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Springtime Ruby Beach Elopement

June 2, 2024

Hi! We're Anna and Trevor.

We're a fun (and maybe a little dorky) couple of elopement photographers, traveling all over the country to help people get married in the most beautiful places mother nature has to offer.

We thrive with cameras in hand, and nothing resonates with us more than the intimacy & freedom of an elopement. We get that big events and old school traditions aren't for everyone, and that's totally cool! We're all about embracing our uniqueness and throwing tradition out the window.

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It was a beautiful, misty March evening as Claire and Mar’yea strolled along Ruby Beach, one of the Olympic peninsula’s most famous stretches of coastline. They embraced the moody springtime weather and had almost the entire beach to themselves as daylight gradually turned into blue hour.

Timed perfectly with the lowest tide of the day, they exchanged vows with the gentle roar of crashing waves behind. As the day turned to dusk, we let our lanterns light the way as we made our way back home.

Though the Olympic peninsula certainly earns its rainy reputation each winter and spring, this elopement at Ruby Beach could not have been more beautiful.

Is spring a good time of year to elope at Ruby Beach?

Spring may actually be the best time to elope at Ruby Beach along with any of Olympic National Park’s many beaches! The nearby forests are the most lush and vibrant during the rainy season, while temperatures are mild as long as you don’t mind a little wet weather. As long as you pack your waterproof layers, you’ll enjoy crowd free adventures at one of the most recognizable beaches in the country.

Do you need a permit to elope at Ruby Beach?

Special use permits are required for events such as weddings or ceremonies within Olympic National Park, but you may not need to obtain one if your group size is less than five people total.

The cost and restrictions for a special use permit will vary based on group size and your chosen location. You should contact the park at least four weeks in advance of your elopement to apply for your special use permit.

Ruby Beach Elopement Photography Packages

So many locations on the Olympic Peninsula are accessible with minimal hiking, giving you more freedom to explore multiple locations in one day. Ruby Beach is situated just a short drive away from the Hoh Rainforest, Lake Quinault, and the Kalaloch beach’s Tree of Life. Whether you spend four hours or two days celebrating your elopement, Olympic National Park has so much in store for you! Want to learn more about how to plan your own one-of-a-kind Ruby Beach elopement? Reach out today to start your wedding planning journey!


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