Danielle & Cris

Columbia River Gorge Elopement

Danielle & Cris’ romantic Washington adventure elopement in the Columbia River Gorge was a blend of romance and nature. Guiding them through every detail of their two-day celebration, from scenic locations to venue selection, was an invigorating journey that culminated in an unforgettable July weekend.

Travelling from Nicaragua, Danielle and Cris brought together 18 cherished friends and family members from across the states to revel in the lushness of the Pacific Northwest’s best season. Throughout our initial conversations, we decided to infuse their weekend with the essence of both Oregon and Washington, crafting an experience that reflected what the Columbia River Gorge really had to offer.

For their intimate wedding, Bridal Veil Lodge felt like the perfect venue, providing a cozy haven for preparations and an intimate dinner party. The culinary magic woven by my very close friends, Ryan & Emily Domingo of Larch Provisions and Sugarpine Drive-In, added an extra layer of culinary delight to their day.

The crown jewel of Danielle and Cris’ romantic adventure elopement in the Columbia River Gorge was the enchanting Skamania Stone House, a hidden gem nestled within the forest on the Washington side of the Gorge. With its rustic charm and secluded allure, it served as the perfect backdrop for holding their ceremony and exchanging vows while evoking a sense of timelessness.

Eager to capture everything the Gorge had to offer, we embarked on a little adventure the day before their elopement to one of my favorite spots in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This location is breath taking as it provides panoramic views of Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, and Mount Hood, and personally, I feel that nothing beats these views during summer twilight hours. We hiked off that mountain feeling so alive.

If you are seeking further insight into any of these locations, or other picturesque wedding venues in Washington and the Columbia River Gorge, dive into my in-depth guide on Where To Elope in Washington here!

My heart is so full and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude when I look back on their day. If you’re envisioning an intimate wedding or elopement in the beauty of Washington or Oregon, I’m here to help you craft an unforgettable day. Reach out to me, and let’s begin crafting your adventure together!