Classic Military Wedding with Teal Accents

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We have a pretty military wedding with teal and silver accents for you today. Rochelly, our beautiful bride, looked amazing in her lace, off the shoulder grown while our groom, Omar, looked handsome and polished in his US Navy dress whites. Their lovely ceremony was held in a magnificent venue and concluded with an Arch of Swords ceremony that featured two members from each branch of the military. After the ceremony, the newlyweds spent a few hours at the University of Tampa taking portraits with their families and wedding party. They also managed to sneak in a few romantic shots with just the two of them! So much pretty–from ceremony grandeur to gorgeous florals and sweetly captured moments… Enjoy!

Photo Save the Date and military wedding

Wedding Style: Classic With a Modern Twist
Wedding Colors: Teal With Silver Accents
Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ybor City, Tampa
Reception Venue: Rusty Pelican in Tampa, Florida.

Photographer: Richard, Heather, and Scott of Richard Harrell Photography
Wedding Stationery: MagnetStreet Weddings

teal bridesmaid dresses in military wedding

classic bride in lace wedding dress

teal wedding accessories

white wedding bouquet with crystal embellishments

Navy hat and medals

bride arriving at ceremony

first look in military wedding photo

military groom waiting for bride to walk down the aisle

military personnel in wedding ceremony

bride walking down the aisle

military wedding ceremony

bride and groom leaving church

Arch of Swords USMC Marine Ceremony

Arch of Swords ceremony

Best part of the whole wedding day
The best part was marrying the man of my dreams!! It was so magical. At the University of Tampa we said our vows to each other because we wanted it to be a private moment and it was simply amazing. That was the best part of the day.

reciting vows at U of Tampa

Advice you wished you’d taken
Everyone I know that has gotten married told me the day would fly by and I believed it. They told me to take in every moment and not to stress! I wish I had stopped more often on my wedding day to take it all in. I was so occupied with making sure everything was perfect that sometimes I forgot to breathe.

wedding party jumping

unique wedding ring photo

Advice you’d like to give
On your wedding day … kiss each other, hold each other, and say sweet things to each other. This day is all about the two of you and nobody else. Everyone else is there to enjoy and share in your happiness but at the end of the day it is all about you.

Also, no matter how expensive your wedding is, go on a honeymoon! Even if it is two towns over in a motel, make sure you get away! Our honeymoon was the best week ever and we had no worries about anything until we got back. It was the best!

bride and military groom

classic bride and military groom

wedding party walking down the street

teal wedding decor

bride and groom first dance

wedding venue with teal decor

Advice you’re glad you took
Our florist was incredible and was sort of like a wedding planner. We only met with her twice before the wedding but she reminded us of so many little details that hadn’t thought of like asking for a cake stand, having all of our accessories ready, how to decorate the sweetheart table, etc…

tall wedding centerpieces

wedding cake and glass wedding cake topper

Blowing bubbles wedding send-off

Congrats Rochelly and Omar! Thank you for sharing your lovely wedding with us!
xo

 

Wedding Pro Shout Out

Richard Harrell Photography
Richard Harrell was amazing! He did our engagement shoot as well and instantly made us feel comfortable. He was so creative and wanted to do more. He is totally worth every penny. Our wedding photos are phenomenal.

Publix Supermarkets
We got our cake from Publix Supermarkets and it was out of this world amazing. It was seriously the most beautiful cake I have ever seen and it tasted AMAZING. Everyone loved it. Their customer service is amazing as well and I wouldn’t recommend any one else for wedding cakes.

Arlene Floral Design
Arlene Floral Design was a blessing on our wedding day. The church, cocktail hour, and reception hall looked like they were out of a magazine. Arlene went above and beyond to provide us with the best service possible. All the flowers were fresh and so beautiful and all of the details were perfect. She did a ceiling draping in our reception hall making it look like out of a movie. She is the best!

Cinemedia
Steve from Cinemedia was our videographer and he is out of the Orlando area. I haven’t received my video yet but I know it will be amazing. He was awesome to work with.

