A Special Thank You

The honoring of Veterans holds a very special place in my heart; as my Grandfather, Father and Husband all served in the military.  There is something about defending the freedom and rights of those you do not know and may never know that is beyond admirable.

Finding a way to give back is extremely important to me. As a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, it doesn’t always feel like enough.  My time can fill up quickly with consultations, site tours, events and so much more.  I am sure we can all identify with our lives filling up quickly and passing by in a blink. I like to remind myself that “having” the time versus “making” the time is a critical difference, and the very least I can do when it comes to serving those who have served for me.

With Spanish Oak Events, I offer a military discount as a gesture, that while it does not compare to the risk and sacrifice made on a service members behalf, I hope that it signifies my gratitude. Please mention your service when contacting me in regards to your event.

Looking to give back to Veterans today or in the future? The National Veterans Foundation has important information to consider so your efforts are well spent and directed appropriately.

In regards to your wedding, there are a few ways you can directly or subtitling showcase you or your partner's service.Inside Weddings has a fantastic information regarding military accents and traditions; LINKED HERE is the full article, it’s worth the read!

A few of my favorites that I have executed at prior weddings are shown in the pictures below, along with my favorite Veterans.

 The smallest of details can make the biggest of impacts; these Navy cufflinks were worn by the groom; a veteran wanting to subtly pay tribute to his time of service. Not every detail has to be loud or noticeable by everyone; small choices such as these add to the continuity of the theme and can have special meaning to only those that are aware.   

The smallest of details can make the biggest of impacts; these Navy cufflinks were worn by the groom; a veteran wanting to subtly pay tribute to his time of service. Not every detail has to be loud or noticeable by everyone; small choices such as these add to the continuity of the theme and can have special meaning to only those that are aware.

 

 In a recent wedding, The Bluejacket’s Manual was used for a groom whom had served in the Navy. The tradition shared at this event was the passing of The Bluejacket Manual from a current Navy wife, to an incoming Navy wife; a special token that can be on display for years to come with multiple meanings to both spouses.   

In a recent wedding, The Bluejacket’s Manual was used for a groom whom had served in the Navy. The tradition shared at this event was the passing of The Bluejacket Manual from a current Navy wife, to an incoming Navy wife; a special token that can be on display for years to come with multiple meanings to both spouses.

 

 My brave Father, right before heading to Vietnam.

My brave Father, right before heading to Vietnam.

 My brave Husband and his Father.  As this picture was damaged from Hurricane Katrina, this photo captured him right before heading to Desert Storm.  My Father In Law also in the photo, always encouraged his son to join the military as he is a Vietnam Veteran as well.  

My brave Husband and his Father.  As this picture was damaged from Hurricane Katrina, this photo captured him right before heading to Desert Storm.  My Father In Law also in the photo, always encouraged his son to join the military as he is a Vietnam Veteran as well.  

 My life long friend Chris (far right) whom I've always called brother.  I proudly share he has done 5 tours of duty for his country.  

My life long friend Chris (far right) whom I've always called brother.  I proudly share he has done 5 tours of duty for his country.