Justin serves in the Air Force, and is currently stationed in Alaska. But I'm guessing the weather there had nothing to do with their decision to be wed right here in their hometown of Philo, Illinois.
These life long friends and high school sweethearts wanted to be surrounded by friends and family at their childhood church before their move to the great arctic North.
"We got married at St. Thomas church in Philo and I chose there because I love that church and grew up going there."
Dani and Justin's reception was a the Laborers Union Hall in Urbana, with DJ Roger Kliess, a long time family friend, helping them celebrate.
Dani and the girls chose gowns from Michelle's Bridal & Tuxedo, in Urbana, IL.Dani said "I chose Michelle's because every dress I have ever needed for any occasion has been from Michelle's and I didn't want to change that. They also have beautiful dresses and great stylists to help find the perfect one." Shoppe owner, Michelle Schweighart, a Philo native, has known Dani and her family for her entire life and was excited to see a long time customer from M2 (Michelle's Prom division), now become a Bride. The gentleman's attire was by Black Tie Tuxedos by Michelle's, another division of Michelle's Bridal and Tuxedo. The rain certainly didn't dampen the wedding parties outdoor fun and pictures which was thankfully captured by Story to Tell Productions, of Savoy.
When asked about tip for future Brides, Dani gave this advice "...don't stress anything. It is all too fun to even be that worried about, and once the day is here all the worrying goes out the window anyway!"
Having fun, sharing memories, and making beautiful new memories surrounded by family and friends is what makes a wet, chilly May afternoon a little brighter.
But in the end, the weather, the location, and the months of planning all are forgotten, and the true love of these life long sweethearts is really all that remains.
"My favorite part of the day was getting to marry my best friend and having all my family and friends be apart of it."
Alaska is now a brighter place with Dani and Justin Ault in it.