If you love white weddings, this elopement in DC has lots of lovely inspiration. Although it was a small-scale day, it’s big on inspiration and emotion. What a gorgeous event filled with white wedding ideas.
Why an elopement in DC?
Rachel and Alex met on the dating app Bumble in December of 2018. The app gives women the power to make the first move, prompting Rachel to message Alex. Obviously, things went well, and he proposed to her one year later—this time, taking the lead.
The couple made plans for a 2020 event in Washington DC filled with white wedding ideas. However, it was set to be a formal affair with a reception at Succotash in Penn Quarter.
Then coronavirus hit.
When it became clear that their original wedding date would not work due to Covid, Rachel and Alex postponed their celebration. However, much like the dating app, they met on, Rachel did not want to wait to “make a move.” Neither did Alex. As a result, they kept their original date and planned a smaller, Washington DC elopement.
Alex used to live near Anderson House and had previously stopped in for a docent-led tour. When he and Rachel started discussing potential ceremony locations, he remembered the beauty of Anderson House.
Therefore he reached out to the venue about holding an intimate wedding there. From the looks of the photos, it’s one of the best Washington DC elopement locations!
To make sure everyone could be involved in their special day, they worked with Bowen Films to live-stream the event. Additionally, after the ceremony, a parade of cars filled with friends drove down Massachusetts Avenue. Alex and Rachel waved from the front lawn.
Sentimental Washington DC Elopement
DC Elopement Wedding Vendors
- Photography – Gilbert Horst Photo
- Planning – A Griffin Events
- Venue – Anderson House
- Cake – Susan Gage
- Florals – Stem & Thistle
- Videography – Bowen Films
- Masks, Monogram Handkerchief – Jefferson Lane
- Wedding Submission – Published + Pretty