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Kamin and Brooks wedding

• Oct 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Courtney Erin Brooks of Gate City, VA, and Sgt. John James Kamin of New York, NY, were married Oct. 10, 2015, at BANQ in Kingsport, TN. The Rev. Danny Hensley officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Johnny and Carolyn Brooks of Gate City, VA. The groom is the son of Lawrence and Jacqueline Kamin of New York, NY.

Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a vintage-style A-line cap sleeve lace over satin gown with illusion back and chapel train.

Victoria Pridemore of Arlington, VA, a close friend of the bride and groom, and Emily Greene of Stafford, VA, a close friend of the bride, were Maids of Honor. Diana Kamin of New York, NY, and Maddie Murphy of Boston, MA, both sisters of the bridegroom, were Bridesmaids. Lauren and Catherine Dees of Charlotte, NC, both cousins of the bride, and Grace and Marley Kamin of New York, NY, both cousins of the groom, were Junior Bridesmaids. Lily and Charlotte Sauchelli of Newton, NJ, were flower girls. Kassidy and Kelsey Phillips and Madison Snyder of Urbana, IL, all cousins of the groom, and Lele Marton Dodson of Berea, KY, were attendants. Lisa Ketron Childress of Kingsport, TN, the bride’s godmother, was wedding coordinator. Kenneth Tunnell of Crab Orchard, KY, was musician.

Sam Palubniak of Jersey City, NJ, a close friend of the groom, served as Best Man. Paul Kamin of New York, NY, the groom’s brother; Greg Stallard of Lebanon, OH, a close friend of the groom; and Jason Brooks of Gate City, VA, the bride’s brother, were Groomsmen. Ricki Weaver of Calhoun, GA, the bride’s uncle; Jonathan Weaver of Calhoun, GA, the bride’s cousin; David Dees of Charlotte, NC, the bride’s cousin; and Connor Dees of Charlotte, NC, the bride’s cousin, were ushers. Jase Weaver of Calhoun, GA, the bride’s cousin, was ring bearer.

A reception was held at BANQ in Kingsport, TN.

The bride graduated from Berea College with a degree in Communication in 2003, East Tennessee State University with a Maser of Arts degree in 2006, and is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Kentucky. She is employed at the International Society for Performance Improvement.

The groom graduated from American University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in November of 2005 and served with the 3rd Infantry Division, and deployed to Iraq for 15 months in 2007. He was recalled out of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) and deployed to Iraq again with the Louisiana National Guard in 2010. In 2015, Kamin was promoted to Sergeant and currently is an Army Reservist with a Military Information Support Operations Group. He is employed as the Director of National Veterans Center, Washington, D.C.

Following a honeymoon trip to Paris, France, and Rome and Florence, Italy, the couple will reside in Washington, D.C.

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