Couple stands together after their sawtooth mountain elopement.
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Izzy & Cody | Sawtooth Mountain Elopement | Stanley, Idaho

The images in this blogpost are a culmination of nothing going according to plan.

Izzy and Cody had to cancel their elopement in Alaska due to COVID. They sat down and picked 3 states they wanted to see and Idaho was at the top of the list. They reached out to me 2 weeks before they wanted to elope and we started planning their day.

An hour before their Sawtooth Mountain elopement ceremony an intense summer thunderstorm set in and we decided to postpone to sunrise the next morning. Sunrise came covered in a thick fog. After an hour of waiting for it to lift off the mountains, with no avail, they were married with a cloud covered background.

A cloudy Sawtooth Mountain elopement ceremony in Stanley, Idaho

Couple elopes in the sawtooth mountains at sunrise with a cloudy background.

Elopement couple kisses after their sawtooth mountain elopement.

Hiking into the Sawtooth Mountains

We had a short hike planned for after the ceremony but with the fog it left like we had time on our side for a longer hike. I suggested hiking to this ridge in the Sawtooth Mountains, they were game and we hit the trail after breakfast.

We reached the ridge at 9am. The fog was so thick you could almost taste it and it felt like we were standing in the clouds. I thought the fog would burn off by 10am but it didn’t start to budge until almost 11am. I am eternally grateful for couples that trust me because it took trust for Izzy and Cody to hangout in the fog for two hours with me. I just kept saying there is a breathtaking view on the other side of all this!

Elopement couple hikes through Aspen Trees during their Sawtooth Mountain Elopement.
Elopement couple hikes through Pine Trees during their Sawtooth Mountain Elopement.
Elopement couple cuddles together during their Sawtooth Mountain Elopement.

And the Sawtooth Mountains appeared!

Watching the fog break was such a beautiful experience. The mountains would appear and then disappear. The breeze was cool and I could feel the peaceful love these two share. The bigger plan for their elopement day unfolded exactly how it was intended too and it was simply perfect!

Elopement couple admires the view after their sawtooth mountain elopement.
Elopement couple stands together in the clouds after their sawtooth mountain elopement.
Elopement couple laughs together with mountains behind them after their sawtooth mountain elopement.


Elopement couple stands together in the mountains after their sawtooth mountain elopement.

This was our view on the hike out! I don’t think it gets any better than this!

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