Elopement at Gold Creek Pond // Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

August 8, 2021

Elopement at Gold Creek Pond

This elopement at Gold Creek Pond was the sweetest! After having their first look nestled in the trees we headed to the waterfront for their ceremony. The couple incorporated ancestral blankets from the bride’s heritage for their ceremony. They used these blankets to create and aisle and altar for their vows. I loved this little added touch, it really personalized their photos and wedding day.


Eloping at Gold Creek Pond

Gold Creek Pond is a bit over an hour outside of Seattle, located in the mountains of Snoqualmie Pass. A 1.1 mile loop wraps the pond, surrounded by trees and wildflowers. The best part? It’s an easily accessible location right off of I-90! This location makes an elopement at Gold Creek Pond a very convenient option for any couple who wants to marry in nature with incredible views, but not have to first summit a mountain!


Weather at Gold Creek Pond

Gold Creek Pond is accessible year round, but depending on the season you choose the landscape can look very different!

Winter Season: I recommend packing snowshoes and having 4WD as Gold Creek Pond becomes a winter wonderland. The pond and surrounded mountains are often blanketed in snow this time of year.

Summer Season: My personal favorite! This is the best time for a Gold Creek Pond elopement if you want to guarantee warm, sunny weather. July and August are the best months if you’re trying to plan for dry season.

Fall Season: Snow often begins to show up in early fall and doesn’t tend to melt until late spring. But, if you time it just right (around September), you’ll have beautiful changing leaves as your backdrop!

Spring Season: The best part of eloping in Springtime is that wildflowers blanket the pond and these blooms make for some beautiful photos. The worst part about Springtime is that the weather winds up being a little bit more unpredictable! Best to pack the umbrellas!


Want to see more photos at Gold Creek Pond? Check out this engagement session.