May 26, 2021
May 26, 2021
Happy Wedding Wednesday! As we kick off our busy season, we started reminiscing about our busy season in 2020. Well, truth be told, we didn’t really have a busy season. One mid-March hit, weddings started looking much different given the COVID-19 pandemic and we had only 1-2 weddings a month starting in July.
There are silver linings to every story though. The idea that couples had to push off their vows and wait another year was not in the cards for everyone. We saw a massive wave of elopements and our guess is the concept of eloping will stay popular for some time even one the Pandemic has passed. There is something to be said about spending your special day with only your partner and/or your closest family and friends.
Well in the spirit of this trend, our lead planner on the West Coast, Rachel, has put in a ton of research for unique and memorable locations, tips and tricks to planning, and ways to make elopements as smooth as possible, even if it’s only a handful of people.
If you’re looking to elope on the West Coast, especially surrounding Washington, do yourself a favor and make the planning process stress free by reaching out to a planner (hint, hint).
Elopements may be our favorite trends to date. Due to COVID-19, we have seen the number of elopements skyrocket across the board to make for more personal events. With the numerous types of landscape and backdrops out in the PNW, we have zero complaints about this! We are so excited to now offer elopement services for those who want a more intimate setting on the West side.
On today’s blog, we share Garret and Ivania’s Olympic National Park elopement at Crescent Lake in Washington!
Full Planning & Design: Ohana Events Seattle
Location: Lake Crescent at Olympic National Park
Photographer: Sarah Anne Photography
Hair/Makeup: Pacific Brides
Floral: Rusted Vase Floral Co.
Paper goods: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy
Bridal Gown: Grace and Ivory
Suit: The Groomsmen Suit