Amber and Scott were married in a wintery wedding elopement at the DC War Memorial in Washington, DC. They were always set to marry on this particular Saturday in December, but had originally planned to wed in their hometown of Sarasota, Florida. Due to last-minute complications — basically the theme of 2020, am I right!? — they had to postpone their big ceremony but still wanted to tie the knot and thought what better of a location than the heart of our country? Amber had previously lived in the District, so she was familiar with the sites and knew it would be a beautiful backdrop, no matter what the time of year.
Amber tells their love story perfectly, so I’ll borrow a snippet to share with you all here!
“Amber and Scott met in July of 2019 the good ol’ fashioned way… online. They matched just as Amber departed on a three week trip, and talked everyday until she got back to Tampa. Her first night back, they went out on their first date to Pete’s Grand Central. It only took a few dates to realize that they were the perfect team. One month later they took a spontaneous trip to Charleston and fell in love, and the whirlwind began. Just a few months later, they planned a two week trip to Europe for New Years Eve, where they went to London, Paris, Milan, and Prague. It was so romantic seeing these historic cities at Christmas time, and Amber was dying to go to Strasbourg, France (just a 2 hour train ride from Paris) for their famous Christmas Market. Scott decided that this would be the perfect place to ask Amber to be his forever partner, and he proposed on the bridge in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Strasbourg.”
It was such a joy to be a small part of their elopement at the DC War Memorial in Washington, DC — I, for one, am glad for the change in plans so that I could meet this wonderful couple!