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Doug and Marsha's Wedding Day

This joyous event 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.

Pastoral Participation

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 town-car limousine.

 

Our Honeymoon Adventures

Traveling from Spring Hill to Disney World, we stayed two nights at Disney's elegant Grand 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.

Some fascinating pictures of the honeymoon are available for viewing:
 
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 Bern's Steakhouse 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: Oceana and La 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 Pauline Lai.

  • In 2016, we enjoyed two celebrations: In Tampa at Bern's Steakhouse, and in NYC at Bull & Bear restaurant inside the grand Waldorf Astoria hotel.