Washington D.C. is one of my favorite places to plan weddings. It is classic, regal, and elegant! I fall in love with this city and all it has to offer every single time that I am there. I feel very fortunate to be able to live so close to the nation’s capital and to plan beautiful weddings here in the DMV.
In celebration of our very first blog post and Independence Day, here is a classically romantic Washington D.C. Elopement Inspiration at the Jefferson Memorial for your Fourth of July viewing pleasure! What better way to kick-off a new blog than with fireworks and lots of pretty?
Planning and designing this elopement inspiration in D.C. was so much fun. I am super thankful for all the talented creatives that helped me bring this vision to life. I hope this Washington D.C. Elopement Inspiration featured on Grey Likes Weddings serves as inspiration as you plan the most incredible day of your lives.
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 Capitol—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! Happy Fourth of July!
Planning & Design: A BEYOUTIFUL FÊTE EVENTS & DESIGN
Floral Design & Bike: JOY & CO. EVENTS
Invitation Suite: DREAMCATCHER STATIONERY
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