Monday, October 19, 2020

Big Bash in Bozicniks’ Back Yard

Ray and Amy Throw a Doozy

The moment the marriage is official. Photos by Barry Gwinn

The moment the marriage is official. Photos by Barry Gwinn

It was mind boggling. On Saturday, February 17, 2018, a picture perfect winter day, Ray and Amy Bozicnik (Bo-zich’- nick) threw a wedding by the river and a reception in Ray’s backyard for their daughter, Nina and her bride, Jessica Henske. I doubt if Goodland has ever seen anything like this.

Nina grew up in Goodland and is currently the associate curator at the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. Jessica resides in Portland, Oregon and is employed in the financial section of the Intel Corp. Both have master’s degrees. They met in a bar in Cambridge, Massachusetts, shortly after Nina had completed her graduate work at Tufts University. Upon learning that Nina was getting a job in Seattle, Jessica secretly applied to the University of Washington’s business school, where she got her MBA and continued the romance. They plan to move between their two residences.

A light moment at the altar.

A light moment at the altar.

A word about Ray and Amy: Ray Bozic- nik, is the co-owner of the Little Bar Restaurant. Nina was born of his marriage to Amy Bozicnik (now a successful realtor) in the 1980s. Upon dissolution of that marriage, Ray married his current wife Amelia, also known as Amy, making Goodland as likely the only village in the world with two Amy Bozicniks. The combined family members came from all over to be present for this beautifully done event.

The couple takes the walk down the aisle

The couple takes the walk down the aisle

Barry was a practicing attorney before he worked as a Special Agent of the FBI for 31 years. Barry worked for several government agencies another ten years before retiring to Goodland in 2006. Barry is presently the Secretary of the Goodland Civic Association.

The tent is set up and ready for the evening’s festivities.

The tent is set up and ready for the evening’s festivities.

The front row at the beautiful outdoor wedding.

The front row at the beautiful outdoor wedding.

Wedding guests socialize inside the tent.

Wedding guests socialize inside the tent.

The bride’s mother with Wendel Short

The bride’s mother with Wendel Short

Getting ready for the big event.

Getting ready for the big event.

Amy looks beautiful on this special day.

Amy looks beautiful on this special day.

The reception begins!

The reception begins!

Ray, Nikki and Amy

Ray, Nikki and Amy

Guests enjoy an evening of dancing.

Guests enjoy an evening of dancing.

The Estella Family

The Estella Family

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