Beautiful Wahclella Falls Elopement: Holly + Aaron

wahclella falls elopement

We’re pretty sure we’ll never tire of sharing beautiful elopements in beautiful places! And when you see something like Holly + Aaron’s sweet and intimate celebration in Wahclella Falls (just outside of Portland), it’s probably pretty clear as to why! Eloping amongst the lush, moss-covered mountains + waterfalls was not only the perfect way for these busy med students to take away the pressure of throwing a big, expensive + traditional wedding, but it also fulfilled a childhood dream of Holly’s. Let’s hear a bit about that now before we get to all of the stunning images by Dylan and Sara:

I am from a small town in south Louisiana. I am 27 years old and my first flight was last year so it is easy to see that my travel experience is limited. All I have ever wanted to do is explore the world. As a little girl, I remember seeing my best friend’s vacation photos of gorgeous mountains covered in lush moss and I was obsessed. We thought about what was most important for our wedding; it was simple: love, a little romance, and photographers that could make our pictures look like art. Aaron was supportive right from the start. If I did not know any better, I would think that he always dreamed of eloping near a waterfall in lush mossy mountains, too! 

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bouquet

waterfall

waterfall first look

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement

Everything was perfection. We both agree that exchanging our vows in front of a waterfall was the most romantic experience of our lives. Aaron is a man of few words so when he read his vows, I was overwhelmed by the depth of his commitment. I whispered my vows in his ear so they could forever be a secret between the two of us. It was such a pure celebration of our relationship and love to elope surrounded by serenity.

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement

waterfall bride


Holly’s vintage 70′s dress felt like it was made for the whimsical, timeless setting. Looking for something similar? We love the Nanette Dress from Ruche!

waterfall bouquet

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement


The mossy backdrop made for such epic portraits of the darling newlyweds!

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement

wahclella falls elopement

1. Elope!! If it feels right for you then just take the plunge. Go somewhere you have always dreamed of. Do things you have never done. It is a magical adventure.
2. If you find a photographer that you love, book them and never doubt your decision. Finding artistic photographers that could capture the essence of our wedding was crucial.
3. If you have a friend or family member that is interested in becoming ordained then truly consider it. It was so special for us to not feel like we were sharing one of our most romantic moments with a stranger.
4. Plan ahead to have your flowers preserved. I had the most fabulous bouquet and wish so much that I could have kept them. That was my only regret.

photography: Dylan and Sara // location: Wahclella Falls, Oregon // florals + hairpiece: Starflower // wedding dress: vintage 70s Gunne Sax by Jessica Ivory purchased from Shop Vintage Eclectic // hair + makeup: Aimee J’adore

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! This is just beautiful.

  2. Very nice location!

  3. I love this wedding! Sooooo amazing!!

  4. Wow! What a beautiful backdrop for a wedding – so romantic!

  5. Absolutely love this couple and their lovely elopement couldn’t have been more beautiful! ♡ Thanks for sharing!

  6. What an amazing place to say your I Do’s! So beautiful

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  8. AMAZING location ! Lovely Photography !

  9. The imagery is stunning. What a beautiful elopement!!

  10. I LOVE ELOPEMENTS!! This is exactly why they are so amazing. The photography is stunning and the whole event looks romantic and intimate. Great job!

  11. Wow! This is truly an amazing spots!

  12. Oh my gosh! What a beautiful location!! I am mesmerized by all the beauty!!

  13. My goodness this is breathtaking!

  14. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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