Airbnb Wedding on the Columbia River Gorge

Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
 

Airbnb Wedding on the Columbia River Gorge

It’s no secret around here that I’m a fan of intimate weddings tucked away in the forest. So, hold on to your computers, friends, because this secluded, intimate wedding in the Columbia River Gorge is about to wow you.

I first met Juliana and Zach when I got to take their engagement photos at Cold Creek Pond back in the fall. Their Adventure Session was so full of life and joy, so naturally I was so stoked to get to capture their Pacific Northwest wedding day.

Juliana and Zach wanted to elope, but they realized their families wanted to be a part of their wedding day. So, they landed on the idea of a small, intimate wedding ceremony at a lodge tucked away in the woods of the Columbia River Gorge. Their day began before sunrise as Juliana began to get ready in their Airbnb wedding venue. It was a cloudy winter day with no rain in sight (which is a big deal during a Pacific Northwest winter).

Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography

They hiked into the forest for their first look, but before they saw each other, Juliana and Zach read letters they had written to each other. Zach, being the engineer that he is, wrote Juliana’s letter on graphing paper. How incredible is that? That sweet detail left tears in her eyes (and mine!!).

Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography

Go on a Columbia River Gorge Adventure Session

You may be wondering, “What is an Adventure Session?” Well, I’m glad you asked! Adventure Sessions are some of my favorite moments with my clients. Based off of your personal preferences, I scout a location that is just perfect for you. My couples have been photobombed by epic mountain sunsets, kissed overlooking Diablo Lake, felt the misty breeze off of a waterfall and even danced along the snow-covered trails together. These photos can be for anything you want them to (i.e. engagement, anniversary, baby announcement, or even just because)! Every season of life is worth celebrating, and every season of life deserves an adventure.

Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography

After we got back to their Airbnb lodge, they said to their guests, “Let’s walk outside and get married!” The guests stood and gathered around them among the forest as they said, “I do!” Their entire wedding day was so laid back and truly their own. All planning, catering and florals were created by my friend Erika, who owns The Greatest Adventure Weddings. The details were simple, whimsical and full of life.

Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography

How to Plan Your Airbnb Wedding

Are you inspired by the Airbnb venue of this dreamy, Pacific Northwest wedding day? Click here to read through all of my tips of what you need to know when planning an Airbnb Wedding. I’m sharing how you can find the perfect Airbnb for your wedding day and even linked some of my personal favorites! Let’s plan your dream Washington Airbnb wedding!

Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography

One of my favorite moments with my couples on their wedding day is right after their ceremony. I always whisk them away from the ceremony-to-reception-transitional-craziness that can happen to capture that initial bliss after becoming husband and wife. Juliana and Zach went down to the bank of a river for their portrait photos. Then, in true Juliana and Zach fashion, they took some tequila shots before heading back up for their reception. Their friends and family all gathered together in their Airbnb lodge, shared speeches, watched their first dance and enjoyed the warmth of a roaring fire kept ablaze by wood freshly cut by one of their friends.

Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography

Planning an intimate forest wedding?

If you’re loving the style and simple intentionality of this Pacific Northwest Airbnb lodge wedding, then you’ll be inspired when you see Brooke and Benjamin’s Lookout Lodge wedding. Still thinking that eloping is the bridal plan for you? Trust me, you’ll want to see Chris and Emily’s Hawaii elopement and read the hilarious story of how I ended up taking their photos.

Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography
Airbnb Wedding in the Columbia River Gorge | Between the Pine Photography

VENDORS:

Florals/Planning/Design/Catering: The Greatest Adventure Weddings

Photography: Between the Pine

Officiating: Bethany Community Church

Dress: Brides for a Cause