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Mt Hood Elopement – Mt. Hood, OR – Hannah + Jake

September 23, 2019

If you love moody weddings and elopements, then you will want to watch this Mt Hood elopement film. This Mt Hood elopement is so special to us because it was the first elopement we ever filmed. It was also our first time visiting Oregon, and we absolutely fell in love with the state!

Mt. Hood Elopement

Hannah and Jake are from Texas, but they fell in love with Oregon from the moment they first visited. To them, there was no other place that they could get married.

In order to make it happen, they rented an Airbnb right along the Salmon River. Not only was it big enough for all of their friends and family to stay, but it was also surrounded by natural beauty. The dense forest of mossy trees coupled with the Salmon River made for a classic, moody, PNW vibe.

An Airbnb in Mt Hood, OR.

Hannah’s Rue de Seine dress was absolute goals for any boho bride. The combination of lace, short detached sleeves, and flowy fit gave off major boho vibes.

A bride and her boho dress before her Mt Hood elopement.
A bride playing with her Rue de Seine dress before her Mt Hood elopement.
A boho Rue de Seine dress.

To top off the look, she rocked some sweet hiking boots. Ladies – please don’t be afraid to wear hiking boots on your wedding day, especially if you’re having an outdoor ceremony in the mountains! Instead, own it! It looks way better than you’d think!

A bride putting on hiking boots before her Mt Hood elopement.
A bride putting on hiking boots before her Mt Hood elopement.

Jake went for a classic, yet modern look, with a charcoal suit and suspenders. His two groomsmen also sported a similar look.

Salmon River First Look

Once they both finished getting ready, they decided to have a first look before their ceremony. We didn’t have to go far though! Because their airbnb was situated right along the Salmon River, it made for the perfect backdrop for their first look.

A bride and groom having their first look along the Salmon River before their Mt Hood elopement.
A bride and groom having their first look along the Salmon River before their Mt Hood elopement.

Before they headed to the Tamanawas Falls trailhead, they both had to finish writing their vows in their minimal, rugged vow books.

Tamanawas Falls Wedding Hike

They chose to have their wedding ceremony along the Hood River in Mt Hood National Forest. The drive up to the trailhead was absolutely gorgeous. Layers upon layers of trees decorated the hillsides as you drove up the mountain. Once at the trailhead, they had to hike two miles deep into the Tamanawas Falls Trail. Despite the distance and elevation gain, all of their family members were able to make it to the ceremony impotenciastop.pt. If you’re thinking of inviting your grandparents to your elopement, don’t let a few miles of hiking hold you back! You might be surprised at what they can accomplish!

A photo of guests hiking to a Mt Hood elopement.
A bride hiking to her Mt Hood elopement.

Mt Hood Elopement Ceremony

Their ceremony was so intimate and inspiring. The raw emotion felt and shared between Hannah and Jake was undeniable. The setting could not have matched the vibe any more perfectly. It was simply breathtaking.

A bride and her father walking to their Mt Hood elopement.
A groom smiling at his bride during their Mt Hood elopement.
A groom smiling at his bride during their Mt Hood elopement.
A bride and groom at their Mt Hood elopement.

After their ceremony, we hiked a few miles up along a snowy trail to Tawanamas Falls, and boy was it spectacular. Hannah and Jake got absolutely drenched by the waterfall, but that did not stop them from having a good time.

A bride and groom at Tamanawas falls after their Mt Hood elopement.
A bride and groom at Tamanawas Falls after their Mt Hood elopement.
A bride and groom at Tamanawas Falls after their Mt Hood elopement.

The love that Jake has for Hannah and their daughter is like something out of a movie. It’s the little things, like stopping to tie her shoe, or running to grab her flowers as she dropped them in the water – those moments show how much he really cares for her.

They ended the evening with an intimate dinner right outside their airbnb. They shared drinks, laughs, and memories as the sun set and the stars appeared. After their reception was over, they sat by the bonfire until they made their formal sparkler exit.

A bride an groom running through their sparkler exit.

Their Mt Hood elopement was featured on Junebug Weddings!

If you enjoy woodsy weddings and elopements like this one, then check out this wedding under the redwoods or this elopement in Ireland.

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