Military Weddings

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  It's also a time to thank those who are currently serving.  I would like to do my small part by showing a couple of military weddings I've covered and telling you a little bit about the couple.  

A military bride and groom are reunited for their wedding day at Wicker Park in Highland, Indiana.

Nichole was living in Colorado at the time she called me for a wedding consultation.  She told me how she had met Nathan while they both served together in the armed forces.  They were already married, but wanted to have a traditional ceremony and reception with friends and family looking on.  Griffith, Indiana was her hometown and she had decided on Wicker Park Social Center as the location for her outdoor military wedding.

I met Nathan for the first time when he arrived back from overseas for their August wedding.  We chatted for a few minutes just before I took this portrait of him in full decoration.

Wedding portrait of the groom in full military outfit taken in the gazebo area of Wicker Park in Highland.

Tim and Terra are an incredibly sweet young couple from Michigan whose wedding ceremony I photographed in the New Buffalo area.  One of my favorite images is this one of her father giving her away in full military regalia during the ceremony at the quaint Michigan chapel.  A wonderful moment...

Father of the bride gives his daughter away with a kiss at a military wedding ceremony in New Buffalo, Michigan.

I hope you have a terrific Memorial Day weekend!! Be sure to kick off the summer right with friends, family, barbecues and fond remembrances of military personnel past and present.