Mount Willard Elopement | New Hampshire
Updated: Jul 29
Looking for a easy hike in New Hampshire to celebrate your elopement?! Then may I present to you: Mount Willard
LOOK AT THAT AMAZING VIEW!! Mount Willard is SUCH a perfect spot to elope!!
In my opinion, Mount Willard is one of the most beautiful mountain views in New Hampshire that doesn't require much effort. The hike to the top is about 1.5 miles which you can hike in about an hour! No crossing rivers or scrambling - just a nice (albeit strenuous in some places) hike on well defined path.
Well... the hike this day it wasn't quiiiiite so easy. We followed Courtney and Issac's dog, Kona, up the path and ended up missing the turn for Mount Willard trail. So if you do this hike make sure to take a quick left after you get to the trail head! We basically ended up doing two hikes... AND it was pouring rain the entire time. But right as we got to the end of the hike the rain stopped and we were greeted with the MOST beautiful day and view.
Isaac hiked up with their garment bag with their elopement clothes thankfully so all of their clothes stayed dry for their session. After taking in the view and taking a few shots (!!!), Courtney and her maid of honor Michelle went to a secluded part of the summit to get Court hair and makeup ready while Issac hung out with their doggy.
From Courtney's grab-ass first look to their champagne shower, we had SO much fun exploring the summit and the view. Enjoy these elopement photos of their evening popping champagne, twerking, dancing, exchanging loving words, and snuggling on the mountaintop. Their relationship is so incredibly playful and I'm so grateful I got to capture their love!!!
If you're interested in eloping at Mount Willard, but also want more views in the area to make your day longer, then consider adding one of these other locations to your elopement day:
Saco Lake - right across the street of the trail head of Mount Willard)
Cathedral Ledge - about a half hour drive away (you can drive to the top if you only want the view, not the adventure)
Elephant Rock - a 0.7 mile hike right down the road from the Mount Willard trail head
A perfect, nameless waterfall right down the road that I'll guide you to
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