By Mariah Ashley
Carmen and Jason had a particularly beautiful day for their Newport Hyatt Wedding… the kind of day every couple hopes for. Was it random luck? Some people would say so. I wonder though… could karma have had a little something to do with it? If anyone has racked up the karma points it’s Carmen. She’s served in the Air Force for twelve years. I asked her what her job was and she nonchalantly said, “Oh… I move wounded soldiers from Point A to Point B so they can go home to their families. I love what I do!” I was blown away, I mean Carmen looks a little like Wonder Woman, but it turns out she actually IS Wonder Woman… or at least a wonder of a woman.
I love the USAF pin in her brooch bouquet, all of the pins were collected for her by the women in her life.
Carmen’s mom passed away when she was thirteen, which is unspeakably hard to imagine. My daughter is thirteen and the thought of not being there for her on her wedding day is making me choke up as a type this. I know that Carmen felt the presence of her mother on her big day though. She told me that her mom, “Brought me the beautiful weather and also sent me Jason, the man I will soon be able to call my husband.” Jason gave Carmen this card, but it seems that maybe her mom might have been trying to send a little message too. Moms are tricky like that.Carmen had a great view of the ceremony site at the Newport Hyatt from her window.Carmen fastening a photo of her mom to her brooch bouquet, the finishing piece.
Carmen’s dad looks on proudly as Carmen makes her way down the stairs.Speaking of NOT looking on proudly… Jason looks a little nervous looking on as his brother puts the finishing touches on his best man speech.
Is he going to nail it or fail it? Stay tuned toward the bottom of this post to find out!This is basically the difference between 99% of our brides and grooms!Carmen takes advantage of her birds eye view to watch all of her guests arrive for the ceremony. This was such a treat for her, she reflected on how each of them had made a difference in her life as they passed under her window.The Newport Hyatt has a great long lawn for processing, very dramatic!I think Carmen’s dad approves of Jason, the loving pat on the back is too sweet.Married!Let the fun begin! Carmen and Jason are full of life, jokes, and energy!The bridal party.Taking a minute to take in the view…Jason’s groomsmen joked that they knew Carmen was perfect for Jason before he did… I think he figured it out though.FAV!The bridal party in their natural state… causal.A stroll and a smooch before heading into the reception.Nailed it! Phew!So cute with each other, but just in case someone goes rogue, a safety napkin is always a good idea!Parent snuggles, so sweet.An amazing sunset too? Carmen’s mom has really out done herself!The perfect end to a beautiful day.Carmen and Jason, we were so honored to be a part of your big day. Carmen, thank you for what you do… Jason thank you for being you, and for taking such great care of our wonder woman! It’s really true, #jasonlovescarmen !