How to Plan a Wedding in Rainier National Park

How to Plan a Wedding in Rainier National Park

There are few places in the U.S. as beautiful as America’s National Parks, and Mount Rainier is one that is close to my heart. Living in its shadow and adventuring there often, I am familiar with the challenges that come with planning a wedding at Rainier. Here are my best tips to make your Rainier National Park wedding come to life.

Gathering Grace Farm Styled Wedding

Gathering Grace Farm Styled Wedding

There is a new wedding venue in town — In Chehalis, WA to be exact. Gathering Grace Farm is on a picturesque farm, complete with a barn, forest, and large front yard that is perfect for ceremonies and parties into the night. The house itself is full of character. It boasts a large kitchen and five bedrooms — which is perfect if you’re looking for a place to stay before your big day.

9 Best Elopement Locations in Iceland

9 Best Elopement Locations in Iceland

My hubby, Zach, and I spent 8 days driving the Ring Road in Iceland this May. We made sure to stop at every waterfall, cliff side viewpoint and black sand beach possible, although my favorites were always the lesser known places. As landscape and adventure photographers, it was everything we could have dreamed of! All of Iceland lends itself well to photography, but listed below are the best elopement locations we found.

Beach Elopement Scouting — Salt Creek Recreation Area

Beach Elopement Scouting — Salt Creek Recreation Area

Growing up on the East side of Washington meant that trips to the beach were a special, once a year occasion, complete with a six hour drive each way. Now that I live in Tacoma, I'm taking full advantage of the proximity to the Pacific and I'm lucky to have married a West coast native who knows all of Western Washington's best kept secrets!