Today's sweet and intimate military wedding is playing my heart strings. The brides simple yellow rose bouquet complements her sweet smile perfectly, and those Blueridge Mountains in the background are just lovely!
Miko and Jonathan
Oct 13, 2013
Doe Creek Farm, Virginia
From the Photographer
Two warriors. Two lovers. Two best friends. Miko and Jonathan are both in service and both have served their country in Afghanistan. When they’re together, they don’t just get along like partners, but they joke around like old friends.
They tease one another, they compliment each other… But when they kiss each other, you know they’re meant to be. We drove literally all the way to the other side of Virginia for their wedding, to a quiet farm on a hill top in Pembroke.
Their whole wedding was unique: It began early in the morning.. It combined Jonathan’s Jewish and Miko’s Japanese heritage. And their lovable Pug, Patton, made himself a part of each aspect of the ceremony. He was, after all, an official member of the bridal party… a groomsdog? Doe Creek Farm‘s lovely reception hall, a converted barn, decorated with origami cranes and hanging lights, was filled with music and dancing all afternoon. We photographed their wedding portraits in the soft light of an overcast sky and caught some gorgeous landscapes as well. At the end, Miko and Jonathan left to head out for their North African honeymoon.
Doe Creek Farm Wedding Vendors
Photographer: Michael and Carina Photography | Dress Store: David's Bridal | Event Venue: Doe Creek Farm | Floral Designer: Karen Thompson | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Cake Designer: Mikie's 7th | Jewelry: Sara Gabriel | Event Planner: Tomie Booth | Shoes: Toms | Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas | Hair Stylist: Wendy Shippee