September 21, 2020

Sophia and Scott at Rattlesnake Ledge

These two were seriously so much fun! We were so excited to get to photograph their elopement, especially as the virus loomed over us like a dark cloud in March. Sophia and Scott joked that their wedding was the last one in America!

Sophia and Scott got married at Rattlesnake ledge in Snoqualmie: a beautiful, and pretty tough, hike up to beautiful lookouts over the amazing Snoqualmie mountain range. Snoqualmie is located just about 45 minutes outside Seattle, making it the perfect place to elope in Washington if you’re wanting to stay in the city! We love Snoqualmie elopements and made it on one of our top areas of Washington to elope. To see more locations for eloping in Washington state, visit our blog!

Sophia and Scott have been together since seventh grade! And even back then they knew they wanted a small, adventurous wedding. They always knew the only way they could express their true feelings in their vows was only in front of the absolute closest people in their lives. They didn’t want the pressure to adhere to certain traditions, values or unsolicited advice. They wanted an elopement that completely reflected who they are as a couple.

When we asked them about their favorite parts of their elopement they both gave the most charming answers. Sophia said that what stands out to her the most about the feeling surrounding her day was the feeling of being completely relaxed and the whole day going by so smoothly. Scott said the ceremony itself was the most memorable part of the day. Between Sohpia loving his vows so much she tried to grab him and kiss him there, to a goose trying to interrupt their ceremony, sending everyone into giggles, he couldn’t have thought up a more perfect ceremony for them.

They ended their special day with delicious food and small reception designed by the brilliant Erika at The Greatest Adventure Wedding, napping and playing Mario Kart into the night. When we asked if they had any advice for future couple they said:

“Small weddings are THE way to go. We have zero regrets about only having 8 guests—it was just perfect.

Also, tiny weddings/elopements don’t mean effortless planning. When we first got engaged, we thought the idea of hiring a planner for our wedding was exorbitant and that we’d be able to handle it all ourselves.

We very quickly realized that we still needed help and found The Greatest Adventure on Instagram and the rest was history. Erika took like 90% of the stress off our shoulders when it came to putting together our perfect day. So yeah, hire a planner!!”

We were so honored to be a part of Sophia and Scott’s adventure elopement in one of our favorite elopement locations in Washington. Being elopement photographers we get to meet the best people and hear their beautiful love stories!

Vendors!

Venue: Rattlesnake Ledge/Lake

Florals: Rusted Vase Co.

Design/Planning: The Greatest Adventure (Erika [Hernandez] Fullerton)

Bride Attire: “Galatea” gown by Willowby Watters

Bride Attire Boutique: The White Magnolia Bridal

Groom Attire: Suit Supply

Hair and Makeup: Anne Timss

Caterer: Table Catering Co.

Cake: Table Catering Co.

Accessories: (Earrings) The White Magnolia Bridal Boutique

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