What Makes A US Military Weddings Different From Other Weddings

Whoever took part in or has witnessed a military wedding knows that there are lots of things that set them apart from the ordinary, ‘’civilian’’, weddings. If you’ve never had a chance to attend one such ceremony, don’t worry. In this article, we will mention a couple of things that differentiate a military wedding from a regular one. Wedding Location First of all, don’t be surprised to hear that the wedding takes place somewhere unusual – military base for example. Since lots of people serving in the military are having a hard time organizing and planning anything ahead due to deployments, sometimes this is the only way for them to have a ceremony. On the other hand, if a couple is fortunate enough to choose their own location, they might pick some more traditional venues, such as Dream Manor Inn for example. Dress Code Almost everything that makes military weddings stand out in a certain way has to do with military traditions. Same goes for dress code which can be seen on these ceremonies. You are about to see lots of Army uniforms, emblems, medals, ribbons, or even custom challenge coins presented at one such wedding. People serving the Army are expected to appear in their uniforms, even if we are talking about the groom or bride themselves. It’s a matter of choice since the bride can opt to wear her usual wedding dress if she doesn’t want to be married in the uniform. In that case, (jokingly) wearing at least military boots underneath the dress is a must. On the other hand, giving out challenge coin is an emerging trend in military weddings, an expert in the subject matter Embleholics shares. Coins are to be presented to the guests – although guests who are not in the military probably would not feel the same goosebumps as the military personnel. Custom and unique challenge coins symbolizing something for the happy couple can be made. Arch of Sabers Performing traditional rundown beneath the arch of drawn swords or sabers is truly a sight to behold for everyone present at the wedding. Instead of throwing rose lattices at the newly-wed couple, this goes hand-in-hand with the military-themed wedding. Cutting Cake It’s only at military weddings where you’re likely to witness the bride and groom cutting their cake using a sword or any other themed blade which is not a kitchen knife. Also,... Continue reading →

Ashlyn Hooten, daughter of Philip & Brenda Hooten of Flagstaff, AZ and Michael Thille, son of Chris Thille & Michele Walvick of Phoenix, AZ were unified in marriage on April 7th, 2018. The ceremony was held at the Dream Manor Inn’s private sanctuary in Globe, AZ. Larmie Mowry, is the couple’s friend and officiated the ceremony as the beautiful couple stood together in front of a beautifully decorated arch with friends and family in attendance. During the unity ceremony, Michael & Ashlyn cracked open a geode to celebrate their marriage. Kristin Hooten of Flagstaff, AZ; is the bride’s sister and was the Maid of Honor. The bridesmaids were sister-in-law Mellissa Ybarra; friends, Alena Thomas of Flagstaff, Melissa Ybarra of Phoenix, AZ; Rebecca Harkness of Flagstaff, AZ and Danielle Taran of Prescott, AZ. The adorable flower girl was the groom’s niece, Olivia Ybarra of Phoenix, AZ. The groom’s brother in law, Gabe Ybarra of Phoenix, AZ, had the honor of being the best man. The groomsmen were the groom’s friends, Aaron Blair, Mark Buchanan, Nemanja Terzic of Phoenix, AZ; and the groom’s brother in law, Brandon Hooten of Flagstaff, AZ. The ringer bearer was Gavin Ybarra of Phoenix, AZ is the groom’s nephew. Approximately 80 friends and family awaited the newlyweds with a vivacious welcome followed by an elegant dinner inside the Dream Manor Inn’s Tuscany Banquet room. Entertaining the night’s formalities was Owner, Carl Williams and DJ Gilbert Jacinto from Genuine Events who packed a lively dance floor with music entertainment. The talented John Petty from K&K Photography captured photos. Anita Bolland from Globe, AZ created beautiful and extravagant cake. The bride created the lovely décor. Florals were provided by Country Couture Flowers The couple work at Freeport McMoran as Mine Engineers. After a honeymoon vacation to Cancun, the newlyweds will be residing in Morenci, AZ. We would like to congratulate the new Mr. & Mrs. Thille on their new journey. We wish you a life full of prosperity, love and happiness and we are thankful you chose the Dream Manor Inn to host your wedding!

