Army Wedding Inspiration

November 6, 2014

The olive greens and the warm browns of the Army have always made me think of fall coziness. Earlier this year, I created this inspiration board for A Military Story, and I found myself thinking about it again once the temperatures dropped and the warm autumn colors bloomed.

Inspired by Fort Monroe in Hampton, not many locals know that this historical landmark actually resides on a spot of land called Old Point Comfort.

Beginning with Native Americans' use [for] years before the settling of Jamestown to its most recent mission as the US Army's Headquarters for Training and Doctrine Command until 2011, Old Point Comfort and Fort Monroe has influenced all aspects of our nation's history. [source: Fort Monroe Authority]

The 400 years old history of Old Point Comfort is fascinating, but the more recent military timeline alone is impressive, especially since great star-decorated generals have lived here and American presidents have visited! And while Fort Monroe is no longer an operational base, it is open to the public, making it a great spot for engagement sessions and weddings.

Paper Stars: Home by Linn // Starburst Hair Fascinator: E Milliner via Etsy // Parachute Ceiling: 100 Days to Plan a Wedding // Vintage Army Setting: Mary Kate McKenna Photography and Intrigue Designs via Bayside Bride