Top Five Best Elopement Backdrops
When eloping in the Pacific Northwest, there are endless options of what could be the backdrop for your adventure elopement. The abundant amount of options can quickly become overwhelming! But, fear not! I have put together a list of the top five best elopement backdrops to help you plan your own adventure elopement. This list includes links to elopements and adventure sessions with these backdrops to help you envision your own elopement in these locations. Alright, let’s adventure, shall we?
A Mountain Sunset
Just imagine: the sky has become a cotton candy pink, the pine trees are filtering golden rays of sunlight, and you are saying your vows to the love of your life as the sun slips behind snow-capped peaks around you.. Doesn’t sound like the worst elopement location, right?! With three national parks and a handful of national forests in Washington alone, we are sure to find the perfect mountain sunset location for your elopement.
A Historical Fire Lookout
Fun fact: fire lookout hikes are hands down my favorite hikes in the Pacific Northwest! Why, you may ask? Well, not to go total nerd-mode on you, but fire lookouts were built back in the early 1900s to help the National Forest Service spot forest fires early on. This means at every fire lookout, you are guaranteed an epic viewpoint as far as the eye can see! These fire lookouts make for one adventurous dressing room while you get ready for your own mountain elopement. And, it gets even better! You can even stay the night in some of the fire lookouts. Backpacking elopement anyone?!
A Dense Pacific Northwest Forest Floor
There is nothing quite like a forest floor covered with ferns while pine trees create a canopy above. During the rainy months in the Pacific Northwest, the forest floor is the perfect escape from the elements.
A Pacific Northwest Cabin
Okay, I will admit it, I am a total sucker for Pacific Northwest cabins. There is something so special to me about a mountain cabin with a wood-burning fireplace, a Pendleton blanket to curl up with, and waking up to the sound of pines moving in the breeze. Cabins create a unique backdrop for an elopement and, of course, a great place to get ready and rest your head after a day full of adventuring for your elopement!
A Misty Waterfall
The Pacific Northwest is known for rain, so it is no surprise that the PNW also has stunning waterfalls tucked away throughout its mountain ranges. There is something special and intimate about saying vows next to a waterfall as mist swirls around you. Not to mention, the contrast of a waterfall, the forest greens, and your elopement attire is an epic combination!
A Reflective Alpine Lake
Alpine lakes create stunning reflections of its incredible surroundings. Just imagine a giant snow-capped mountain being mirrored by an alpine lake below as you tie the knot. And, another bonus is that some Washington alpine lakes are very easy to access, meaning you won’t have to travel far for the picturesque elopement backdrop.
There you have it; the best places backdrops for your elopement! From mountain peaks to a misty waterfall, I will be right there will you documenting your own adventure elopement. Ready to start planning? Click here to start the adventure!
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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.