While all weddings are poignant, military ones are doubly so, particularly because of the long separations and trials that military couples will have to endure. Indeed, being at the service of the nation is not always the easiest task. Husbands or wives have to stay away from their families for extended amount of times, which severely affect both parties. A tiny touch of nostalgia is nearly always present at military themed weddings, which make the ceremonies even more special.
Hence, it’s quite important to make sure that the ceremony is as meaningful and romantic as possible. For starters, since this is a military wedding, you may want to infuse a deeply patriotic feel to the day. To achieve this, you can, for example, ask your baker to decorate your cake in the colors of your national flag, or maybe even in the Marine Corps color and flag. And of course, no patriotic cake would be complete without a military cake topper. The good news is that these toppers are readily available, both online and in bridal stores or cake shops. Best of all, you can be sure to find a captain, cadet, marine or even lieutenant topper alongside a romantic representative of the bride.
Brides who don’t care about traditions may even don for a camouflage military-print wedding dress as a nod to their groom’s profession. Since these may be quite hard to find in traditional bridal stores, don’t hesitate to run a couple of quick searches online. Another alternative would be to have a custom-made camouflage wedding dress. A more toned-down option for it is to go for a classical white dress with a camouflage hem or neckline.
Certain members of the army are officiated to perform weddings, so, don’t hesitate to ask one of them to don a full uniform and marry you. This will bring a pronounced military feel to your special day. But, if you’re more of a church wedding person, fret not. All you have to do is stick to the brown, green, black and white color palette that are usually present at military theme weddings. To achieve this romantic look, be sure to play on flowers, ribbons or scraps of lace and gauze which you can nestle in the bride’s bouquet.
To enhance the poignancy of the overall day, try to write your own vows. Be sure to express everything you’d like to say to your spouse and what every moment of having him or her by your side means to you. After all, you only get one special day and it’s certainly worth investing your finances, time and emotions in that gloriously romantic occasion.