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Congratulations, Chandler & Justin!

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth George Block of Mission Hills are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chandler Bramanti Hampton, to Justin Ross Thompson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Ewell Thompson of New Braunfels, Texas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Henry Rudolfo Bramanti of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the late Dr. Bramanti and Mrs. Allen Jacob Block of Prairie Village and the late Mr. Block. Chandler is a graduate of The Pembroke Hill School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in art history from Southern Methodist University. Chandler is a BOTAR, class of 2010. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and careers with JE Dunn Construction in Dallas, Texas. 

Her groom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Forres Edgar Wood and the late Colonel and Mrs. Edwin Ewell Thompson. Justin is a graduate of Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and finance from Trinity University. Justin is employed with Suntex Marinas in Dallas. Theirs will be a May 13th wedding at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. 

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Also featured in the November 12, 2016 issue
Photo Credit: Tara Welch Photography


Congratulations, Emily & Peter!

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kent Hickerson of Overland Park, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Anne Hickerson, to Peter Bryant Milledge, the son of Mr.…

Off To College – Class of 2023

Join us in our proud send-off to the Class of 2023. We wish the best to these amazing students as they start their exciting journeys around the country!      …

Crib Note – Henry Francis Sorenson

Henry Francis Sorenson was born on January 26th. He was 22 inches long at birth and has blue eyes and brown hair. His older brother, Wyatt Timothy, age two, is…

Crib Note – Cooper Frank McKee

Cooper Frank McKee was born on March 28th. He is the son of Lisa and Kelly McKee of Los Angeles, California. Cooper’s older brother is Peter McKee, who is two…