Ashley and Justin eloped in the beautiful Snoqualmie Mountains the night before the snow hit! Perfect timing, eh? They got ready in their home in North Bend, a few minutes down the mountain pass, and then we drove to the top of the pass near Hyatt for their first look! Ashley and Justin are super familiar with this mountain pass because they’re up here all the time! Hiking in the summer and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter! They knew that they wanted their special day to take place in these mountains because they were so dear to their hearts and so special to them. We even lucked out and got like the most perfect day ever. The sun was out and we weren’t even freezing to death (which is normal for the MOUNTAINS in NOVEMBER)!
Ashley and Justin met a year ago. Ashley had gone through a bunch of major changes in her life, and she wanted to get a tattoo to celebrate how she was feeling. As soon as she walked into the tattoo parlor (shop? Salon? Wtf do you call a tattoo place? clearly i don’t have any tattoos…) she was drawn to the handsome artist in the back. He was pretty attracted to her right away too, and he asked her out on a date before he even finished their first session!
Ashley and Justin knew that this was a for-sure thing from the start, and they decided to get married in the most casual way. “we should get married, right?” He asked her one day, and she said “Yeah probably!” and so they decided to do it as soon as possible! They couldn’t ever see themselves having a big wedding, so they knew that an elopement was an obvious decision. They hauled a keg and a few of their closest friends up the mountain, and got married in the most intimate magical way possible!
Ashley’s dress in From BHLDN, which is one of my favorite dress places ever! She got it on clearance, and only had to pya less that one hundred dollars for it! UNHEARD OF! So cute though, right?!? She actually planned on wearing a different dress, but then discovered this dress a week before and had to have it!
It was so much fun getting to capture Ashley and Justin’s special elopement. I couldn’t imagine a day more “them”, and I’m so happy that they decided to celebrate their relationship exactly how they wanted to!