Michael R. Boyd Adjectives: Fun-loving, supportive, ambitious, generous, connector, quick Favorite Quote: "It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.” - Randy Pausch
Michael works for Desalitech, a water treatment company headquartered out of Newton, MA. He was the first US employee to join the company when it relocated from Israel five years ago. Mike is passionate about his career and being a part of the company’s growth. In his free time, he enjoys staying active, exploring National Parks, skiing, camping and any new and outdoor adventures with Ash and the pups.
Michael was raised by Chris and Owen, two loving parents who instilled in their son that anything was possible and that obstacles were meant to be overcome. Being born with one hand, they encouraged their son to try anything and never let the opinion of others limit his potential. Those values have influenced his personal and professional life and continues to drive him to take on new and exciting challenges.
Michael’s looking forward to the future with Ash, as they’re passionate about cultivating a happy, meaningful and fun-filled life together.
Ashley E. Arnott Adjectives: Approachable, loving, spiritual, driven, life-long learner, giving Favorite Quote: "The spiritual path is simply the living of our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it." - Marianne Williamson
Ashley is a Certified Life & Leadership Coach. Her life's mission is to increase collective consciousness by helping people to live up to their highest potential and create a balanced and fulfilled life, one client at a time. She has her Masters in Adult Education and Training and geeks-out on all things personal development, yoga, meditation, staying fit and healthy, traveling and living an authentic life style.
Ashley was raised in a home where her parents (Elaine & Jim) fully honored their passions and life calling in music. Her parents were entrepreneurs - parents by day, wedding singers/musicians by night. Music was the nucleus of the family and something that brought all of them together. Music has influenced Ashley throughout the years - dancing, singing and writing music all throughout her life.
Ashley's looking forward to continuing to build a beautiful life with the one she adores, all the while, using her relationship with Mike as a force for positivity and good in the world.
Andrea Z. Arison, Ordained Minister Adjectives: Incredibly genuine, loving, eloquent, caring, selfless, so zen Favorite Quote:"Always be kinder than necessary - you never know what people are going through." - Unknown
Andrea is Ashley's best friend. Ash and Andrea met at work back in 2006 as Corporate Trainers for Apollo Group. The first time they met was when they they were asked to co-facilitate a large three- week-long training together. For those of you who present in front of large crowds - you know that to co-present with someone you have never worked with before, could end up as a total train wreck. In this case, it ended up being an incredible blessing. They were kindred spirits and soul sisters from the start. Their friendship is grounded in love and unwavering support for one another. Andrea is the perfect fit to officiate the wedding.
Andrea lives with her boyfriend, Karl in St. Petersburg, FL.
Meet the Bridal Party
Haley M. Arnott, Maid of Honor Adjectives: Fierce, Ambitious, Sassy, Loyal, Gifted, Loving, Fearless Favorite Quote:“Energy flows where attention goes.” – Michael Beckwith Haley is Ashley’s younger sister by three years. Haley is an established entrepreneur who owns her own very successful dog training business in Newton MA, and she’s an outrageously talented musician.
Ash and Hale have always had a really close relationship. They talk multiple times a week and when they’re together, there’s no stopping the annoying, yet infectious “cackle laughing train” – full on head back, double chins, belly laugh. Their life long relationship is rooted in love and respect. They are one another’s biggest fans and are sisters until the end.
Haley lives with her fiancé, Evan, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Cheryl E. Boyd, Bridesmaid Adjectives: Witty, Dependable, High-Achieving, Athletic, Dazzling, Heroic, Modest Favorite Quote: "Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won." Dr. Seuss
Cheryl is Mike’s younger sister by 4.5 years and works as a manager for a leading professional services firm. Cheryl is equally talented and driven in both her personal and professional life.
Cheryl and Mike have always been close and share similar interests. They grew up spending the majority of their time on the soccer field and the rest of their time following Boston sports. Cheryl has played an active role throughout Mike’s life, starting with her years as his travel soccer team mascot to today, where she’s helping to plan and organize the wedding festivities. Their competitive personalities push each other to better themselves, while having all sorts of fun in the process.
When she isn’t working in Los Angeles, Cheryl resides in Denver, Colorado.
Jon S. Boyd, Best Man Adjectives:Fun-Loving, Dependable, Easy-Going, Kind, Chill Favorite Quote: “Crushing competition like Italians on grapes.” Q-Tip Jon is Mike’s older cousin by a year and works as a senior project manager for Hunt Construction, a global leader in large-scale construction projects.
Jon and Mike grew up a few miles down the road from one another in small towns in Massachusetts. Their families lived together under one roof for several months when the boys were in middle school. They’ve been more like brothers and have been close since childhood, playing against each other in high school soccer, and partying with their merged “H-Town (Holliston)” and “DS (Dover-Sherborn)” crews. They also spent summers working on Nantucket Island together. After graduating from UCF in Orlando, Mike found a job in Phoenix and moved in with Jon, who had recently graduated from Arizona State University. Since then, their careers have moved them around quite a bit, resulting in Mike staying with Jon in the Bay area for weeks at a time and most recently, Jon living with Mike and Ash for a year in Phoenix. Jon currently resides in Berkeley, California with his dog Marley.
Tyler J. Arnott, Groomsman Adjectives: Old Soul, Steady, Artistic, Sensitive, Curious, Loving Favorite Quote: "You deserve what you tolerate.” Mark Graban
Tyler is Ashley’s younger brother by seven years. Tyler is a wildly talented musician and music teacher. He is a lead guitarist in the band Skyfoot, which has toured on numerous occasions across the country. Tyler’s passion for music is unsurpassed and his whole life has become an adoring offering to music itself.
Ash and Ty have always had a really unique and close relationship, which has taken on many facets throughout the years – with undertones of a maternal connection at times, to a friendship of equals, they have always looked out for one another’s well-being. When all three Arnott siblings get together – watch out, for it’s an absolute fun-fest, filled with belly laughter and joyous moments. Ty currently lives in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Coral Boyd, Our Angel Adjectives: Gentle, lovable, spacey, independent, clumsy, slow, loyal Our sweet 14 year old lady Coral passed away on Thursday, March 9 2017 at home. As difficult as it was to say goodbye, Coral had the most peaceful departure that a dog could ask for. We laid with her for hours in her favorite dog bed, underneath her favorite fuzzy warm blanket. We had lavender essential oils in the air, meditation music on and the door to our bedroom open so that she had a light breeze on her face. She left this life in total peace, at home, surrounded by her family and all of her admirers. We know that Coral was greeted by our sweet Nya-Jane and that the both of them will be seated next to us on our special day. We love you so much Coral!
Nya-Jane, Our Angel Adjectives: Wise, observant, connected, smart, timid, loving, special Our baby Nya passed unexpectedly on October 16, 2016 at nine years old. This picture was taken at our engagement photo shoot, two weeks before she left this earthly life. We are sincerely grateful for the companionship and love that she offered our family. She was one incredibly special creature. We have absolute faith that she will be sitting by our feet on our wedding day. She may not be there physically with us, but she will undoubtedly be there in spirit. We love you Nya-Jane!
Breck Boyd, Ring Bearer Adjectives: Love-bug, stubborn, vocal, wild, just the cutest thing Brecky is the newest addition to the Boyd tribe. He was born on October 14, 2016. Breck will be 11 months old by the wedding. He is about to start his puppy training classes and if he passes, he will be the ring bearer at the wedding. If he does not pass his puppy training classes, he will be escorted down the aisle by his best friend, Owen Boyd.