T.R. Hartle (speaker)-
has know Craig and the Peckhams since Craig was a little boy in
New Hampshire. T.R. now lives in New Jersey and shattered
all Elizabeth's notions of what being a modern day Friar entails.
When he is not encouraging the rich to give to the poor, T.R. is
fabulously well-traveled, and is one of the best story-tellers we
nephew recently celebrated his 13th birthday at NH's Lake Winnepessakee.
He is a talented athlete, and for some reason is a Packers fan.
He is caught his first Pro game vs. the Redskins at FedEx Field
and good-natured youngest nephew. Nick loves lacrosse and
reads everything he can get his hands on. Nick won Elizabeth's
heart when he agreed to upgrade his Tar Heels baseball cap to a
One of Craig's childhood friends from NH, where the boys primarily
stayed out of trouble. Matt now lives in Arlington, VA with
his wonderful wife, Kim. They were married last year, and
had a stunning fall foliage-enhanced reception at Mount Vernon.
Matt practices law in DC. Matt must have done something right
as a child, because Charlie & Cindy are thrilled he agreed to
be Craig's best man.
brother was a Navy Pilot, and now is an engineer at BAE, where he
works hard with Sue to keep us all safe. Chris tells a great
bedtime story to daughters Ebba and Samantha, and his fairytale
prince occasionally reviews his troops before saving the princess.
The most senior of the Peckham boys, John, is a Naval Officer turned
buy-side analyst. John works at Pioneer in Boston, and is the proud
father of Alex, Nick & Lindsay. John, his wife Michele (an
attorney), and the kids all live in N.H. John valiantly led
Alex, Craig & Elizabeth on a hike up Mt. Washington this summer.
Craig are friends from Vanderbilt, and Ben was part of the Columbus
Avenue trio. Ben is an equities analyst and is responsible
for Craig's choice of career. When Ben is not busy upgrading
Apple, he can be found behind the Yankees bench. Ben still
lives in NYC, and is married to the lovely Revital (who not only
is brilliant and beautiful, but knows how to throw a barbeque).
Ben's family has been wonderful to Craig.
graduated from the University of Michigan where he was Captain of
the tennis team and President of his fraternity. Surprisingly,
this guy's guy also breeds stunning orchids (Elizabeth can't keep
a cactus alive). Chris lives in DC, although his heart belongs
in Hawaii. He gets credit for introducing Elizabeth &
Craig to all the wonders of Kauai's Kalalau Trail and Hanakapi'ai
fraternal twin is the youngest Wyatt by about 20 minutes.
Justin also went to Michigan, and now is an attorney practicing
in NYC. If your company goes bankrupt, he's your man!
This summer Justin married Hillary Greenhouse, and is enjoying his
newlywed status. We love having Justin and Hillary in town,
and hope they don't move out of the City!
Nicole Peckham (junior bridesmaid)-
beautiful nine-year-old niece and Elizabeth have become good friends
over the years, as Ebba has developed into a very bright, introspective
young lady. When not being a stellar big sister, or doing
art projects with Craig & Elizabeth, Ebba is an avid reader,
and is talented at all sorts of sports.
younger sister began kindergarten this fall. Samantha has
boundless energy and is very sociable. If you ever are in
need of a hug, she's your go-to-girl. This upbeat gal is sure
to put a smile on your face.
Peckham (flower girl)-
petite sprite is the youngest of Craig's nieces & nephews.
Be careful, her charming smile belies a very active mind that catches
everything she sees and hears. She is well-versed in Hawaii's
flora and fauna, and will reassure you that there are no snakes
Man of Honor:
and Elizabeth know each other from their Bethesda childhoods.
Both loved their years at Duke, and watched the Blue Devils become
back-to-back NCAA Champs. Somewhere between Bethesda and practicing
law in NYC, Brad became remarkably well-travelled and can give advice
about numerous exotic locales. Brad and his wife Conner recently
moved to DC, where they bought a fabulous house they plan to rennovate
(we envy the stairs, kitchen and garden). Brad's entire family
always has been wonderful to Elizabeth, and has been supportive
during some difficult times.
and Arielle are friends from Duke, where they shared a freshman
dorm, countless heart-to-hearts, many rides home to D.C., and too
many stressful games against UNLV. Arielle and her husband
Jeff both are attorneys. They live in Bethesda, where Arielle
now raises their brilliant, adorable & charming sons, Jason
and Noah. Arielle's wonderful mother Cathy is "sacrificing"
a trip to Hawaii to baby sit two of the cutest boys in the world.
owe Brad for introducing us to Conner (who has been a big cheerleader
for our relationship). Both of us treasure her friendship,
and she has become an indispensable part of our lives. Conner
is an Air Force Intelligence Officer, currently working for the
NSA in D.C. Despite being the daughter of another Richard
Wyatt, she is not related to us, but we consider her family nonetheless.
and Steph attended Georgetown Law, moved to NYC, worked at law firms
in the same building, and both lived in Grammercy – where Steph
now owns a great apartment & has a key to the Park! Steph
is an amazing & irreplaceable friend, as well as a great source
of strength and sanity. Elizabeth misses their brunches, since
she now needs to use frequent flyer miles to get all the way downtown.
T., a mutual friend, charged Craig with introducing this newly-arrived
attorney to NYC. Craig invited Amy to be part of his Hamptons
summer house, where she & Elizabeth met, instantly bonded, and
survived the summer together. The three of us have shared
many meals, drinks, laughs, and tears! We will miss Amy during
her winter stint in SF.
newest member of the Wyatt family, Hillary married Justin this June,
and is working toward a PhD in Psychology. Hillary and Elizabeth
first met at one of Brad's infamous Halloween parties, and bonded
last winter over Pilates and sushi! Hillary also gets credit
for helping Elizabeth's impaired fashion sense – without her Elizabeth
never would have been able to choose a wedding dress!