When you get engaged, there are lots of things to consider. One of the biggest ones is how big do you want your wedding celebration to be. While a lot of couples choose an extravagant affair at some of the most opulent museums and ballrooms in the district, other couples opt for a smaller ceremony.
For those looking for simplicity mixed with classic elegance, a weekday elopement ceremony at one of the iconic memorials dedicated to our founding fathers is the perfect low key affair. Whether it's just the two of you and your officiant or you invite a few family or friends is up to you.
Hiring a photographer that knows about the permits you need to make your ceremony happen, along with stunning photographs is important. Ceremonies have been stopped and portrait sessions interrupted when the proper paperwork hasn't been submitted. We can help you navigate the murky waters of National Park Service permits so your plans aren't interrupted.
After the ceremony and photos, make reservations at one of the popular and award winning restaurants by Jose Andres. Oyamel, Zaytinya, China Chilcano, and Jaleo are a short uber or lift ride from the mall. Celebrate with one of a kind dishes and some of the best cocktails in the district. Make your way to one of Chinatown's elegant and well appointed hotels for your honeymoon night. Then wake up and visit one of the many free museums in the area. Our favorite is the National Portrait Gallery in Chinatown. Take a break from the sightseeing with a lunch at Shake Shack, just a few steps across the street.
If you are interested in a weekday elopement, give us a call at 410-903-7590 or contact us at info@steveandjane by email. We'd love to help you plan your day and capture your wedding day memories!
Location: 701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242.