As a second shooter, I shot a very fun and unique military wedding this last weekend. Here are just a few of my candid shots. The daughter of 2-star General Marks and her military fiance had a full line up of military dressed grooms men to give them a most unique wedding. Military weddings are unique and a privilege of those in the armed forces or cadets. What most guests at a military wedding are most likely to remember is the “crossed sabers,” also known as the “arch of sabers,” or the “arch of steel. Traditionally the bride and groom walk through the arch of swords. That passage is meant to ensure the couple’s safe transition into their new life together.
The General surprised us both with is friendly nature and ability to get down on the dance floor. Half way through the event he removed his uniform jacket and to everyones shock, he had been wearing an modified Hawaiian aloha shirt with a faux tuxedo front. Too funny.
The wedding was done in a beautiful Catholic chapel in Northern Virginia. It had a great choir loft that allowed me to shoot a few overhead wide-angle shots and capture the beautiful interior of the chapel. I always enjoy the deep meaning that comes from the symbolisms of a catholic wedding.
I couldn’t get enough shots of the cute ring-bearers. So stylin.
This shot was taken as they left the building. I liked the silhouette look. Simply put, this was a very enjoyable wedding to cover. Great families!