Kimmie and Nate | DC War Memorial Wedding | Washington, DC Wedding Photography

I'm so excited to share my first wedding of the 2017 season! And this was the perfect one to start with :) I first met Kimmie and Nate when we did their maternity photos back in the fall (see them here) while Kimmie was pregnant with their son Keegan. Well now Keegan is here (and as cute as can be!) and he was ready to celebrate his mom and dad's big day :) He was so well behaved the entire time, and just wait until you see his adorable suit!  

Kimmie and Nate had an intimate ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and family, including a surprise appearance from Nate's brother who they didn't think could make the trip. They picked a classic venue at the DC War Memorial, which was just perfect for wedding photos. I'm a sucker for all the white columns on the monuments around the National Mall!  We totally lucked out with the weather - it was a little chilly and a giant thunderstorm was rolling in, but thankfully it waited until after the ceremony to start storming. The timing could not have been any better, I think the downpour started about ten minutes after we left. Thank you Mother Nature! 

Kimmie and Nate wanted to keep their wedding day simple and beautiful, and they definitely got their wish. Keep scrolling to check out the highlights from their gorgeous celebration !

DC War Memorial on a beautiful spring day | Washington DC Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
Classic DC War Memorial wedding photo | Washington, DC Wedding Photography | Megan Rei Photography
DC Monuments Wedding Photography | Bride and Groom Portrait | Virginia, DC, MD Wedding Photographer
Photojournalistic wedding photography | Megan Rei Photography | DC War Memorial Wedding Ceremony Photos

Aren't her ring and bouquet stunning? I could photograph these all day. I've always been a fan of halo engagement rings, and I just love how the bright pink colors pop against the white memorial.

Halo engagement ring in a beautiful pink wedding bouquet from Twin Towers Florist in Arlington VA| Megan Rei Photography | Washington, DC Wedding
Romantic bride and groom photo | Washington DC Wedding Photographer | DC War Memorial Wedding Photography
Beautiful pink and purple bridal bouquet from Twin Towers Florist in Arlington | Megan Rei Photography | Washington, DC Monuments Wedding Photos
Bride and groom wedding portraits at the DC War Memorial | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer
Beautiful pink and purple bridal bouquet from Twin Towers Florist in Arlington | Megan Rei Photography | Washington, DC Monuments Wedding Photos
The happy couple at their spring wedding in Washington, DC | Northern Virginia Wedding Photography | Megan Rei Photography
Beautiful bridal portrait | DC War Memorial Wedding Photos | Washington, DC Wedding
The groom looking happy on his wedding day | Washington, DC Wedding Photography

Here comes the cuteness! I don't think I've ever seen a more adorable best man :) 

Adorable wedding day photo of bride and her son at the DC War Memorial | Megan Rei Photography | Photojournalistic wedding photography
The groom and his son on the wedding day | Washington, DC candid wedding photography
Adorable wedding day photo of bride and her son at the DC War Memorial | Megan Rei Photography | Photojournalistic wedding photography
The happy wedding couple with their adorable son | Megan Rei Photography | Washington DC Wedding
The happy wedding couple with their adorable son | Megan Rei Photography | Washington DC Wedding
Mother son wedding photo | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
The happy family on their spring wedding day in Washington, DC | Megan Rei Photography | Photojournalistic DC Wedding Photography
DC War Memorial Wedding Ceremony | Megan Rei Photography | Northern Virginia and Washington DC Wedding Photography
Stunning bride with her bouquet from Twin Towers Florist | DC War Memorial Wedding | Megan Rei Photography
DC War Memorial Wedding Ceremony | Megan Rei Photography | Northern Virginia and Washington DC Wedding Photography

These vows you guys, so sweet. I loved hearing about how they first met and the beginning of their relationship!

Groom reading his vows during the wedding ceremony | Washington DC Wedding at the DC War Memorial
Beautiful bride during her classic DC wedding ceremony | Northern Virginia Wedding Photography | DC Wedding Photography
Capturing wedding day emotion during the vows | Washington DC Documentary Wedding Photography | Megan Rei Photography

Woohoo! They are husband and wife!

Officially husband and wife | Megan Rei Photography | Photojournalistic style wedding photography | Washington DC Wedding Photography

More people should definitely have picnics at their weddings :) Kimmie and Nate brought it all - a cute basket, a blanket, and most importantly, champagne for everyone! Nate had a very impressive bottle popping haha, with the cork flying out of the memorial and on to the grass below. 

Cute spring wedding with a picnic in Washington, DC | Megan Rei Photography
Popping the champagne | Megan Rei Photography | Photojournalistic style wedding photography | Washington DC Wedding Photography
Popping the champagne | Megan Rei Photography | Photojournalistic style wedding photography | Washington DC Wedding Photography
Popping the champagne | Megan Rei Photography | Photojournalistic style wedding photography | Washington DC Wedding Photography
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Cute spring wedding with a picnic in Washington, DC | Megan Rei Photography

Just as Kimmie and Nate were about to begin their first dance, the overhead lights at the memorial turned on. Such perfect timing to light up their dance floor :)  And no, Nate was not being rude and Snapchatting their first dance. He was playing the music!

Husband and wife enjoying their first dance at the DC War Memorial | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Washington, DC | Megan Rei Photography
Husband and wife enjoying their first dance at the DC War Memorial | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Washington, DC | Megan Rei Photography
Husband and wife enjoying their first dance at the DC War Memorial | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Washington, DC | Megan Rei Photography
Husband and wife enjoying their first dance at the DC War Memorial | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Washington, DC | Megan Rei Photography

Kimmie and Nate, thank you so much for choosing me to be your wedding photographer!

All of the happy wedding guests celebrating with the bride and groom | DC War Memorial Wedding Photography | Megan Rei Photography

Flowers: Twin Towers Florist

Dress: Vegeron

Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse

Makeup: MAC Cosmetics at Pentagon City