Huber & Valenzuela Wed 4/24/18

Javene Huber from Globe, AZ and Manuel Valenzuela from Mesa, AZ united in marriage on March 24th 2018 at Dream Manor Inn in Globe, Arizona. The ceremony was held in a beautiful outdoor sanctuary facing the waterfall. Officiating was retired Justice of the Peace, Patty Nolan. The bride is the daughter of Edward & Pamela Huber from Globe, AZ. The groom is the son of Robert & Emily Merino from Mesa, AZ. The Maid of Honor was the bride’s friend, Tanasia Heath from Globe, Arizona. Bridesmaids were friends, Kelley Evercette from Globe, AZ; Amethyst Davidson from Globe, AZ, and sister Melanie Tyrell from Tucson, AZ. The pretty flower girl was the couple’s daughter, Amelia Valenzuela The Best Man was groom’s brother, Daniel Merino from Mesa, AZ. Groomsmen were the groom’s brother, Robert Merino from Mesa, Arizona; brother in law, Nathan Huber from Globe, Arizona and friend, Cass Mitchell from Globe, AZ. The groom’s nephew, Isaiah Abeyta from New Mexico as the cute ring bearer. A lovely dinner and lively reception with approximately 75 friends and family followed at Dream Manor Inn’s Tuscany Banquet room, emceed by owner Carl Williams. The newlyweds and guests danced the night away to Dream Manor Inn’s in-house DJ, Gilbert Jacinto from Genuine Events. Photos were provided by John and Dana Haggart from Surreal Photography. Anita Bolland provided the beautiful and delicious cake. The new Mr. and Mrs. Valenzuela will reside in Globe, AZ. Javene works for Irene’s Mexican Restaurant as a Server and Manuel works for Spectra Electric working as an Electrician Apprentice. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Scott & Stringfellow Wed 3/10/18

Angelica Scott & Story Stringfellow of Phoenix, AZ were married on March 10th, 2018 at Dream Manor Inn in Globe, Arizona. The wedding was held at the Dream Manor’s private enchanting garden sanctuary. The bride’s grandfather, Gary Scott of Phoenix, AZ, gracefully walked the bride down the aisle as the couple met in front of a spectacular waterfall with friends and family in attendance. Officiating was family friend, Richard Damante of Avondale, Arizona. The bride’s parents are mother, Mary Scott; and grandparents Gary & Sheila Scott of Phoenix, AZ. The groom’s parents are Chris Stringfellow & Cyndi Knauer from Phoenix, AZ. The Maid of Honor was the bride’s sister in-law, Stephanie Reais of Peoria, Arizona. The bridesmaids were friend, Cydney Buxton of Phoenix, AZ and Jeannette Scott Ortiz, the bride’s Aunt. The flower girl was, cousin, Ashlyn Ortiz of Gilbert, Arizona. The groom’s close friend, Brandon Janson from Peoria, Arizona had the honor of being his best man. The groomsmen were friend, Chris Jack from Phoenix, AZ, & Uncle in-law, Louie Ortiz from Gilbert, AZ. An elegant dinner and decorative reception awaited approximately 75 friends and family as they followed into Dream Manor Inn’s Tuscany Banquet room. Entertaining the night’s formalities was owner and emcee, Carl Williams and DJ Gilbert Jacinto from Genuine Events who kept the dance floor busy as the newlyweds and guest swayed the night away. John Petty of K&K Photography provided photos. Local baker, Anita Boland created a beautiful cake. The couple went on a Mexico cruise for their honeymoon. Story works for Toyota as an automotive tech and Angelica works for Grand Canyon Builders as an Office Administrator. The couple will be residing in Phoenix, Arizona We would like to congratulate the new Mr. & Mrs. Stringfellow on their new journey. Wishing you a life full of love and happiness. We are thankful you chose the Dream Manor Inn for your wedding!

Sene-Pollack Wed 12/23/17

Shane Pollack and Mandie Sene of Casa Grande, AZ happily celebrated their nuptials at Dream Manor Inn on December 23rd, 2017. The couple was married in a beautiful outdoor sanctuary ceremony facing the waterfall. Officiating was Co-Owner of the Dream Manor Inn, Rebecca Williams. The couples own children Mason and Josephine Pollack were the ring bearer and pretty flower girl. The bride’s two sons, Kris Sene of Casa Grande and Neiko Susunkewa of Ft. Carson, CO, escorted the bride down the aisle. The bride is daughter to Denise Sene of Casa Grande, AZ & the groom is son to Karen Ladd of Chandler, AZ. A lively reception of friends and family gathered for the lovely couple at Dream Manor Inn’s Tuscany Banquet room and was followed by divine dinner. Dream Manor’s own Carl Williams was the emcee and guest danced the night away with music provided by Gilbert Jacinto from Genuine Events. John Petty provided terrific pictures from K&K Photography and Anita Bolland created a beautiful and delicious cake. The new Mr. and Mrs. Pollack reside in Casa Grande, AZ. Both, Mandie and Shane work for Volkswagen. Mandie works as a Purchasing Administrator and Shane works as Fleet Supervisor. We want to give our absolute best wishes to the happy new couple!