Jenny Colgan and Donald Willis Jr. were united in marriage on June 22, 2013 at 1 p.m. in a double-ring ceremony at St. Hedwig's Roman Catholic Church in Dunkirk. The Rev. Matt M. Nycz officiated the ceremony. Music was provided by organist Patty Bialaszewski of Dunkirk. Elodie Mackowiak of Dunkirk and Alyssa Dudzic of Orchard Park were responsible for the readings.
The bride is the daughter of Paula Kachermeyer of Dunkirk and Richard Colgan of Dunkirk. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Willis Sr. of Dunkirk.
The bride was escorted by her mother. She wore a white Vogue satin gown by Sophia Tolli. It had an embroidered and beaded sweetheart neckline with beaded straps. The gown had asymmetrical panels in the front and a chapel-length train. The bride carried two dozen white roses embellished with feathers and jewels.
The bride was attended by her sister and maid of honor Megan Colgan of Dewittville. Matron of honor was Becky Blothenburg of Cassadaga, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Alyssa Dudzic of Orchard Park, daughter of the bride; Holly Davis of Buffalo, friend of the bride; Stephanie Murphy of Louisville, Ky., cousin of the bride; Danielle Hartson of Fredonia, friend of the bride; and Danielle Killock of Fredonia, sister of the groom. The ladies wore watermelon-colored strapless gowns with crystal broaches. Aubrey Willis of Orchard Park, daughter of the bride and groom, served as flower girl.
The groom was attended by brother and best man Steven Krystofiak of Dunkirk. Groomsmen included Raymond Taft of Dunkirk, cousin of the groom; Billy Taft of Dunkirk, cousin of the groom; Steven Kuzdale of Dunkirk, friend of the groom; Larry Chaffee of Hoboken, N.J., friend of the groom; Samuel DeJesus of Dunkirk, friend of the groom; and James Kelemen of Dunkirk, friend of the groom.
A reception followed the ceremony at Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk.
The bride graduated from SUNY Fredonia. She is employed by Arcara & Borczynski, LLP as a senior tax accountant.
The groom attended Jamestown Community College. He works for Sorrento Lactalis.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Willis Jr. honeymooned in the Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. They returned to their home in Orchard Park.