A Backpacking Elopement at Stunning Colchuck Lake, Washington | JayneMayAgnes Photography
couple kisses on a rock perched over turquoise Colchuck lake with mountains in the background during their colchuck lake elopement

A Backpacking Elopement at Stunning Colchuck Lake, Washington

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Jamie and Phil had a traditional wedding with all the details in Wisconsin with their family, but wanted to celebrate their love in the great outdoors. A place they both love and go to for peace and exploration often. So they packed up their wedding clothes and we headed out to one of the most epic lakes in the PNW, for a Colchuck Lake Elopement in the Enchantments.

“Not only did she take spectacular photos, she also took care of all the logistics which allowed us to relax and enjoy the moment.” -Phil

They celebrated by reciting their vows again, while surrounded by the towering mountains. They danced their first dance again, on a rock sitting above the turquoise waters of Colchuck lake. They even toasted to their life together with a bottle of special Whiskey.

Colchuck lakes sites right outside of the adventure town of Leavenworth, a meca for climbers, hikers, backpackers and white water rafters . It’s also the access town to the great Enchantments. A permit only multi-day backpacking area, and for good reason. It’s one of the most mind blowingly beautiful places I’ve ever seen and needs to be protected.

The town itself has a Bavarian theme, which means lots of pretzels and good bavarian beer. A couple breweries and an epic spa make the town the perfect launching point for an awesome Colchuck Lake Elopement.

That being said, one of these days I’m going to snag myself a permit and spend a couple days with the wild mountain goats up there, soaking in the beauty.

Cheers, Jayne

P.S. Interested in eloping? I’m happy to help. Shoot me an email here! You can also schedule a free 1 hour elopement consult with me. You can ask all your elopement questions and I’ll give you an customized idea of what an elopement day could look like for you and what it’s like to work with me.

I'm an outdoor obsessed elopement photographer based out of Oregon. I empower couples to plan a 'true to them' wedding day and document their story in a timeless and beautiful way. I travel worldwide for elopements and have a heart for protecting our beautiful land by following all Leave No Trace Principles in all my adventures. 




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