Shelly Pate

Rustic Elopement In The Woods At A-Frame Cabin Wedding Venue

couple embraces in front of a-frame cabin wedding venue

There was a real simplicity to this elopement day. From their rustic wedding colors to the a-frame cabin location–everything about their day was very intentional. Sometimes, wedding days become less about the couple and more about how to make a grand event happen. Of course, there’s a time and a place for elegance and a larger-than-life wedding experience. But, there’s just something special about the smaller and more intimate feel of an elopement day. See how a cabin wedding venue created this couple’s whimsical elopement getaway!

How a Year of Surprises Made for An Even Sweeter Elopement Day

couple exchanges vows in front of a-frame cabin wedding venue

Even though it was a 2020 wedding that had its limitations, the couple still ended up with a wedding that really reflected them as a couple. The thing about weddings that year was it really gave couples permission to find more small and intimate ways to get married. This adventurous elopement only involved the couple, their officiant, and their elopement photographer (that’s me!).

The priest performed the ceremony which proves that you can do a zero-guest elopement and still have a religious ceremony. It’s totally worth including as you can see through the many emotions shown by the couple during their vows.

couple holds hands in front of a-frame cabin wedding venue

Meredith and Conner are totally easygoing and love simplicity. Even though the year threw them some curveballs in their wedding planning–they just went with it! Their family even found creative ways to be involved including the bride’s mom making Meredith’s dress from scratch!

wedding dress hangs over front door of a-frame cabin wedding venue

A Cabin in the Woods Rustic Wedding Theme

Once Meredith and Conner found their elopement spot, it was all about creating the rustic wedding vibes of the day. Contrasting the rustic wedding colors of the secluded cabin wedding venue were the prettiest whites and neutrals of the bride’s dress and florals.

couple stands holding hands in front of a-frame cabin wedding venue
wedding dress hangs on door in front of a-frame cabin wedding venue
couple walks holding hands through woods at sunset Virginia elopement

Filling out the remainder of the color palette for this rustic wedding theme was the colors of the greenery and woods. For your wedding day photography I like to document the space capturing the environment created for the day. We utilized all that was available to us going to the nearby meadow for sunset photos and just exploring the property.

couple walks through woods at Virginia sunset elopement

The light and colors were beautiful with the textures created by how the sunlight fell through the trees. This was definitely one of my favorite private wedding venues to photograph with the open field, flowers, modern a-frame cabin and surrounding woods. They got married literally at a cabin in the woods that transported them to an adventurous elopement retreat!

couple kisses in field at sunset Virginia elopement

How a Cabin Wedding Venue Adds Adventure to Your Elopement

couple holds hands in front of a-frame cabin wedding venue

If you’re looking for a secret elopement getaway that doubles as your honeymoon spot, then a small a-frame cabin is for you! This a-frame cabin for rent creates the perfect hideaway for a private ceremony, wedding night and honeymoon stay. Since these two live in Washington, DC, they searched for elopement locations that were out in nature but still within the DC Metro Area.

a-frame cabin wedding venue in the woods

Meredith and Conner found this cabin wedding venue sitting in the middle of 100 acres of forest in Leesburg, VA. Getting to the 100 Acre Wood requires zero hiking, is completely private, and is perfect for couples wanting to be out in nature while also having some comforts. You don’t have to travel far from Washington, DC to go on an adventure and get that PNW feel! No photo permit was required, we just got permission from the Airbnb host.

couple kisses in field at sunset elopement

Elopement ideas like these remind couples of just how joyful your day can be. This happens when you let go and enjoy the sweetness of finally being able to say those vows! This elopement proves that you can have an amazing adventure close to home with a location that covers all of your bases!

Wedding Vendors

Venue | 100 Acre Wood
Photographer | Shelly Pate Photography


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