If you live in Eastern NC, you may have seen a military wedding or two. The Army, Air Force and Coast Guard have installations in North Carolina, but it’s the strong presence of the United States Marine Corps in Jacksonville and Cherry Point that have given rise to many Onslow County military weddings.
Couples can be transferred to our area right in the middle of planning their wedding, or be stationed to USMCB Camp Lejeune right after completing training, a tour of duty or a deployment. These changes often set relationships in motion toward the altar. Couples often want to demonstrate pride in the Marine and heritage of the Corps. Here are 7 military wedding photos that are our favorites to celebrate marriage and the military.
First, we look to Rey Benasfre of Life & Love Creative. Rey is currently an active duty member and an avid photographer.
We’re in love with these photos from Madeline Jane Photography. Passing a love note before the wedding is reminiscent of letters from boot camp and special messages during deployments. And inclusion of the dress blues cover and dog tags with her bouquet of red, white and blue pay tribute to the significance of the military marriage commitment.
This photo from Elise Abigail Photography captures the traditional moment of welcoming a bride to the Marine Corps family with the Arch of Swords.
And one of our favorite playful photographs comes from KatelynMann (Pinterest)
The military, particularly the Marine Corps, is a large part of life in Eastern North Carolina, so military weddings are a favorite way to celebrate the love that supports our service men and women. There are great photographers that take help incorporate the pride of military service into the day that starts a military life together… and it can be beautiful.