McKenzie Ann Whitehead and Michael William Resczenski were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Egyptian Hills Resort in Creal Springs. Priest Glenn Webb performed the ceremony.
The bride was escorted by her father and given away by both parents.
Michael Whitehead and Robin Harper-Whitehead of Tunnel Hill are the parents of the bride.
The bridegroom is the son of Michael and Julie Resczenski of Carterville.
The bride wore a Champagne vintage gown with an empire waist, lace with chiffon overlay and capped sleeves with corset lacing in the back with a mid-length veil that she designed herself with the help of seamstress, Grace Stephens. She carried a nosegay style bouquet of eggplant peonies and hydrangea encrusted with vintage style gold broaches and clips.
Heavenly maid of honor was Lauren Carlton, cousin of the bride, who passed away. Maid of honor was Karra Herron. Bridesmaids were Talley Saylor, Bridgett Eastman, Stephanie Rowe, Kelly Groner, Abigail Resczenski and Dannielle Hestand. They wore mid-length eggplant dresses and carried nosegay style bouquets fashioned out of eggplant and cream burlap hydrangea, peonies and Gerber daisies with gold jewel wrapped stems.
Best man was Tommy Yancey. Groomsmen were Brody Whitehead, Chris McLaskey, Codey Strong, Zach McCurdy, Evan Herron, Garrett Runge and Tommy Groner. The groom, best man and groomsmen wore eggplant miniature lilies nestled in an eggplant shotgun shell as their boutonnieres.
Ushers were Haven and Morgan Test; bridge assistant was Sadie Johnson.
Flower girl was Kaylee Cullum. Sign carrier was Harper Gamster. Ring bearers were Paige Groner and Ethan Lannom.
Music at the wedding was preformed by Kevin Breeden (keyboard), Stephanie Short (cello), Jennifer Pritchett and Jeff Mears (vocals).
The newlyweds greeted guests at a reception in the resort marina, which was decorated with eggplant and cream flowers with chiffon, burlap and tulle. Centerpieces were tall vases with nosegay arrangements with crystals and gold jewels.
Guests were served a buffet. The wedding cake was made by the bride's cousin, Jesi Sciortino of Pekin; the groom's cake, also made by Jesi, featured the University of Alabama mascot and team logo. Also featured was a long bar of homemade candy by the bride's grandmother, Kathy Harper, "Maw-Maw" and friend Robin Deering.
The flowers and decorations were done by This 'N' That Shoppe owned by her grandmother.
After a honeymoon in Punta Cana , Dominican Republic, they reside in their new home in Goreville.
The bride is employed by This 'N' That Flower Shoppe. The groom is employed by Shawnee Professional Services.