A Military Casual Wedding by ChloeMoore Photography

Anyone that has been keeping up with our FB page or Instagram knows how happy ChloeMoore Photography makes me šŸ™‚ She is just too adorable! And her work…No, just see for yourself! To think IĀ haven’tĀ even met her yet should be quite disturbing to you right? Lol, the power of the Internet! So this feature is yet another awesome one for me, you, CM andĀ of courseĀ the lovely couple, Broghan and Jessica. Enjoy!

Also read her planning Journey if you can..I think it makes such a great story! “Everything about planning this wedding was such a family affair and had so much meaning behind every little detail, it made planning the wedding so enjoyable and created such fond memories for the both of us“-Ā By the Bride

Their Story:Ā Broghan and I went to the same high school in Florida. We started dating when he was 14 and I was 16 years old. He asked me to be his girlfriend while we were on a class trip to Italy and we have been together ever since. Broghan received a football scholarship to West Point, The United States Military Academy in New York while I had already started college at the University of South Florida. We did the long distance relationship between NY and FL for nearly 3 years then I moved up to NY after I had finished college. He proposed after I had been up there for 1 year on a weekend getaway to SoHo. It was late December and we had just seen a play on Broadway and were taking a late night stroll through Central Park where he popped the question.-By the Bride

Name of Couple: Broghan & Jessica Carnes
Wedding Date: June 9th, 2012
Ceremony Venue: Bay Pointe Golf Club in West Bloomfield, MI
Reception Venue: Bay Pointe Golf Club in West Bloomfield, MI
Wedding Theme: Military Casual
Wedding Dress: Kelly Chase Couture
Wedding Shoes: BCBG
Wedding Planner: The Bride
Make-Up: The Bride
Photography: Chloe Moore PhotographyĀ 


Planning Our Wedding: Where to start…We lived in NY, we grew up and our parents lived in FL, but the rest of both of our extended families lived in Michigan. Michigan was so special to both of us so we chose to plan from afar. The reception and ceremony site was chosen mainly because of my sister, Holli Quay. She had been married there 18 years ago where I was her flower girl. She told us to check it out again and we fell in love with it. We then needed a Reverend and chose one kind of at random from some great reviews on a wedding web site. While at my bachelorette party, my sister brought the video of her wedding so we could all reminisce and during the vows I couldn’t stop staring at her reverend trying to figure out where I knew him from…then it hit me. Coincidentally I had booked the same one from her wedding 18 years ago, he just had white hair instead of brown hair. After calling him to tell him, he pulled out his old files and had old photos of my sisters wedding and myself as her 7 year old flower girl which made it all seem that much more special. Our bakery was also a meaningful choice as my grandparents used them for their 40th wedding anniversary in the early 1980’s. My engagement ring, my wedding band and Broghan’s wedding band was all designed by my cousin Todd Sensoli…one of the most amazing jewelers ever…and a blessing to have him as our family jeweler! And my hair was done by my sister and matron of honor, Holli Quay who has been doing hair since before I can remember. She had done my hair for every recital, school dance, prom, etc. that I couldn’t imagine anyone else better. Then for the photographer, while I was living in NY, our friend from high school back in Florida, Chloe Moore was at NYU studying photography. Another striking coincidence, but I knew she had since moved out to California. We got in touch and she was so gracious about traveling across the country to be at two of her old high school friend’s wedding. It was perfect as she knew us both for so long and so well, she was able to capture every moment between us and I am forever grateful for that. We are now expecting our first child near the end of July and are already planning a trip out to California for Chloe to shoot our maternity pictures. She has such a creative and unique eye, and did a fabulous job on our wedding photos that we couldn’t imagine using anyone else. Everything about planning this wedding was such a family affair and had so much meaning behind every little detail, it made planning the wedding so enjoyable and created such fond memories for the both of us.-By the Bride

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