It’s not everyday that you can say you got married on top of a mountain. For Nicki and Eric, their Mt. Shasta wedding adventure meant they could.
I grew up in Redding, California. I could see Mt. Shasta driving across town, but it wasn’t until I moved away for a few years that I realized how much I took the beautiful Northern California scenery for granted. I missed the thick pine trees, snow covered mountains, and easy access to magical places like Burney Falls that people only dreamed of being able to visit.
When Nicki and Eric reached out to me about photographing their Mt. Shasta wedding at the top of a lookout, I couldn’t agree fast enough.
This hike is Nicki’s favorite. She grew up scaling the mountains of California, seeing all the beautiful scenery it has to offer, yet she always comes back to this hike. And you know what? I think this might be my all-time favorite hike too.
Nicki and Eric’s Mt. Shasta wedding started at a local Airbnb with Eric’s parents. I was able to meet her sweet baby that born just a few weeks prior. After the happy couple got ready, we hit the road to check out a nearby waterfall and then enjoy a light picnic near a stream.
Afterwards, we headed up to the trailhead where we encountered a group of tourists visiting from Mexico City who were absolute gems. They had us laughing for a long time.
Finally, we reached the peak where we saw Mt. Shasta herself, as beautiful as ever. While there wasn’t much snow left, it still left us speechless. If I had to choose my favorite Mt. Shasta wedding venue, this would be it.
Vows were exchanged, tears were shed, and many smiles were passed.
There’s nothing I love more than photographing elopements in my little corner of the world. There’s something so special about Northern California. Maybe because it’s home, or maybe because there’s a just a bit of magic I can’t yet see.
Check out these helpful resources to plan your elopement or wedding in similar places.
- Northern California Elopement Guide
- Washington State Elopement Guide
- Oregon Elopement Guide
- Gold Creek Pond Elopement
- Hurricane Ridge Elopement
- Alaska Elopement Guide
Mt. Shasta Wedding Packages
I’m Brianna, a Northern California based elopement photographer who helps couples plan elopements with under 15 guests in the great outdoors. Check out what’s offered in my pricing packages below.
- 4 hours – 1.5 days of elopement coverage anywhere in California
- A personalized elopement planning experience with unlimited assistance
- Personalized elopement location recommendations
- Vendor, lodging, and activity recommendations
- Assistance and information to help you with permits, licenses, etc.
- 90+ page elopement planning guide filled with tips and tricks
- Customized elopement timelines
- Optional complimentary officiant services
- Online gallery with full resolution images and printing rights
- 24-48 hour sneak peeks to share with the world
- Travel fees to anywhere in California are already included
- Starting at $6,500
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YOU? YOU’RE THE KIND OF PERSON THAT GETS A LIL’ TEARY EYED LOOKING AT AN EPIC VIEW.
That moment when you turn to the person you’re with and ask, “Are you seeing this?” I live for it. Places with trees and mountains and soft breezes that make you say, “I can’t believe this place exists,” I spend pretty much all of my free time searching for and exploring them.
These places have always felt like home to me. And if you’re the kind of person who also feels more at home surrounded by trees than by people? Then we’ll get along really well. The Pacific Northwest is full of secret spots that are too special to share with just anyone. But it would make me happy to share them with you on your wedding day.
(I promise you won’t regret it.)
P.S. I’m Brianna, and I plan, craft, and capture elopements around the Pacific Northwest. My mission is to create custom, one-of-a-kind elopement experiences in the Pacific Northwest that allow couples to fully immerse themselves in the highest levels of excitement and wonder on a day designed exclusively for them.