Jeffrey Carter, Jr.
“Why is she screaming at us!!!” Said the two of us to one another as we watched Scream-ennifer Hudson perform on BET’s 106 in park in 2010. That interaction let me know that I would have a lifelong “Ki Ki” buddy, motivator, influencer, friend, and ride or die. I sat behind Kelli Marie Ross-Chaney’s cubical in the inbound sales department of Time Warner Cable. As Both Beyonce STANS, and products of Milwaukee Public Schools who made it out of the hood to attend elite HBCUs, we instantly connected. Kelli would pull up to work every day, hair done, nails done, well spoken, with a dash of hood (the kind of woman I normally associate myself with).
From work lunch dates at Elsas on the park for Starburst Martini’s and wings, to drunken Miami Gay Pride excursions, meeting & knowing Kelli has honestly been a highlight of my life. When I met Kelli, and her beautiful daughter Khloe, I was in somewhat of a sunken place. My confidence, pride, & self-esteem had taken a huge hit due to some personal issues. Kelli brought laughter, joy, a sense of purpose, and self-awareness back into my life. As a true Cancer, she has honestly made me the best version of a Virgo there is, and I am forever grateful that God put her in my life. Note to everyone, get you a Kelli! Sorry, you can’t have mine tho!
My work buddy, my confident, my protector, my best friend, I am thrilled that God gave you Quinta. You are so blessed and highly favored and I pray for you all the time. You deserve it friend. Cheers to many years of peace, happiness, and love!
Hello! I am Pamela Boyd, Quinta’s best woman. Quinta and I met through mutual friends while attending Austin Peay State University, and have been friends for almost two decades. We have been in each other’s lives through a lot of life’s ups and downs, and she has always been a great source of support. She’s grown a lot over the years, and I’m so happy she found true love with Kelli. I wish them all the love and happiness in the world!
Ryan Woodbury Martin
Matron of Honor
Ryan and Kelli met during their freshman year at Tuskegee University as they both were running for Ms. Freshman. Kelli observed Ryan to be the “loud ratchet girl” in the dormitory, Adams Hall. Although Ryan and Kelli lived on the same floor, it wasn’t until the second semester of their sophomore year that their relationship truly blossomed. Once they got to know one another, they were literally inseparable. Ryan and Kelli’s friendship flourished from friends to best friends, and now sisters. 17 years later, Ryan and Kelli are still going strong despite the trials of life.
Maid of Honor
I am Chantel Christian, Quinta’s amazing little sister, playing the wonderful role as Maid of Honor. She’s a source of light in my life, and a constant reminder of how laughter fuels the soul. I’m honored to be a part of her big day!
Heeey! I’m Alicia but go by Li. I have known Kelli since 10th grade, and she’s been my best friend ever since. Her loving and bubbly personality paired with her incredible fashion sense let me know she was a girl I needed as my friend. Over the years I’ve only seen her heart get bigger and style get more fabulous. For the beautiful person she is on the outside there is an even more beautiful person on the inside, and I knew only a very specific kind of person deserved to experience the fullness of who my friend truly is. There are not enough words to express how happy I am that Kelli has found the perfect match in Q. They are the perfect example to remind us that even when love is not easy it will ALWAYS be worth it. I wish the both a million lifetimes filled with happiness, love, and friendship.
My name is Candice Reed. I’m a full-time entrepreneur and full-time mother of 2 beautiful girls Jaliyah and Maliyah. I enjoy family and socializing with loved ones. I have known Quinta all my life and I’m so proud of the woman she has grown to be. I’m extremely happy to be a part of Quinta’s special day and I am honored to stand beside as a bridesmaid. Quinta and I have plenty of memories together and glad to add this moment to our memories.
Outspoken, funny and most likely going to be the life of the party. She met Kelli on Facebook in 2012. She had this beautiful blonde short curly hair and We bonded over the love of everything girly. I’m so happy that Kelli and Q are making their Union one. I love the love that they have for each other. I’m very excited to see what the future has in store for Q and Kelli.
Keyana N. Walker is Kelli’s newest friend. Keyana currently works in the financial industry and is also in school full time, completing her degree in Behavioral and Social Science. She plans to start a non-profit that caters to homeless LGBTQ+ youth. When she is not planning her philanthropic future, she enjoys spending time with her 12-year-old daughter Brooklyn and her wife Jessica.
Keyana and Kelli started out as neighbors in Charlotte, NC, but a series of coincidences in similar interest and more has grown into a true friendship. When they are not enjoying trips to their favorite stores and double dates with their wives, they’re enjoying a good sip and laugh between friends. Keyana not only considers Kelli as one of her best friends, but she also considers Kelli, Quinta, and Khloe as family. Keyana is honored to be a part of their special day and looks forward to making many more memories together.
My name is Kenyetta White and I’m Quinta’s cousin. We grew up more like sisters than cousins and share that special bond. I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing a lot of things with her from working together, taking classes together in college, being roommates, partying together, traveling together and of course the list goes on! We’ve shared so many fun memories together that there is never a dull moment with her! Quinta is one of the most kind-hearted, beautiful, authentic, smart and self-driven people that you will ever meet. I can’t wait to stand beside her on her special day as she marries her best friend. I currently reside in Clarksville, TN and married to my college sweetheart, Martin White. We have two beautiful children together, Cameron & Kensley, whom are also Quinta’s godchildren.
My name is Edward aka Eddie aka “That Guy”….yes I call myself that. Why lie … I’m a full time geek in the world of Computer Consulting. As well I am also a full time dad ! Quinta has known me my whole life. Love big cuz! We just happen to be blessed enough to both have moved to Charlotte at the same time. Her and Kelli have been the best village members you could ask for your child. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I’m so excited to be apart of this momentous occasion.