Douglas and Marsha Woolley's Wedding Page
Doug and Marsha's Wedding Day
took place on June 3rd, 2000. The wedding was held precisely
20 years after Doug had committed his life to Jesus Christ. Family
and friends celebrated the uniting of two individuals at the Wellington
Country Club in Spring Hill, Florida. About 150 guests dined
on a delicious brunch buffet including prime rib, made-to-order omelets,
eggs benedict, and more. All this culminated with an unforgettable
sparkling apple cider toast by Jim Riccio, the best man.
To enhance our dining pleasure, Charlotte Murrin and her string quartet
filled the building with beautiful classical selections. Mrs. Elaine Francis,
Pastor Earl Harrigan, and Dr. Drew Kycynka all added their special songs
to make the ceremony unforgettable. Even the bride herself could
not resist surprising her groom with a special song entitled God Knew
that I Needed You. There wasn't a dry eye in the house, especially
the groom who had particular difficulty in maintaining his composure.
Pictured with Doug and Marsha is their very own Pastor Ed Russo
(of Victorious Life Church) who performed the ceremony. Pastor
Earl Harrigan pronounced a powerful blessing of the Lord upon them
toward the end of the ceremony. Pastor Joe Smith prayed for
the meal as well as for the new couple.
How We Met
A mutual attorney friend Dan and his wife Mary (pictured
to the right) felt that we were well suited for each other and had similar
life experiences, so we chatted on the phone and met in person the day
after Christmas. Our first date entailed a nice lunch at the
Saddle Brook Resort Country
Club and was followed by viewing and organizing Doug's many photographs
of his overseas assignments and leisure activities. You may
view a 2-minute video segment of how we met.
The Wedding Party
Pictured with us are:
- Tina Kycynka (the maid of honor) on the left
- Jim Riccio (the best man) on the right
Below us are:
- Cody (the flower girl), and
- Isaac (the junior groomsman).
The Cake & The Limo
The wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and an original design by
Denise. It was decorated with live roses and orchids that put
us in the mood to be whisked off to a tropical Hawaiian honeymoon, beginning
with a first class exit. We drove into our future in a white Lincoln
Our Honeymoon Adventures
Traveling from Spring Hill to Disney World, we stayed two nights at Disney's
Floridian Spa & Resort Hotel
in a honeymoon room. Our first night was spent indoors! Our second
night was also spent indoors, but we also had a premier dinner at Victoria
& Alberts. After one night at our home in Tampa, we embarked on a fabulous
first class flight to Honolulu, Hawaii. We stayed at the Waikiki
Hilton in a beautiful suite with a gorgeous view for two nights. We
visited the Polynesian Cultural Center and, of course, the famous Waikiki
beach. From there we flew to the big island of Hawaii and stayed
6 nights in incredible luxury at the prestigious Waikoloa Village Hilton
in Kona. It was the most beautiful and interesting hotel we have ever
visited. Next, we flew to the gorgeous island of Maui and stayed
at the elegant Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort. It was a dream come
true! All this was then followed by 6 weeks in luxury accommodations
in Venezuela, where Doug was working.
Our Anniversary Celebrations
Several years have gone by since our marriage and we treasure each anniversary
and thank the Lord for each other. We have enjoyed celebrating our
anniversary over a special dinner on each June 3rd.
In 2001, we took our Venezuelan pastor and his wife out to
in Tampa, Florida. What a special night!
In 2002, we ate at our favorite restaurant, Victoria and Albert's, at
the Grand Floridian Hotel.
In 2003, we dined on top of
CK's revolving rooftop restaurant,
Marsha's fabulous choice.
In 2004, we dined at Restaurant
Bonaparte in Montreal, Canada during a 5-day vacation trip.
In 2005, we invited our close friends, Tracy & Denise, to dine at luxurious Victoria and Albert's.
In 2006, we ate at the elegant
restaurant of the hotel Medeo in Kostanay, Kazakhstan.
In 2007, we dined by the ocean
at Ferraro's Ristorante
at the Four Seasons Hotel in Maui.
In 2008, we ate at one of our
favorites, Bern's Steakhouse
in Tampa, Florida. However, we also decided to celebrate our
Anniversary at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, FL at The Grill.
In 2009, we tried a new place and enjoyed dinner at
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse in Tampa.
In 2010, we traveled to Grand
Cayman Island and had dinner at
Westin hotel's Casa Havana.
In 2011, we traveled to Cuba for
missionary work and enjoyed a Delta cookie biscuit together.
In 2012, we were treated to an
all-you-can-eat meal at Texas de Brazil in Tampa by Margaret.
In 2013, we dined at
two fine restaurants in NYC:
Grenouille (Frog Legs).
In 2014, we enjoyed seafood and
steak with a beautiful sunset at
Oystercatchers in Tampa.
In 2015, we enjoyed an
oceanfront dining experience at
Orchids outside the
Halekulani hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii, with our friends Paul and
In 2016, we enjoyed two celebrations:
In Tampa at Bern's Steakhouse,
and in NYC at Bull & Bear restaurant inside the grand Waldorf Astoria
In 2017, we enjoyed
dinner at Tampa's
Oystercatchers, one of Marsha's favorite places.
In 2018, we
vacationed on the Hawaiian island of Maui, and
we enjoyed dinner with our friends Paul and Pauline Lai and one of
their two daughters.
In 2019, we
enjoyed fine dining at one of our favorite celebration restaraunts:
in Tampa, Florida.
In 2020, we
went to a safe, elegant place for our first dinner-out after COVID-19
restrictions started 3 months earlier:
in Tampa, Florida.
In 2021, we
vacationed on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, and we enjoyed an early
celebration with our friends Paul and Pauline Lai at
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and ate at
BLT Steakhouse in Honolulu on our anniversary.
In 2022, we
did not have time to celebrate. On the heels of suddenly moving my
mom out of her apartment and relocating her to an ALF, I then flew
out to Africa (on morning of June 3rd), while Marsha took care of things at home.