Bringing together both our location, some textures I had recently been inspired by and gorgeous florals- I put together this bohemian styled elopement on the outskirts of Mt. Rainier National Park. I really wanted to show off the rich fall colors of the Pacific Northwest, we had scheduled this for the end of Fall. With the shoot taking place in November, we woke up with sunshine and in the middle of the shoot, we had a seriously bizarre and awesome snow storm. The forecast showed a chance of snow that afternoon- it was completely unexpected, seriously we get like a handful of actual snowy days down at our elevation every year. I remember texting my model, Lauren that morning and we debated on whether or not to move forward with the shoot. I had these amazing florals already done, dress on hand, models ready to go, rentals loaded up- so we went for it! This is completely accurate for what it is like living in the Pacific Northwest, it’s beautiful but the weather is bizarre.
The goal of this shoot was to escape the formal vibes of a traditional wedding to create a natural, intimate ceremony instead. From Love Blooms Weddings, I mixed elements of a copper metal altar with a macrame hanging. In outdoor and nature filled ceremony spots, you don’t normally need to add much to them- they are already beautiful. I loved this metal altar because of its simplicity. The florals were seriously stunning and done by Bloom by Tara. She brought in darker rich colors that popped against the subtle grays of the rocks and trees. The dress is from aandbe Bridal Shop in Seattle and was designed by Rish. I went into their shop and hand picked this out with my model. They were so accommodating and really worked with me to pick something that matched our vision for this. For all things relaxed and boho, I LOVED Rish’s dresses with their texture and details that were out of this world.