Cherry Blossom Wedding Photos at the DC War Memorial | Washington, DC | Erica and Sam

Cherry blossom wedding pictures at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC

When Erica and Sam decided to book their wedding at the DC War Memorial, they had no idea if their wedding date would line up with the perfect cherry blossom time. Thankfully, Mother Nature cooperated and they were able to have their wedding during peak bloom! Erica and Sam (and their families) all flew into DC from Tennessee for the wedding, and I’m so glad they were able to experience the cherry blossoms during their visit.

And even though it was rainy on their wedding day, that actually worked to our advantage. Y’all know those cherry blossom tourist crowds are no joke when it’s sunny out, so we were thankful to not have to navigate that craziness. These two were so laid back and did not let the rain bother them at all - they just popped open an umbrella and their smiles never disappeared!

Spring wedding ceremony in Washington, DC
Smiling bride during her spring wedding ceremony
Intimate wedding ceremony at the DC War Memorial
Bride smiling at the groom during the wedding ceremony
Green and pink bridal bouquet for a spring wedding in Washington, DC
Candid photo of family members watching the ceremony
Little kid having fun during the wedding ceremony in Washington, DC
Bride and groom celebrating after they’re married

Erica proposed to Sam, so he had an engagement ring as well - a Lord of the Rings “one ring”!

Wedding rings with a Lord of the Rings “One Ring”
Bride and groom walking hand-in-hand among the cherry blossom trees on their wedding day
Cherry blossom wedding photographer in Washington, DC
Candid wedding photography at the DC cherry blossom festival
Rainy wedding pictures as bride and groom walk around the DC monuments
Wedding couple cuddles under an umbrella on their rainy DC wedding day
Tidal Basin cherry blossom wedding pictures on a rainy day in Washington, DC
Bride and groom’s feet surrounded by cherry blossom petals at the Tidal Basin
Bride and groom looking out over the Tidal Basin during  the peak cherry blossom bloom | Washington, DC wedding photographer

I think for a lot of couples, they reach that point with their photographer where they’re like “OK, we’re comfortable and can totally be ourselves now.” For Erica and Sam, that moment happened right about here. Cue Sam being ridiculous and making Erica laugh nonstop!

Fun wedding pictures as bride and groom goof around in Washington, DC
Candid wedding photos at the Tidal Basin during the cherry blossom festival
Wedding couple having fun as they pose under the cherry blossom trees
Bride laughing as groom goofs around on the wedding day
Groom making funny faces
Smiling bride and groom under an umbrella, surrounded by cherry blossom trees at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC
Wedding couple with cherry blossom trees on their wedding day in Washington, DC
Bride and groom cuddling under an umbrella on their rainy spring wedding day in DC
Black and white wedding photo of bride and groom at the Tidal Basin