DC War Memorial wedding | Liz & Stéphane | Washington, DC


When you date in DC, there are only a few ways to meet a future spouse. It really comes down to work, or a bar. Well these two lovebirds met at the latter. They apparently locked eyes and immediately got to talking.


Then they just kept talking...


And finally, they ended up having their dream DC War Memorial Wedding.



Liz & Stéphane face each other as they have their first look

L & S got married on what will probably go down as the coldest day this winter '21-22. in Washington, DC. Thankfully, we started the day inside at The St. Gregory Hotel in Dupont Circle.



Liz's Mom and best friend helped her get into her dress, and my assistant, Lauren, shoved hand warmers up her dress to keep her warm.



Liz's mom and best friend zip up the back of her wedding dress

Liz & Stéphane chose to do a first look, which I always encourage my couples to do. It relieves some of those wedding-day jitters and gets you really excited to marry your partner.




We headed down to the National Mall for their ceremony, which was officiated by Stéphane's sister, Astrid.


Liz and her Dad walk towards the DC War Memorial for her ceremony

The ceremony in the DC War Memorial was ~cold~ but so sweet. There were lots of laughs, which is on brand for Liz, because she's one of the most joyful humans I've ever met.



We followed the ceremony with some couple portraits on the Mall, until Stéphane's lips started to turn purple.




Finally, we headed back to get warm for a small brunch reception at Pisco Y Nazca in Downtown DC. There was a first dance and a father-daughter dance, and it was all lovely and beautiful.


Congratulations to Liz & Stéphane, who are now off honeymooning on the California coast.




Vendors:

HMUA: Royal Makeup and Hair

Venues: The St. Gregory Hotel, Pisco Y Nazca

Suit: Geoffrey Lewis Tailors

Photography Assistant: Lauren Ahn Photography