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Rochester couple married near the Zumbro River

By Andy Siefert

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
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Sena Phan and Evan Anderson were married in September in Rochester. Photo by Bliss Photography

Sena Phan and Evan Anderson were united in marriage at the Rochester Art Center on September 29, 2012. The Zumbro River meandering in the background, friends and family bonded at the reception, ceremony and cocktail all housed in the open location.

Sena and Evan met each other at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. Sena was attending a study group for her Chinese class when Evan offered her his help.

A few years later, and it was Evan who needed help before the wedding ceremony. He was too nervous to eat and he had stained his white suit. “Glad my best man was resourceful!” Evan said.

But the wedding unified the extended family of the bride and groom in wonderful, unexpected ways. “Evan was speaking with my grandparents in Chinese,” Sena said, “when they asked that he remind me to keep up with my own practice of the Chinese language.”

The parents of the bride are Shawn and Leann Phan and they reside in Rochester. Sena was born and raised in Rochester and graduated from John Marshall High School in 2005.

The parents of the groom are Dan and Deb Anderson and they live in Alto, New Mexico. Evan, a graduate of Centennial High School, was born in Illinois but grew up in Lino Lakes, Minn.

Evan and Sena set out for an exciting honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii the Monday after their marriage. They went snorkeling, zip lining, kayaking and even found some time to relax.

Currently living in Richfield, Minn., the couple is focused on work and on finding their first home. Evan, who studied Supply Chain Operation Management in college, now works for Cargill as a Business Strategic Sourcing Analyst in Minnetonka. Sena, after completing a major in Communication Studies, now works for Target Headquarters as a Guest Engagement Specialist.

The newlyweds have plans for an anniversary trip to Washington D.C., adding another member to the family, and possibly throwing a dog into the mix.

Sena agreed that she and her husband are living an adventure.

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