Rich and Stephanie Wooten live in Anchorage, and were married on June 16 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu, Maui, Hawaii.
Kaha Kuualohaokalakeakea officiated the traditional Hawaiian ceremony, and the bride was escorted down the aisle by her mother and father. The bridal party included Ricki Morton as matron of honor, and Julie Reloza, Caycee Reloza, Sheena Woodard, Carey Miller and Angela Chrisman as bridesmaids. Shilan Wooten and Shance Wooten were the best men, and Leonard Reloza, Brendan Bale, Jake Tibbe, Jimmy Smith and Jeff Paa served as groomsmen. Riley Reloza, the bride's nephew, was a junior groomsman, and Blayze and Nova Woodard, the groom's nephews, were ring bearers. Kennedy Reloza, the bride's niece, was the flower girl. A reception was held in the Waikapu Room at the King Kamehameha Golf Club, and the couple stayed in Maui for another 10 days for their honeymoon.
Stephanie is the daughter of Julio and Angelita Reloza of Anchorage. She graduated from Bartlett High School in 1999, and earned her Bachelors in elementary education from UAA in 2002. Stephanie has taught for 10 years, and works as a classroom teacher at College Gate Elementary. She enjoys hiking, biking, and playing soccer and softball.
Rich is the son of Richard Wooten and Terri Wooten-Parsley, both of Anchorage. He graduated from Dimond High School in 2001, earned his Bachelors in history from UAA this year, and begins working towards his masters degree in counseling in education at UAA this fall. Rich currently works as a procurement specialist for the Department of Transportation. He enjoys playing soccer and running in mountain races.
Published in the Anchorage Daily News on July 5, 2012