Written by Cortlyn Adams
Intimate A Frame Cabin Wedding at Mount Rainier
One of my favorite things about elopements and intimate weddings is that no two are the same, like this unique a-frame cabin wedding at Mount Rainier! Alice and Josh are the quintessential Pacific Northwest couple, which made eloping at Mount Rainier the perfect choice for them. They are super adventurous, love hiking and rock climbing, and they even built out their car to be able to car camp. So epic, right? This adventurous spirit they carry was so evident on their wedding day, which made this a-frame cabin wedding packed with love, celebration and (of course) adventure!
Alice and Josh knew they wanted to elope, but they also wanted to include their families in their day. So, they decided to plan this intimate wedding day at an a-frame cabin in Mount Rainier National Park. Their wedding ceremony was quaint on the porch of the a-frame cabin, as their family watched and celebrated. Alice and Josh had family and friends fly in to Washington for their elopement from all over the world, including Taiwan. Even Alice’s best friend even flew from Georgia to officiate their a-frame cabin wedding ceremony.
Planning to Elope at Mount Rainier? Here are my Top Picks of A Frame Cabins at Mount Rainier National Park
It’s estimated that 2 million people visit Mount Rainier National Park every year! Through each of these entrances to the park, there are multitudes of campgrounds, trailheads, drive-up locations and visitor centers. You won’t be short on options when it comes to planning your adventure elopement at Mt Rainier! Below is a list of my top picks of a-frame cabins near the entrances to the national park:
A-frame cabins near Stevens Canyon: Southeast Entrance (Packwood, WA)
A-frame cabins near Nisqually: Southwest Entrance (Ashford, WA)
A-frame cabins near White River/Sunrise: Northeast Entrance (Greenwater, WA)
Checklist for Planning an A Frame Cabin Wedding
Secure your elopement date with your photographer
Wanting to elope at Mount Rainier? Or, maybe you want to plan your own intimate a-frame cabin wedding? Contact me and let’s start your planning process. After you’ve booked your elopement date with your photographer, you can move on to step two: booking your a-frame cabin.
Book your dream a-frame cabin
When choosing your a-frame cabin, it’s important to read through all the details listed about the cabin. The last thing you’d want is to put a deposit down on an a-frame cabin that does not allow gatherings to take place on the property, or miss any extra fees that may be required. If you have doubts on whether the hosts allows gatherings, you can always contact the host and read through the reviews on the listing. For example, the Little Owl cabin at Mount Rainier that I mentioned in my list of top a-frame cabins at Mount Rainier charge an extra fee for professional photography at their cabins. For more tips on booking an Airbnb a-frame cabin for your intimate wedding or elopement, click here!
Invite friends and family
Are you wanting to include friends and family in your intimate wedding day like Alice and Josh did at this a-frame cabin? Read this blog post where I share all the ways friends and family can be a part of your elopement or intimate wedding day!
Get your Washington marriage license
You’ve got your incredible partner, the stunning dress, the dreamy flowers and the epic a-frame cabin. But, you cannot forget one of the most important witnesses to your adventure-packed vows: your marriage license! Read about all the information you need to know about getting a marriage license for your Washington elopement or wedding by clicking here. Also, you’ll need to have someone ordained to officiate your elopement ceremony and two witnesses present (and yes, I’m happy to be a witness, if needed!).
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After Alice and Josh said, “I do,” outside of the a-frame cabin, the three of us went on an amazing sunset hike at Mount Rainier. And, let me tell you, Mount Rainier was stunning! With each passing minute, the sun’s rays became richer in gold and the iconic Washington mountain glowed. This little Washington elopement photographer was one happy camper.
From the Couple: A Frame Cabin Wedding to Mount Rainier Adventure
Speaking of being one happy elopement photographer, Alice and Josh shared a review of their experience during their intimate a-frame cabin wedding day, and I was floored! These kind words mean the world to me, and I am honored every time a couple trusts me to capture one of their best days. So, I want to share their words with you, to give you a real-life couple’s experience planning an a-frame cabin wedding and eloping at Mount Rainier.
“We have been at a loss for words! The whole process with Mollie has been a breeze. When we first reached out to her, not only were we a newly-engaged couple in the midst of planning, but we were also newly-minted Washington residents. While we were not unfamiliar with the outdoors, we certainly did not know the trails like the back of our hands. But, Mollie did! She laid out the options, recommended the Airbnb for our ceremony, suggested trails, and helped with the overall timeline. She checked in often and was always available for questions!
On the day of our a-frame cabin wedding day, Mollie brought all the goodies (pizza, cookies and gummies) and even lent us an extra headlamp. You know that friend who brings all the snacks and always has everything (and more!)? That’s Mollie! She hiked through mud and icy patches with us with nothing but enthusiasm. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for the outdoors and her bubbly personality are definitely musts for any adventure elopements!
And the pictures! Where do we even begin? (See, still lost for words!) Not only do the pictures capture the beauty of Mount Rainier, but more importantly, they capture the journey and the emotions. They are documentation of the emotional rollercoaster that we, and our family and friends, experienced. We are both the most awkward people in front of the camera, but at no time did we feel like we were posing. For the hiking portion, she made it felt like it was just another weekend hiking trip (with fancier clothes), which is exactly what we were looking for. So thank you, Mollie, from the bottom of our hearts!
In short, Mollie is the best decision we have ever made for our a-frame cabin wedding (other than both agreeing to say, “I do,” of course!).”
Let’s Plan Your A Frame Cabin Adventure
And, now I’m crying! Seriously, I am so honored to get to do what I do. Adventuring alongside my couples is my absolute favorite part of my job. Are you feeling inspired to plan an a-frame cabin adventure? Follow this link to reach out to me, and let the a-frame cabin adventures begin!
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Between the Pine is an adventure elopement and wedding photography brand created by Mollie Adams. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Mollie travels with her camera in hand to document “I dos” in epic landscapes including Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.