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Christina & Mack

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Friendships are one of the sustaining forces of life and frequently the means through which future relationships are forged. Christina and Mark Griffin are blessed to have had a dear friend in both of their lives.

“Mack and I met through our mutual friend Paige,” Christina reveals. “Mack went to high school with her and I met her in college at Ole Miss. Paige introduced us while I was visiting her home town of Amarillo, Texas.”

Mack proposed to Christina on June 5, 2014, while they were on vacation with his family in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. “We went for a walk on the beach before dinner on our last night there,” she smiles. “We were almost back to the condo when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was perfect! My favorite part, however, was that Mack asked my Dad for permission beforehand. Because we didn’t live in the same state, he made a special trip to Colorado for a quick visit. Totally unbeknown to me, the purpose was to ask my Dad for my hand in marriage. Our engagement was something I will never forget!”

The blissful couple tied the knot on June 6, 2015, in a traditional ceremony at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Christina was attended by Maid of Honor Larisa Barber and bridesmaids Briana Barber, Kaily Benenati, Paige Bryant, Erica Griffin and Maebh McGonagle. Standing with Mack were groomsmen Tony Belviso, Seth Cathey, Ryan Forrest, Kyle MacDonald and Steve Orban. Saber bearers were Cobb Brandon, Andrew Chinlund, Sean Gent, Robert Neal, Andrew Verriotto and Jackson Wehmeyer.

The bride, resplendent in a strapless gown with lacetrimmed train, carried a ribbon-wrapped bouquet of cream roses and hydrangeas. She wore an exquisite long veil that was adorned with a lace inlay from her mother’s wedding gown, adding a special memory for the bride and her mother.

“Mack is a pilot in the United States Air Force, so we did the traditional Saber Arch at the conclusion of our ceremony!” smiled Christina. “Walking through it as 1st Lt. and Mrs. Griffin was my favorite part of the entire day!

Christina and Mack are awaiting completion of Mack’s pilot training to take their honeymoon. Meanwhile, they’re seeking the perfect destination for their eagerly anticipated trip.