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Amanda Evenson of Champaign and James Nelson of Champaign were united in marriage June 22 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Princeton.

The bride is the daughter of Amy and Doug Evenson of Princeton. The groom is the son of Bill and Lina Nelson of Princeton.

Sarah Richardson, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Hannah Decklever, cousin of the bride, Kari Decklever, cousin of the bride, Jessica Chase, friend of the bride, and Michele Kelly, sister of the groom. Kylyn Kelly, niece of the groom, was the flower girl.

Brian Dhom, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Nick Dykstra, friend of the groom, Greg Bankes, friend of the groom, Cole Evenson, brother of the bride, and Nathan Kelly, brother-in-law of the groom. Ushers were Matt Morse, friend of the groom, and Adam Wysocki, friend of the groom. Kirlkand Kelly, nephew of the groom, was the ring bearer.

A reception to honor the couple was held at Wise Guys Bar and Grill in Princeton. Assistants at the reception were Jennifer and Doug Phillips of Princeton.

After a wedding trip to the Wisconsin Dells, the couple is making their home in Champaign.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of Princeton High School and a May 2012 graduate of Monmouth College. She is the lead teacher at Chesterbrook Academy in Champaign.

The groom is a 2005 graduate of Princeton High School, a 2008 graduate of Illinois Valley Community College and a 2010 graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign. He is a veterinary technology student at Parkland College in Champaign.

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