He was in uniform, she was in her mamas dress.

This is a tough one.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore these two, but as I sit down and look at Zeda in her wedding dress and Caleb in his uniform, I feel like I should be giving them all these magical words of wisdom.  The good thing is, these two know me, and I know aren’t expecting that!!

I’ve watched them grow from pre teens to high school sweet hearts and now husband and wife!  As with any military wedding, timing is everything.  Zeda and Caleb planned a beautiful intimated ceremony, at Bear Creek Lodge in Branson Missouri,

with their closest family and friends in just a few weeks time.
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Returning Traditions

My heart is so happy to see some older traditions returning to weddings.  I love personalized it makes things feel.  Zeda wore two of her grandmothers’ rings pinned inside her dress.  That dress was also her moms, it was altered to modernize it a bit, and looked absolutely amazing on her!  Here are some great traditions to include in your military wedding from Bride Box and Military Wedding Etiquette from brides.com

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Those closest to you

Zeda’s uncle (who may be the funniest person walking this planet) stood by her side on her wedding day.  He wore an amazing blue slim cut suit which coordinated with the blue of Caleb’s uniform and the shades of blue in Zeda’s bouquet.
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Military Weddings

Check out this link from The Knot on helpful tips on planning your military wedding.
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The Marine Uniform

Tradition holds that the color blue was chosen for the Corps’ naval ties and the red trim is a nod to the Marines who served aboard the Bonhomme Richard, the famous Revolutionary War ship commissioned by the French and captained by John Paul Jones.

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The Marine Wife

I’ve been a bride and am a wife.  I was born with a parent on Active Duty, but that was a different time.  Zeda, I found some great tips from military wife and mom to share to new marine wives.  I’m so excited to watch you two start this exciting journey.  Always know, I’ll be watching from home as you travel the country and start this new exciting chapter.  I’m so proud of you both!!!

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Did you know that Zeda and Caleb are the founders of SnoBallz?  Their opening day for the 2017 season is April 15th!  Stop by and show your support to this special couple.

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  In love with this amazing fixture from Bear Creek Chapel!

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