Jill and Jared’s wedding marked a number of firsts for us a few weeks ago. It was our first wedding of the 2011 wedding season, it was the first wedding we shot in Fayetteville, NC, it was our first military wedding, and it was the first wedding that I shot while I was pregnant! Jill and Jared were married at the beautiful St. Ann’s Catholic Church and held their reception at the Gates Four Country Club 20 minutes away. It was a beautiful day where the bride and groom were surrounded by beautiful and supportive family and friends. Following their ceremony, Jill and Jared had a saber ceremony which is a tradition when someone in the Army gets married. It was an honor to be able to witness the tradition and I found it very funny when Jill got a little pop on the toosh with one of the last swords, welcoming her into the Army.
The beautiful flowers were done by The Flower Station out of Sanford, NC. The bridal bouquet was absolutely stunning! The bride and her father making their way down the aisle to her handsome groom… I always love the moment when father’s give their daughter’s away. I cannot imagine how it feels to pass your little girl on to another man after you have been the only man in her life for so many years.
Notice the little grin of the officer right behind Jill? That was the one who got to give her the little pop! 😉 Jared was able to successfully maneuver getting Jill’s garter off without using his hands! Is this a skill that they teach in bootcamp?? Haha!
It was a beautiful day, Jill and Jared! Thank you for allowing Dave and me to be a part of it! Best of luck and best wishes to you both! 🙂