Deployed Groom Returns Home to Romantic Ranch Wedding
May 26, 2014
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Time and time again, we are awed by the love that unites two people together. And no matter what they endure, that love stands high above any struggle, distance or hurdle to overcome. We see it every single day and are so honored to share it here on this little 'ole blog. As we celebrate Memorial Day today, and remember the men and women who fought and died for our freedom, this sweet wedding from Vis Photography and Paperback Weddings has our hearts glowing. With her Groom-to-be deployed, this stunning Bride planned their entire wedding and all it's lovely details. But their love? It's invincible.
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From the beautiful Bride… We always knew we wanted a Venue that expressed us as a couple. The Condor's Nest was everything we dreamed and more. The staff made the entire process a breeze. We met as strangers and left as lifelong friends. I can't say enough good things about our experience.

Our favorite memories from the wedding: If I had to describe our wedding day in three words: Fun, romantic, surreal. Really I could go on and on about my favorite memories, but what sticks out the most is just the level of energy everyone had, the love we felt that day, our circle ceremony, epic dance party, and the heartfelt speeches. Our entire wedding party came up early that morning, and we all had a mimosa brunch together. Then the girls separated from the boys to get ready. Me and Greg had our first look before the ceremony, and that was probably the most special moment of the wedding, very private and emotional. We had our wedding party photos taking before as well so we could all enjoy cocktail hour after the ceremony. We had our ceremony seating placed in a circle around us, it was very intimate and allowed us to feel the love of everyone there - such a wonderful memory. After cocktail hour and dinner, the dancing started and I'm not kidding when I say everyone was dancing from the moment the music started until the very last song. Our wedding party ended up in the pool, Greg and I included. The night went down as the most perfect night of our lives.

Our advice to those planning: Never lose sight of what your wedding day is all about. My husband was deployed during the entire planning process, and it was a constant outlet I used to feel connected to him and our love. Looking back you will never remember those small details you thought were so important. You remember the love you felt, the reason you were there, and the unforgettable moments you shared together on your special day.