LIMA — Jenna Cox and Desryan Jenson were married on July 18, 2009, at the Scottish Rite Consistory in Des Moines, Iowa, by the Rev. Debra Langer. She wore a fingertip veil held in place with a crystal tiara. She carried a bouquet of white roses.
Matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Marla Foreman, of Chicago, Ill.
Best man was William Kleiber, of Seattle, Wash. Groomsmen were Christian Espinosa, of Omaha, Neb. and the bride’s brother, R.J. Cox, of Lima.
Swan Chamber Music provided the music.
The reception was held at the Scottish Rite Consistory.
Special guests included Jim and Jackie Woodlee of Rootstown, uncle and aunt of the bride; Raymond and Virginia Cox of Tarpon Springs, Fla., grandparents of the bride; and Wilma Jenson, of Minneapolis, Minn., grandmother of the groom. Erma Bender, of Rootstown, grandmother of the bride, was unable to attend.
The bride is a graduate of Shawnee High School, and earned a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Iowa. She is employed as a registered nurse by Boone County Hospital in Boone, Iowa.
The groom is a graduate of Iowa West High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree in mathematics from Northern Iowa University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa. He is employed by Iowa State University.
Following an Alaskan cruise, the couple reside in Ames, Iowa.
Parents of the bride are Dr. John and Susan Cox, of Lima. Parents of the groom are Dr. Mary Jenson and Richard Ackerblade, of Albion, Mich.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Dr. John Cox.
The bride appeared in a full length, strapless princess style dress. The gown had crystals on the bodice and on the train.
Jenna and Desryan Jenson