above: Kiersten Cohen, Emily Lamb, Louisa Smith, Jenny Desrosier, Fan Zhou, Chelsea Macco, Wynne Evans, Victoria Done
In their first class at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Jenny and Fan were assigned seats next to each other. Jenny was the first student called on in the class and managed a reasonably coherent answer; Fan followed up with a highly structured, perceptive and in-depth analytical comment. Needless to say, Jenny was a bit turned off. However, the pair found themselves deep in conversation during a class trip to Costa Rica later that semester. After three years and several hikes, runs and trips, they realized life together would be a wonderful adventure.
On the day of the proposal, Fan was in New York on business; he took a late afternoon flight home to Boston to surprise Jenny. He found his soon-to-be bride curled up on their couch wearing an ugly Christmas sweater and tube socks. A formal proposal was not meant to be. He pulled out the ring and asked her to marry him. She said yes, ditched the ugly sweater and socks, and they stepped out on the town for an elegant dinner.
Justice of the Peace Omar Abdelsamad and Joe Mustich officiated at the ceremony at Winvian Farm, where the reception followed.
The bride, daughter of John and Diane Desrosier of Greenwich, graduated from Groton School, Brown University and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Jenny is a strategy manager for Convoy in Seattle.
The groom, son of Jian (Peter) Zhou and Xing (Jenny) Chen of Lexington, Kentucky, graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, the University of Pennsylvania and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Fan works for Bain & Company in Seattle.
The newlyweds honeymooned in Paris, Bordeaux and Champagne, France, before returning home to Seattle.
Photographs: Jag Studios