Morgan and Brendon made an impulse decision to plan their secret elopement at the Mt. Baker Hygge Hus! They stumbled upon this beautiful PNW cabin and knew they wanted to spend their day eloping in the forest surrounded by all the greenery and ferns. So they snuck off from their home in Colorado without telling family and eloped in Mt. Baker! I’m lucky enough to have already spent some time at this cabin last summer for Emma and Vince’s elopement, so I was excited to return!
They started their day with a first look outside of their Airbnb before hiking into the forest for a quiet spot for their ceremony. It was a quiet, moody morning and all we could hear were the birds chirping up above us. We explored further on the trail before heading to one of my favorite picnic spots by the river for a picnic. They were so kind and even shared some of the delicious charcuterie with me!
After an intentional and relaxing morning, we headed up into the mountains to go snowshoeing! Most of the time the mountains here in Washington are snow-covered even into July! Coming from Colorado as avid skiers, snowshoeing was definitely a lot of fun for them! They decided to take photos in their wedding attire at an early spot on the trail before changing into hiking clothes for the rest of the snowshoe hike!
When they finished their snowshoeing hike, they headed back to the Hygge Hus to get cozy and relax. Brendon had created his own “song mix” of important songs in their relationship for their first dance. It was such a sweet and romantic moment for them. I really loved how they stayed in their hiking clothes for their first dance. You can have sweet romantic moments on your wedding day without necessarily being in your wedding attire.
They had some delicious cake to celebrate after their first dance before hopping in the hot tub. Which was a perfect way to end their elopement day! Morgan and Brendon’s day just had a “carefree” and “relaxed” feel the whole day. While eloping can be super adventurous, you can also choose to slow down, enjoy every moment, and plan a super relaxed day in nature. I was incredibly honored to help them plan a relaxing day that was truly a celebration of their relationship!
Airbnb: Mt. Baker Hygge Hus
HMU: Anne Timss
Florals: Free Range Floral Company
Snowshoe Rentals: REI (Bellingham)
Cake: Saltadena Bakery
Charcuterie Board: Yeah Baby Boards