A Patriotic Military Wedding at Blue Valley Vineyard Candice + Michael | Delaplane, Virginia

Before Candice and Michael’s wedding, I got the sweetest email from Candice’s mom. She was telling me about how excited Candice was to have me as a part of her wedding experience…and the email brought me to tears! This was days BEFORE the wedding! I knew it was going to be an incredible day. I truly cried more at this wedding than I ever have in the dozens of weddings I photographed! The entire day was so special. Candice and Michael have such a sweet, special type of love. They truly believe that they were created to love each other…and it shows. From the way they look at each other to the way they support each other and celebrate the things that the other one loves…it’s just a beautiful thing to witness. I feel so lucky that I was able to capture it all!

From a teary-eyed first look to handwritten vows and beautiful speeches…I cried at every piece of this wedding. And I loved it!!! Haha!! There are so many sweet moments in this blog post that I just can’t wait for you to see. The military elements to honor Michael’s service, the thoughtful ways they loved on their guests, the DISNEY playlist at the reception (!!!) and the thoughtful ceremony made this day such a special one to be a part of.

Michael and Candice: I hope you are enjoying every second of your honeymoon and that you love these favorites of mine as much as I do!!!!

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I just LOVE Candice’s unique floral ring!!!

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Love this bouquet shot!!!

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*Cue Hope crying behind the camera*

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LOVE!

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Two more faves!!!

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Definitely climbed on top of my car for this one…worth it!!!

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Yeeepppp. Cue me crying again. I just love these two!!!

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MARRIED!!!!

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Snagged this sweet moment right after the ceremony!!!

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LOVE.

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LOVED the individually engraved dog tags on each napkin!!!

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The ring bearer being carried out like this during the song from the LION KING. HAHAH! So perfect!

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A huge thank you to the incredible vendors that made this day happen:

Hair & Makeup: MAB Artistry 
Planner: Robin Ruiz 
Caterer & Cake: RSVP Catering 
Bride’s Gown Designer: Morilee by Madeline Gardner 
Bride’s Gown Retailer: The Bridal Boutique 
Bride’s Earrings: Etsy 
Bride’s Necklace: Swarovski 
Invitations: Minted 
Videographer: DP Weddings 
Transportation: Camelot Classic Cars 
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June 11, 2019

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