Post # 1
I met Scott my junior year of high school, when we had our law enforcement class together. We instantly had an incredible bond && I knew from the second he walked through the door and sat right in front of me with his adorable country accent && his laugh that just gave me butterflies. That he was the one for me. He was a year older than me && once he graduated he went right to basic training with the United States Air Force (Lol, and of course he signed up for 24 years right off the bat). We wrote each other threw everything. Then when he came home before he had to leave for his base we spent every second we could together (Except for the days he went huntin with his dad and grampa.) wakein up early and comin home at like 5 in the morning. I was mad %100 positive that I loved him and wanted to spend every moment for the rest of my wife with him. He’s currently based at Shaw Air Force base in South Carolina. && It’s been a year since the last time I seen him. He was gonna surprise propose when he comes home from Nov 26 to Dec 8. But he slipped && told me && we both decided we don’t want to wait to be together (Because obviously the AF doesn’t pay for couples to be engaged). So we talked it out and like a lot of military couples, we he gets home were gonna have a court house wedding then next year come back home && had the big ceremony same day just a year later(hopefully! If he is not involved in any deployment!) So were starting planning ASAP!
Yes, this is absolutely crazy. But our families understand && support us completely.
But I think most military couples would understand.
Were both small town, southern-country, patriotic, love huntin n fishin.
&& of course he wants to wear his blues in the big ceremony.
So, I wanna do our colors white, air force blue, silver, && a little bit of yellow.
Because I LOVEEEE yellow daises.
I just neeeeeeed ideas!
Post # 3
Congratulations. While I’m incredibly happy for you, make sure you’re ready to be a military spouse. Being together is great, but there are times when you’re not together and you’ll likely be living in an unfamiliar place. I know a few recently married spouses who are having a really difficult time with the life style, especially the ones who have never lived with their new spouses and don’t know what to expect. I’m not saying you fall into this category, but learn everything you can about being a military spouse to better prepare yourself. It’s a good life, but it can be challenging.
I shot a really pretty air force wedding on Langley AFB last September. The bride used your exact colors. I think court house weddings are incredibly romantic though 🙂
Post # 4
I will try to get some of the pics from my wedding. We got married 4th of July weekend and did a red, white, and blue theme. With trying to make it NOT look tacky like a 4th of July picnic. Our favors I really liked and they were super cheap. Everyone got a small american flag that had our name and wedding date on it. You could maybe even tie a yellow ribbon or something on them to tie that color in. I got them at Orientaltrading.com. I did NOT like the plastic caps that were on the top of the flags so i painted them all with a gold (you could do silver) paint. Made them look SOOO much nicer. I think yellow ribbon added to things will be really nice seeing as thats they color ribbon for “our troops”.
Post # 5
I agree with @KT_Williams that red, white, and blue can border on July 4th picnic. I would suggest a more rustic color pallet like the star in the link below. And if you love yellow daisies, use them for your flowers. That will be a nice pop of color against AF blues. Or you can do dark blue (like darker than the sky AF blue) with a rich silver and gold. Depending on where y’all live and what bases are nearby, you can check out the base social club (formerly officer’s clubs). They are very reasonably priced, and many are decorated in the colors you’re already looking at. Hope this helps, and congrats!
Post # 5
Do you have any pictures from your wedding? My fiance is in the USAF and wearing dress blues so by default our wedding color is navy blue. However we would love to add some patriotic flair.