Moody Mountain Fall Winthrop, WA Elopement

We’ve been looking forward to Mitch & Christina’s wedding since the minute they first reached out. Not only are they delightful people but they’re also professional wildlife scientists. Between the two of them, there is such a breadth of knowledge and experiences! We were so stoked to ask them a million questions about everything from fly fishing to berry identification to cougar napping habits. Not only did they gracefully share all the answers to our (many) questions, they also had a beautiful wedding in the North Cascades with their two families present, including their grandmas, both of whom are close to 90 (!!) who handled the terrain & foggy, cold conditions like champs. They got ready in some beautiful cabins outside of Winthrop and said their vows privately on a wooded corner of the property before heading up to a beautiful mountain overlook for their ceremony.


They got married surrounded by clouds, mountains, fall colors, and family. They decided to press flowers from their home states in their home-made plant press for their unity ceremony: Washington apples and Alaskan fireweed. We wandered around enjoying all the amazing fall colors on the mountain side before heading back for a cozy evening of dinner, candlelit, great conversations, and homemade pie (they harvested all the huckleberries themselves during their hikes over the last year!!) It was truly one of our very favorite days of the year, and we had such a wonderful time hanging out with them and their super sweet family.

The next day, we met up with them for a more challenging hike. With the recent rainfall, I was nervous the conditions would make the area a no-go, but luckily it was dry to safely navigate and the sun was out over the freshly snowcapped mountains! We scrambled down to an incredible alpine lake & took in all the gorgeous views. They did some fly-fishing, lots of boulder hopping, and of course, we had to make time for snacks too. Check out their full day-after adventure session here:

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