A lot of couples choose to elope because they want to share an intimate experience with the people closest to them. Sometimes, that means flying your entire family from Oahu, HI. to Washington State and head to a town nestled deep in the heart of the North Cascades. Stehekins town slogan is: Where no roads can take you. It is a town that is only accessible by boat, plane, foot, or horseback. Stehekin is truly a gem in the North Cascades. In order to get there we had to take a 2.5 hour ferry ride (or hike about 23 miles!) The tiny town is home to about 75 permanent residents, and is surrounded by stunning National Park lands. You have incredible views of the mountains, lush valleys, and epic waterfronts. This elopement was nothing short of magical.
Here are a couple of things to remember when you’re eloping in a national park:
This elopement was incredible. I’m still speechless thinking about it. We stayed in little cabins on the property at Stehekin Lodge. The lodge actually provided everything including all the accommodations and food for the elopement itself. Cassie handmade all of the decor. Each little crane you see – it was folded by Cassie. The personal touches were everywhere, and the entire day felt so perfectly tailored to the couple. I can’t fully explain just how perfect being surrounded by this Cassie and Alex’s family in this stunning National Park truly was. Scroll below to relive the day with me.
Cassie and Alex – Thank you for choosing me to document your love story. Cheers to your forever!
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