Lance Corporal Marisa Black and Corporal Zachary Woytek were united in marriage at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. The double ring ceremony was officiated by John Black, father of the bride.
The event was held at the home of the groom’s grandparents Ellen and Ted Ryan in Fulshear, Texas. Many thanks to Ted and Ellen for the use of their home and the beautiful decor for setting this very special occasion.
The walkway from the house to the deck was strewn with white, gold, red silk and flower petals. Two huge red rose bushes were placed at the entrance of the walkway. The huge deck that sat on the edge of the tributary to the Brazos River was the stage for the ceremony and was decorated with white satin chairs tied with red tulle bows. Tables and chairs were decorated in the same theme for the after-wedding dinner. The patio between the house and deck served as the dance floor and music stage for the reception after the ceremony.
Zachary and Marisa just returned from Tour of Duty in Iraq. They both are serving duty in the United States Marine Corp. Marisa on the USS Boxer and Zachary on the USS New Orleans. Before landing in Iraq, Zachary was pulled off his ship and flown to the USS Boxer where Marisa was serving. Marisa was in Aviation Electronics and Zachary was in Air-Craft Ordinance. After their tour in Irq they were fortunate to dock in Thailand, Dubai and Hawaii before reaching their home base in Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California. The couple are making their home in Vista, California and have one and a half years left of active duty. After their enlistments are over they plan to return to College Station, Texas and attend Texas A&M University.
Parents of the bride are John Black and Barbara Firebaugh of Costa Mesa, California.
Parents of the groom are Brent and Kanda Sanders of Katy, Texas and Melanie Woytek of College Station, Texas.
Grandparents are: Kurt and Twyla Gengenbach of Spring, Texas; Dennie and Sandy Woyteck of Katy, Texas; Angelica Sanders and the late Edward Sanders of Katy, Texas; the late Fred and Ilene Gengenbach of Eustis, Nebraska and the late Corwin and Esther Hatcher of Cozad, Nebraska.