In February, we said I do in front of 150+ of our family and friends at Stauffer Chapel in Malibu, California. It was the fastest, busiest, and most exciting day of my life! It truly blew us away - figuratively and literally. Our wedding was on a Saturday in the middle of Los Angeles’ torrential rain that lasted 3 weeks. Each day I would feverishly check the weather app hoping for the sun to pop out. Up until our wedding morning it was down-pouring for two days straight. Thankfully, the sun came out and it is was a beautifully clear day! There was some heavy winds remaining from the storm, but the sun was out, you could see the ocean, and my handsome hubs was by my side.
Wedding planning is HARD, but even more so when are navigating multiple military schedules and coordinating with leave, deployments, and other major events. We were unable to officially confirm our wedding date and my sweet hubs (!!!) had leave approved until exactly three weeks before the big day. Our entire engagement we knew the potential of our wedding being moved and planned two different weddings just in case. Thankfully our vendors were the kindest, most understanding people in the world and worked with us and our crazy military schedule! Without them and their grace, this day would truly not have been the same. On top of that our guests were so accommodating and flexible with us regarding our date. I hope to find the strength to authentically share with you all my experience planning a military wedding and our story. I believe that each wedding, military or not, comes with it own set of challenges and we called to grow through the process and helps prepare us for the most important part - marriage.
Our wedding was so much fun and we had a blast seeing our family, friends, and loved ones in one place to celebrate! Plus, I snagged a handsome husband out of it! Going through thousands of pictures brought back so many memories of love, laughter, and joy - it was so hard to pick some of my favorites to share with you all! Each second and emotion of the day was captured for us to relive and cherish. Today, I wanted to share with y’all our absolute favorite pictures from the big day!
Looking through all of these photos brings back so many happy memories and joy! Our wedding day was such a whirlwind and it truly as the fastest and best day of my life. This day was just the beginning to what is truly most important - our marriage.
Photography: West Imagery
p.s. please feel free to pin the images in this post!