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Lauren Mooney - Matron of Honor
Sister of the bride, Lauren grew up sometimes in fear of what Courtney's next trick would be. Their parents would come home to Lauren with missing teeth or a new (unwanted) haircut. During more mature years in college, the two became very close and now live just a few minutes apart in Dallas. After getting her masters in early childhood education, Lauren is a developmental kindergarten teacher at Christ the King Catholic School.
Morgan Oldenburg - Bridesmaid
Sister of the bride. With just a year and a half separating them, they grew up sharing many similar interests and activities. Field hockey, soccer, ski racing, or racing cars- they were doing it together. They share a love of the arts and passion for adventure. Morgan attended Tufts University and is the founder of LIFT, a Milwaukee non profit building leadership skills in young girls through field hockey.
Rose Oldenburg- Bridesmaid
Sister-in-law of the bride. Rose first met Courtney in 2012 when Courtney came to Santiago, Chile to visit her brother who was studying abroad...and see who this girl was in all his photos. It wasn't long before Rose won the hearts of all the Oldenburgs and happily joined the family in 2015. After attending The University of Notre Dame and 2 years in Teach For America, Rose is now a fifth grade teacher at Nativity Jesuit Academy in Milwaukee.
Lisa Melick - Bridesmaid
Friend of the bride. Lisa and Courtney have been friends since they were 3 years old and went to school together for 15 years. The two dominated the field hockey field, traveling all over the country to participate in various events. As event planner, Lisa has been an incredibly important part of this wedding. After attending Lafayette College, she is the senior executive assistant at Robert W. Baird in Milwaukee.
Akilah Laster - Bridesmaid
Friend of the bride. Akilah and Courtney have known each other for 20 years and attended the same high school. While it took a few years for their friendship to blossom, today Akilah is Courtney's most frequent house guest. After studying broadcast journalism at University of Miami, she now lives in San Francisco and is the sports information director at Cal Bears.
Calista Quintalti - Bridesmaid
Friend of the bride. It was instant friendship when Courtney and Calista met at Gettysburg College in 2004. Becoming sorority sisters kept them the best of friends and cross-country visits since college have been frequent. You're likely to find them gallivanting around NYC during one of their annual trips. Calista is the Enterprise Sales Director at Common Bond in New York City.
Vivian Blanco - Bridesmaid
Friend of the bride. Vivian and Courtney met in 2004 at Gettysburg College. They lived together and traveled together, supporting each others less-than-wise decisions back in the day. Many visits to Vivian's current city of Miami are keeping these college roommates friends forever- and thankfully their decision making skills have matured.
Erin Mooney - Bridesmaid
Co-sister-in-law. Erin and Courtney were brought together when their siblings started dating, and eventually married. As vacation partners, their favorite destination is St. Croix, as long as Erin doesn't get lost at sea and come back kayak-less covered in sea urchins. On Erin's more impressive days, she is a Regional Account Executive for Fox Sports Southwest.
Adam Oliver - Best Man
Friend of the groom. Adam and James have been friends for over 20 years. Adam has been living in LA for the last 10 years and has a budding career as composer for film and television. Adam attended Texas Tech University and has a masters in scoring for film from Berkley College of Music.
Ryan Strawn - Groomsman
Friend of the groom. Ryan and James have been friends for over 20 years. Ryan attended the University of Texas at Austin and is the President of a private equity fund, Appalachian Mineral Partners. Ryan lives in Dallas with his wife, Lindsey, and their new little son.
Will Walters - Groomsman
Friend of the groom. Will and James have been friends for over 20 years. Will attended the University of Texas at Austin and is Executive VP with the Dallas-based commercial real estate firm Duwest Realty. Will lives in Dallas with his wife, Kate, and their two young daughters.
Tyler Sorenson - Groomsman
Friend of the groom. Tyler and James have been friends for over 20 years. Tyler attended the University of Texas at Austin and is Director of Asset Management with the Dallas-based commercial REIT Spirit Reality Capital. Tyler and his wife, Betsy, live in Dallas with their two young daughters.
Chris Knox - Groomsman
Friend of the groom. Chris and James have been friends for over 20 years. Chris attended the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Wesleyan School of Law and is now a practicing criminal defense attorney in Dallas.
Joe Holacka - Groomsman
Brother of the groom. After a year of college Joe spent 5 years serving his country as Staff Sargent in the United States Marine Corps. He currently works in mortgage finance for Capitol One in Dallas. Joe is the proud Dad of that adorable little flower girl.
Ryan Oldenburg - Groomsman
Brother of the bride. Ryan attended the University of Notre Dame and is a Product Manager for Visa Lighting, an Oldenburg Group Company. Ryan and his wife, Rose, live in Milwaukee.
David Mooney - Groomsman
Brother-in law of the bride. David attended Rhodes College and is an Investment Advisor and Broker with Wedbush Securities. David and his wife, Lauren, live in Dallas with their son, Preston, and have a baby girl bun in the oven.
Ryan Gonzoles - Groomsman
Future brother-in-law of the bride. "Goose" is engaged to the bride's sister, Morgan, and they are busy planning their fall wedding. Goose lives in Milwaukee and is a securities specialist for FedEx.
Tanner McElroy - Usher
Friend of the groom. Tanner and James have been friends for over 20 years. Tanner attended Texas Tech University where he was a NCAA Division 1 pitcher for the Red Raiders, and later had a career playing with the professional Texas Rangers baseball team in their minor league organization. Tanner is a published fiction author along with dabbling in modeling, acting, and music during his career. He lives in dallas and works as a commercial insurance bonding specialist as his "day job."
Taylor Russel - Usher
Friend of the groom. Taylor and James have been friends for over 20 years. Taylor attended Texas Tech University before moving to LA where he has lived for the past 15+ years. Taylor has become a well known social influencer while holding ownership and management interests in several successful ventures in the entertainment and nightlife industry.
Peter Cavazos - Usher
Friend of the groom. Peter and James have been friends for over 20 years. Peter attended Baylor University and received his MBA from SMU Cox School of Business with James as business school chums. Peter is a Vice President at Weitzman commercial real estate. Peter and his wife, Tara, live in Dallas with their 3 kids.
Jarin Holacka - Usher
Half-brother of the groom. Jarin is completing his senior year at Allen High School where he is a member of the varsity soccer team.
Ben Waters - Usher
Friend of the groom.Ben and James have been friends for over 20 years. Ben attended the University of Texas at Austin and is a real estate broker in his new home along the popular 30A corridor of Florida.
Drew Childress - Usher
Friend of the groom. Drew and James have been friends for over 20 years. Drew attended Texas Tech University and is a Commercial Appraiser with real estate advisory and valuation firm BBG Inc. Drew and his wife, Ceason, live in Dallas with their 2 young daughters.
Preston Mooney - Ring Bearer
Nephew of the bride. Everyone is hoping Preston will be strutting smoothly down the aisle come ceremony time, but he isn't famous for focusing on one task at a time (don't let this picture fool you.) Either way, this mini Mooney monster will look adorable in his suspenders and is already practicing his dance moves.
Haley Holacka - Flower Girl
Niece of the groom. This first time flower girl will surely capture the hearts of everyone with her constant smile. We are glad she is no longer afraid of Uncle James, otherwise there would be a good chance those petals would be going in the wrong direction.
Phoebe Leitschuh - Flower Girl
Step-niece of the bride. Phoebe may be shy, but with a few practice runs and some coaxing from her Dad she will surely be ready for the big day.