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    Boy Meets World Alum Rider Strong Gearing Up for Weekend Wedding: "I'm Marrying My Best Friend"

    Rider Strong, Alexandra Barreto Courtesy of Rider Strong and Alexandra Barreto

    First Boy Meets World. Then boy meets girl.

    Rider Strong, the erstwhile Shawn Hunter, is marrying fiancée Alexandra Barreto this weekend—specifically on Sunday in Oregon.

    "I'm incredibly lucky to be getting married to my best friend and partner in crime," Strong told E! News. "We're tying the knot at a summer camp in Oregon...It's going to be a camp-themed weekend with everyone sleeping in bunks, a ropes course, games, a talent show...let's hope it doesn't rain too much."

    Social media has also proven to be a friend to Strong. He said that he happened to mention his favorite band, Typhoon, on Twitter—and that took care of the live entertainment!

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    "They offered to come play at our wedding! So grateful," Strong said.

    The 33-year-old actor popped the question last year just before Christmas after spending weeks crafting her engagement ring.

    Seriously, though! Strong told us at the time that, with the help "of an old-school jeweler who works out of his basement in [L.A. neighborhood] Echo Park," he learned how to do a wax casting and then carved the bauble himself. He then had it set in white gold.

    "I had my dad make a wooden ring box for me," he added. "My dad made my mom's ring, so I was following in his footsteps."

    Strong and Barreto met while working Pepper Dennis in 2006.

    —Reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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