the cutest kids, Noah (6) and Lauren (3). Some of Alicia and Tami's memories together include dinners in Sherman Oaks, cruises to Mexico and Bermuda, family trips to New York, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs, and taking the kids to the beach in Malibu and Corona Del Mar. Alicia works as a part-time consultant for a development company in Los Angeles, while also being very active on many community boards in the City of Calabasas. Alicia is always there for Tami when she needs a friend to talk to and Tami feels lucky to have her as a bridesmaid and a sister!
Tami is not only happy for Casey to be a bridesmaid, but is excited to call her a "sister" soon! Tami loves seeing Casey when she comes to California and really enjoys having another lady around to talk to during family events. One of Tami's favorite memories with Casey is when Tami and Andrew went to New York City to visit her and her now "fiance." The two couples explored the city together and ate at great restaurants, went to bars, and saw the sites. Other great activities that Casey and Tami have done together include shopping and playing video games at the Lloyd house. Tami is also excited because Casey just got engaged herself in November to her college sweetheart! Tami can't wait to exchange wedding notes with Casey as they plan their big days at the same time. Casey works as a Publicist for Random House Children's Books. Tami is honored to have Casey as a future sister and bridesmaid.
Lindsey and Tami met on the first day of college when they were placed in the same rush group together. They both ended up pledging Pi Phi and have been close friends ever since. Lindsey and Tami not only share great college memories together, but after college they became roomies together in Newport Beach where Tami first met Andrew. Lindsey is Tami's go-to dinner partner and the two always have a great time laughing together and talking about old memories. Lindsey married her college sweetheart, Ben, and lives with him in Tustin and their puppy, "Bella." Tami is honored to have Lindsey as a friend and a bridesmaid.
Loni is one of those special friends who Tami became close with after college and is the person who introduced Tami and Andrew (see "Our Story" for details)! Loni and Tami were roomies for two years in Newport Beach and shared many fun times and memories together as friends and roommates. Some may say that the two were "attached at the hip" during this two year period and one often questioned where the other was if they were seen alone. Some of the highlights of their friendship include "throwing pillows," recapping fun nights out, Bachelor wine and scrapbooking nights, and traveling to Scottsdale, Las Vegas, and Boston together. Loni recently graduated law school from Duke University and moved back to San Diego to work for Knobbe, Martens, Olson, and Bear. Tami is very glad Loni is back in California and is honored to have Loni stand by her side on her wedding day.
Lauren- "Lo Lo," Flower girl
Lauren is one of Tami's favorite little people on the planet! Lauren is Tami's niece, daughter of Tami's brother, Adam, and sister-in-law, Alicia. Lauren is a "girly girl," much like her aunt. She loves playing princesses, tea party, and "dress up." Lauren is very excited to be part of the wedding festivities. She understands it as, "Aunt Tami is marrying her prince charming." :) Tami cannot wait to see Lauren all dressed up and walking down the aisle!