They wanted moody, green, and as PNW as you can get. They rented a rustic cabin near Forks and got ready with their best friends at sunrise. They had the best details and I was in tears. The vow books, boots, and of course, the ring. We held their first look right in front of the cabin as it lightly rained around us. They were both surprised with the other’s wedding attire choices but happier than ever. We snuck in some family shots then headed to Hall of Mosses for their low-key ceremony.
There’s something about the moody Pacific Northwest for a wedding location that brings in all the feels and emotions. Josh and Avery, accompanied with best friends a couple family members, walked the short trail until they found the perfect clearing to stop and have their small ceremony. I officiated and photographed at the same time (and planning to add that to my resume) while they stared into each other’s eyes and said “I do”. They wanted to save their more personal vows, as well as their first dance, for a private location with just them. We headed down the Hoh River Trail to find the perfect spot for their private moments.
Josh and Avery held each others hands, among the moss-covered giants, and shared the most heartfelt and beautiful vows. They had their first dance to A Sunday Kind of Love and sealed the day with a perfect first kiss. We signed the marriage certificate by using the National Park sign and parted ways.
For more elopement inspo in the PNW check out this Columbia River Gorge Elopement!