We have a sweet and simple love filled wedding in Washington DC for you today! Rhonda and Bernard eloped in front of a small group of family and friends at the beautiful Heurich House Museum in Dupont Circle. From a unique, long sleeve wedding dress to a petite, rustic wedding cake, even though this wasn’t a big wedding, the details of their special day didn’t go undone or unnoticed! And, the best detail of all was clearly the love felt in the room between the bride and groom and their guests – the people who made their wedding in DC exactly as the couple wanted it to be. Special thanks to Pop! Wed Co. for sharing and Maggie Winters for capturing every intimate moment and sharing this couple’s love with us!

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From Rhonda: We just knew that we wanted something really intimate for our wedding. Neither of us ever wanted an enormous wedding with second and third cousins and friends of friends whom we’ve never met experience such an intimate moment. We also didn’t want to be stressed out or experience, nor an extra job, which wedding planning usually is. That’s when were told about the Pop! Wedding Co. idea by a co-worker. She said that we would be able to explain to them what we wanted for our wedding, and they would help bring our vision to light. Our wedding day description to them was quaint, intimate and romantic.


My husband wore his recently deceased grandfather’s favorite ring. And around my bouquet arrangement, I wrapped my late grandfather’s engraved locket which housed some of his ashes in a tiny urn.

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The intimacy of our wedding ceremony was my favorite detail. People get so wrapped up in celebrating with family and friends and walking around kissing, hugging, and greeting everyone, but forget their partner. We were able to actually indulge in one another. It was truly about us!

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We never wanted to splurge on anything. We both always talked about how a down payment on a house was way more important than spending it on a wedding. We both knew that we could experience that same amazing feeling people get on their wedding day, without having to spend thousands of dollars. So, we skipped the big wedding reception and opted for a romantic dinner with just the two us. I will say that my wedding dress and the photography were our two big ticket items.



Rhonda gave us a bit of advice for other Washington DC area couples:

It’s extremely expensive to have a wedding in the Washington DC area. I would advise looking into non-traditional wedding venues. Most places will always say, “Yes.”  I would like to accredit Pop! Wed Co. for making literally everything possible. They were amazing!


Congratulations to Rhonda and Bernard! Thank you for sharing your sweet Washington DC elopement with us!

The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Wedding Planner + Officiant: Pop! Wed Co
Photo Credits: Maggie Winters Photography
Makeup Artist: Alex Garrett
Bride’s Attire: Nordstrom
Ceremony Venue: Heurich House

For more wedding vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more amazing local ideas, check out our wedding inspiration galleries and other Washington DC area real weddings.

Photo Credits: Maggie Winters Photography

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