Published 10:45 am Saturday, March 24, 2012
Tiffany Bratten and Ross Habben, both of Albert Lea, were married at 4 p.m. Sept. 10, 2011, at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt performed the double-ring ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Pam Rippentrop-Bratten of Albert Lea and the late Art Bratten. Grandparents are the late Melvin and Helen Rippentrop of Albert Lea.
Parents of the groom are Darv and Marcia Habben of Albert Lea. Grandparents are Rod and Arlene Rollins of Waldorf and the late Herbert and Eileen Habben of Buffalo Lake.
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Maid of honor was Katie Stenseth, friend of the bride, of St. Louis Park. Bridesmaids were Beth Doyle, sister of the groom, of Albert Lea, Nikki Weber-Knutson, cousin of the bride, of Alden, and Ashley (Helgerson) Ollila, friend of the bride, of Lino Lakes.
Personal attendant was Shelly Egeness, cousin of the bride, of Burnsville.
Best man was Mark Habben, brother of the groom, of Albert Lea. Groomsmen were Clayton Bratten, brother of the bride, of Albert Lea, Jon Montag, friend of the groom, of Rosemount, and Benton Frayne, friend of the groom, of Albert Lea.
Ushers were Dave Weber, uncle of the bride, of Albert Lea, Stephen Thorn, friend of the groom, of Omaha, Neb., and Dale Decker, friend of the groom, of West Des Moines, Iowa.
Ring bearers were Payne and Payton Doyle, nephews of the groom, sons of Brett and Beth Doyle, both of Albert Lea, and Wally Egeness, second cousin of the bride, son of Bruce and Shelly Egeness, of Burnsville.
Hosts and hostesses were Dave and Robin Weber, uncle and aunt of the bride, of Albert Lea, Denny Rollins, uncle of the groom, of Chaska, Gregg Rollins, uncle of the groom, of Pemberton, Judy Seltun, aunt of the groom, of Alden, and Ronda Huls, aunt of the groom, of Brownton.
Guest book attendants were Tom and Kathy Jacobs, uncle and aunt of the bride, of Albert Lea. Scripture readers were Dr. Stephen and Margie Thorn, friends of the couple, of Albert Lea. Flower pinner and gift attendant was Lisa Fralick, aunt of the groom, of High Springs, Fla. Soloist was Jennifer Ordalen.
A reception and dance followed at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club in Albert Lea.
Tiffany is a 2004 graduate of Albert Lea High School and a 2008 graduate of St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and biomedical studies. She is currently a fourth-year medical student at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Ross is a 2004 graduate of Albert Lea High School and has his Associates of Arts Degree from Iowa Central Community College. He is co-owner and general manager of Aqua-Tots Swim School in Eagan and co-owner of Aqua-Tots in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The couple took a honeymoon to Kauai, Hawaii, following the ceremony and now reside in Rosemount.