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July 21, 2020
With the top of Cathedrals Ledge accessible by car, this spot is great for those who want the feeling of an adventurous location without all of the sweating and hiking. There’s an opening at the top just off the beaten path that opens up for beautiful views and plenty of light for your photographer to take dreamy photos. Echo lake is another great option for mountainous views near a beautiful body of water.
Mount Washington is truly an epic location for elopements. If you’re brave enough to drive up in your own car, there are multiple places to pull off the road that are out of the way from cars and other visitors. Or, you could take the cog train up for a quick ceremony and portraits at the top and then enjoy your journey as a newlywed couple on the way back down. But, make sure you have the proper permits to get married and have photography at the top as it’s a state park. If you hire an experienced elopement photographer (hi there) they should be able to point you in the right direction. Also, PLEASE practice “Leave no trace” and be mindful of where you are exploring. The summit is full of very delicate alpine mosses and plants. PLEASE stay on durable surfaces and marked trails so that Mount Washington can continue to be enjoyed by future adventurers.
A truly stunning location in the New Hampshire White Mountains. I can’t pick just one vista or view point in Franconia Notch. There are so many hard but rewarding hikes in the area but, there are many beautiful locations that are easier to get to. One of my favorites is Artist’s Bluff- super easy and short hike with an excellent view at the top. Or, you could take one of the gondolas up to a summit at a local ski resort if that’s more of your style. The possibilities are honestly endless. Hop on AllTrails to scope out the area for your perfect spot.
Not feeling the whole “mountain” thing? Prescott park is easily one of the prettiest parks in New Hampshire… or dare I even say New England! Abundant flowers, stone walkways, fountains- it honestly makes me feel like i’m Alice and I’m in Wonderland. Take a stroll through the park and find your own little corner to say your vows. Then, head out to one of the many amazing restaurants in the Portsmouth Old Port and watch the sailboats coast by.
One of my absolute favorite locations where you can elope in New Hampshire. Just a short hike to the summit from the dirt parking lot (about a half mile hike that is slightly steep in spots). Just make sure you take an all wheel or four wheel drive vehicle, the mountain road to the parking lot is dirt and my Corolla BARELY made it to the parking lot. Once at the top, you are surrounded by 360 views of the other mountains in the area and endless wild blueberries.. YUM. Bring a picnic and a blanket and watch the sunset over the mountains to the west. Swoon.
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