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This French Military Wedding Inspo Honors the Bride and Groom’s Wedding Day Through Tradition

Portrait of bride and groom under veil

This wedding inspo shoot used “French military wedding” as its theme and was captured by Yangly Photographie as an inspiration for the 2023 and 2024 military couples who are looking for a sleek and refined style for their wedding. The organizer of the shoot,  Amelie D Wedding, specializes in military weddings and proposed the shoot be at the  Chateau Du Mouillat for its sober and bright reception room, as well as its apartment associated with the character of the old and the charm of the modern.  Make to sure to keep scrolling to see all of the incredible photos from Yangly Photographie of this seriously sleek and timeless event inspo.  

Aerial view of invitation, engagement rings, and macarons

Wedding shoes, jewelry, and bouquet on side table Aerial view of flowers and invitations

Aerial view of bridal jewelry

Bridal gown on hanger with mirror, shoes, and bouquet

Groom's military jacket Groom's formal jacket with boutonniere

Bride in wedding dress putting on shoes

Bride tapping groom's shoulder for first look

Bride and groom kissing at first look

In France, the groom wears his military dress at the beginning of the day, and then he puts on a costume for the evening. Protocol states that the change of costume is made only when the highest officer changes his or leaves the reception.  Furthermore, if the military groom wears his sword during the ceremony, the bride will stand to the right of the groom instead of being to the left, so that the sword does not damage her dress.  The bride and groom’s outfits were selected for this shoot to highlight their sobriety and refinement. Jordan Malka proposed an intense black suit with a white shirt for the model groom. It is military tradition that it is forbidden to personalize a military outfit with a flower buttonhole or to change the color of the tie.  For the bridal model, La Mariee De Lol Et Este brought a white dress with a nice neckline in the back.  Military brides may wear their military dress or a wedding dress, but it must be sober and not have too low of a neckline.  Apparence4event created a chignon hairstyle with wide curls to give movement, and natural makeup with a reminder of white to bring out the eyes of the model, Valentina.

Ceremony altar space

Entrance to reception with florals Reception table centerpieces with anemones

Bride and groom sitting in clear chairs with florals at reception

Sweetheart table at reception Groom twirling bride in front of sweetheart table

Place setting at reception

Bride looking at groom behind sweetheart table at reception

Portrait of bride and groom in front of florals and fireplace

The wedding designer, Ma Deco Chic, and the wedding designer and florist, Laetitia Clement

, imagined a natural atmosphere with green, white, and black hues. The floral compositions had to be at the heart of the scenery and enhanced by the clean decoration. Centerpiece inspired came from ikebana, a traditional Japanese art that allows for the creation of compositions without foam.  Whether you are planning a military wedding yourself, or looking to be inspired to create the most structured of weddings that emphasizes clean lines and simplicity within the beauty of the day, this French military inspo is not one to be overlooked.   

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