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Inspiration for a Military Wedding

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It’s Memorial Day weekend, and here at Today’s Bride, we are grateful to all of the service women and men who fight for our freedom and safety. From the bottom of our pink hearts, we thank you for your service! To honor the service women and men, we’ve compiled some inspiration for Military Themed Weddings.

 

When planning a military-themed wedding, it’s vital to stay classy, rather than make it seem too overdone. Using camouflage tablecloths might be going a step too far. We hope these themed wedding suggestions for colors, favors, cakes, flowers, and other details will inspire you and spark your creativity when planning your big day!

 

AIR FORCE

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Orchard Photography

Incorporating navy into your wedding is a sure way to complement your or your fiancé’s uniform. What is a cooler way there to walk down the aisle than under a processional like this? We also love the idea of programs folded into paper airplanes and cutting your cake with your saber!

 

Color Scheme

Military Wedding Inspiration | Genevieve Nisly Photography | As Seen on TodaysBride.com

Genevieve Nisly Photography

Color scheme: Navy blue with accents of gold or silver. A great way to incorporate color into your table settings is by renting colored tablecloths, although they can be a little pricier. If you have a budget you want to stick to, consider adding a table runner, or draping some tables in blue and some in cream to create a visually appealing atmosphere.

 

Cake

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Rachel Solomon

A deep blue cake is an awesome way to add a pop of color elegantly and surprisingly! To keep your guests on their toes, consider frosting your cake white but have a blue cake when you cut into it!

 

Flowers

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This elegant arrangement is made up of royal blue and white roses, calla lilies, white hydrangea, and aqua blue delphinium to add a dramatic pop of color.

Favors

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Dropinthebox.com

A cute favor that will remind your guests of you or your fiancé’s service is sure to remind them of the great time they had at your wedding every time they see it! Another cute option? Give each of your guests a small compass!

 

Other

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Genevieve Nisly Photography

Paper airplanes make the perfect addition to an Air Force wedding. Whether you use them as table numbers, use them as a guest book where guests can write wedding wishes to the bride and groom, or have your guests toss them at you as you depart, these add a fun touch to your decor.

 

 

ARMY

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Jazzymae Photography

Even though camouflage instantly comes to mind when you think Army, we’ve added a touch of elegance to this theme! Combine elegant jewel tones like emerald with natural and organic elements like burlap, wildflowers, and wheat stems!

 

Color Scheme

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Orchard Photography

Color scheme: Emerald green and tan with touches of burlap. An innovative, yet budget-friendly way to add some color to your tablescape is by adding a sash or ribbon to your seat covers!

Cake

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Spencer Photography

Simple yet perfect, this cake won’t be blending in at your wedding. Consider tying burlap ribbon around each tier, or serving it on a wooden plate for an added organic touch.

Flowers

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Ken Love Photography

With this natural theme, wildflowers are exquisite. Sunflowers, daisies, wheat stems, bear grass, and a burlap ribbon will tie your vision together.

Favors

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CatchMyParty.com

With any army wedding, you can’t get away from the camo. Keep it sophisticated with a camo M&M favor! Personalize it even more with your names or wedding date. You can do this with any color M&M if you prefer to stay away from the stereotypical camo print, and the best part is that they double as the perfect midnight snack!

Other

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Sarah Der Photography- http://www.sarahderphotography.com

Any military wedding is emotional, but adding your fiancé’s dog tags to your bouquet is a great way to honor their service. Another cute idea is to sew his or her nameplate from their jacket to the lining of your dress. Incorporating little touches like this will keep your fiancé close to your heart, and will add a level of sentimentality to your wedding day.

MARINES

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RealBridals.com

When planning a wedding with a Marine, you don’t have to follow tradition! Consider enhancing their uniform with a marsala color theme of burgundies and maroons. Rich, jewel colors will add an elegant sophistication to your big day.

 

Color Scheme

Military Wedding Inspiration | Genevieve Nisly Photography | As Seen on TodaysBride.com

Genevieve Nisly Photography

Color scheme: Burgundy with touches of ivory. Tie your reception back to your ceremony by incorporating your flowers into the centerpieces. It’s a great way to add some color in a beautiful and natural way.

Cake

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David Corey Photography

Just because your wedding is military themed doesn’t mean you can’t break the rules! This cake stays traditional while combining texture and color for an added touch of rebellion.

Flowers

Military Weddings | Rachel Solomon | As Seen on TodaysBride.com

Rachel Solomon

Deep jewel tones are all the rage! Take advantage of it with a stunning bouquet of purple ranunculus, burgundy peonies, marsala dahlias, and eucalyptus leaves.

Favors

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TotallyWeddingKoozies.com

These maroon can koozies are the coolest favor! Get them customized with a quote about marriage, a funny joke, or your last name and wedding date!

Other

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RealBridals.com

If your loved one is no longer enlisted in the Marines, creating a garter out of his jacket cuff is a sexy way to salute his service and show him your love and admiration. Pair with red pumps to make a statement.

NAVY

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LMAC Photography

While navy blue and white screams out nautical, it’s been done before. Do you want to be unique? Using a black and white color scheme will complement your loved one’s uniform, and create a sentimental and simplistic– yet classy and elegant– atmosphere. Add a pop of bright color to your cake, bouquet, or dress to keep things interesting.

 

Color Scheme

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All Occasions Party Rental

Color scheme: Black and white. Keep it simple by adding a black charger, black silverware, or black wine glass to add a little variety to your table arrangements.

Cake

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LMAC Photography

This black and white cake screams sophistication. Adding flowers that match your bouquet or a pop of color in the ribbons will create a unique look that unifies your wedding decor.

Flowers

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Brooke Shultz Photography

A simple mix of white roses, anemones with black centers, and greenery will merge to create a jaw-dropping bouquet. Add subtle hints of color to make it stand out.

Favors

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Fashioncraft.com

Well now, come on, you can’t deviate too far from the stereotype, right? Give your guests a gift that they’ll treasure forever with these anchor bottle openers.

 

Other

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Riverfront Photography

Throw it back to the day World War II ended with this photo-op moment! Reenacting the kiss between a Navy Sailor and a nurse in Times Square is a must for any Navy-themed wedding. What is better depiction of true love there?

In honor of service men and women everywhere, thank you! Enjoy this Memorial Day and your engagement!

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