Hallie Cochran Bride
Hallie Cochran was born in Albuquerque but spent 15 years in Huntsville, TX. This is probably why she’s obsessed with criminal justice and the prison system. Hallie attended the Savannah College of Art & Design on a golf scholarship ⛳️ and graduated with a BFA in Photography. After working in the golf industry for 7 years (Texas Golf Association & Ben Hogan Golf), Hallie is now the Creative Director for Teleos Marketing.
In her free time, you can find Hallie draining putts on the golf course, training for triathlons, singing along to her favorite musicals and going on adventures. Have suitcase – will travel! ✈️ Other important things to note, Hallie loves macaroni & cheese, corn, binge watching shows, listening to audio books and musical theatre 🎭. Hallie feels so blessed to have Nathan in her life is looking forward to having a lifetime of adventures with him.
Kelly Kilgo Maid of Honor
Kelly Kilgo (but we all call her ‘Kilgo’) was raised in Watkinsville, GA and graduated college at the University of Georgia. She is a diehard Georgia Bulldog 🏈 football fan and that is one of the reasons Hallie and Nathan had to pick a Spring Saturday for their wedding date ;). Kilgo resides in Dallas, Texas now and works with the Texas Golf Association. This is where Kilgo and Hallie first met over 10 years ago. Kilgo’s hobbies include playing golf, softball and fishing when she can. She is a self proclaimed foodie and is the first to tell you she likes food more than most people.
Clare Budke Bridesmaid
Clare Budke was raised in Silsbee, TX. She moved to Houston for college and attended the University of Houston. In 2013, she started dating John, Hallie’s brother. She is currently an 8th grade English teacher in Kingwood, TX. Her hobbies include cooking👩🏼🍳, makeup artistry, and beachin’ 🏖️ (during the summer). She also enjoys singing in her car and laughing loudly. 😉
Clare has also watched the entire True Blood series 3 times, is obsessed with Game of Thrones and like Hallie, one of her all time favorite movies is Death Becomes Her.
Sarah Cobb Bridesmaid
Sarah Cobb was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and now calls Brooklyn, NY home 🏙. She and Hallie played golf together at SCAD whilst simultaneously cultivating numerous characters and personalities, the most popular being “Juanitas and Bonitas.” In 2006, Hallie accompanied Sarah to the Colgate Country Showdown in Hamburg, GA. Sarah suffered a devastating loss in the singing competition, but officially won her forever #1 Fan, Hallie Cochran.
Ten+ years later, Sarah is a pop musician 🎤 who goes by “ESS SEE” and is currently working on her first full length album (which will hopefully be released by the time of these nuptials). When she’s not playing shows, writing, or recording, she spends her time on photo and video shoots as a prop / set stylist or moonlights in advertising agencies as an art director.
Kate Granger Bridesmaid
Kate Granger is the sister of the groom and is so excited to be a part of this special day. She is thrilled he found Hallie and is over the moon to be gaining a sister-in-love!
Kate grew up in Ft Worth, and went to the University of Texas at Austin for college. After college, Kate ventured to NYC 🏙 and lived there for nine years, working as an Executive Assistant in the finance world. After NYC, Kate moved to Bangkok for a year and taught preschool. She was able to travel all over Asia during her time in Thailand 🍣.
Two years ago, Kate followed her heart and moved back to Austin. Within one week of arriving she met her husband Louis. They married in November 2016 and are now the proud parents of their honeymoon baby, Henry.
They are happily residing in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin.
Alexia Heist Bridesmaid
Alexia Heist was born and raised in El Paso, TX. She moved to Fort Worth in 2012 to attend TCU (Go Frogs 🐸). She received her degree in Business Marketing from the Neeley School of Business while also being the first male or female athlete to play three sports at TCU (indoor volleyball, beach volleyball, and golf). Fresh out of college, Alexia went to work for the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company with Hallie. After Hogan, Alexia and Hallie found themselves working with each other again at Teleos Marketing Agency (where they both currently work now).
It did take some time for Hallie and Alexia to become bffs, but now it is a rare sighting to find them separated in the office.
In her free time, Alexia enjoys running, going to spin class, doing yoga, cooking, baking, and eating at all of the yummy restaurants Fort Worth has to offer!
Courtney Woodruff Bridesmaid
Courtney Woodruff grew up in Huntsville, Texas, where she met Hallie in Mrs. Blackard’s first grade class at Gibbs Elementary. They forged a fast friendship over their matching Keds tennis shoes and their mutual love of ketchup, Cheetos, corn and macaroni and cheese 🧀. Many of Courtney’s fondest childhood memories are of her time spent with Hallie, like the time they formed a band called “What’s Their Name?” Their greatest hits include classics like “Eat My Crust” and “Where’s Waldo?”
Courtney graduated from the University of North Texas in 2008. In 2009, she married her college sweetheart, Daniel. They now have two wild and wonderful little boys, Jacob (6) and Logan (4) 👨👩👦👦. Currently, Courtney lives in Germany 🇩🇪, where her husband is stationed with the US Army. She is the International Military Life Blogger and Community Manager for USAA, and she is a contributor for European Stars and Stripes and Military One Click. Her hobbies include traveling, reading and spending time with her family.