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MEMORABLE MOMENT: Lundeen, Swierk wedding

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Lundeen, Swierk

Mallory Lundeen and Justin Swierk, both of Plymouth, Minn., were married July 27 at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn.

Her parents are Russell and Cynthia Lundeen of Duluth. His parents are Walter and Pamela Swierk of Plymouth.

The bride chose her sisters, Delaney and Abby Lundeen, as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashley Haughton, Jessica Webb, Jeannie Schumacher, Jessica Wojtysiak, Katie Erickson and Danchi Nguyen. Flower girls were Yuri Swierk and Halle Kolenda.

The groom chose his brother, Jarrod Swierk, as best man. Groomsmen were Matthew Swierk, Matthew Strom, Michael Jirjis, Cory Miskowiec, Trevor Heithoff, Alex Townsend and Hivan Herrejon

The bride, a 2004 graduate of Proctor High School, graduated from the College of St. Benedict in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and communication, from Arizona State University in 2010 with a master's degree in education and from the University of Phoenix in 2012 with a master's degree in school administration and supervision. She is a special education teacher for Wayzata public schools in Plymouth.

The groom, a 2004 graduate of Wayzata High School in Plymouth, graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in art. He is a recruiter for Creative Circle in Minneapolis.

The couple resides in Plymouth.

Photo by David Grube.

More than friends

We were friends in college but didn't date. We re-met two years after graduating during homecoming. Because our relationship started on campus, we decided to celebrate our wedding there. Thirty other "Bennies" and "Johnnies" attended and about 60 of Justin's family members from Boston and other east coast cities flew in for the wedding.