DC War Memorial, National Mall, Washington DC Elopement Photo Story Award

Outdoor ceremony picture from an intimate wedding at a national mall monument with pillars

A no fuss, no frills outdoor elopement with just siblings and parents

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.

BW Wedding Picture of a MD Bride and Groom Getting Ready in Silver Spring

Wedding Photography of Groom Getting Ready in Silver Spring, MD

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. 

BW Wedding Photography in Silver Spring of a MD groom walking on the streets with his mother

Professional Wedding Photography from Silver Spring, MD of groom walking streets with mom

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. 

An Intimate DC War Memorial Wedding Ceremony with White Pillars as Background

Outdoor picture from Intimate DC War Memorial Wedding Ceremony

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.

A DC Wedding Portrait of the Bride dancing at the War Memorial of the National Mall

 Fine Art DC Wedding Portrait of the Bride Playing for the Camera

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.

A DC War Memorial Outdoor wedding venue pic from a small wedding at the pillars

A DC War Memorial Venue Picture from an Outdoor wedding venue for small weddings

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.

Washington DC War Memorial monument wedding portrait for a romantic couple posing between pillars

DC monument wedding portrait with the white pillars

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. 

A celebration following an intimate wedding ceremony at the War Memorial of DC at the National Mall

A DC War Memorial picture with a small open floor plan allowing the monument in the backdrop

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.

Romantic DC War Memorial wedding portrait of the couple walking stairs at the National Mall

A romantic DC War Memorial wedding picture in BW from the National Mall monument

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.