Alegria’s Brides {wedding gown}
It was amazing. I felt like a princess!  It was an A-line dress with extra poof at the bottom that gave it a princess look and all lace. It was off the shoulder so it had a little sexy in it as well but so elegant and classic.

MagnetStreet Weddings
I loved it! I love that I could pick a design that I liked and I was able to personalize it to fit mine and my husband’s personalities and style. Their customer service was awesome! I was able to ask questions and make adjustments without a problem. The price was very affordable for such good quality. That is why we got our thank you cards from them too. Everything was so beautiful and the process was so easy.

Full Photo Save the Date design
For the save the dates we knew we wanted to only do one picture that we really liked. We wanted a very clean look that emphasized us and our style–which is why we went with that particular design. We were able to change the font and color to make it more us and it was perfect.

Life of Luxury Thank You Card design
The same goes for the thank you cards. We wanted one particular picture on it so we browsed for designs with one picture and then customized it to fit our style. What I love about Magnetstreet is that they have so many different options and designs and make it so easy for you to fit your style!

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Cute, Colorful Beach Engagement Photos

Categories Real Weddings

Looking for unique engagement photo ideas for your beach sesh and save the date? One unique idea–is to bring your pet! Tara and Nick took adorable engagement photos with their pup at Philippe Park in Safety Harbor, Florida. Colorful attire against dramatic skies and scenery gave this sesh from Mari Sabra Photography a modern-day, Norman Rockwell look and feel. And while the dog is clearly adorable {and well behaved!}, he never takes away from keeping Tara and Nick center stage. Enjoy!

And in case you missed it, this post offers tips on having a dog friendly wedding.

Colorful pet engagement session from Mari Sabra Photography

Pet wedding engagement photos from Mari Sabra Photography

colorful sunset engagement photo from Mari Sabra Photography

Credit
Photographer:  Mari Sabra Photography

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Classic Wedding at the Par-A-Dice Hotel

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Stefanie and Alan had a traditional wedding at the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino in Peoria, IL. Their classic wedding was a celebration of love and Alan’s Lebanese culture. Captured by Blue Mason Photography highlights include fun wedding party shots, Stefanie and Alan being lifted up in chairs at their reception, an actual belly dancer, a bongo player, and a dance floor full of friends and family. Enjoy!

sweet bride photo with her head resting on her husband's shoulder

groom

lace wedding dress

pre wedding photos

wedding party photo

bride and bridesmaids in black sunglasses

bride and bridesmaids in mix and match dresses

traditional wedding ceremony

husband and wife recessional

bride and groom being lifted up on chairs at the wedding reception

4 tier white wedding cake

wedding reception dancing

belly dancer at wedding reception

wedding reception speech

wedding fruit bar

wedding reception dance

Congrats Stefanie and Alan!

Is yours a classic wedding style, too? If you’re still in discovery phase, try out our fun wedding style quiz to help you nail it down. 

 

Credit
Photographer:  Blue Mason Photography | Reception Venue: Par-A-Dice Hotel | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Stylish Manhattan City Sesh

Categories Real Weddings

Danica and Milton are a gorgeous and expressive couple and their Manhattan engagement photos tell their love story in such cool and artful way. Their NYC sesh has style, sexiness, silliness–and a cinematographic vibe. Great job, POPography. We love all the angles, shadows, textures, colors… I guess we’ll just have to wait for the movie to come out. Enjoy!

Manhattan engagement photos

Manhattan engagement silhouette photo

Manhattan engagement street photos

Manhattan, NY engagement photos

Manhattan engagement photo

Manhattan engagement photo shot through a cab

sweet Manhattan engagement picture

red brick in Manahattan city sesh

couple in Manhattan city sesh

bride to be in Manahattan engagement photo

couple in Manhattan, NY silhouetted engagement photo

Manhattan engagement picture walking street

Manhattan, NY city sesh

Congrats Danica and Milton!

Credits
Photographer:  POPography | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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