Cherry Blossom DC War Memorial Wedding

December 3, 2020

Filed in: Wedding

Love at First Flight – DC Wedding Style

Sounds like the title of a new Hallmark movie, right? But this one’s even better–it’s actually a real life love story! 

Josh was just a cute stranger on Erin’s return flight into Washington DC, where she was flying back from a conference that they both had unknowingly attended. To spark a conversation, Erin commented on the book Josh was reading, and they chatted away from there. At the end of the flight they said goodbye and went their separate ways, but Erin realized she didn’t want that to be the end of their friendship. All she knew about Josh was his name, where he worked, and that he would be running a race that weekend. All that’s just about all Josh knew about Erin too–but that was enough for the “light internet stalking” power to win! 

The outcome?

A beautiful wedding at the WWI DC War Memorial, during Cherry Blossom Season.

The perfect place for a small and intimate ceremony shared with Josh and Erin’s closest and dearest friends. Due to its setting along the National Mall, the World War l Memorial carried a sense of not only US history as a whole, but also the military history of the couple. With the groom’s sister officiating, the bride’s daughter Emily was included in the ceremony to create the absolute sweetest moment that made the entire party present tear up. I personally loved how she was listening so intently to the vows to her too. So sweet! 

The reception afterwards was held in Arlington, VA, at Fort Myer – Patton Hall, where the happiness and joy continued fueled by the amazing Sugar Shack donuts, which were a favorite of all! 

D.C. War Memorial Wedding


Wedding Venue // DC War Memorial

Reception Venue // Patton Hall – Fort Myer, Arlington National Cemetery

Wedding Planner // Sweetly Southern Events

Lead Photographer // Kate Grace Photography

Second Photographer // Evangeline Renee

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  1. DK says:

    This truly does sound like a Hallmark movie! Wow. 😆 Love the details and ceremony location.

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