With the DC War Memorial enveloping them, Brianna and Alaa exchange their rings during the wedding ceremony.
Brianna and Alaa knew exactly what they wanted for their wedding day — and more importantly, they knew what they didn't want. Rather than opting for a grand, traditional affair with thousands of details to consider, they preferred a no fuss, no frills outdoor elopement alongside their favorite people in the world. Their priority was starting their marriage in a beautiful and authentic way — and of course, they also wanted some amazing photos to capture those special moments.
Their wedding took place at the DC War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C., and the only guests in attendance were their parents and siblings. It was a relaxed and intimate affair that allowed them to be fully present throughout the day.
The couple prepared for their wedding ceremony together inside their home. In this image, the bride is helping her soon-to-be husband with his tie, as he jokingly grapples with it.
Alaa links arms with his mother as they stroll down a street in Silver Spring, Maryland before heading to the National Mall in Washington D.C.
Wearing an enchanting black gown that showcased her authentic sense of style, Brianna smiles at Alaa with purpose and confidence as the wedding ceremony begins.
Beneath the DC War Memorial, the bride strikes a carefree and playful pose for her wedding day portrait. This image proves that the purpose of a wedding portrait is to not only showcase the beauty of the day but also the genuine personality of the individual.
After completing their traditional portrait session, the bride and groom pause for a quick selfie that they can share with their followers on social media in order to announce their new marriage.
With the pillars of the DC War Memorial seemingly providing them with support and strength, Brianna and Alaa gaze into one another's eyes as they embrace in the moments following their ceremony.
The newlyweds were surrounded by their parents and siblings during the ceremony, and afterward, everyone made sure to raise a glass to celebrate the happy couple.
Brianna leads the way as she takes Alaa down the steps of the majestic memorial — these are the first pivotal steps that they will take as husband and wife.