Princeville Kauai Elopement

 

When Tara and Nic first reached out to us and told us about their wedding plans, we seriously had to pinch ourselves to make sure we weren’t dreaming. Their original plan was to take a boat to the Napali coast of Kauai, swim to shore, camp for 4 days on the beach, and get married one of the days.They wanted us to be part of the whole journey. 

Unfortunately, Kauai got some pretty nasty rain storms which flooded the North side of the island, leaving the spot they had planned to camp and get married at no longer accessible. Hearing the sad news about the flooding and landslides in Kauai hit pretty close to home for us. Not many people know, but we were supposed to get married in Big Sur, CA. But right before our intimate wedding, Big Sur basically slid into the ocean. We went back to the drawing board and planned a last minute wedding in the Seattle area without ever seeing where we were getting married until the day before. This was a very similar case for Tara and Nic. After talking to them the week leading up to the wedding, we found out they just altered their plans a little bit, and still had an absolutely amazing intimate wedding on Kauai. 

Now on to the wedding. Tara and Nic rented a gorgeous house on the North side of the island of Kauai in Princeville. Just like the original plan, they wanted us to be a part of the whole wedding journey. Nic picked us up from the airport, and he even slept on an air mattress so that we could have our own room at the house where all of their family and friends were staying. WHAT?? WE ARE NOT WORTHY!! They treated us like FAMILY. We ate together, we drank together, we laughed together. We even went to Costco together!

Their wedding day started out with a morning sunrise hike to look for a tide pool to swim around in for a bit. We then scouted the ceremony spot real quick with the bride and groom. They picked a little slice of Heaven. A secluded beach with gorgeous views. We then headed back to the house to eat some brunch and get ready for the wedding. I will let the photos speak for themselves instead of telling the rest of the story in words. But this entire day was perfect and we cannot thank Tara and Nic enough for including us in this amazing event. It’s pretty awesome when your clients are amazing humans and become real friends for life! See you guys in Maui real soon ;)!!!

 

Sahale Arm North Cascades National Park Elopement

 

Well, adventure is an understatement. When Taylor and David asked us to photograph their elopement in the North Cascades, we were SUPER pumped. Everything about the mountain top elopement sounded perfect, including the 12 mile round trip hike to get to the location they wanted photos at (The Sahale Arm).  Taylor and David are avid hikers and know their way around the mountains. Let's just say we (Nick & Danée) were not quite in the shape we needed to be in for a hike like this. Nonetheless, we made the 6 mile trek past Cascade Pass, and up the Sahale Arm. Taylor and David got dressed at the top of the mountain. We then started our journey back down the mountain, stopping for photos along the way. We made our way back to Cascade Pass where we stopped and enjoyed a nice cigar and an even nicer view before changing back to hiking clothes and hiking back to the car in the dark. 

Everything about Taylor and David's elopement was perfect (remember their courthouse wedding where we were the witnesses - HERE). They even brought their dog, Kinley, along for the adventure. Congrats to this awesome couple. Thanks for letting us be a part of your wedding adventure!