November 29, 2012

Naval Academy wedding

Did you see this beautiful purple Naval Academy wedding over at Bayside Bride blog!!

November 27, 2012

Wish Upon a Wedding

Wish Upon a Wedding is a fabulous organization that provides free-of-charge weddings, allowing couples facing serious life-altering circumstances to concentrate on the issues affecting their lives. From the venue to the cake, and most everything between, they take care of all the wedding planning and details. It is their hope that they can  provide strength and courage to those facing similar situations, while celebrating the eternal commitment of marriage.
Who Qualifies?
Wishes are granted with priority given to couples facing terminal illness (prognosis of under 5 years). However a limited number of “special circumstance” Wishes may also be granted each year, based on the individual chapter’s available resources.(Examples of  possible “special circumstances” would be seriously injured military service members, or other extreme hardships)Couples must be over the age of 18, and citizens of the United States.
I found this wonderful wedding on their 2011 weddings. Meet Jake, a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps and Meredith, a former Marine Corps Officer. This couple was faced with adversities and hardships, that most of us may not be able to handle. Without knowing, a co-worker of Meredith’s submitted the couple’s story to Wish Upon A Wedding’s DC  and the rest is history. Congrats Jake & Meredith!
To find out more about this charity and to find a chapter in your area here are their links:

November 26, 2012

{Real Wedding} Nicki & Shane

I'm excited to share this military wedding for 3 reasons! First is that it's my best friend’s wedding, secondly, I absolutely love her bridal bouquet, and lastly because it has a great sword arch! Even though their wedding was back in 2008 it seems like it was just yesterday. Since their wedding Nicki and Shane have moved a few times, survived deployments, and have had 2 little kiddos!! 

These wonderful images are by Gwyneth Colleen. Nicki & Shane found her through Cityside Events. They were planning their Portland, Maine wedding from very far away but wanted a New England fall wedding since Nicki and her family are from there. Gwyn was super excited, for their wedding since Shane is a marine fighter pilot, and Nicki is a photographer. Thank you to Gwyneth for sharing the photos! 
Here it is! The sabre arch, and by the way, Nicki and Shane stopped and had to kiss at each point of the arch.
photos after the ceremony
One of the funniest events of the night was all the guys singing "She's Lost That Loving Feeling" an epic song from Top Gun! Very fitting!!
Just in case you don't know what I'm talking about here is the clip from Top Gun. 
For those of you who do know what I'm talking about, let's sing along!

November 20, 2012

Style Me Pretty post

I had to share a gorgeous image from a military wedding that was posted on Style Me Pretty on November 12th. 2012. This Los Angeles wedding was styled by one of my favorite blogs and designers Bash, Please and it was photographed by Annie McElwain Photography. You must click here to see the rest of the handsome groom in uniform and beautiful bride!

November 16, 2012

What We Are Looking For

As this blog grows we hope to be showcasing military weddings from all branches and all over the U.S. and even international. Here are a few amazing images to get an idea of what we are looking for.

November 15, 2012

{Real Wedding} Katy & Adam

I'm so excited to share this wedding with you!! Teresa of memories n more did their engagement photos in Bonaventure Cemetery, yep, a cemetery famous from the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Here are select few from this fun session and you can see more at Teresa's blog. Katy's wedding had such character from her silly ceremony programs (get real close and read them), their grandma hand wrote all the escort cards, her dad made the easel that the window shutters were set on, they collected vases for a while to put the flower arrangements in, and since almost every women was married instead of tossing the bouquet at the reception they tossed a baby doll!!!! Thank you to Teresa for sharing the photos! 
The excellent wedding vendors who helped make their day gorgeous: 
Ceremony Location: Whitefield Sq.
Reception Location: 10 Downing
Wedding Planner: Simply Savannah Events/All the Little Details Designs
Photographer: memories n more view even more images at her blog
Cake: Two Cakes 
Florist: A to Zinnias
Rentals: Beachview Party Rentals
Transportation: Old Town Trolley
Hotel Room Blocks: SpringHill Suites
See all the images from their fun engagement session here
The Wedding Day
The Reception Details
LOVE LOVE LOVE The flower arrangements with the lemons!!

November 14, 2012

{Real Wedding} My Intimate Wedding

With a deployment date set for fall 2009, Chris and I quickly planned our intimate local wedding before he left for Iraq. Our ceremony was at a historic square and the reception was held where we had our first date. When we found out that his deployment date was moved up we realized that we should probably plan our wedding sooner than planned. We did not want to wait a year to plan our wedding especially with Chris being in Iraq, nor did we have a big budget, so instead of doing a court house ceremony we planned an intimate gathering of friends and family. My first choice was to have our wedding at Tybee Island, but The Last Song was being filmed on the beach and logistically it would have been a nightmare. Instead, we decided to move our wedding to downtown. We also found out that the Moon River Brewing Company, where we had our first date, had a cellar downstairs available for small events that was just right for our size wedding and small budget. Thankfully no ghosts joined us for our wedding since a ghost named Toby haunts the billiard room and other spirits lurk according to Zak, Nick and Aaron from Ghost Adventures. Some of our family and friends were able to come to our wedding and one of my best friends was our photographer. It was a perfect intimate wedding that was surprisingly planned in less than a month!

We also did a great job of cutting the cake!! Somehow no chocolate cake got on our clothes!!

Date: Saturday, July 2, 2009
Ceremony: Warren Square
Reception: Moon River Brewing Company's cellar
Reverend: Joe Wadas
Photos: Nicki Bursae Photography
Acoustic Guitar: pachelbel's canon in d by Will Cady, bride's brother
Hair: Chellie Heckman at Rob's at Drayton Tower
Makeup: bride's friend
Cake: Bakers Pride
Dress: White House | Black Market
Veil: The Gingerbread House Bridal
Wedding rings: Anderson Jewelers, Engagement ring heirloom
Alterations by Vera
Something Blue: garter handmade by groom's mother
DJ: iPod
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