July 7th, 2014 started off like any other Tuesday morning. Charles and I woke up around 6am and headed down to our apartment’s gym. We worked out then came back to shower and get ready. Except for on this day, we weren’t getting ready for work…
Oh no, on this day we were getting married (errrrr eloping) at the D.C. Courthouse. Nobody knew what we had planned except my girl, Kim, who arrived at 7am to take photos of us getting ready and to be the witness of our marriage (Love you Kim!).
Finally dressed and ready, we hopped in the truck and made our way downtown.
We found parking nearby at the National Building Museum (thanks Kevin the parking pass hookup!) and then walked 2 blocks over to the D.C. (Moultrie) Courthouse.
Once we made it past security and into the building, we headed up the escalator in search of marriage bureau to check in for our 10:00am wedding appointment. Legal documents checked and approved, Charles and I were then ushered into the ceremonial room and waited for the officiant to arrive.
And as you can see from the photos below, we made the most of our time time while waiting haha.
About 10 minutes later, the officiant arrived.
We exchanged words of greeting, shook hands then took our places before the podium where the officiant began reciting the words that would legally bind us together as husband and wife.
Words… Words couldn’t even begin to describe how I felt during this moment… So I’ll just let the photos do the talking.
^^ Sealed with a kiss.
Marriage certificate in hand, we headed back to the car to drop off a few items while waiting for our uber. Destination? The sculpture garden near the Freer Gallery of Art.
What followed was a super quick (because it was soooo hot and humid that day) post-married photo session with my official hubba hubby. The photos below are a few of our favorites. :)
The “We Eloped” photo we used as a postcard to send to our family and friends :)
^^ Doesn’t Charles look sooo GQ in this photo?!?!
Once we were done snapping photos, we made our way to the street to wait for an uber to take us to our car so we could head back home.
^^ Back home. Changing out of our fancy gear into something more comfortable for the second half of the day = An evening we dubbed as our “wedding reception”.
Hope you enjoyed viewing these photos as much as I did reminiscing while putting this post together! Part 2 of our wedding day to come on Wednesday :)