Sister of the bride and maid of honour. Lover of chubby cats, lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
High school sweet heart & best friend, maid of honour. Loves a good taco pizzas, lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Baker extraordinaire, bridesmaid. Seeking the perfect bloody mary, lives in Shanghai, China.
Inventor of the turntable for cats, bridesmaid. Very good at insect extermination, lives in Portland, Oregon.
Sister of John, bridesmaid. Very soon to be the wife of Dr. Farid Moustofi (!), lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Queen of Shanghai, bridesmaid. Mother of Manny, the gassy French Pitbull. Lives in Shanghai, China.
Globetrotter & bridesmaid. Has logged 15+ years of silliness with the bride. Currently lives in Helsinki, Finland.
Qunitessential expat kid, bridesmaid. Lover of feta cheese, lives in Shanghai, China.
Co-best man, oldest friend of John. Drew and John spent many years together in cub scouts tormenting Drew’s father, who was cub scout leader. An up and coming television star who recently interviewed Bill Clinton. Lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Co-best man, childhood friend of John. Loves champagne, sometimes a little too much. Taught John to ski and spent many years pushing through Tahoes best powder. Tried to teach Jenn to ski the alps of Kitbzbüel, Austria. Was not successful. Lives in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
College roommate, groomsman. Loves his dog Stanely and is voted most likely to be up singing with the band during a good part (if not all) of the reception. Lives in Washington DC with his wife Emily.
College roommate, groomsman. John and Ted spent the better part of 2001 causing trouble while traveling through Berlin, Hungary and other parts of Eastern Europe with the highlight being sky diving in Switzerland. Lives in New York, New York with his wife Liz.
High school cohort, groomsman. Will fill any silent moment with chatter – this skill came in handy while Ian was being chauffeured to school by John every morning during high school and whilst stuck in hours of traffic returning from Tahoe. Lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife Michelle.
Nearly next door neighbour, groomsman. Lives down the road from John and Jenn in Shanghai and is known for his sage advice, calm and thoughtful nature, and supernatural ability to fall asleep anywhere, anytime. Lives in Shanghai, China with his wife (and bridesmaid!) Jenna.
Life of the party, groomsman. Was sitting in a cab with Jenn and John the first time they professed their love to each other (yes, weird), was also the first person to be told of their engagement! Lives in Berkeley, California.
Soon to be brother-in-law, groomsman. Possibly the only man in the world who has literally never stopped smiling. Hoarder of fountain pens, wearer of bowties. Lives in Providence, Rhode Island with sister (and fiance!) Natalie and cat-in-law Rufus.
Character, usher. One of John’s very first China buddies and possibly the only person in the history of Shanghai to turn up to lunch wearing roller blades. There are very few words in existence that can fully describe the true spirit that is Richard Colgate Dale the Third. Lives in Shanghai, China.
College roommate, groomsman. Omid’s high-pitched laugh can be heard from miles away, it is infectious and addicting and listeners, upon hearing it once, will never forget it’s dulcet tones. Lives in New York, New York with his wife Mahsa.
Otherwise know as Big Man, usher. Known equally for his mysterious and self-developed accent and his rolling, loping gate, Grieb took China by storm earlier this year when he visited John and Jenn in China. Lives in Chicago, Illinois.
College roommate, Middle East democracy advocate, usher. When Drew and John aren’t pulling pranks on each other, they can be found sleeping on each others couches or pulled over on the side of a road, screaming at each other over a broken down car somewhere in the middle of Morocco (Drew’s fault). Drew lives in Washing DC.