They married on the dock at the Lake with only passerby hikers looking on.
This couple originally met on the Appalachian Trail. When COVID-19 torpedoed their original wedding plans, they hatched a plan to elope on the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire. I joined them for the hike up to the AT Hut, where the bride had her dress rolled up in her backpack and the groom's suit was strapped to the back. The hut keepers gave us access to the closed-due-to-COVID19 huts for them to prepare for their ceremony. Following the ceremony, their officiant and her partner prepared a wedding dinner for them on the porch of the hut. We celebrated and hiked out in the dark.
Beginning the 2+ mile hike up to the Appalachian Trail at Lonesome Lake.
Both the bride and groom were given access to the huts/bunkhouse at Lonesome Lake to prepare for their ceremony.
They even brought up and decorated a cake for cutting! The toppers were an afterthought, found at the convenience store near the trailhead.
The four attendees toasted the newlyweds following the ceremony.
After the ceremony, their officiant and her partner prepared a trailside wedding dinner on camp stoves for the couple.
We took a little time for portraits on the Appalachian Trail. While not the actual spot where the couple met, the trail holds a special place in their hearts and their relationship and was a fitting location not only for their ceremony but for portraits too.
Just married at Lonesome Lake on the Appalachian Trail.
The newlyweds hike down the trail in the dark via headlamps.