By now you probably know how much we love sharing intimate courthouse weddings. Don’t get us wrong, we also gush over every perfectly planned weddings down to the littlest details, but there is something special about courthouse weddings. It’s all about what matters with any wedding day: you and your honey, celebrating with your close family and friends. Mariella and Sean’s did not want anything formal or traditional but wanted their friends and family involved so they had guests come from as far as Peru to the Washington DC area to celebrate their wedding day. They got married during the week on a gorgeous sunny afternoon at the Washington D.C Courthouse. Afterwards, they celebrated with close friends and family at their home. Thank you Gabe Aceves for sharing!

Washington DC Courthouse wedding

Washington DC Courthouse wedding

Washington DC Courthouse wedding


Washington DC Courthouse wedding

Washington DC Courthouse wedding

Wedding Vendors (Washington D.C):

Photography: Gabe Aceves / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hairpiece + Boutonnieres: Etsy / Rings: Tiffany

17 comments
  • I love courthouse weddings and I love Gabe’s work so this is perfection. That last shot has a special kind of magic.

  • I love that dress. It’s really just BEAUTIFUL. And the fact that it’s from BHLDN just again goes to show that just because you elope or get married in a courthouse doesn’t mean that you can’t make something special and once in a lifetime out of it!

  • I love the last black + white wide angle pic. Lovely couple and great photography overall. I’ve never been to Washington DC but it looks as beautiful as where we create wedding videos in Philadelphia. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • absolutely love courthouse weddings. gorgeous photography as usual by gabe!

  • love this so much! maybe because I’m a DC girl… :)

  • Jennie – Duryea Place Designs

    Amazing dress… just beautiful!

  • i really want to be bold/brave/cool enough to wear a pink dress on my wedding day. this bride looks stunning! thanks for sharing :)

  • Pearl Parasol {Pretty Events}

    Wow! How beautiful is that ensemble: accessories and all!! Stunning.

  • GAAAAAABE. So lovely, as always.

  • Tricia

    Beautiful. I LOVE the bride’s hair clip – would you be able to share who’s Etsy shop it was?

  • Thanks so much for sharing this wedding Amanda! Mariella and Sean are such amazing people and it was truly a pleasure to be a part of. Loved every minute of being with them.

  • So beautiful! I love her dress, especially. The 4th photo up on the right is my favorite. Romantic and gorgeous photography!

  • Mariella

    Thanks for the great comments! Gabe is truly amazing.

    The hair clip is from Portobello and the boutonnieres are from Pomp & Plumage at Etsy. Great quality and service both of them! ;)

  • I keep coming back to look more. I’m so stoked that we’ve booked Gabe for our wedding next June.

  • Gabe rocks my world ~ and so does this wedding. I am in LOVE with that bride’s pink dress . Simply beautiful.

  • i. am. madly in love. with. that. dress. beautiful.

  • deloris hamn

    What all do upu need to perform a courthouse wedding ceremony