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Allison Kibler

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The Bride

  • Age: 25
  • Hometown: Chanhassen, MN
  • Occupation: Associate Buyer

The Groom

  • Age: 26
  • Hometown: Woodbury, MN
  • Occupation: Actuary

The Details

  • Engagement Date: February, 14, 2017
  • Wedding Date: June 2, 2018
  • Wedding/Reception Location: Oak Ridge in Chaska

The Ring: We never went to look at rings because I wanted Justin to pick out something special on his own. My only suggestions were a very thin band, white gold, and a simple setting. From there the choice was his! I absolutely love what he picked and it feels extra special that he found a ring he knew I would love.

How We Met: Justin and I met almost 9 years ago. It was the summer before my junior year and his senior year of high school, and we were both headed to Business Camp for a week. The catch was, I was his camp counselor. We continued to stay in touch after camp and on October 11, 2008 we made it Facebook official!

Engagement Story: It was Valentine’s Day and Justin and I had just enjoyed an amazing dinner at Café Lurcat in downtown Minneapolis. After dinner, Justin asked if I wanted to go for a walk around St. Thomas’ St. Paul campus, where we both went to college. We used to take walks around campus all the time in school so I didn’t think it was too out of the ordinary. It was down by the river, overlooking the city of Minneapolis, that Justin asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes!

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Allison recaps the highlights from her wedding in her final Real Bride blog post. Read more

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Real Bride Allison and fiancé Justin check one of the final to-dos off the list: choosing the most important jewelry they'll ever wear. Read more

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Real Bride Allison is saying "I don't" to these wedding clichés. Read more

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Real Bride Allison dishes on how she selected her hair and makeup team. Read more

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After her own photo sesh, Real Bride Allison shares her top tips. Read more

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Real Bride Allison let the greenery and lakeside setting of her venue determine her theme and color scheme. Read more

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Real Bride Allison says "I do" to her ceremony and reception location. Read more

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