Backpacking Elopement at Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Real Wedding
Kim and Joe wed overlooking elevated mountain views in a ceremony for the adventurous.
Written by
Emily Sweet


Seattle Bride Fall/Winter 2023

Kim and Joe's elopement in the North Cascades brought a sophisticated refinement to the rugged and vast natural mountain landscapes surrounding them. The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest offered secluded and unmatchable Pacific Northwest vistas, and the couple opted for an elopement locale that melded their love of backpacking with expansive natural beauty. A rainbow of insulated coats and beanies followed Kim and Joe up the mountain as their closest loved ones navigated their way up with walking sticks and hiking boots adding the perfect accessorization. After a breathtaking trek, Joe and Kim changed into more traditional wedding day attire before their ceremony and opted for moments alone to soak in the beauty. Kim's look featured a flowing train with floral detailing and an ethereal veil, a unique compliment to the chic headband she opted to include. Captured by M. Laine Photography, Kim and Joe embraced their eternal love surrounded by otherwordly sights. Mountain peaks, crystal-blue lakes and towering greenery brought a natural flair that was central to the day's elopement; the setting truly centered the entire day around Kim and Joe and their adventure-loving spirits with an ambiance of tranquillity. Profound moments between the couple showcased the serenity and ease of their love amongst natural locales, an experience that made the two of them feel centerstage. Despite immense peace and natural isolation, an intimate group of friends and family formed the perfect audience for the couple's nuptials and brought warmth and friendship into the fold. After an unforgettable ceremony, guests hiked back down where they congregated at the Freestone Inn, where a reception awaited. 

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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest