One of my favorite waterfalls in the Mt. Hood area: Tamanawas Falls, played as the main focus to this destination micro-wedding for this beautiful couple on July 7th, 2022.
Piper, Hillary, their daughter and their closest friends flew all the way from Texas to elope in the beautiful Oregon forests. They wanted an easy trail that highlighted the greenery and would be an overall adventure-like experience for their group. With multiple creek bridge crossings and a final trek through some rocks, Tamanawas Falls revealing herself at the end with fresh mist was the best reward.
Tamanawas Falls Wedding Film
Start by watching their full film by us, Alesia Films. They found us from our other Tamanawas Falls blog on Google for Anna & Gio! They wanted someone local to the area that could not only film their day, but double as their guide. We also reffered our musician friend Seiichi to sing for them post-dinner and you already know we captured it all with nostalgic super 8mm film! Get ready for an amazing video with their most cherished memories.
My name is Alesia with Alesia Films and I’m a wedding videographer based in Portland, Oregon. I specialize in Super 8mm film and capturing couple’s days in the most authentic, photo-journalistic way. I believe in capturing candid film that portray’s the couple’s story in the realest way possible.
Tamanawas Falls, Mt. Hood Oregon
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Tamanawas Falls Wedding Photos
Huge shoutout to Sergio from Henry’s Diary for sharing the couple’s gallery and being such a gem to work with on the day of. Sergio has a huge eye for capturing that authentic moment, the details in their fashion forward woodsy wedding attire and the couple in the rugged waterfall wildflower landscape. Enjoy!
Getting Ready Details at nearby Airbnb
Like this Mt. Hood airbnb close to Tamanawas Falls? Here’s the listing!
This trail is found on the east slope of Mount Hood and follows the Cold Spring Creek. The falls are approximately 100 feet high and 40 feet wide. The trail follows Cold Spring Creek and is shaded by large Douglas fir, cedar and a variety of trees and shrubs.
From parking lot at the East Fork- Tamanawas trailhead cross the East Fork of the Hood River at the bridge and turn right (north) on the East Fork Trail #650.
From here, follow the signs to Tamanawas Falls to experience a gradual 1.7 mile hike with 500+ ft of elevation to the waterfall making the trail 3.4 miles total there and back. On the way, you’ll see beautiful old growth and new growth forests alongside a creek on dirt and rocky trails.
Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)
How to legally marry at Tamanawas Falls
Tamanawas Falls is located in the Mt. Hood National Forest. To hold a real ceremony with an officiant and have the waterfall be a special place to sign your papers, then follow this link to find the permit information.
Intimate Dinner and Live Music at the Airbnb
Piper and Hillary chose to cater their food from Busy Bee and their cake from Berg Confections to make it feel like a genuine wedding celebration. Followed by a live performance from Seiichi , this intimate wedding celebration couldn’t have been more relaxed and perfect.
Mt. Hood Oregon Vendor Team
Here are all of the vendors Piper and Hillary chose to hire, including us!
Videography: Alesia Films
Photography: Henry’s Diary
Florist: Botanical Floral Design
Live Music: Seichii
HMUA: Colour and Curls
Suit: The Suit Shop
Thinking of eloping at Tamanawas Falls?
Hire us to be your local guide and wedding videographer! We’d love to come back to this beautiful waterfall again and capture your unique love story on a film you’ll cherish forever.