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Mt. Rainier is a perfect backdrop for your elopement adventure. Along with the Mount Rainier herself towering at 14,411 feet, this national park with giant Douglas firs offers wildflower meadows, alpine lakes, waterfalls, fire lookouts, and a magical view of Tatoosh range surrounding the Mt Rainier.
Do you know Mt Rainier is the tallest mountain not only in Washington but the Pacific Northwest? It has one of the most extensive collections of permanent ice in the US. So get ready for some jaw-dropping views as you drive up to Eden. You may need a pinch to ensure you are not dreaming.
If you and your partner are adventurous by nature, you can add some thrill to your Mt. Rainier elopement experience. Mountain Rainier has a 93-mile backpacking trail, aka the Wonderland Trail. This loop circle a volcano with an elevation gain of 23,000 feet. It can take 9 to 13 days to complete the circle. Or you can simply plan a quick hike for your elopement.
Mt Rainier National Park is open throughout the year. However, July and August are the peak seasons because of warm and dry weather with blooming wildflowers. Some of the recommended locations for an elopement at this park are:
For us, North Cascade National Park is the best-kept secret of the Pacific Northwest. This park is one of the least visited in the country. If you are a couple looking for a serene and scenic location for your elopement in Washington State, this park is it! – You do not just get the magical drop-back scenery, but you get to have the whole location to yourself.
If you are a couple dying for a North Cascades wedding and you have a neck for adventure, North Cascade National Park offers 400-mile trails for hiking. This astounding park ranks second in the whole US for having the most glaciers. You will also find rushing waterfalls, alpine lakes, jagged ridgeline, and snow-capped mountains. It is also known as the Alps of America.
This park offers year-round access for eloping couples so that you can have a beautiful summer wedding or a Narnia backdrop for your elopement in Washington State.
For snow-covered peaks, you can choose to elope at the “trails off of Artist Point.” It looks like a scene out of a fantasy storybook with a breathtaking view of Mount Baker.
There are many other locations that you can choose from which are:
Olympic Park, one of the most favorite locations for elopement in the Pacific Northwest, is enormous, and it is open throughout the year. It is also known as the Olympic Peninsula of Washington.
Olympic is the only venue that will offer you any backdrop and scenery you could ever ask for. It has a perfect elopement background with hot springs, beach, rain forest, rugged mountains, alpine lakes - you name it, and it is there waiting for you.
You can even begin your elopement day on the coast and end it on a mountain peak, looking over a breathtaking sunset. In short, if you are thinking of Olympic National Park as a venue to elope in Washington State, it offers you endless possibilities for how you want to spend the most significant day of your life.
Some of the best locations for an elopement at this park are:
It is the closest location to downtown Seattle with some epic views Pacific Northwest has to offer. Plus, if you love alpine lakes, Snoqualmie pass is the perfect spot to elope in Washington State. It has turquoise water lakes, waterfalls, and forest service roads leading to remote trailheads, which means you can choose from endless locations. Due to its lower elevation, you can get snow-free areas even in winter. And good news for dog lovers – Yes, dogs are allowed in most parts of the national forest.
Some of the best locations Snoqualmie National forest has to offer are:
Washington coastline is one of the best places to elope in Washington State in natural settings. Say your vows with a backdrop of the rugged beach and rocks emerging from the ocean. Most beaches are easily accessible as they are right along Highway 101. Some of them even offer camping facilities. Some of the recommended beaches perfect for elopement in Washington State are:
Now that you know the best places to elope in Washington State, you can get on with planning your big day. However, if you want to make sure that you choose a perfect location for the most important day of your lives together, it is best to speak to an expert planner. A planner will get to know how you visualize your elopement day. Not only will they recommend the best location, but also make sure that everything goes perfectly as you imagined.
Naba Zabih is a wedding and elopement photographer based in the Pacific Northwest. Servicing the local area of Vancouver, Washington, and Greater Portland. Photographing all couples of all backgrounds. Often traveling for weddings across the U.S and worldwide. Capturing beautiful wedding photos filled with artistic portraits and candid storytelling to preserve the most emotional of moments.Contact Me