Nothing makes my heart beat a little bit faster than a military wedding: there’s something about the tradition and the well-deserved pomp and circumstance that makes my eyes water, and this winter wedding from one of our favorites, Jennifer Larsen, is proof of just that. Daria + Matt’s February wedding at West Point and Highlands Country Club are all of our favorite things rolling into one: romantic, elegant and eternally classic. From bold color palette and service dress, to the historic church and guest appearance of their sweet puppy, Daisy, we can’t stop swooning!
From Jennifer: There were so many thoughtful details that made up their wedding celebration. Daria surprised Matt with a Yeti cooler that he had been talking about getting for years; Daria has had it hidden at his Best Man Kyle’s house for a year! Matt caused tears all around the bridal suite with his handmade picture frame wall hanging. He hand wrote on each of the frames a specific life milestone that will one day fill the open spaces. The first frame was filled with an adorable photo from their engagement session with their first dog, Daisy!
Daria’s earrings are her mother’s, and she wore them to all of their engagement events from the engagement session to the engagement party! Daria knew that she wanted to wear them on her wedding day the second she saw them years ago. She also held her Nonnas close to her by carrying a gold and pearl pin on her bouquet that belonged to her late maternal Nonna, and her clutch belonged to her paternal Nonna! Matt’s wedding band was engraved with the sweetest words, “I love you, more,” which is something Daria reminds him of all the time. His cufflinks are Army Engineer cufflinks that she got for him when he graduated his Lieutenant Training course in Missouri 3 years ago. Together, they handmade the compote centerpieces, they shared an amazing saber arch exit after the ceremony, and they danced the entire night away alongside friends and family.
Featured Vendor | Jennifer Larsen Photography
2nd Photographer | Tori Petrillo
Assistant | Tori Kelner
Ceremony | Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity
Reception | Highlands Country Club
Bridal Dress Designer | Mori Lee
Bridal Dress Boutique | Occasions
Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Hair Stylist | BWBridal
Make Up Artist | Simply Elegant Beauty
Wedding Rings | Solomon Brothers & NYC Jeweler
Decor | WishfulPaperie
DJ/Entertainment | Posh Entertainment
Videographer | Fen Video Production
Cake | Pastry Garden
Florist | Scepter Brides Flowers
Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Groomsmen Attire | Mens Wearhouse
Paper Goods | Basic Wedding Invite & Minted
Officiant | Father Michael Gaffney