Laura and Milton

Snoqualmie, Washington



Photography | Weiss Photo and Film | @weissphotoandfilm

Venue | Salish Lodge & Spa | @salishlodgespa

Event Planner | Shine Event Design | @shineeventdesign

Floral Designer | Terra Bella Flowers | @terrabellaflowers

Officiant | Rev Ray Van Winkle

From the Event Planner

Like many couples, Laura and Milton had a big wedding day celebration beautifully planned. Unfortunately, the health crisis stopped them from gathering together as a larger group. So, they made the difficult decision to postpone their plans and carried on with life. Or, so the bride-to-be thought! In the meantime, Milton continued to quietly work with the couple’s wedding planner to put together a private, intimate elopement to surprise Laura.


Under the guise of a night away at the historic and luxurious Salish Lodge and Spa atop Snoqualmie Falls in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest mountains, Laura and Milton checked in for their originally planned wedding date. As the day continued, Laura learned it was to be her wedding day. She was thrilled. But, the surprises didn’t end there! Using her original desired design, Laura’s bouquet and flower crown were created by a shop special to the couple’s relationship. The store is located on the same block the couple originally met.


The couple wed at the top of Snoqualmie Falls in an elopement only known to their few attending vendors– their planner, photographer and officiant. And, after their kiss, they were cheered on by the small group of tourists visiting The Falls that day. Now, as a married couple, they are looking forward to celebrating with their friends and family at their postponed larger future celebration.