Mt. Rainier Wedding by an Alpine Lake

From the A-frame cabin nestled in the woods, to the cozy and intimate catered meal, to the ceremony by a picturesque alpine lake, this Mt. Rainier Wedding was jam packed with mountain wedding goodness.

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Mt Rainier Wedding National Park

MT. RAINIER WEDDING: A FORESTED FIRST LOOK

One of the many great things about getting married in Mt. Rainier National Park is all the cool cabins available to rent in the area. For their Mt. Rainier wedding, Tiffany and Kyle found a cute A-frame cabin nestled in an old-growth forest just outside the park. There was a little trail just behind their cabin that followed along the White River, wandering through ferns and giant tree trunks. It was the perfect spot to do some first look photos and get a bit of variety in scenery before heading up thousands of feet in elevation to a very different alpine environment for the wedding ceremony. Once Kyle had gotten a good look at his soon-to-be-wife in her wedding dress, we all explored the trail for a while and then returned to the cabin for a few family photos before taking off to the ceremony location.
 
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A PICTURESQUE MT. RAINIER WEDDING CEREMONY BY AN ALPINE LAKE

After the first look, the whole group piled into their cars and drove about 30 minutes up to the wedding ceremony location. Driving distances like this isn’t uncommon when eloping or getting married in Mt. Rainier National Park. The park is just so big and there so many cool places to see all over it. But the views that you’re rewarded with for just a little bit of travel are totally worth it! We all arrived at the alpine lake on a warm July afternoon with a few clouds hanging around in the sky to mellow out the sun’s harsh rays. Mt. Rainier herself was mostly obscured by clouds, but it didn’t matter. The environment is gorgeous up here no matter what the weather is doing.

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The whole fam hiked around to the far side of the lake for an intimate wedding ceremony in the heart of Mt. Rainier National Park. Although we couldn’t quite see the whole mountain, we could still see the bulk of massive Mt. Rainier rising up behind the lake, with a scenic range of jagged mountain peaks running in front of it. All of the Cascade mountain range in Washington has scenic views, but this is easily one of the most iconic. It was so cool that Tiffany and Kyle could get their closest family to all come out from across the country to witness this incredible place for the first time with them.

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A COZY CATERED WEDDING PICNIC AT A MT. RAINIER CAMPGROUND

When the ceremony was over, we all drove to a nearby campground where their amazing wedding planner, Katy Warner of Seattle Stunning Events, had prepared a gorgeous table spread for their catered meal. The Custom Plate was out there with fresh made spaghetti and other goodies to serve up. It was all delicious. Trust us, we ate a lot ;) It’s so cool that more and more chefs and catering companies are making their services available to couple doing adventure elopements and intimate weddings. Everyone at the wedding loved hanging out at this casual and cozy picnic shelter, laughing, eating, and sharing stories with the newlyweds. 

Can’t get enough of these Washington Mountains? Check out this epic North Cascades Backpacking Elopement

After dinner was finished, we took off with Tiffany and Kyle for a little sunset adventure in Mt. Rainier National Park. We love this time to explore with just the couple, taking photos during the best light and just having fun romping around and exploring. Tiffany and Kyle said it was one of the favorite parts of their day too! It was the perfect way to wrap up this amazing Mt. Rainier wedding. 

 

Mt Rainier Wedding National Park
Mt Rainier Wedding National Park
Mt Rainier Wedding National Park
Mt Rainier Wedding National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park
Tipsoo Lake Elopement at Mt Rainier National Park

 

MT RAINIER WEDDING VENDORS

PHOTOGRAPHY | THE FOXES PHOTOGRAPHY // FLOWERS | FIRE AND BLOOMS // HAIR AND MAKEUP | URBANISTA WEDDINGS // WEDDING PLANNING AND DESIGN | KATY WARNER OF SEATTLE STUNNING EVENTS  // DRESS | BHLDN // CATERING | THE CUSTOM PLATE

The Foxes are Brandon and Gabi Fox, an adventurous husband and wife elopement photography team living and traveling in their DIY renovated 1972 Airstream. They are loosely based in the Pacific Northwest, but travel for work and play throughout the western states and beyond. Their work is best described as candid photography that captures couples as they are, where they are, blending images of love and natural beauty in the great outdoors. Wherever there are mountains, you’ll find The Foxes.

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