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DC Elopement at National Gallery of Art and Cafe Riggs: Mark and Cindy

Mark and Cindy’s DC elopement at the National Gallery of Art and Cafe Riggs is one I am so excited to share with you! From the moment we began discussing this elopement, I know it was going to be so special. We considered all the best spots in DC to uber around to for their photos and elopement, and ended up picking the best spots for the most variety! The day started at Cafe Riggs, where Cindy and Mark had rooms to get ready in, shared their First Look in the lobby. Followed by their First Look, Cindy and Mark signed their marriage papers and we headed to the courthouse!

Then, they were officially official! To celebrate we took an Uber to the National Gallery of Art, which was the perfect backdrop for a classic dc elopement and variety in color and warmth. We walked around the museum together looking around and taking portraits. Cindy carried her bouquet with her, and many people around them cheered and clapped when they saw these two. I’m so glad we went outside the National Gallery of Art for photos also, because we came into the best light ever outside! The best thing about monumental stone in DC is that it natural reflects the best light for skin tones, and makes for a beautiful and simplistic foreground. After their portraits we returned to Cafe Riggs where the vendor team was all set up and ready for the most precious candlelit reception. Mark and Cindy did everything right and shared the perfect elopement in DC! I’m so grateful to have been a part of such a special day, and can’t wait for their reception this summer to celebrate and document more of their love again!

DC Elopement at National Gallery of Art and Cafe Riggs: Mark and Cindy by DC Wedding Photographer Samia