If your someone who completely understands the saying “There’s something about a man in uniform” then you will enjoy today’s Marine Corp Museum wedding post!! It is full of men in uniform plus a gorgeous bride with a super sweet family. This wedding was the perfect pick me up for me, having not seen my own Marine for over two months it was nice to spend an evening with my extended military family! Even though I had not met any of them before the wedding we are still a family, we all share a bond that can only be found in military families. As a milspouse I’m so excited for Mike and Margo to finally be husband and wife! They are so sweet and it is easy to see how in love they are!
Mike and Margo have been together for awhile and military life isn’t new to either of them. When Margo sat for 3 hours at a restaurant in Q-town while Mike fell asleep at the table during his OCS training he knew she was the one he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. I can imagine for Margo it really didn’t matter that he was sleeping all that mattered was that they were together after being apart for so long. I know they can’t wait to start their journey together through the military, traveling and experiencing new places!
The Semper Fidelis Chapel at the National Marine Corp Museum was the perfect back drop for their wedding ceremony! I can’t think of a more perfect name for a chapel where couples exchange their wedding vows, Semper Fidelis : Always Faithful. A mantra for the Marines and a mantra for marriage too. The celebration continued with a party at the museum after! With reception tables set below planes hanging over head I think it was the coolest reception space I’ve ever seen! Plus guests were encouraged to check out the exhibits while they were there! Once the dance floor opened up I was quickly reminded of Marine Corp balls watching all those guys in uniform tearing up the floor! This was not only a wedding celebration but an anniversary celebration as Mike and Margo share a wedding date with Margo’s parents who celebrated 28 years of marriage!
Mike and Margo I wish you a lifetime of happiness, I know you will experience long separations but you also get to fall in love all over again every time you are reunited! Welcome to the Marine Corp family Margo!!!
Have I mentioned how much I love a birdcage veil!!!!
Margo looks like a movie star here, absolutely STUNNING!!!
The gorgeous Semper Fidelis Chapel with walls of windows streaming light!
I love this, the two men in her life that love her the most!
The girls are rocking it here and the guys are too shabby either!
A favorite shot from my second shooter, Rachel! I love photos of people laughing!
One of my favorites, Margo you look so amazing!
Such a gorgeous couple!!!
This was such a fun shot at Tun Tavern inside the museum!!
Seriously have you seen a cooler reception space?!?!
A good old fashioned Welcome to the Marine Corp!
One of the funnest moments of the reception! Margo’s dad Dave is retired Navy hence the handsome white uniform, as the granddaughter of a Navy veteran and the wife of a Marine the ribbing that goes on between these guys can be legendary. So when Dave opened up his jacket to revel a USMC shirt you can imagine how crazy those Marines went!! If you can’t imagine it just check out the photos below to see!
You’ve gotta love a couple that goes all out with the cake smash! I love the face palm of cake they are giving each other!
To see more of Mike & Margo’s wedding at The Marine Corp Museum Chapel in Quantico Virginia, check out the slideshow below! (Click here if you don’t see the slideshow below)
The following wedding vendors contributed to Mike & Margo’s wedding:
Ceremony & Reception Venue : The Marine Corp Museum Chapel in Quantico, Virginia
Photography: Melissa Arlena Photography
Florist: Karin’s Florist
Cake: Caroline’s Cakes
DJ: Jeremy Winston
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