DC War Memorial Micro Wedding

May 26, 2022

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Julia & James’ DC War Memorial Wedding

Julia and James were an absolutely fantastic couple to work with. Even wedding planning amid a pandemic couldn’t rock these two. They were intent on having a very intimate micro-wedding, and every detail of the day was very intentionally planned. Julia and James were friends and coworkers for seven years before they began dating, and DC was not only home, but also where so many important milestones happened in their relationship. As a runner, Julia used to pass the World War I Memorial on her route and dreamed of one day marrying within the iconic columns. I’m so honored I got to capture these two (and their pups!) on their very special DC wedding day.

Washington, DC Elopement Locations

There are so many iconic spots around DC to have your elopement, but the DC World War I memorial is definitely one of my favorites. It’s located in West Potomac Park, just off the National Mall. Made entirely of marble, the memorial was restored in 2010 and is now an absolutely stunning backdrop for an intimate wedding or elopement.

The memorial is managed by the National Park Service and is a super affordable spot to tie the knot in DC. Within the memorial itself, you can comfortably seat around 50 guests, but the lawn is available as well if you’re hosting a larger wedding and want to have the memorial as your ceremony backdrop. One of my favorite things about weddings at this location? It’s so easy to get to a ton of other iconic DC locations for portraits! Julia, James, and I were able to quickly head over to the Capitol Building, Library of Congress, and Supreme Court Building for their stunning newlywed portraits.

Julia and James – Thank you so much for including me in your wedding day, and I wish you both the absolute best!

World War I Memorial Elopement
DC Micro Wedding photography
DC luxury wedding photographer


Venue: DC World War I Memorial
Photography: Kate Grace Photography
Florals: Petals Edge
Transportation: Chariots for Hire
Dress: BHLDN
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Tuxedo: The Black Tux
Rings: Brilliant Earth


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