Kayleigh and Nathan’s Summer Camp Inspired Mountain Elopement with Family

Captured & submitted by Brianna Parks Photography


Kayleigh and Nathan only wanted four things on their wedding day: mountains, sandwiches, hiking, and homemade pasta. Mountains because they love them, sandwich toasts with their friends and family to carry on the tradition of using the hashtag #SandwichesInSweetPlaces (which started 7 years ago on a trip to Switzerland), hiking because it’s a passion, and homemade pasta, because it’s their favorite food of all time. When they reached out, they said they wanted their wedding day to feel like summer camp. Adventurous, fun, and casual. Boy did they make it happen.

The day started in an Airbnb at the base of Mt. Baker. After some getting ready shots, it was time for a ceremony where Kayleigh and Nathan’s nieces and nephews surprised them by wearing custom camp shirts embroidered with their names. The sky was clear and the happiness was palpable.

A short hike took us to the ceremony spot, a perfect platform overlooking Mt. Shuskan. After a few tears and heartfelt vows, the rings were passed and blessed by each family member. The first kiss was celebrated with a family toast of Rainier beer and sandwiches.

It was then time for the hike. We geared up and hiked a total of 5 miles to a gorgeous alpine lake where the bride and groom shared a picnic by the water. After full bellies and pictures, it was time for sunset portraits where Kayleigh and Nathan got to experience an epic alpenglow on the mountain and golden light by Mt. Baker.

The day ended at the Airbnb, where the planner created the most beautiful tablescape design, modeled after their favorite Pendleton blanket. Of course, sticking to the summer camp theme with mugs, wooden napkin holders, and lanterns. And of course, to top everything off, homemade pasta prepared by a private chef, making their wedding day experience one they’ll truly never forget.


Ceremony Location:Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest//Equipment Rentals: CORT Party Rental//Event Planner:Bright Side Events//Floral Designer: Goldenrod Floral//Makeup Artist: Anne Timss//Culinary:Eat with Giorgio//Photographer: Brianna Parks Photography//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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