Jillian + Captain Tyler Wedding - Munster, Indiana

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As you all know, Memorial Day was this past Monday.

While Memorial Day is not just a day for cookouts and drinks with friends and family. (Although that is a fun part of the day) The true meaning of the holiday is to remember those who have lost their lives serving this country.

Between fielding in-law requests, avoiding wedding day disasters, and calling in for swift back-up when a vendor suddenly goes AWOL, we're convinced that a bride-to-be could run an army if she wanted. But as crazy and chaotic as wedding planning can be, it pales in comparison to the lives of the actual military men and women who serve our country on the reg. Truth be told, nothing sets our hearts quite so aflutter than military weddings. The moving time-honored traditions, the dashing ceremonial dress uniforms, all the beautiful formality... Sighs. Who doesn't love a man or woman in a uniform?!?

In honor of Memorial day, stunning Jillian & AH-64 Apache Pilot, Captain Tyler kissed and said I do, this past weekend in front of 445 of their closest friends & family. These two love birds met initially because their grandparents were best friends and their grandpas knew it was meant to be for these two and used to try and set them up at a young age, however it took their time and terms to finally get together, and look how it turned out?!

They even got married in the same church both their grandparents and parents married in and even used the same crowns, candles, tray and paper bells from their wedding! (We took the same photo, her mom and dad took in the doorway of the church)

We are sending off a sweet salute to Jillian & Tyler's military wedding because, guys, these photos are just too darn gorgeous.

When you think about how many unique sacrifices and obstacles military couples face throughout their marriages — heart-wrenching separations, countless nights spent worrying for their spouse overseas, seemingly endless work hours... — those wedding vows can suddenly take on an even deeper meaning. So salute these military twosomes along with us and check out these too-sweet wedding photos we can't stop fawning over. S.O.S., we're swooning...

Venue: Villa Cesare
Wedding Planner: Chantel Wedding and Events
Makeup Artist: Sta-Glam - Katie Riordan
Hair:Vanis
Florist: Kathy's Florist
Dress: Bella Bianca
Dress Designer: Sareh Nouri
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy
Suits: Dunhill 
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Karen
Band: Connexion Band