Kristina and Jimmy’s romantic Washington DC Elopement this May was stunning and so fun to help plan with them!

We explored all around Washington DC and were able to see so many jaw-dropping places that turned into the most incredible images. We started early in the morning at the iconic Line Hotel while Kristina and Jimmy sipped on coffee, got ready for the day, and played with their cat for a bit before we did an intimate first look in the hotel suite. Before leaving for our first location we took photos on the iconic front steps of the Line Hotel with its beautiful columns and unique green doors.

Romantic First Dance At The Washington National Cathedral

Kristina and Jimmy wanted a European feel for some of their photos. Right away, I knew the Washington National Cathedral was going to be the perfect vibe they had been imagining. The architecture of this cathedral is magnificent and feels like you just stepped into a modern-day fairytale. We even decided to do their first dance in the magical courtyard. It was such a sweet and romantic morning In DC for their elopement. 

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Intimate Elopement Ceremony In Washington DC

Once we got all the photos at the cathedral we called a Lyft to take us to our ceremony location. The Smithsonian Castle Garden’s lighting was just *chef’s kiss* this day as we made our way to the Moongate for the ceremony. We set up Kristina and Jimmy’s GoPro to record their ceremony on video. They were so sweet and truly in the moment together as they exchanged their vows and self-officiated their ceremony. 

Yep, you heard that right. It is legal and SO easy to self-officiate your own wedding or elopement. This is so awesome because if you are dreaming have had an intimate elopement without anyone else there, Washington DC is the place to do it! It’s a super simple process that starts with applying for your marriage license. Then you have some paperwork to fill out and send back to the courthouse. Don’t worry though, I have a whole blog post dedicated to walking you through the process of self-officiating in Washington DC. Check it out here!

Support While Planning Your Elopement

From your very first phone call with me before booking, I am here to be more than just your elopement photographer! I know how intimidating planning an elopement can seem on your own. That’s why I help all my clients brainstorm and plan the logistics of their day from the very beginning so we can create their dream elopements together. 

Once you do decide to book with me, I send over my questionnaire that dives deep into the vision and vibes for your big day. Based on all the exciting details you give me I compile location and vendor recommendation lists customized to you and your partner. We then hop on a Zoom call to talk through your potential timelines and logistics until we land on an outline we all LOVE! I am with you through the entire planning process, even helping with permits and packing lists based on certain locations and terrain. Think mountain vs city! My goal is to help you stay present with one another and not have to worry about a thing, that’s why I always take care of the timeline.

Love From Kristina & Jimmy

“Juliana Wall is such a delight to work with. She knows how awkward it can be to take photos, especially to those who are not familiar with how it works. She is an awesome person and you will not regret hiring her as your elopement photographer. Our photos are so stunning even during the previews. The complete set was amazing and I cannot wait to share it with my family. Thank you so much, Juliana.”

Ready To Plan Your Washington DC Elopement?!

I’m so excited to offer Washington DC elopement and small wedding packages! Want to plan your own romantic Washington DC elopement, but want support along the way? Contact me today to get started!


Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Fran LLC

Dress: Blush Fashion On Etsy

Suit: H&M

Florals: Steel Magnolias Flower Shop

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