Weddings: Abrams & JensonPublished 5:06pm Saturday, February 9, 2013
Alissa Abrams and Mitchell Jenson of Rochester were married June 23 at Green Lea Golf Course in Albert Lea. Friend of the couple, Bethany Kolb, performed the double-ring ceremony.
Abrams is the daughter of Bruce and Patti Anderson of Lake Mills. Her grandmother is Ila Hebel of Manly, Iowa.
Jenson is the son of Claire and Charlene Jenson of Albert Lea.
Maid of honor was Geri Olson, friend of the bride, of Austin. Matron of honor was Jernelle Baas, friend of the bride, of Albert Lea. Bridesmaids were Jill Anderson, sister of the bride, of Yarmolyntsi, Ukraine, Kristin Saari, sister of the groom, of Rochester, Valerie Anderson, friend of the bride, of Albert Lea, and Tara Ellinghuysen, friend of the bride, of Eyota.
Brooklyn Abrams, daughter of the bride, walked the bride down the aisle.
Best man was Randy Jenson, brother of the groom, of Rochester. Groomsmen were Chad Iverson, friend of the groom, of Hayward, Dean VanHal, brother-in-law of the groom, of Hollandale, Matt VanHal, nephew of the groom, of Lake Jackson, Texas, Brandon VanHal, nephew of the groom, of Albert Lea, and Julie Claymon, friend of the couple, of Rochester.
Flower girl was Morgan Claymon, daughter of Tom and Julie Claymon, friend of the couple.
Ushers were Nick Jenson, nephew of the groom, of Minneapolis, Andy VanHal, nephew of the groom, of Geneva, and Trent Saari, nephew of the groom, of La Crosse, Wis.
Hostesses were Carole Jenson, sister-in-law of the groom, of Rochester and Shawn VanHal, sister of the groom, of Hollandale.
Personal attendants were Janna Johnson, niece of the groom, of Rochester and Jennie Christianson, friend of the bride, of Northwood.
Guest book attendants were Jenny Jenson, niece of the groom, of Minneapolis and Kayla Saari, niece of the groom, of Rochester.
Musicians were soloist Paula Hanson and guitarist Mark Peterson.
The bride attended Lake Mills High School and North Iowa Area Community College nursing program. She is employed as a school nurse for Century High School in Rochester.
The groom is a graduate of Albert Lea High School. He retired in October 2009 after 24 years with the United States Marine Corps. He is employed as a police officer with the Rochester Police Department.
The couple will honeymoon in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in March.