Artist Point Elopement and Hygge Hus First Look | Ben and Juliana

Ben and Juliana opted for an Artist Point Elopement. They started with their first look at Hygge Hus, a renowned AirBNB in Glacier, WA. Artist Point, situated above the Mount Baker Ski area in the North Cascades, provides a breathtaking destination with minimal hiking required. It's an incredible drive-up location, especially for alpenglow chasers. Personally, I can envision myself saying, "I do," in this stunning place. For couples seeking an authentic Pacific Northwestern mountain experience without much effort, Artist Point is the ideal choice. The fiery sunset view of Mount Shuksan will leave you breathless.

If you're planning an elopement in the North Cascades and want to accommodate a reasonable number of guests without breaking the bank, this blog is a valuable resource. Ben and Juliana's wedding day was perfect.

About Ben and Juliana

This was not my first spectacular adventure with Ben and Juliana, but it was definitely the most sentimental. In 2017, I made a last minute decision to join them and two of our friends on a ten day road trip through Montana and several national parks in Alberta and British Columbia. Juliana grew up in Pincher Creek, Alberta, so she really knew her stuff when it came to Waterton National Park, which Hutterite community had the most slammin' deals on sheepskin rugs, and more. That was the year I had just started hiking, and boy did some of those treks really kick my butt. But even still, Juliana, Ben and the crew showed me so much patience.

Finally in August, they made it legal and tied the knot in a similarly beautiful location. However, this time it did not kick my butt - no hiking was needed! But a part of me wishes there was so they could see how not a potato I am these days.

How to get married at Artist Point, where to stay, and where to go after

We started the day at the famous AirBNB called "Hygge Hus," renowned for its panoramic views from the hot tub and beautiful spiral staircase. It's located in Glacier, WA, in a gated community just across the highway from the popular Chair 9 Pizza and Bar, which is within walking distance. The cabin is incredibly cozy and highly recommended for a romantic getaway. Ben and Juliana chose this charming retreat to have their first look and exchange intimate vows.

Ben and Juliana's wedding was highlighted by their ability to share the stunning views of Mount Shuksan with their loved ones. They chose to have their ceremony at the lower part of Mount Baker, beneath the chairlifts. This allowed them to enjoy the breathtaking scenery without requiring extensive hiking, making it convenient for more guests to attend.

Following the ceremony, the guests proceeded to Chair 9 for a reception filled with pizza and beer. Meanwhile, we boarded the Sprinter van and drove to the top of Artist Point. At that magnificent location, we were greeted by a blazing alpenglow that beautifully illuminated Mount Shuksan.

The guests stayed at various cabins in the same community as Hygge Hus, all found on AirBNB. To discover similar cabins in the neighborhood, you can click here, which will redirect you to the exact location on the AirBNB map.

About their wedding day timeline

I captured this entire gallery within just four hours. Their wedding ceremony at Mount Baker was attended by roughly 40 standing guests. While the guests were at Chair 9, we spent about 45 minutes at the top of Artist Point, capturing wedding photos during the sunset. Afterwards, we joined everyone at the bar to celebrate.

And now, enjoy some photos! If you're interested in viewing Ben and Juliana's complete gallery, feel free to reach out!

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washington snow elopement photographer

Hi, I'm Jacquelyn! I'm a Washington wedding photographer and AIARE 1 certified backcountry skier. I ski once a month year round (yes, there IS snow up there!) and always encourage people to adventure on their wedding day. Not only are the pictures epic, but the memories are even better. If you think you'd like to go on a guided snowshoe adventure or ski tour for your elopement or couple's session, shawty I can take you there, photograph you, and officiate!