Whitney Nichols Rhodes

Whitney Nichols and Phillip Rhodes were married December 18, 2021 at 2:00 in the afternoon at Pickett Place in Florence with Pastor Bobby Gourley officiating. The reception followed at Pickett Place.

The bride is the daughter of Mattison and Kristi Burklow of Columbia, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Willard Nichols and the late Lilly Nichols of Town Creek, Bob and LoVada Burklow of Hohenwald, Tenn., and Terry and Jane Cherry of Columbia, Tenn.

The groom is the son of Chris and Sharon Rhodes of Florence. He is the grandson of Degloris Rhodes and the late PJ Rhodes and the late Jean and Charles Rhodes of Florence, and the late William Nichols of Jackson, Tenn.

Matron of honor was the bride’s mother, Kristi Burklow. Bridesmaid was Morgan Bain, sister of the groom, and honorary flower girl was McKayla Bain, neice of the groom.

Best man was the groom’s father, Chris Rhodes. Groomsman was Jordan Bain, brother-in-law of the groom. Ring bearer was Stricklin Bain, nephew of the groom.

Floral designer was Cindy Harrison of Florals by Cindy. Music for the ceremony and the reception was provided by DJ Chad Burdine, owner of Pickett Place. The reception was catered by Jill Larkin of Jill’s Sweet Memories, who also made the wedding cake and groom’s cake. The bride’s gown was from Promenade in Tuscumbia, and her shoes and jewelry were from Dillard’s. The groom’s attire was from Coats Clothing Company. Hair stylist was Micheal Marks of Franklin Hair Academy in Franklin, Tenn., and make up artist was Corey Nichols of Makeup by Corey. Photographer was Savannah Jenkins of Savannah Dean Photography. The couple’s “getaway” car was a red 1954 Ford that belonged to the bride’s grandparents.

For their honeymoon, the couple spent four nights at the Margaritaville Island Hotel at The Island in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. They are now residing in Florence.

Photos by Savannah Dean Photography

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