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Kristen Kowalski & John Herbster

Kristen Kowalski


John Herbster

Kristen Kowalski and John Herbster

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Our Story

How We Met 11.11.2014
With a fated 'swipe-right' on a dating app and a quick few messages back and forth, we met up for a lunch on Veteran's day. After telling the waitress we needed more time to order because we were talking too much to look at the menu (three times!), we finally had our lunch and took a walk on the pier. Our lunch-date turned into a 5 hour all afternoon event, complete with our first kiss. We moved in together 9 months later and the rest is history!

The Proposal 10.19.2018
After a visit to our favorite local burger place, John lit a bonfire in the backyard for the two of us to enjoy. While sipping our favorite beer that John so thoughtfully brought, he surprised Kristen with a song he wrote for her, finishing it off by getting down on one knee and taking out the ring in a wooden box he made himself! She said yes of course!

Our Wedding 05.08.2021
After a cancelled wedding in November, and just about 6 and half years to the day of our first date, we will be finally tying the knot! Our wedding on 5/8/2021 will be a more intimate ceremony and reception due to state guidelines. We plan on getting married this year no matter what!
Petra Kern