Washington DC Wedding Photographer at Jefferson Memorial

Last fall I went to Washington D.C. for some research and I absolutely fell in love with this city. You know how some places just captivate your heart?! That’s D.C. for me! So I knew I had to go back to explore the city even more, and I can’t resist going anywhere without setting up something to photograph. I am so excited to share this Washington D.C. Elopement Inspiration at the Jefferson Memorial! I worked with the most incredible team to bring this shoot together, and it is featured today on Grey Likes Weddings!

From Grey Likes: “What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with some patriotic wedding inspiration?! This styled elopement by A BEYOUTIFUL FÊTE EVENTS & DESIGN is set in Washington D.C. with a backdrop of some of our country’s most iconic monuments! Even the cake by CATHERINE GEORGE CAKES features a fondant-design of The Capital—and it’s STUNNING!! We’re also loving the color palette’s spin on the good ol’ red, white and blue—it’s updated with blush pinks, pale blues, with touches of cabernet, gold, and rose gold. So enjoy these beautiful images from AMILIA PHOTOGRAPHY and have a wonderful holiday weekend!!”

The sun was barely coming up over the serene tidal basin in Washington D.C. when our couple held each other close and read sweet vows to each other. This Jefferson Memorial Elopement styled shoot was inspired by the classic architecture of the Memorial, Capitol, and Washington Monument, with a touch of whimsy.

Our color palette was composed of blush pinks, pale blues, with touches of cabernet, gold, and rose gold. The couple’s whimsical pink bike was adorned with beautiful flowers and represents their new adventure into marriage.

Every detail of their elopement was carefully curated and meaningful to the couple. The bride’s bouquet was wrapped with delicate silk ribbon with the calligraphy scripture, “Where you go I will go, where you stay I will stay” (Ruth 1:16) written on it, their vows were beautifully scripted in blue watercolor, and the calligraphy champagne bottle marked the occasion. Shimmery rose gold and pale blue elopement announcements were sent out to their closest friends and family to join them for a brunch fete in celebration.

Their warm-white wedding cake had The Capitol crafted in sugar as well as delicate vines of blush pink sugar roses climbing the two tiers. The white leaves perfectly mirrored the bride’s couture lace gown. The newlyweds shared a sweet picnic on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial, sipped on celebratory champagne, and cut their beautiful wedding cake with the Washington Memorial as their backdrop. It doesn’t get more classically romantic than this!

It would make my heart SO happy to photograph more DC engagements, elopements, and weddings, so contact me if you need a photographer!

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Vendor Love:

Planning & Design: A BEYOUTIFUL FÊTE EVENTS & DESIGN 

Floral Design & Bike: JOY & CO. EVENTS 

Invitation Suite: DREAMCATCHER STATIONERY 

Cake:CATHERINE GEORGE CAKES 

Vows & Champagne Bottle: KIRSTEN MARIE DESIGN 

Hair: KIRSTEN MARIE DESIGN 

Makeup: LAURA HENDERSON MAKEUP 

Jewelry: EVERISTTA BRIDAL 

Dress: WHITE SWAN BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 

Tux: THE BLACK TUX


Amilia Photography is a Washington DC Wedding Photographer. She specializes in photographing vibrantly emotional love stories in gorgeous outdoor locations in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, and destinations all around the country.

I would love to talk with you about photographing your anniversary session, engagement, wedding, proposal, or elopement! Contact me for details and to book:
amilia@amiliaphotography.com  |  615.686.8854