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Yes, I know it’s December and there is snow on the ground, but I am going to take us back to the summer for just a bit! And yes, there was snow on the ground then too. That’s what you get when you have a summer elopement in Washington when we’ve had unprecedented amounts of snow!
So much snow, in fact, we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to make it to Artist Point for Christina and Noah’s summer elopement. Luckily they were up for the challenge, and thankfully I was familiar with the area and places they wanted to go after many trips to the Mount Baker area and especially after photographing Erin and Ryland’s elopement there last year. We made plans, had backup plans and really just hoped for the best, all while knowing the day may turn out differently than we anticipated.
You’ll just have to trust me when I say it all worked out better than any of us could have imaged! The road to Artist Point opened up the day before Christina and Noah’s elopement. And although it may not have looked a lot like summer, the views were breathtaking and 100% worth trusting that it would all work out in the end! Plus, who doesn’t love a little “extra” adventure. 😉
One of the things I loved most about Christina and Noah’s elopement was not only how intentional they were with each other, but also with their friends and family that traveled across the country to celebrate with them. They started off with a first look at Picture Lake. After that, we headed up to Artist Point where they exchanged vows privately and had their first dance. This time was all about them and just being present with each other.
But after that, it was all about celebrating with their friends and family with a ceremony in the Heather Meadows area. To start, Christina and Noah each did a first look with their Moms, which was so special. Then, it was time for Christina’s Mom to walk her down the aisle to Noah!
After their ceremony, Christina and Noah went back to their AirBnb just outside of the Mount Baker Wilderness area for their reception. With views of the water behind them, they laughed, played games, ate cake and toasted with champagne. It was the most perfect ending to a perfect day.
Cheers to a lifetime of joy, laughter and adventure together, Christina and Noah!
Bride’s Dress | Eddy K
Coordinator + Caterer | Palate Events
Desserts | Saltadena Bakery
Hair + Makeup Artist | Blush & Braids Beauty Bar
Rentals | Bellingham Event and Wedding Rentals
Decor | Designs by Ashlie Smith
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Megan Montalvo is a Washington Elopement photographer based out of Seattle, Washington. Megan offers intimate wedding and elopement photography to surrounding PNW destinations such as Tacoma, Olympia, Mount Storm King, Lake Crescent, Hurricane Ridge, Mt. Rainier, Lake Quinault, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Cle Elum, Suncadia, Leavenworth, Ruby Beach, Cape Kiwanda, Canon Beach and the San Juan Islands.