Anita Decker and Russell Breckenridge were married January 2, 2010 at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Rev. Roger Clapp performed the double ring ceremony in the presence of family and friends. Anita is the daughter of Louis and Barbara Decker of Kenilworth, Illinois. Russell is the son of Richard and Peggy Breckenridge of Taylorville. The couple currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Ross Breckenridge, the brother of the groom, served as best man with Zecheriah Decker, brother of the bride, serving as groomsman. Rebekah Bader, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor with Teresa DaCosta, aunt of the bride, serving as bridesmaid. Wedding ushers were Patrick Bader, Brent Eggleston, Ryan Lawless, and Joseph Schroeder. Jonas, the couple's chocolate labrador, served as ring bearer.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a wedding gown by Oscar de Larenta. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with Black Modern Watch tartan bow ties.
A dinner reception was held at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin following the ceremony. Diamond, a motown band from Chicago, provided the entertainment for the evening.
The bride and groom enjoyed a honeymoon trip to the Turks & Caicos islands after the celebration.
Anita is a 1996 graduate of New Trier High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of Arizona. She works in the White House for President Barack Obama as the White House Liaison to the Arts & Humanities.
Russell is a 1995 graduate of Taylorville High School and a 2000 graduate of Illinois State University. Russell is currently a federal lobbyist and political consultant in Washington, D.C.