Elopement: DC War Memorial in Washington DC
Their wedding took place at the DC War Memorial in Washington DC. It was a cold December day. However, it was the warmest day that month. The ceremony started at 9am with clear skies and the sun was present on their wedding day.
They shared their wedding ceremony would only take about 10 minutes and would include about 10 guests. Staying strict to tradition, he decided not see her before the ceremony. Wanting to honor his family history, he wore a Scottish Kilt with the Gunn Clan Crest. The crest read the Gunn Clan Motto, “Aut Pax Aut Bellum”, which translates to, “Either peace or war”. He provided me their clans historical background and I read more on it when I returned home. He said, “The kilt is also bad ass”, and would be memorable for photos. As a matter of fact, I absolutely agree and I will never forget their wedding. When I returned home, I did a search on how to obtain one while in Scotland (on my next trip).
Once the wedding ceremony concluded, we took formals with family and friends and made our way toward the World War II Memorial for their newlywed photos. Lucky for us, the World War II Memorial is a 3 minute walk from the DC War Memorial.
NPS Permit Information for your DC War Memorial Wedding:
For those who plan to have their wedding at the DC War Memorial, please check the NPS permits website. The permit FAQs will be your best guide for this. Under, “Which kind of permit application do I need for my activity tab” find the “Commercial Filming and/or Photography” form. While it doesn’t take long to obtain the permit, doing so 2 weeks prior will ensure you receive the proper documents.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me!
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The DC War Memorial is also part of my Best Outdoor DC Wedding Venues list as well!