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Justin & Whitney’s Wedding | Decatur, IL Wedding Photography

October 11, 2010

Our morning with Justin and Whitney started with me at the salon with Whitney & the girls & Will headed over to the golf course to do some photos of the guys! I was so amazed with how calm Whitney was the entire morning…she was just so relaxed & happy to be getting married! They opted to not see each other before the ceremony, so we worked hard at keeping them out of each other’s eyesight. We had lots of sun in the morning & it was shaping up to be a picture perfect day! After the ceremony, we headed outside & I saw the dark clouds rolling in. We moved quickly through the family photos & then headed over to Forsyth Park…and the rain really started coming down as soon as they stepped out of the limo. We hurried through the photos so they didn’t get soaked…I just wish the weather would’ve cooperated more! We then headed to Hickory Point Golf Course for their reception. The rain let up for a bit, so we went down to the course and got a few more photos of Justin and Whitney! I am so glad we were able to get that alone time with just the two of them…I love the photos we ended up with! The reception was a lot of fun…and Justin was busting out all kinds of moves on the dance floor! 🙂 I am so grateful I was given the privilege of being a part of their day!

Aren’t they such a beautiful couple?!? They were both sweet enough to take the time to answer a few questions about their day as well!

Hair- My hair was done by Katie Lynch at The Colour Room in Decatur
Makeup- My makeup was done by Christina Miller from SpaVilla in Decatur. She did a wonderful job with my makeup!!!
Florist- My florist was Hourans in Decatur.
Church- The church where the ceremony took place was at St. John’s Lutheran Church and officiated by Pastor Russell Weise.
Reception- We had our reception at Hickory Point Golf Course. Judy Sheets took great care of us while we were planning the reception. It is a beautiful facility and would recommend to anyone!
Cake- Our wedding cake was made by Sharon Maxwell at The Cake Shop in Decatur. She is a great lady and will work with you to get the cake you want for your wedding.
Dress- I purchased my wedding dress from Alfred Angelo in Johnstown, Pennsylvania where we are living currently.
Tuxes- We got the tuxes from Seno’s Formal Wear in Decatur
Musicians- We had an awesome organist named Jeff Marshall, he was so personable and did a wonderful job playing the music for the wedding.
DJ- We also had an AWESOME DJ named Crazy Larry from 21st Century DJ Service in Decatur. He did a wonderful job with chosing the music for the reception. He took great care of the wedding party and was really funny too!!!

What will you remember the most from your wedding day? What I remember most about our wedding day was getting ready to walk down the isle with my brother, Drew and him giving me away, and of course Justin (my husband) waiting for me at the end of the isle <3<3<3

Funniest memory from your wedding day? The funniest memory to me was trying to get all the pictures taken at Forsyth Park with the bridal party and it started to sprinkle and started getting windy. We all just so happened to have umbrella props from our photographer so it worked out lol!

What was your favorite detail from your wedding day? My favorite detail from the wedding day was the color choices for the wedding, green, black and white. It looked soooo beautiful!!!

Any advice you would give to future brides and grooms? The best advice I can give to any future bride or groom is that no matter how meticulous and detailed you can be with planning the wedding, some things just won't end up going perfectly. But the good news about that is that when you are walking down the isle getting married, getting pictures taken, and dancing at the reception, those things won't matter to you or you probably won't even notice that anything went wrong lol! It is a special day and don't sweat the small stuff!

Would you change anything if you did it all over again? I would probably give better instructions to the guestbook attendant to pass out wedding programs instead of keep them in the basket next to the signing photograph. A lot of people didn't end up getting a wedding program because of that.

Where did you go on your honeymoon? We are going on our honeymoon to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in a few days!!!

What was the song you dance to for your first dance? "You and I" by Michael Buble

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  1. Whitney Rutherford

    October 12th, 2010 at

    Kellie, you did an amazing job with our wedding pictures 🙂 Thank you for being apart of our special day!!!

  2. kay merritt,mother of the groom

    October 20th, 2010 at

    kellie yhe pics are great of the wedding and of the kids,justin and whitney!!!!! can’t wait to see the rest. kay

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