Alison Walkley and Justin Simmel wed

Alison Walkley, daughter of Nancy and John Walkley of Trumbull, was married to Justin Simmel, son of Johanna and Robert Simmel of Trumbull, on Nov. 8. Dian Thalman performed the ceremony at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix, Ariz.

Given in marriage by her mother and father, the bride wore an ivory chiffon dress that spoke to her prom dress, since bride and groom attended the Trumbull High School prom together back in 2003. Megan Eilenberg of Fairfield was maid of honor for her cousin.

The bride graduated from Trumbull High School in 2003 and from Dickinson College in 2007. She is an author and a communications manager for PCA SKIN in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The groom is a 2003 graduate of Trumbull High School and a 2007 graduate of Gettysburg College. He is a business support specialist at Paypal in Chandler, Ariz.

They enjoyed a reception at the Capital Grille in Scottsdale, Ariz. The couple currently lives in Tempe, Ariz.