A 1940’s Military Themed Wedding: Sierra & Jake

Sierra & Jake met while in the music store where Jake worked, “I shopped at the music store he worked at for a long time,” laughed the bride. “I had the biggest crush but was way too shy to talk to him much. I always thought, “I want to end up with a guy just like him!” but certainly this one was out of my league. One day I was pretending to be interested in harmonicas, of all things, to get his “assistance” and he told me casually that he was joining the Marine corps. I panicked! I was running out of time to scoop up my dream man so I had to act fast. A few days later I finally got the nerve to ask him out. I decided for sure on that first date that he was the one for me. Two weeks later we started talking about marriage… crazy, I know! But here we are and he’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”

The couple wanted their wedding to reflect their interests and so it ended up being a bit of an eclectically themed day with military, vintage and wartime themes. Their guests even dressed up in 1940’s attire! “I have always had a bit of a vintage touch in my everyday style, my husband is in the Marine Corps, and our country is at war… so I thought it would be fitting to have a wedding in the style of the WWII era,” explained Sierra. “Although my dress did have a bit of a modern touch, being that it was strapless.”

“We requested all the guests show up dressed to our 1940’s theme. Most of them actually did and it really added to that old vintage feel. It was really neat having our guests all matching our decorations we worked so hard on.”

“The car we drove away in was a project my dad and I started when I was 15. It’s a kit car of a 1929 Mercedes Gazelle Convertible. We spent a lot of time restoring her from the ground up, just the two of us,” the bride concluded.

Thank you so much to Sierra & Jake and their photographer’s Peter & Robin for sharing this day with us today.

Photography Credit: Hanowell Photography
Ceremony Venue: McKenzie Park, Panama City, Florida, USA
Reception Venue: Parent’s of the Groom’s House
Bride’s Dress: Oleg Cassini
Bride’s Shoes: Payless Shoes
Bride’s Headpiece: Vintage
Groom’s Outfit: Marine Corps Uniform
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: The Red Dress Shoppe
Cake: Fatty Patty’s Cakes and Cafe
Flowers: DIY

11 comments

  1. robin

    I love it!! What a beautiful bride and handsome groom. Im sure this wedding is one that won’t be soon forgotten. The photography is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Tina Patterson

    Hi! Your wedding is wonderful!! I have been into vintage since I was ion my early 20’s! I went to High school with Doug and Lisa . I wish you both much Happiness!

  3. Bet the girls hearts are beating with this one, man in uniform it always works, love that first photo, the photography catches this gorgeous wedding perfectly.

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