Dillon and Dakotah are both bravely serving our country in the Navy. As Dakotah was in the process of planning she was out on a ship, which made wedding planning not as easy as being ‘all hands on deck.’ When not on the ship she and Dillon were both out of state. But they were able to have a beautiful, elegant wedding with loads of love and support from their family and friends.
It is a very rare occurrence when the wedding day comes and I have never met the bride and groom. Such was the case of this wedding. I am so happy that my schedule was able to connect with theirs on this special day.
Thank you Dillon and Dakotah, for so bravely serving our country. I hope these photos make you smile and I also hope and pray that the weeks go very quickly until you get to be together again!
Enjoy the highlights of a sweet, Autumn wedding.
MEET THE NEWLYWEDS: Dillon and Dakotah WEDDING DATE: September 16, 2017 LOCATION: The Timber Ridge Golf Course HOW THEY MET: Dillon and Dakotah grew up down the road from each other. Dillon was friends with Dakotah’s brother, so they knew of each other. Dillon messaged her about the Navy after she joined and they hit it off. Six months later Dakotah left for the Navy. She graduated boot-camp and then a few months after that he came to Pensacola and proposed on the pier there at the beach. They thought, “if we can get through boot-camp, we can get through anything.” They have only been with each other for a year and a half, out of the 2 and a half that they have been a couple. Distance means nothing when someone means so much. FAVORITE WEDDING MEMORIES: They loved The Shoe Game, but more importantly, they loved repeating their vows in front of their loved ones. FIRST DANCE SONG: Eric Clapton, Wonderful Tonight HONEYMOON: The Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg. ADVICE TO FUTURE COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING: Dakotah said, “Don’t stress about the little things. Everything will come together. Also, Dillon and I planned this wedding while I was in Virginia, he was in South Carolina on an opposite shift, and the wedding was in Indiana. So another word of advice would be that it could be worse!”