If you’re looking for a beautiful outdoor location for your elopement with family and friends, Gold Creek Pond is the place! This mountain pond in Snoqualmie Pass is so picturesque and easy to access making it the perfect Washington elopement location for ceremonies with guests. Demi and Aaron, two high school sweethearts, decided to tie the knot at Gold Creek Pond. They planned a casual elopement with their closest family and friends making for a fun and beautiful day!
On the day of their elopement, we all met up in the parking lot just outside the trail and hiked the short trail to the pond. When we arrived Demi and Aaron had their guests scope out a picnic table and claim a spot for the ceremony.
While their friends and family were setting up, Demi, Aaron, and I took a leisurely loop around the pond. The day was perfectly sunny and just the right temperature and the lake looked so calm and inviting. We took in the beautiful views and captured so many fun photos along the way. Demi and Aaron were such a sweet couple and it was so fun to see them interact together.
We got back to the campsite just in time for when they wanted to start the ceremony. They kept the ceremony short and sweet. Aaron had his sister officiate and all the guests stood and watched, apart from his grandma and grandpa who had front-row seats. After the ceremony, Aaron’s dad cooked up some delicious falafel and gyros on the grill. Everyone enjoyed a greek dinner buffet style, milling around and chatting, and sitting in picnic folding chairs.
After everyone had finished eating, we took lots of friends and family photos. As the evening came to a close, we got some more gorgeous couples photos of Demi and Aaron at Blue Hour.
One of the reasons I love Gold Creek Pond is that it is so easy to plan an elopement here. The pond is super easy to access, even for those with limited mobility. The only thing to note is that because this location is so easy to access it can get quite crowded, especially on weekends. I recommend planning your elopement on a weekday if possible to help give you more privacy. You also do not need a special permit to hold a wedding at this location. However, you will need a parking pass since the pond is located within the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. Learn more about Gold Creek Pond and parking permits here.
Demi and Aaron’s Gold Creek Pond elopement was short and simple but also filled with so much love and beauty. For more elopement inspiration, check out this PNW cottage elopement.
Shout out to the amazing vendors for this shoot:
Photographer: Olivia Louise Photography (aka me)
Wedding Dress: Reformation