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Fall Elopement at Lake Crescent Lodge | Kara + Alexander

Kara + Alexander held the perfect fall elopement at Lake Crescent Lodge. These two were straight out of a romantic novel I swear. Keep scrolling to see the full beauty of their day, and to learn more about the location they chose!

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Kara + Alexander’s Dreamy Elopement at Lake Crescent Lodge

When I say Kara + Alexander eloped at Lake Crescent, I mean they eloped. The real kind of “eloped,” like hop-on-a-cross-country-flight-from-Illinois eloped. Yes, they literally ran away from Illinois to head to the PNW to elope the old-fashioned way! So don’t let anybody tell you you can’t do that anymore. These two are the perfect example of how the word “elopement” can mean whatever the fuck you want it to mean. Whether you want to elope at a chapel in Vegas, travel across the country spontaneously like Kara + Alexander did, or plan a full-fledged, intentional elopement with your closest loved ones 6 months in advance.

And man did they make a good decision when they chose Lake Crescent. We explored the famous Olympic National Rainforest, venturing through the vibrant green trees as sun rays peaked through the canopy. They enjoyed quiet moments in the forest together, side-by-side, with a beautiful autumn-toned bouquet in hand. And then off we went to the lake! Where they snuggled up on the dock, took in the fresh mountain air and lakeside views, and wrapped up the day cozied up in the beautiful Lake Crescent Lodge. 

What a perfect fall day with two wonderful humans. Thank you for trusting me to capture your magical love for you in the middle of this incredible outdoor beauty.

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About Lake Crescent Lodge

Lake Crescent Lodge is the lodge that sits right on the lake (could you guess from the name?), nestled among massive fir trees and filled with cozy features for any type of guest to enjoy. The lodge is ADA-accessible, pet-friendly, and makes for the perfect basecamp for anybody looking to explore the lake and enjoy it via a kayak, canoe, paddleboard, or simply on the grass next to the lodge itself. 

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You can enjoy the delicious food at the lodge restaurant, a scenic boat tour, and host your guests who traveled for your elopement so you can all stay in one place together. You’ll love the antiquely-furnished lobby, the stone fireplace, and the beautiful sun porch to enjoy the best views of the lake. It’s a wonderful place to plan intentional time with your loved ones or just with your partner, and take in the beauty of the wilderness around you. 

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Complete Guide to Eloping at Lake Crescent

Because I just know you’ll fall in love with Lake Crescent like I have many times over the years, I created an entire guide dedicated to Lake Crescent and everything you need to know to hold your wedding there. Learn about the permits you’ll need, where you can stay, and some of the lesser-known locations you can visit in the guide here, and have fun planning your lakeside wedding my loves!

More Olympic National Park Elopement + Wedding Resources

Looking for information on other spots in Olympic National Park for your wedding or elopement? Luckily I’ve got plenty of blog posts that revolve around this national park that I can’t get enough of. Click whichever one below that is calling to you!

7 ADA-Accessible Elopement Locations in Olympic National Park

30 Vintage + Funky Airbnb’s in Port Angeles, Washington

How to Elope in Olympic National Park: Permits, Vendors, & More

Exploring Port Angeles: What to Do on the Olympic Peninsula