Glacier National Park Elopement at Logan Pass and Lake McDonald
This stunning Glacier National Park Elopement has everything a laid back couple could want! Who said you had to go hiking for miles to have an adventurous elopement?
The day began by sharing the first look on the edge of Lake McDonald. Then, they headed off further into the park to Logan Pass as they explored, they found a quiet spot to say their vows. It was a simple and quick ceremony which was exactly what they wanted! The day concluded by Lake McDonald for sunset. Where they had a picnic, shared a first dance were greeted by the most incredible pink sunset!
About the couple and the wedding day in their own words!
All about their proposal:
We had a trip to the Pacific Northwest planned, and Mt. Rainier National Park was our first stop! We spent two days in that area. The first day we went on a hike, but it was super cloudy, so there wasn’t much for views. But the second day we woke up to beautiful blue skies, so we headed out on a hike up to a fire tower on a small mountain right underneath Mt. Rainier. When we got up to the fire tower a few miles into the hike, we decided to take a break and just enjoy the views of Mt. Rainier!
Ayrton had suggested that we set the camera down and record us standing in front of the mountain, then we could take some screenshots from the video to have some pictures of us. So we’re standing out on the edge of some rocks posing for some pictures when Ayrton started saying a few things about how well our life has been lately (as I’m trying to walk away to turn off the video that’s recording because I don’t expect a thing lol), and it wasn’t until he got down on his knee, pulled out a ring, and asked me to marry him until I realized what was going on! The first word out of my mouth was actually “Noooo!” in disbelief haha! Then I said yes, we hugged and cried, then continued the rest of our hike in pure bliss!!
Describe your wedding day in your own words.
Our wedding day was great. We picked up Courtney on the way into the park, and Ayrton was blindfolded until we got to Lake McDonald. We had our first look on the shore, then headed out to St Mary’s lake to have a picnic and say vows. When we got there it was SUPER windy, so we decided to change plans. We started driving back towards lake McDonald and found a quiet spot for vows. Explored a couple of spots along the river. Then had a picnic and champagne on the shore. We had the first dance as the sunset and everything was so perfect!
What is one piece of advice that you could give brides-to-be eloping?
Just do it!! If you want to elope, don’t worry about what other people think, just do what makes you happy! Eloping is becoming super common anyway! Also, be flexible with planning your day! Going into your day with a carefree mindset will allow you to enjoy it to the max without worrying too much about anything. Plans change, just go with the flow and it’ll still be the best day ever ?