Oregon Coast Elopement at Arch Cape

There is something simply magical about shooting elopements at the Oregon Coast. From running through the waves with sandy toes, to breathing in the salty air, the coast really fills up the soul and brings a feeling that can't fully be expressed through words.

When Hannah and Austin reached out to me about capturing their intimate elopement at Arch Cape, I was literally happy dancing for hours! A short drive down the coast from Canon Beach, Arch Cape is a great choice if you are looking for something a little more low key with less people about. With Arch Cape, the biggest thing to keep in mind is that the 'arch' shaped rock is only accessible certain parts of the year and so planning in advance can be beneficial if you are set on that as a backdrop.

To start their beautiful day, Hannah and Austin got ready at McMenimens Gearheart Hotel. This is where they also decided to do their first look. While we we were doing the first look, their friends and family jetted down to Arch Cape to get everything set up. Mcmenemins Gearheart is a fantastic place to get ready for your elopement and offers rooms with gorgeous lighting, eclectic hallways for portraits, and a well landscaped property for those that would like a first look.

When we arrived at the beach, the ceremony site (which they literally just popped up in front of the arch) was standing there gleaming in the beautiful sun! It was so neat to see their friends and family come together to create a stunning little elopement for their dream day! From gorgeous florals sone by their friend Lane, to sipping White Claws, to an overflowing champagne toast, this day was an absolute blast! They exchanged beautiful vows, we celebrated, and then spent the evening hanging out at the beach and taking some epic portraits.

After the sun had set, we all went back to McMenamins and had a yummy dinner and (of course) we brought home some of their famous cookie dough! Yumm to the yumm!

This is one elopement at the Oregon Coast that I will always be honored to have been a part of! Thank you Hannah & Austin for choosing me as your storyteller.

Are you ready to elope at the Oregon Coast! Let's do this thing!

Hannah & Austin's Amazing Elopement Team:

Location: Arch Cape

Florals: Lane

Attire: Rue De Seine

Hair & Makeup: Alyssa Underwood

Video: Tyler Carlson // @truenorthwestweddings 

Dessert: Taylor // @taylor_annnnn

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