4 Ways to Elope in the PNW!

Eloping in Washington State

Your wedding day should be one of the best days ever. So what if your bucket list of PNW adventures could be combined with your adventure wedding? I’m more than just an adventure elopement photographer for my couples, I’m here to help you find the best location for your ceremony, and even dream up what the day can look like. If you’re wondering how to plan the perfect adventure wedding, this is for you. Here are four ways to elope in the PNW. And honestly it was so hard for me to limit it to four, because I love creating elopement ideas and inspiration. I hope these can inspire you to think differently about your adventure elopement.

How to plan the perfect adventure wedding

San Juan Islands, Washington Wedding

- After a morning of getting ready and mimosas, take a seaplane over to Orcas or San Juan Island

- Adventure together for couples portraits. This could be on a rocky bluff, by the bay, at a light house, lavender field, lake, or the highest point in the San Juan Islands

- Ceremony

- Celebration toast, followed by a picnic on a sail boat

- Sunset portraits

Ways to elope in the PNW

Hood Canal Elopement

- Meet up at your cabin for getting ready photos, and brunch

- Hiking couples portraits on a trail at Lake Cushman

- Ceremony at Lake Cushman

- Oyster picnic with champagne at Hamma Hamma overlooking the tideflats

- Kayaking photos back at the lake or hood canal before sunset

Elopement ideas and inspiration for adventure weddings

Olympic National Park Wedding

- Getting ready at Lake Cresent Lodge, or at the Lake Cresent Campground!

- First look portraits and ceremony at Lake Cresent

- Kayaking ‘Just Married’ Photos

- Drive out to the coast

- Picnic, campfire, and sunset photos

Elopement ideas and inspiration. Mount Rainier National Park Wedding

Mt Rainier Wedding

- Meet up at your getting ready cabin for getting ready photos, and brunch

- Couples portraits surrounded by alpine wildflowers

- Ceremony with family at mirror lake

- Hiking portraits away from the crowds surrounded by more alpine wildflowers, and stunning views

- Back to cabin for romantic candle lit dinner under cafe lights watching the stars come out

Planning an adventure wedding or elopement? Want to know more about how to have an adventure wedding? I’d love to chat with you about your wedding photography! Let’s create something wild, romantic, and uniquely you.

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Photography by Betty Elaine is a Seattle Adventure Wedding and Elopement Photographer in the Pacific Northwest. Servicing weddings throughout Washington and National Parks, including Snoqualmie Pass, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic Peninsula, North Cascades, and San Juan Island. Betty's professional work features beautiful editorial wedding photography, elopements, and anniversary sessions. Travel is available to other locations outside of the Washington area for local, national, and international wedding photography. As a wedding photographer with a passion for adventure and travel photography, Betty has photographed across the United States, and Europe.