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Photographer: Pinehurst Photography & Pictured in the Pines

Wedding Planner: Vision Events Wedding & Event Planning

What do you do when a crowded cruise ship deck throws a hitch in an expertly planned New Year’s Eve proposal? If you’re Eric, you improvise, and move the moment to a private cabin. If you’re Judy, you relish watching your love pour out his heart on one knee — and then you convince him to do it again, in front of cameras that captured the act for all to see.

Though each had their share of military travels, picking a location in Pinehurst was a no-brainer for this active-duty bride and this golf-loving, cybersecurity analyst groom. Nine months spent perfecting logistics with the help of a wedding planner culminated in a day that flowed as easily as the coffee on their first date, and meant as much to the bride and groom as each picture-perfect proposal.

Ceremony: Sacred Heart Catholic Church | Reception: Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst Resort | Videographer: Jonathan Hornby Productions | Dress: David’s Bridal | Shoes: White by Vera Wang Hair: TeeAnnd, Stylist on the Go | Makeup: Astrid Carolina Makeup Artist | Wedding Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Flowers: Jack Hadden Floral & Event Design | Cake & Catering: Pinehurst Resort | Music & Rentals: Ward Productions | Transportation: Kirk Tours & Limousine