Bride cuts wedding cake with sword as groom laughs

We love photographing military weddings — especially when there are swords involved! Aside from the sword arch ceremony, we often see military brides and grooms using swords in place of knives to cut a slice of wedding cake to feed each other. In this photo, the bride took charge of the sword to make the final cut while the groom stood by, laughing at the hilarious ridiculousness of the scene. Converting the photo to black and white removes the distraction of color from the scene and helps to direct the viewer's eyes to the newlyweds' expressions and actions. This wedding reception took place in the Venice Ballroom of the Hotel Murano, a luxury glass art themed hotel in downtown Tacoma.