A Blush Military Wedding at Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk, Virginia

Samantha Fuhrman (27 and an engineer) and John Burns (25 and a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer) met on the go-kart racing team at Purdue University. Wanting their celebration to feel like a “romantic, candlelit walk in the park,” Samantha and John decked out their reception venue with trees, lanterns and lush blooms. After a traditional Christian ceremony, the newlyweds joined guests at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center along the water for a fun-filled celebration that included arbor-filled décor, tacos (their favorite food) and plenty of military details. “It was a wedding full of military officers, past and present,” Samantha says. A personalized gold sign topped off the newlyweds’ two-tier red velvet cake that was brushed in gold and surrounded in greenery.