When it comes to classic, nothing melts my heart more than a traditional military wedding. And this one from Jana Williams? It’s a doozy. Karson Butler Events left every inch dripping in the sweetest kind of romance, from the dusty pink palette to the ruffled cake from Maggie Austin and everything in between. You can find the whole thing over here. Oh, and the film from Simple Flare is a must-see, so don’t be shy, press play below.
From the beautiful Bride…Ten years ago, our story began in the picturesque German city of Heidelberg. An invitation was given to me as the “new girl” in high school to join the crowd in the gardens of the Heidelberg Castle for the legendary summer gathering. My dad was in the Army and we just arrived in Germany, so I was curious. An old friend, who was one of my bridesmaids, guided me up the 315 steps to the castle overlooking the city. While sitting on a bench, just yards from where my dad proposed to my mom twenty-two years before, a handsome young man approached me. Will sat next to me on that warm summer night and our story began!
The next two years in Germany were filled with love and laughter and adventures all over Europe.
The college years arrived and we followed the call to Aggieland in College Station, Texas. Will joined the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and I lived down the road with a lively group of Fightin’ Texas Aggie Cheerleaders. Will quickly learned how to “Mug Down” (that is, kiss your date whenever the football team scored) with me, his high school sweetheart. We made the best college memories together. I can’t think of a memory that doesn’t involve the two of us.
Will followed the call to serve as a Soldier in the US Army. After finishing my degree, I needed a trip to be with Will and flew to Hawaii where he is stationed. Will wasted no time; he took me up the mountain, past the waterfall, and back down again to an isolated beach where he proposed! It took my breath away.
Our magical day was filled with overflowing love from our closest family and friends. Will and I wanted our day to reflect who we are and the love that we share.
Photography: Jana Williams | Videographer: Simple Flare | Event Planner: Karson Butler Events | Florist: Dragonfly Events | Wedding Gown: Vera Wang | Cake: Maggie Austin | Invitations: Smock Via The Dandelion Patch | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Hair: Julie Jackson Stylists | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Linens: I Do Linens