Steve Griffith is the best man and lives in Rhode Island working for Southern Spars. He loves to sail, kiteboard, and watch movies. Steve has been Jack's best friend since the second grade and they attended school together all the way up through college at Michigan State University.
MATTHEW R.B. DUMOUCHELLE
I was born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (which is north of Canada if you know your geography) and loved every minute of it. I am a United States Air Force veteran and PROUD University of Michigan alum. I’m currently living in the Greater Boston area working at Fidelity Investments as a financial advisor.
Mr. Watson and I have known each other for more than 15 years. He was one of the first friends I made when I began attending Brownell Middle School. It’s strange to think of someone as a friend for so long. It seems these days you’re a very lucky person to be able to consider someone a friend regardless of the changes that occur over time. Even through the years with each of us taking different paths, Jack and I always seem to pick right back up where we left off, which is a rare characteristic to have in a friendship.
I moved to Atlanta from Grosse Pointe in 2012. While others slave away working nine to fives I can usually be found at Bobby Jones Golf Course where I am also employed. I am currently finishing my degree at Kennesaw State University. I met Jack while we were in High school at South and as hard as he tries to recruit me to his Spartan lifestyle he will never succeed. In Mairin he has found his perfect match. Much love to you both.
I’m a graduate of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and a CPA with Deloitte and Touche in Detroit. I met Jack on our high school football team at Grosse Pointe South, where Jack set many records for the slowest 40-yard dash and the largest helmet size in the storied history of blue devils football. I have had the pleasure of sharing many great experiences, debates, and cigars with Jack over the years and I can’t be happier for him. Congratulations and best wishes to Jack and Mairin!
Jack and Patrick met at Michigan State University in 2005 at the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Jack introduced Patrick to conservative politics, fine "bourbon" and the appropriate use of a robe. Patrick has known Mairin since she was first introduced as Jack's girlfriend, and ever since then, Patrick has been convincing her to run in the other direction. Clearly Patrick didn't have much success in convincing her, but none the less, is very honored to be sharing Jack and Mairin's special day.
I met Mairin in our Mother's womb sometime in the winter of 1984. We got along well right from the start and were basically inseparable until college. I met Jack on one of the many MacDonald family weekends in Northern Michigan. I can't imagine what it would be like being thrown into that with our slightly insane family. I look forward to many more scotches and Labatts while yelling at the Tigers with him. Good luck you two, insert mushy stuff here.
I am pleased to say I have known Mairin since the day I was born because I happen to be her youngest sister. I became extremely lucky from day one because I was able to grow up having an older sister who was not only my role model but my best friend. Although we have had our sisterly feuds, she is always someone who I have been able to lean on for everything. I am so excited for Jack and Mairin to start on this new adventure together. I wish them all the best and can’t wait to share this experience with them!
I've known Mairin since 1987, when my parents brought my beautiful existence into this world. We've beaten each other up over the years and she still has the scars to prove it. Believe it or not, I'm Mairin's younger (yet much wiser) sister. However this wisdom blossomed from having a constant role model and best friend built into my life from the start. I cant wait for Mairin and Jack to tie the knot. Cheers to a Walloon summer wedding!
My name is Nicole Weinrauch. I currently live in the Sterling Heights/Clinton Township area and am a practicing MLS for St. John Providence Health System. I grew up in Saginaw, MI where I met the lovely Mairin MacDonald. We were acquaintances in high school and later became the best of friends during our time together studying and well, partying at Michigan State University. When it was time to grow up and graduate from college, we moved to the Detroit area together and were roommates in Royal Oak, which was when Mairin met Jack for the first time. Since then they have built a fabulous life together and I'm so excited to be a part of their special day and watch them tie the knot!! Congrats guys!!
My name is Kailey Fink and I have known Mairin for about 10 years now! We both started our freshman year at MSU going in blind for roommates. We were placed together at the dorm Mason/Abbot and ended up having a class together that first semester, a love for country music, and so much more in common. It was the start of an amazing friendship! I still believe today, and will forever, that Mairin and I were destined to be a part of each other's lives. She was there standing next to me when I was married to the love of my life and now I get to be a part of her special day. I am so excited to see her enter this next chapter of her life and be there for her like she has always been there for me. I live in Grand Rapids with my husband, Kevin, and I am now the mother of a beautiful little boy, Kolbe, who was born on April 1, 2014. Mairin and I live about 3 hours away from each other but stay in contact and see each other whenever possible. Love you, MairBear! Congrats to you and Jack and I wish you many blessings now and forever!
Cousins since birth and friends for life. Since we were seven years old playing on that rinky dink swing set in the backyard Mairin and I have always been two peas in a pod. I can remember watching dirty dancing with her about 1,000 times, dancing, babysitting, but mostly just laughing and enjoying spending time together. Even though I now live in Charleston, SC instead of around the block I can still pick up the phone call Mairin and its like we’ve never missed a beat. We’ve seen some ups and downs and supported each other through it all. Both of us now at a turning point in our lives, me graduating from dental school and Mairin getting MARRIED!! I could not be more excited and happy for Mairin and I am sure that she and Jack will have a full and amazing life and marriage. He’s one lucky guy ;)
My brother, despite slight distances in age and geography, has always been very dear to me. For however close Jack and I have been as siblings, and for however much everyone in the Watson clan has enjoyed the company of its tallest member, we have all taken to Mairin more so. Her sharp and keen wit, generosity of spirit, and warm heart are not only endearing, but inspiring. Plus, it's delightful to watch her keep Jack on his toes! Can't wait to see everyone at the wedding and celebrate Jack and Mairin getting married!