Real Weddings

Off-grid Forest Wedding | Winthrop, WA | Rachel & Damon

Rachel and Damon’s off-grid, Winthrop wedding broke all the rules and we couldn’t have pulled it off without Rachel’s crazy (awesome) vision and insane organizational skills!

Rachel and Damon wanted a location with camp-y, outdoors vibes where all of their guests could spend the weekend together relaxing, playing music, hanging by the campfire and chatting into the night. They wanted a laid-back, casual feel and wanted to skip the formality but didn’t necessarily want to forego all the details!  They had a very specific vision (Camp Wanna Marry Me?) and just wanted to do it their way. They hired a killer photography/videography team, brought up their dream caterer from Portland and flew in a unicorn florist from San Francisco. They had their friend play them down the aisle and (my favorite detail) Rachel surprised Damon with matching denim jackets, embroidered w/ their new last name.

Rachel and Damon threw many of the old wedding traditions out the window–The night before the wedding, they cooked a taco dinner for all of their guests and on the morning-of, they didn’t wait to see each other. They spent it with their friends and family down by the lake, fishing, swimming and skateboarding! Rachel did her own hair and makeup and didn’t even want to schedule specific time for photos. They wanted to maximize their time with everyone that came out to be with them.

The ceremony and reception took place at an old homestead, in the middle of the woods. The property was exactly what they were looking for. The only kicker was that it was completely off-grid–no electricity, no running water, etc! This presented its challenges, of course, but it made for an extremely unique and especially intimate experience. Every detail was carefully thought out and intentionally included, making it all the more personal.

The best part of the whole night was the toasting portion. Instead of having family and friends talk about them, Rachel and Damon gave shout-outs to the people that had special roles in their lives and relationship! (I’m not crying, you’re crying.)

The weekend wouldn’t have been complete if Rachel and Damon didn’t send guests off with camp mugs and a pancake breakfast!


Need help planning your Winthrop wedding? Contact The Greatest Adventure Weddings & Elopements to set up a complimentary consultation!

Cheers & happy planning!




Vendor Dream Team

Planning: The Greatest Adventure Weddings & Elopements

Photography & Videography: A Fist Full of Bolts

Florals: Eothen

Catering: Tournant

Rentals: Chelan Weddings Rentals, Wander Event Rentals & Cort Party Rentals

DJ: Kris McCoskery

Hair & Makeup Lesson: Makeup Artist Angela

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