The Couple: Kristyna & Marcus
Wedding Date: May 25, 2014
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: I met Marcus through the army. We both were enlisted soldiers and I was stationed at the same army base as him. I met him my first day with my new unit. He invited me to go out with him to a party that night. And he ask to see me everyday after that. I couldn’t resist his sweet Georgia accent and perfect big o’ lips.
What was the most amazing part of your day? The best part of our wedding was the ceremony. Seeing Marcus standing there, waiting for me to make it down the aisle. He stood there and I watched how nervous and excited he was, then he said his vows so strong and confident I knew he meant every word. He wrote them himself.
What else would you like to share about your big day? My family made my wedding a dream come true and we are so blessed to have them. They put my whole wedding together for me over the phone because I was active duty army and stationed away from home.
Ceremony Site: Private Home
Reception Venue: Blue Goose Event Center
Photographer: Raquel M. Photography
Cake/Desserts: Michelle Banda
Flowers: Rebecca Holland
Bridal Attire: Vintage Boutique in Downtown Sacramento
Bridesmaids’ Attire: JC Penney
Hair: Tati Banda
Make-up: Brandi Holder
Linen Rentals: Celebrations! Party Rentals & Tents
Honeymoon Location: Vidalia, Georgia to meet the family.
First Dance Song: “Angel” by Jack Johnson
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? The Little things make such a difference.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? I wouldn’t change any of it.
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.
Photos courtesy of Raquel M. Photography,
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