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Happy Friday everyone and how are you all? I hope you have had a good week so far. I am so happy for the weekend, have you got anything planned? Today we are off for a bike ride with Dexter’s cousins, and then Nana is coming over this evening. Tomorrow we have a birthday party to go to, which is something I haven’t been able to say for a long time. Even I am excited, let alone Dexter. It’s Dexter’s best friend Violets 6th birthday, so we are all looking forward to getting out and celebrating. Today I am taking you to the most stunning location, Lake Crescent Lodge at Olympic National Park, Port Angles in Washington. Jacqueline and Ryan were married on 3rd August last year. They held their low key elopement against a variety of the most stunning backdrops, what a beautiful location! Big thanks to Vows and Peaks Adventure Elopements for the gorgeous images.
I fell in love with Olympic National Park the first time I visited 4 years ago. The different climates were exciting, beautiful and full of adventure. You had choices between rain forests, giant old trees or the beautiful coastal beaches surrounding the park. It was a beautiful place to a explore and an even better place to elope! When Jacqueline and Ryan reached out to me about capturing their elopement, I jumped at the opportunity to go back to this beautiful place!
These two planned such a beautiful day in Olympic National Park that included their family and then some adventure time afterwards where we explored the lush rain forests and waterfalls near Lake Crescent. Some couples prefer to do their elopements themselves but others want to include their families. There are really no rules with eloping. Create your vision and stick it out!
The three of us started out with the first look at Lake Crescent, followed by an early morning stroll around the lake as we took in the reflections. It was such a beautiful start to the morning, especially with these two photogenic souls!
We then walked over to Bovee’s Meadow, near Lake Crescent Lodge, where their family and friends were waiting for them for their intimate ceremony. They shared their vows and participated in an ageless Celtic cord ceremony, where they tied braided rope around their hands, tightly clasped together. Following their ceremony, they shared donuts and we then set out for our hike!
Our hike was one of the most magical and and whimsical places I’ve been in Olympic National Park! The wild forest was something out of a Dr. Seuss book. The lush and vibrant green moss surrounded us as we roamed around the forest. We stopped at every opportunity so Jacqueline and Ryan could embrace beneath the towering old growth forests for photos. Olympic National Park is known for some of the wildest natural growth in the United States and it’s woodsy feel gave you a sense of comfort as we hiked up to Marymere Falls on their elopement day.
The entire elopement day was full of adventure and we didn’t want it to end. There is something about small family elopements that I absolutely adore photographing. These two made such an incredible day for themselves and I was so incredibly blessed to have been able to capture their love story!