• Bride in Augusta Jones wedding dress, groom in military uniform
  • Outdoor Southern wedding in St. Augustine, Florida
  • Traditional bridal updo hairstyle with flower
  • Blue wedding heels with crystal brooches from DSW
  • White flower hair accessory from Etsy for bridal updo hairstyle
  • Groom in decorated military uniform and bow tie
  • J.Crew navy blue, v-neck bridesmaid dresses
  • Traditional Catholic church wedding ceremony
  • Wedding ceremony at Florida's Cathedral Basilica St. Augustine
  • Elegant, peach and gold wedding reception decor
  • Tall purple and white wedding centerpiece with hydrangea and fern
  • Wedding centerpiece of white roses in a mosaic candle holder
  • White wedding centerpiece with hydrangea, roses and ferns
  • Mini-cocktail shrimp appetizers for wedding reception
  • White wedding cake with gold ribbon, pearls, and flower toppers
  • Bride and groom's first dance at their military wedding

A Military Wedding in St. Augustine, Florida

A couple of high school sweethearts—who reunited after parting ways post-graduation—exchange wedding vows at the oldest Catholic parish in the U.S.

High schools sweethearts Emily and James went their separate ways after graduation day: Emily headed to Boston University to study special education, while James attended West Point and became an Army helicopter pilot. Yet the couple couldn't keep apart, spending evenings on the phone and weekends together as friends. "Each trip was better and better," Emily says. "We laughed, cried and just had so much fun together. This is when we realized that we still had something special. We couldn't deny it any longer. We were meant for each other." Photo: Brooke Images