US Navy Blue Angels perform special fly over for a newlywed couple

Posted at 7:06 AM, May 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-21 10:06:27-04

A bride and groom from Florida were posing for pictures after their wedding on the beach when they heard screams from their guests in surprise. 23ABC's Adam Bowles has the story

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels were flying high in the sky above the newlyweds, Rachel and Chandler Mills performing a surprise flight demonstration as a squadron.

 “People started pointing to the sky and screaming when they saw them,” said the couple’s wedding photographer, Jordan Burch. “But they went by so fast I couldn’t adjust for them.”

A second chance was given to Burch as he was able to capture the moment for the Mills when the Angels circled around one more time and flew past the couple.

This second fly over in Pensacola, Florida, provided a moment of surprise for the photographer and all of the wedding guests.

“We were in the middle of group portraits and I started to scream for everyone to get out of the photo because the Blues are coming,” Burch recalled. “Everyone ran to get out of the photo and Chandler just ran to Rachel and kissed her.”

She added, “I probably took 700 photos in the five seconds they were in the sky just to get the shot.”

Chandler Mills, 26, is a U.S. Navy Ensign who moved to Pensacola, where the Blue Angels are based, last year to attend flight school.

Rachel Mills, 22, joined her husband in Pensacola after graduating from the University of Alabama at Huntsville, where the couple met.