Wedding Vendors, Venues, and more serving Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California wedding vendors

Planning your wedding in Zion, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands?

Get Featured

Rainy Olympic National Park Elopement

Rainy Olympic National Park Elopement
Couple walking across a haystack on the beach during their Rainy Olympic National Park Elopement | Zion Brides

If you’re familiar with spring in Washington, you’ll probably know there can be some erratic weather. In spring, it can be snowing one day and sunny the next. On the day of their elopement, rain was forecasted ALL day. Armed with vow books and umbrellas, they headed out to the beach in the rain for their rainy Olympic National Park elopement.

Carly wore the cutest, and she admitted, most impractical, shoes for the beach — a pair of baby blue heels (don’t worry she changed into Vans for their walk on the beach later!)

Carly and Gavin asked where exactly they should have their ceremony on the beach when they stumbled upon a gothic-style tree stump. They immediately knew that they wanted to have their ceremony in front of it and said it felt like it was meant to be there.

After their ceremony, they shared cake and champagne and took family portraits with their dog Valkyrie. Once all the formalities were out of the way, they walked down the beach to a few iconic haystacks. Carly bundled up in a waterproof blanket — even crossing over logs and streams with it!

On their walk back after their rainy Olympic National Park elopement, they spotted at least six eagles and one seal on the beach!

Rainy Olympic National Park Elopement



zion brides logo top wedding vendors utah moab sedona grand canyon the knot wedding wire
The Top Resource for Adventure Couples & Destination Brides
Zion Brides feature wedding wire knot
ZB Team Since 2018
The Top Resource for Adventure Couples & Destination Brides
Zion Brides Publication Badge 2024
ZB Team Since 2018

Follow Us

Get Instant Access

Ultimate ZB Wedding Guide


Search Zion Brides

zions brides mag fall 2023 top bride faqs wedding dress cover1

Get The Latest from Zion Brides

The perfect digital guide for adventure couples bringing their wedding/elopement
to epic places in the Southwest


Welcome to ZION BRIDES

Our online inspo publication, started in 2018, has helped countless couples find everything from how to build their dream wedding to the vendors that can make it all possible. 

We've achieved our mission of becoming the top site for destination weddings in the Southwest and want you to see why!  Our staff has years of experience in the industry and shares top tips, inspo, vendors, and more!  Let Zion Brides be your guide...

Zion Brides is honored to serve couples looking to have their destination wedding or elopement in and around places like Zion National Park, Moab, Grand Canyon, Sedona, Big Sur, and more. 


Need some ideas?  Looking for planners or venues?  Start here...