February 11, 2013

{Real Wedding} Brynn & Jon

Elaine Palladino a Miami, Florida based photographer who is available all around the world has a pretty anniversary photo session to share today. Elaine and her husband are a team and have fun working together. They are passionate about their work and what the pictures represent!

Brynn has their long distance military story to share with you and family heirloom wedding details. "I was in the Air Force and my husband, Jon, is in the Navy. We met in San Antonio at flight school where both the Air Force and Navy trained together.  We were best of friends, inseparable for months before we realized there was something more. Being that we were both in the military we were shipped off to different parts of the country, myself to Nebraska and Jon to Washington State.  

Jon flew to Nebraska to surprise me and proposed with 108 red roses (meaning "will you marry me" in flower speak). The ring he proposed with was a gift to me from my Grandmother on my 18th birthday, except it originally had a pearl in it that Jon had refitted with a beautiful diamond. About 11 months after I said yes we were married in my home church on the first day of spring. I walked down the aisle in my mother's wedding dress (she wore it in 1976) with Jon waiting for me in his Navy choker's. The day was everything we both could have hoped for and more. 

Our original wedding photos didn't include any of just the two of us, that is where Elaine came in.  She was going to be taking pictures for my sister's wedding, who gifted Jon and I with a recreation of our wedding day for Elaine to capture, so we could have the pictures we wanted from the beginning.  

I cannot take any credit for how we made a long distance marriage not only work, but thrive, it was all God's work. We found strength in the hard times through our faith. We have now been married for 3 1/2 years, we were finally stationed together in Nebraska about a year and a half ago. We welcomed our first child, a baby boy, into our family in June and I am now blessed to be a stay at home mom. My husband still serves in the Navy here in Nebraska." Enjoy the beautiful photos by Elaine, thank you for sharing them with us.