Military Weddings in Colorado

I love working with military couples because they are typically organized, decisive and see me as the expert. They appreciate efficiency!

I am attracted to military couples as well since we have similar personalities and experiences. My husband served for 30 years. I understand the cadence, discipline the challenges as well as the beauty and the pride that come with being an active duty spouse. It is my joy and pleasure to help start couples off on their military marriage journey.

Military Wedding at the AF Academy Cadet Chapel. By The CARRS Photography.

Military Wedding at the AF Academy Cadet Chapel. By The CARRS Photography.

Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel

Not every military wedding needs to happen in the Cadet Chapel. For that matter, not every military couple wants their ceremony in the Cadet Chapel. But if your wedding is happening in Colorado and you want to look into this iconic chapel as an option, just ensure one of you is eligible. Here is the quick list of who is eligible:

  • Graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

  • Active duty personnel currently assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy and active duty Air Force personnel stationed in the local area

  • Dependents of active duty personnel currently assigned to the USAFA who hold a valid military dependent ID card on the day of the wedding.

  • Purple Heart recipients and Silver Star recipients and above. ID card holding dependents of service members killed in action.

And just because you get married in the chapel does not mean you must be in uniform. Mallory and Adam (both active duty military) decided not to wear uniforms for their ceremony.

If you are planning to get married prior to 2024 though, you may be out of luck, The chapel will soon be closed for renovation they anticipate taking four years.

But there are still so many options for a gorgeous wedding in Colorado whether it is un uniform or in civilian wedding attire.

Saber Arch by  Simply Love .

Saber Arch by Simply Love.

Sabers

There are many ways you can incorporate sabers into the wedding. The most traditional are a saber arch and cutting the cake with a saber.

Saber Cake Cutting by  Amy Carrol Photography .

Saber Cake Cutting by Amy Carrol Photography.

Party Shirts

Many grooms and their groomsman have a party shirt under their dress uniform. And when the jacket comes off it is always a party. Notice the Top Gun singing happening in this party shirt photo? I wonder if this scene will be in the new Top Gun movie?

Groom and groomsmen in their party shirts. By  Amy Carroll Photography .

Groom and groomsmen in their party shirts. By Amy Carroll Photography.

First Look

Regardless if a couple is military or not, I highly encourage a first look. The first look allows for the bride and groom to have a moment together before the fan fare of their wedding ceremony and reception. These are typically emotional and provide heartfelt memories for a life time.

Arriving for the First Look by  Dawn Sparks Photography .

Arriving for the First Look by Dawn Sparks Photography.

First Look by  Simply Love .

First Look by Simply Love.

Because of the close bond I have with military couples, it would be my honor to help you with Wedding Planning or Wedding Management for your special day. We also offer a 7% discount for military weddings.