This summer, I was able to work with a great couple who wanted to elope "in the mountains." When looking for a location, they initially were willing to hike, but later realized they wanted their parents to be there. Most of our parents are not up for the amount of hiking we are willing to do! So they worked with their photographer, Mollie at Between the Pine, to find a new, more accessible elopement location. We have tons of beautiful places to elope, but not all of them are ADA-accessible or kind to those with mobility issues.
Mollie and her team have put together an amazing guide of ADA-accessible elopement locations in Washington state. It is a really comprehensive resource, and I am thrilled to share it here! Mollie is an expert at this, since all she does is adventure wedding photography. So I trust her judgement on finding some of the most accessible elopement locations in Washington.
The guide also has some great tips for couples, like getting a National Parks Access Pass, which I didn't know existed. It gives disabled folks free lifetime access to National Parks and other public lands - how incredible! This guide is a really awesome resource for disabled couples, or couples who want to include disabled friends and family in their ceremonies. Thank you to Mollie & team for putting together this info! I hope it helps a lot of couples and their families this year, now that elopements are becoming the new norm.
I will be putting together another list of great elopement locations in Seattle and the surrounding area in the next few weeks. I expect that elopements and small ceremonies will continue to be our new normal throughout 2020 and 2021. But even these small, intimate gatherings are proving to be really incredible! There are so many ways we can transform a backyard or outdoor space into something magical for your wedding day. If you are curious what your options are for florals, decor, and locations, please get in touch!