North Cascades Wedding with Rain and Sun


January 26, 2024

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Written by our rad team member, Kiersten Roy

Wondering if a rainy North Cascades wedding is just as incredible as a sunny one (hint – the answer is yes!)? Jordan and Erin got all kinds of weather for their wedding in the mountains, but these two only cared about one thing – getting married! Keep scrolling to see more from this amazing North Cascades wedding and learn three things to consider when planning a wedding in the North Cascades.

Meet the Couple of this North Cascades Wedding

From the moment I connected with Jordan and Erin, I could tell that these two have hearts of gold. Leading up to their special day, there were wildfires in Washington. But not just that, there was also rain forecasted on their special day. So much of mother nature was happening all around us, but these two were as steady as could be. All they cared about was getting married, so no matter what, it was going to be an amazing day! Sure enough, when their wedding day rolled around, there was rain in the forecast and we had to change plans, but we were prepared and Jordan and Erin couldn’t be happier. 

We started the day at their cabin, with a first look, and that’s when the rain started. The couple had told me that they really wanted to hike for their wedding. Even though it was windy and rainy, they said “Let’s freaking do it. It’s part of the experience.” So, we (family and all) packed our bags and started the hike. We stopped for an amazing ceremony in the rain with views of a waterfall and an alpine lake behind them. From there, we headed to a picnic area where they had fresh paella made for them on-site (YUM). We ended the day with another alpine lake hike where the couple shared hot chocolate and their first dance together in the rain.  It was such a sweet moment, and my eyes are getting teary eyed all over again just thinking about it.

Day two of Jordan and Erin’s North Cascades wedding rolled around and it was just as incredible as day one! We hiked Artist Point at sunset for more photos (Jordan and Erin had chosen different outfits for day two which you can see in the photos) and we all had so much fun! Because we had already spent the day before together, we were all that much more comfortable with each other. Jordan and Erin were so immersed in the moment and in the surrounding mountains, that they truly couldn’t be happier. We stayed out past sunset and got to witness the most beautiful colors cascading (pun intended) over the mountains. 

To see more from their beautiful day, check out these photos on Instagram!

Three Things to Consider When Planning a North Cascades Wedding

So, you’re having a North Cascades wedding (first off, YAY!). If you are planning on getting married in the North Cascades, here are three things to keep in mind. 

Ceremony Location

Your ceremony location is one of the biggest choices you will make when planning a North Cascades wedding. Once you’ve decided on a guest list, you’ll want to think about any accessibility limitations. You’ll also want to think about how many guests you are inviting and whether the area is big enough to hold everyone without causing damage to the trails and foliage. 

The good news is that in the North Cascades, there are so many options for drive-up locations and locations with short hikes (more like a walk, if we’re being specific) that also allow you to stay on the trail and practice leave no trace principles. And, if you’re wondering which locations you can choose from, yes, we have a whole list that we can’t wait to share with you!

Reception Location

What’s a North Cascades wedding without a wedding reception or celebration meal? If you are planning on hosting a meal for your guests, you’ll want to be sure to find a location that allows cake, champagne, or other types of food. Within the North Cascades, there are lots of cabins that will allow wedding receptions (we know a reallyyy great one called Stay Between the Pine). There are also campgrounds and day-use areas (which is what Jordan and Erin chose for their North Cascades wedding reception).

Lodging for your Guests

The last thing to consider is whether or not you and your guests will need lodging. If so, do you want a cabin that can house everyone together or, would you rather have cabins that are in the same general area (this is giving adult summer camp vibes)? The great thing about the North Cascades is that there are larger cabins that can sleep up to 15 people! As local North Cascades wedding photographers, we have relationships with many of the hosts who allow celebrations at the cabin. If you plan to invite more than 15 guests, keep in mind that you may need to find a venue for the reception, as not all cabins can accommodate a large number of guests. 

Explore the Blog for More Weddings in the North Cascades

Alisha and Max’s two-day family elopement in the North Cascades was the highlight of 2023! Visit the blot to see more and learn 3 important things to consider when planning an elopement with guests.

Visit the blog to see this gorgeous North Cascades elopement & learn the top things you should know when planning an Artist Point elopement.

It’s hard to think of something we love more than a North Cascades National Park elopement. First off: did you know that there’s a little mountain town in North Cascades National Park that you can only get to by boat, seaplane or hiking?! That’s right — NO roads lead there! Talk about ultimate adventure and ultimate privacy. We’re sharing all the details about this hidden gem, including our top four places to elope in North Cascades National Park. Plus, details on the best times of year to elope, and everything you need to know about weather patterns, and so much more!

Meet Your North Cascades Wedding Photographers

We feel most at home in the outdoors, so it’s no surprise that is where we gravitate towards as your North Cascades wedding photographers. Between the Pine was founded by Mollie in 2018 and she has hiked hundreds of miles all over the Pacific Northwest and Kauai, to capture couples during their best day ever. Since 2018, we’ve grown our team and continue to hire even more incredible photographers! 

Our team at Between the Pine is passionate about our jobs and adventuring to the most beautiful locations to document your best day ever. We know the Pacific Northwest like the back of our hands and are dying for a reason to head back to the mountains, forest, and everything in between! Click here to learn more about the Between the Pine team, your North Cascades wedding photographers!

Meet the Other Incredible Vendors From This North Cascades Wedding

Photographer: Between the Pine

Hair & Makeup: Anne Timss

Officiant: Another One Ties the Knot

Florist: Pozie by Natalie

Private Chef: Paella Works

Cake: Antler Baking Co.

Suit(s): Richards Bespoke

Long Dress: LVD Bridal

Short Dress: Jenny Yoo

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