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You can elope in Olympic National Park

If you’re dreaming of a wedding day that is intimate, fun, and maybe a bit more quiet than the traditional big event that a lot of weddings are, you might already be looking at eloping. This is a very personal choice, and people make the decision to elope for a number of reasons. Some people […]

View of the Columbia River Gorge from The Griffin House wedding venue

There’s a common misconception that if you’re eloping or having an intimate wedding (<30 guests), then your only option for a location is the courthouse or public lands. While those location choices are wonderful, and the latter is something I personally specialize in helping people find for their elopement days, there’s also a third option: […]

Washington state is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Pacific Northwest (and the whole world, in my opinion!), making it an ideal location for an elopement. From stunning beaches to majestic mountains, Washington has plenty of beautiful spots for an intimate wedding ceremony. Here are some of the best places to […]

Oregon is a stunning state with a diverse range of landscapes that make the perfect backdrop for your elopement day. Whether you’re looking for breathtaking mountains, tranquil lakes, or dramatic coastlines, Oregon has it all. Which might have you wondering, “Which places in Oregon should we consider for our elopement?” Columbia River Gorge The Columbia […]

A couple cuddles under a blanket while standing in knee deep fresh snow, with a snow-covered mountain in the background

  There’s no way to pick a best part about eloping. There’s photographing mud on the hem of a wedding gown — a nuance that is the sheer embodiment of being a badass. A badass in love, who isn’t afraid to hike in lace, or velvet, or silk, while donning a backpack and trekking to […]

There’s a lot of folks out there who haven’t gotten the memo that eloping doesn’t have to mean choosing between an Elvis impersonator, or a half hour stint at your local courthouse. The concept of having an elopement experience, be it a full-day indulgence or a multi-day celebration, makes people nervous — they aren’t quite […]

Close your eyes, except not, because you’re reading this post. But pretend like you’re closing your eyes. Take some deep breaths. Good. Take some more. Now picture your ideal wedding day. Not the one your family wants you to have, or the one your bank account would probably appreciate, but the one that feels the […]

I want to start this by saying right off the bat: Your wedding is just that – your wedding. No matter what anyone tells you and no matter the points listed below, you should always do what feels most genuine and true to you and your partner. That said, I often have couples who are […]

With the majority of weddings I had scheduled through July postponing, this spring has been a whole lot more quiet than usual. That said, it’s been really fun knocking out some (safe and socially distanced) engagement sessions during this time. Engagement sessions are one of my favorite parts of the whole experience I create for […]