Best Man. Dahni-El was a college roommate, until he left Anil's roommate group to pursue a life of contemplation and meditation. Their first meeting was Anil's attempt at a 360 layup and Dahni-El turning a cross-over dribble into an electric boogaloo. They continued to be friends despite rapidly deteriorating basketball skills. Dahni-El even took it upon himself to teach Anil to dance. After failing miserably, he left that life-long task to Anna.
Groomsman. Described by his sisters as resembling the Hobbit and Jesus, Anil wasn't sure if he was going to meet a cultural icon, a spiritual teacher, or both. Suffice it to say, Anil has enjoyed every moment of friendship, dialing in AR-15s, and discussing the quantum mechanics of oscillating, high-powered lasers mounted on semi-aquatic animals.
Groomsman. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, but Eddie and Anil survived medical school and residency in California together, which ignited a heavy and never-ending addiction to coffee, pizza, and sleep.
Groomsman. Anil and Ben met in officer training school and continued their friendship at the Oregon Air National Guard. They both found common ground over negotiating the paradox of medicine, military, and heavy weaponry.
Groomsman. In a clear violation of the doctor-patient relationship, Klepto has agreed to be a groomsman. Anil has kept Klepto medically operational while hitching F-15 rides to Reno, Finland, and other sundry locations.
Maid of Honor. Despite putting Play-Doh in her ears as a child, Anna quickly learned that she had much to gain from such a wonderful sister and just as much to learn. They had the fortune of being grown-up roommates for three years, deepening an already strong friendship and building on a lifetime of memories. Not a day goes by that Anna doesn't think how grateful she is to get Rachel as her sister.
Bridesmaid. Madhavi's open arms towards Anna were almost as welcoming as her two children, who conscripted Anna into hours of dance, sword fights, and fashion shows for most of her visits in LA. Nonetheless, Anna always looks forward to running on the beach, yoga classes, cooking, and talking with Madhavi and is thrilled to be adding another sister into her life.
Bridesmaid. Keri and Anna are cousins who go back a long ways, meeting at the young age of zero. For many years, they were separated by far too many states, but were reunited upon Keri's move to Houston with her family. What was Colorado's loss was Anna's gain; they began meeting for weekly dinner & date nights, which soon blossomed into a wonderful friendship.
Bridesmaid. Anna and Katie met sitting side by side on the yellow line in kindergarten, and it was the start of a forever friendship. In no time they were flipping over the backs of couches as they practiced for their Olympic gymnastics careers. While they patiently waited for their Olympic talents to be recognized, they shared 25 years of family Christmases, December birthdays, and awkward adolescent photos.
Bridesmaid. Dylan and Anna met as sorority sisters at Texas Christian University, but it wasn't until they lived together for a year in College Station, TX that they realized how kindred their spirits really are. Hours of conversation and memories later, Anna is pretty sure she wouldn't have made it through the last eight years of her life without this woman.