Lake Mcdonald Elopement in Glacier National Park, Montana

Katie and Bryan’s Adventurous Elopement in Glacier National Park, Montana


 Newly married couple savors a moment alone on the shore of Lake Mcdonald after their Glacier National Park Elopement.

Storms and a Sunrise ceremony on Lake Mcdonald

Glacier National Park had been on the top of my travel list for sometime now. So when Katie’s email came in with the subject “Glacier National Park elopement”, I was absolutely thrilled and boy did it live up to the hype. Glacier truly is the “crown of the continent” and, as I found out, as wild as it is beautiful. I arrived a few days early to scout things out and was met with strong winds, hail, and torrential rain. I woke the morning of the ceremony a little worried, but the skies cleared and gave us perfect weather for adventuring and creating beautiful photos. To start things off these two love birds tied the knot on the shores of the beautiful, and crystal clear Lake McDonald just after sunrise. It was intimate, and breathtakingly beautiful. A moment these two will never forget.

 Couple hikes up to Avalanche Lake stopping for photos along the way.

To The trail of cedars and beyond

Since the Going to the Sun road was still closed in June, our plan was to do a hike on the western side of Glacier, then go around to hike about the East. So after their gorgeous lakeside ceremony, we put on our hiking boots and walked the boardwalks of the Trail of Cedars, then hiked a few miles up to Avalanche Lake. The numerous hikers we passed really got a kick out of seeing Katie and Bryan in their formal attire going up the trail. Both trails were absolutely stunning and made the perfect backdrop for the adventurous wedding photos we had envisioned. But don’t take my word for it, check out the beautiful photos below.

 Couple kisses before an old ceder tree in Glacier National Park.
 Beautiful Bridal portrait at Avalanche Lake.
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