This beautiful couple were married in an intimate civil ceremony and wanted some beautiful portraits as keepsakes. Janene is an officer and nurse with the American Navy Reserve as well as an upcoming chef specialising in gourmet cheesecakes. Christian is a lieutenant colonel with the American Air Force, (swoon) and a highly decorated pilot. photographer, Robyn Middleton, captured their love beautifully in this Navy Reserve and Air Force wedding and the bride said that she felt like she was getting married all over again. We love the olive branch elements in this wedding!
There was nothing typical about the day–the least of which was the celebration of a marriage.
This glorious monastery also provided magnificent backdrops and luminous light at every turn despite the dreary weather outdoors. The bride was perfectly and exotically adorned as uniqueness stemmed from her handmade dress from china to her amethyst necklace & earring set from India. Even more distinct was the groom’s full military regale. Normally reserved for official state functions, this was the first occasion to wear his Air Force Formal Dress. Following the portraits, we enjoyed some french champagne along with a french vanilla buttercream wedding cake topped with succulents and fresh lavender. It was an indescribable honor to be able to spend such a wonderful and relaxed afternoon with this beautiful and inspiring couple.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Robyn Middleton
VENUE: Eberbach Abbey (German: “Kloster Eberbach”) Eltville, Germany — A former Cistercian monastery founded in the year 1136 by French Benedictine monks. The property now serves as a winery & museum.
BOUQUET: DIY (Bride), Multi-colored Gerber Daisies
TABLE FLOWERS: White orchids, Succulents, Dusty Miller (styled by Robyn Middleton)
DRESS: Handmade dress from China (Guoxiaotao)
SHOES: Nio Nio
JEWELRY: Minura Amethyst Necklace and Earring Set (India)
HAIR & MAKEUP: DIY (Bride)
CAKE: Homemade French Vanilla with Butter Cream decorated with Succulents and Fresh Lavender (Robyn Middleton)
CAKE STAND: Acacia Wedge Server (Crate and Barrel)
CHAMPAGNE: Augé Père et Fils
WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT: DIY (Typography design by Germán Olaya, Bogota Colombia)