Amanda and Josh moved across the country to the Seattle area from the East Coast, and made a point to explore the forests and scenery. They wanted to include nature by having a “glamping” elopement in the redwoods with a long day spent in each other's company before exchanging personal vows. And to make that day as long as possible, they got married on the longest day of the year: the summer solstice!
Amanda used the wedding as an excuse to acquire the glamping wedding tent of her dreams (which will definitely be used again for actual camping!) and spend endless hours hunting for candle sticks and lanterns in thrift stores. With their dog Libby as a witness, Amanda and Josh shared their vows in a secluded grove of trees along the river in Jedediah Smith State Park.
Friends and family joined them for a celebration post-ceremony with music, beers, and a potluck party. Each guest was asked to forgo gift giving and instead bring a dish and its recipe to help the couple create a wedding cookbook. Let's see how gorgeous this forest-y glamping elopement is. Just wait until you see the swank dog bed!