We are extremely fortunate to have wonderful friends who have shown us enormous amounts of love and support throughout the years of our lives and relationship.
Kara Banyasz: Kara and Jaci have been friends since the 7th grade where they met as locker buddies! Kara recently got married to Tim’s Best Man Dana Banyasz and they now live in Parma Heights with their adorable wiener dog Zoey! Kara works DuCharme, McMillen & Associates as a Senior Tax Consultant. Kara and Jaci have been inseparable since their very first sleepover and have enjoyed doing everything together from playing soccer, shopping, and learning how to navigate the sometimes rough waters of life! One of Jaci’s favorite memories with Kara is when they “snuck” out of the window of Jaci’s bedroom to jump into the lake with their soccer friends. Both Kara and Jaci got grounded =)
Brittney Esser: Brittney is Jaci’s big sister! Brittney lives in Medina and lives with her husband Nick and daughter Peyton. She works at Key to my Father’s House Church in Wadsworth, Ohio. Jaci and Brittney have always been a powerful duo- not afraid to take on mom and dad when necessary! From matching tye-dye t-shirts to talking about the meaning of life Jaci and Brittney have gotten through everything together. Although these two have many memories together, one of Jaci’s favorite memories was when she received a big balloon from her big sister filled with candy and a stuffed animal after she went through shoulder surgery. Although Brittney was many miles and hours away she was still in her sisters heart!
Rose Watowicz: Rose and Jaci were RA buddies their senior year of high school and are still best friends! Rose lives in Columbus Ohio and it working 2 jobs and pursuing her PhD (yes she is amazing and impressive). Rose married the love of her life, fellow groomsman Adam, and the two of them have been working to create a happy home. Although Rose and Adam live in a few hours away and we don’t get to see them often, it is sure to be a good time when we do! One of Jaci’s favorite things to do with Rose is have a Wii Just Dance challenge and jam out to Miley Cyrus music!
Casey Juve: Casey and Jaci are next door neighbors (well for the next month until Casey moves 1 mile away)! They met their first day of work and have been friends ever since. Casey is married to fellow groomsman Mark and lives in Akron with their dog Brody! Casey and Jaci not only have rhyming names but share a passion for workout clothes, good food, and laughter. One of Jaci’s favorite memories of Casey is Jaci and Tim’s “minute to win it” party where Casey ran from the cops in her bare feet! *no worries, no one got in trouble at this party*
Courtney Stiller: Courtney is Tim’s one and only little sister. Courtney lives in Columbus and recently graded from Columbus State. Jaci and Courtney share a love of Harry Potter and board games and Jaci always tries to be on Courtney’s team for family game night because she always comes out a winner. Jaci’s favorite memories of Courtney are always when Courtney tells stories because she is such a great storyteller and can make anyone laugh!
Peyton Esser: Peyton is Jaci’s 3-year old niece and will be the flower girl in the wedding. Peyton is pretty much the light of Jaci and Tim’s laugh. Any moment spent with Peyton is a moment filled with laughter and love. Right now Peyton is involved in t-ball where her mom and dad coach her. She loves princesses and anything pink and purple! Jaci loves to sing “Belle” from Beauty and the Beast with Peyton in the car and they love to go to Menchies together (and usually take Tim along)! Peyton is not only beautiful but smart and has just enough sass to drive her mom a little nuts. Jaci doesn’t have just one favorite memory of Pey but will never forget the first time she looked up and said “Aunt Jaci, I love you and you’re my favorite”. That will melt anyone’s heart!