I’m so excited to share a peek at Emily and Paul’s stunning elopement that took place at the Cathedral of St. Matthews and the DC War Memorial in Washington, DC. As I mentioned just the other day when sharing Kendra and Ben’s Spanish Steps elopement, 2020 will be remembered for a lot of things, but one of those certainly includes the rise in popularity of the “micro-wedding”. COVID has forced celebrations to be downsized into small numbers for the safety of everyone involved. And while it may have not been what couples were planning initially, I think many have come to love the simplicity that comes along with it while still getting to marry their best friend.
One of the things that I’ve had to get used to with these micro-weddings is that I don’t often meet my couples before the big day. This isn’t a totally foreign concept to me, as not all my couples always opt to do an engagement session, but it’s still so lovely when you finally get to meet the person you’ve been working with so closely via e-mail or phone calls. I told Emily that when I first met her, I just felt like she was the epitome of BRIDE! She was absolutely stunning in her strapless gown, complete with an all-white bouquet and lace veil. And the groom, Paul, looked equally dapper himself in his morning suit — my favorite!
After their traditional catholic ceremony at St. Matthews, we all headed over to the DC War Memorial for some iconic portraits. The best part about having a smaller wedding? Their entire family was able to join us so that they could get some portraits with the newlyweds in the heart of the district as well. It was truly a beautiful day and such a joy to celebrate with them!