elopement, alderbrook resort- beth & wayne

Beth and Wayne traveled all the way from England for their elopement. When they first wrote us they were thinking about Hawaii but since we were going to be in the Northwest for August I convinced them to come here instead. She asked my input on places to stay and to wed. It was hard to narrow down my favorite northwest list. But Alderbrook Resort has had my heart from the first time I stayed there when I was eight years old. Back then it wasn’t fancy, but it’s always had the amazing waterfront location on Hood Canal and that awesome covered pool. We stayed in a cabin onsite and my mom left the stove on all day while we were away. The wall was red hot when we returned and we couldn’t believe that we almost burnt the whole place down. My Dad forgot to pack his swim trunks but the gift shop sold paper shorts just for that reason. At the gift shop this time around Beth and Wayne got the cutest octopus hoodies, which were perfect for their nuptial bonfire. We had such fun with these two! Even though we live so far apart we had so much in common. Wayne is a talented photographer and Beth his lovely assistant. We love photographing other photographer’s weddings because they trust our process completely, this pair was no exception.  After their wedding they continued their adventure with a road trip in a rented RV all over the wild west. From what I’ve heard Alderbrook takes the cake and stole their hearts too. How could it not?