3 Tips for your Elopement|DC Elopement Photography | The Line Hotel DC

3 Tips for your Elopement|DC Elopement Photography | The Line Hotel DC

DC Elopement Photography | The Line Hotel DC

DC Elopement Photography

DC Elopement Photography at The Line Hotel in DC.

Elopements have changed so much in the past few years, and let me tell you I am here for that! It’s heartening to see that so many couples are starting to understand that the most important part about getting married is their commitment to each other and having a wedding that fits them perfectly.

Jenna and Mike have known all along that New Years Day would be the day they chose to become man and wife. Besides all of the significance of the start of a new year, it was also the day that they found their way back to each other a few years ago and rekindled the love that was always there.

When we met, they were just in the beginning planning of their day; they had not even chosen where they were going to get married. I immediately sprang into action because I love helping plan these intimate elopements.

The Line Hotel

Knowing that they are DC-based, they wanted a place that would be meaningful to them, have a great location for portraits and be intimate and special. No better place than the Line Hotel at sunset on the balcony!

One of the best things about DC is that you can marry yourself.  You don’t need anything else but love and whatever it is you want on your wedding day. They had a few friends join them for getting ready in the morning but after that, they kept it simple for their ceremony, just them, some simple but gorgeous floral and me!

After a heartfelt ceremony on the roof, we took some photos on the roof and around the hotel, and they went back to their suite for hugs and love from their very best friends and family and out to a private, intimate dinner.

Have you considered an elopement? Here are my best tips if you and your fiancé are considering this type of wedding in DC.

1. Consider your where:

  • Is there a place that is significant to you two already?
  • Do you want a brand new, “just you” experience together?
  • Is it a “feel” of a place that holds meaning for you?
  • Is it your home? Backyard? Favorite brewery?

2. How do you want your day to feel?

  • Very structured, or more flexible?
  • All in one place, or do you want to go to multiple locations?

3. Who do you want to be there?

  • A “just us” magical experience?
  • Closest friends and family?
  • Just one person special to you, each standing by?
  • Do you want folks to celebrate with you later?

You really can have your day planned any way you want, and I’m happy to help! If a small, intimate elopement in DC sounds like it would be the perfect fit for your upcoming marriage, I’d love to talk to your more about helping you plan and photographing it. Say Hey Here!

The Team

Hair + Make up | Megan Monahan
The Dress | Laudae Bride
Venue | Line DC
Flowers | Wander + Whimsy

What They’re Saying

Jenna said,

” Shelly is an absolute dream and blew us away. The pictures are beautiful, but beyond that, we loved having her around and she made shooting fun, easy, and natural and at times when we were trying to be private, it’s like she wasn’t even there. Not to mention she basically planned the entire event by suggesting the location and the best HMU and floral connections. Thank you Shelly!”

Interested in an intimate DC elopement? Say hey here and lets chat about how I can help you.