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jaMIe Rice | co-owner

From Knoxville to Asheville and then back home to Erwin, Jamie's heart will always belong to this valley tucked away in the folds of the Appalachian Mountains. She is the mother of two precious children and wife to Unicoi native, Matthew Rice. She cannot watch "It’s a Wonderful Life" without crying. She dreams of Sunday brunch and will buy anything adorned with pom-pom fringe. Jamie and Matthew eloped to Hawaii with her wedding dress rolled up in her carry-on luggage. A third generation Samoan Minister officiated the Maui Beachside service and played "Fools Rush In" on his ukulele. 12 happy years later, the sand is still in her wedding dress.

 
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Kristin anders | co-owner

Originally from Kingsport, Kristin met her husband Lucas, a native of Unicoi County, while attending the University of Tennessee. They tied the knot at her dream wedding in 2005 and settled in Erwin. She immediately was swept away with the love from the community and beauty of the county. Her family has grown and she is now a dedicated mother of 4 children. Prior to opening The Bramble, she worked in residential custom home design in nearby Asheville, NC. She is known for her keen eye for detail while her passion is to create environments to make memories together. When not creating memorable events with clients, she loves snow skiing, bacon, and puddle jumping with her children.