August 13, 2019

Trendy Diablo Lake Elopement

If we had to describe this Diablo Lake Elopement in a couple of words, they would be “Instagram Worthy”!! We just LOVED all of the special unique touches that Wendy and Mitch added to their elopements. Everything from getting ready together, hiking to their ceremony spot together that overlooked the iconic Diablo Lake. Then sharing a beer, champagne, and PIZZA together immediately following their ceremony. That was the cliff notes, now on to the full story.

Gif Video

One of our favorite new products we offer is our GIF Videos. What is a GIF Video you ask? Well, a GIF is an animated image. We take this to the next level and create 30-50 GIF’s and put them together into a couple of minute videos. We are so so happy Wendy and Mitch added a GIF Video onto their Diablo Lake elopement package. 

Getting Ready

Wendy and Mitch got ready for their Diablo Lake elopement at a nearby campsite. How cool is that? They were all about skipping traditions and being unique for their elopement. The couple started off getting ready separate, at the same campsite and then helped each other finish getting ready. There is something very special about a bride and groom helping each other get ready. More people need to start their wedding off this way!

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Portraits Before Their Vows

After Wendy and Mitch were ready, we started with some portraits of the two of them. We roamed around their campsite and found a beautiful location near the water with mountain views. Followed by a short drive up to the Diablo Lake overlook for a few more photos. 

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Hiking to their ceremony Location

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Diablo Lake Elopement – Ceremony

Every time we have been to Diablo lake the wind has been wild. This day turned out to be the same. Wendy and Mitch walked down the aisle together to the perfect spot overlooking the lake.  Their ceremony was short, sweet, and emotional. One thing we love almost as much as photography is witnessing these elopements. We are so thankful we get to be such a huge part of our client’s big day. bride and groom walking down aisle together for their diablo lake elopement bride and groom walking down aisle together to diablo lake wedding ceremony at Diablo lake bride and groom getting married at diablo lake diablo lake elopement ceremony groom reaching vows to bride during diablo lake elopement groom smiling at bride while reading vows bride smiling at groom during elopement ceremony epic view of diablo lake during wedding ceremony bride reading her vows to groom at diablo lakegroom wiping tears from brides face during elopement bride reading vows during emotional ceremony bride and groom laughing during diablo lake elopement groom crying during this diablo lake elopement bride and groom first kiss at diablo lake first kiss at diablo lake

Celebrating with Champagne, Beer, and PIZZA!

Wendy and Mitch had a few important things planned immediately following their ceremony. They hiked up the mountain with a box of pizza so they were able to enjoy it post-nuptials. They also brought some of their favorite beers and a nice bottle of champagne. This might sound a little weird, but we loved watching Wendy and Mitch feed each other pizza to celebrate their marriage.  happy groom after north cascades elopement bride and groom drinking beer to celebrate their diablo lake elopement bride and groom popping bottle of champagne groom drinking out of the bottle of champagne bride drinking veuve cliequot at mountain elopement bride and groom sharing pizza on top of a mountain bride and groom eating pizza bride and groom kissing while eating pizza bride and groom sharing pizza after diablo lake elopement bride feeding groom pizza after gorgeous mountain elopement groom feeding bride pizza after diablo lake elopement diablo lake views with bride and groom eating pizza bride and groom cheers after elopement portrait of groom at diablo lake lookout how this bride packed champagne into her backpack beautiful bride and groom portrait at diablo lake Diablo Lake elopement photos wedding portraits at diablo lake washington bride and groom kissing at their mountain wedding bride and groom being playful at diabo make groom hugging bride at wedding bride and groom with foreheads together at diablo lake bride and groom laughing together bride and groom hiking back to camp after eloping    

Secluded First Dance Back At the Campsite

Wendy and Mitch shared an impromptu first dance on the shore of the lake as the sun went down. A perfect way to wrap up their Diablo Lake Elopement.bride and groom post elopement first dance bride and groom laughing during first dance bride and groom smiling at the camera bride and groom first dance in the washington mountains bride and groom doing a funky dancegroom starting bonfire after eloping bride eating pizza by a bonfire  

What we loved about this location

If you are looking for a place to elope in the North Cascades this Diablo Lake elopement location might be a high contender. Within close proximity you have amazing places to camp and epic mountain views. Diablo Lake provides good views with very little effort since you can drive right up to the parking lot. This area also has a lot of amazing trails nearby to explore. While it’s quite a ways from the city, it’s worth it once you get out there. This is somewhere that is hard to say goodbye to. 

We are striving to become experts in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. That being said, we LOVE helping our clients plan their elopement starting with the perfect location. If you are engaged and planning your perfect adventure, the best thing to do is reach out through our contact form so we can get started. 


If you loved this Diablo Lake elopement, be sure to check out this vow renewal shot by our associate photographer, Lexi.