Catching sunrise on a mountain peak
The majestic North Cascades provided the most incredible backdrop for this sunrise hiking elopement! The jagged peaks, golden glowing light, and peaceful atmosphere reminded me why time and time again, these mountains never fail to disappoint. It was such a special day for Lachelle and Jacob and one of the most incredible sunrises I’ve ever witnessed!
The day of the elopement, we all woke up in the wee hours of the morning for an earllllly meetup time of 5:00. Everything was still pitch black when we arrived at the trailhead, but with clear skies overhead, we knew we were in for an amazing morning. Bleary-eyed but filled with excitement, we trudged up the trail, breathing in the crisp air as we climbed. As the first light of dawn began to touch the mountaintops, we found the perfect spot to kick off the day with a romantic first look. Lachelle and Jacob donned their wedding attire, and Jacob could not stop smiling after the reveal of both Lachelle’s dress and the glaciated peaks surrounding us.
As the sun began to peek over the horizon, it was time for portraits! Us photographers gush over the incredible golden light in the mountains at both sunrise and sunset – it’s why we plan every elopement day around it! And this was quite the jaw-dropping sunrise, as light rays painted the sky with vibrant orange and pink hues. We cackled like school kids as we frolicked across the rocky summit, awestruck as nature put on a show for us. And with not a single other hiker in sight, might I add – a major benefit of being up at the crack of dawn 😉
As the sun began to rise higher in the sky, we ventured back down toward the trailhead to meet up with the one and only Cherise (Another One Ties the Knot). She led the two in a heartfelt vow exchange, followed by a small celebration with some bubbly! Jacob and Lachelle were brimming with excitement and love for each other among these stunning mountains. On days like this, the North Cascades simply can’t be beat!