Mt Baker Artist Point Elopement Photographer
Aj and Kat eloped on Mt Baker at Artist point, right in front of Mt Shuksan. These guys actually did their first hike on Mt Baker back when they first started dating! Aj and Kat got ready behind their vehicles, yelling to each other over the cars as they prepared. Kat's mom zipped up her dress and Aj's two boys, Hudson and Griffon, helped their dad get ready. They saw each other for the first time with Mount Baker peeking over the trees. Its actually so fitting that they tied the knot in the wilderness, as that has been the theme in their relationship. They are super active, always hiking or biking through gorgeous landscapes. Aj actually even proposed in Iceland while they were on a bike tour of the country. He had the guide let him know when they were going to be approaching a gorgeous place and then take a picture while he popped the question. He got down on one knee in front of a glacier, and she, of course, said yes! How freaking cool is that?!
Kat and Aj's elopement started just as rain began to fall. They had a bus bring up all of their 20 favorite people in the world to watch the ceremony, and they all had brightly colored umbrellas to guard from the weather. Kat's mom walked her down the "aisle", which was actually just a hill, and she delivered her daughter to the edge of the overlook. They wanted to include their kids in the ceremony, and they both stood by as the ceremony went on.
Aj + Kat decided to tie a literal knot during the ceremony, and they tied a figure eight knot which is the knot used in rock climbing together. At the point in the ceremony when the Best Man is supposed to give the couple their rings, Scott (Best man) frantically searched his pockets and to his shock, the rings were not their! "They're in my car!" he shouted as he dashed off, down the trail back to the parking lot. Luckily, the officient was able stall a little while and change up the order of events because it was a little while before Scott jogged back to the ceremony location. Once they had the rings, they pit them on and were announced as husband and wife! Everyone made a tunnel and waved their whisper wands to celebrated the ceremony!