Cara + Zach’s Mount Rainier Adventure Elopement

July 16, 2021

Their Washington mountain adventure elopement at Rainier

If you’ve ever dreamt of reading your vows among the wildflowers with Mount Rainier watching over, it’s just UNREAL. That’s exactly what Cara + Zach did.

Their adventure elopement day was as stress-free as it could’ve possibly been. We spent the entire day exploring Mt. Rainier, like, truly stopping at every single one of my favorite spots. These two were so go-with-the-flow – which is exactly what you want to be on your elopement day! Ready to embrace whatever the day brings & to make it an absolute blast.

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I showed Cara + Zach all of my favorite spots on the west side of the park, and we wandered around Paradise looking for the perfect spot for them to say their vows at sunset. They set up a yummy little charcuterie station in the trunk of their car for dinner – pure genius right? 

On elopement days, I always have pre-picked-out spots that I’m ready to show my couples. But with these two, after eating dinner, we explored a new (new to me) section of one of my favorite trails. And found the most INCREDIBLE, secluded, & special spot for them to exchange vows + get some gorgeous sunset portraits. We ended up nicknaming the spot Vaders (their last name) Viewpoint!

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We patiently waited for the mountain to come out in the evening, and let me tell you – it was so worth the wait (it always is)! Watching couples say their vows in the middle of wildflower fields with the most beautiful mountain overlooking them will NEVER get old.

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What a day this was, y’all. So thankful to have been a part of it!

Feeling inspired & dreaming up a Mount Rainier elopement now? Check out my article on the Best Places to Elope at Mount Rainier National Park!

Mt. Rainier’s entrance sign at the Nisqually entrance

I wanted to highlight something real quick that I haven’t posted much of before – photos in front of the Mount Rainier entrance sign at the Nisqually park entrance!

This isn’t a photo location I started using or even really considered until this past year. I always used to meet my couples higher up on the mountain.

But with elopements, I’ve been meeting my clients at their getting ready cabins, and we end up passing the sign on the way to our other destinations. So I thought hey, why not?

And now, photos at this sign are some of my favorites. I love how they establish where we are – it’s a really cool way to tell the entire story of the day.

Read more about the Nisqually park entrance here!

Mount Rainier wedding vendors

Cara + Zach had an amazing team of vendors that helped them bring their dream day together. My all-time fav, Anne Timss of Anne Timss Makeup & Hair, did – you guessed it – Cara’s makeup + hair. She’s a Seattle hairstylist & makeup artist who is so dang talented. Give her a follow @mstimssmakeupartist!


And did you see that stunning, deep red + burgundy bouquet Cara was holding? That was created by Rusted Vase Floral Co, a Seattle florist. Check her out @rustedvaseco!

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