A Private Hiking Wedding: Jordan & Michael

Jordan & Michael wanted a wedding that truely reflected them and the things they love, so they grabbed their children and were married in private on top of a mountain in Canada. “Our inspiration was definitely nature and our love of hiking”, explained the bride. “We chose Gros Morne National Park in the beautiful province of Newfoundland and Labrador known for its mountainous terrain and unbelievable views. This in our minds made the perfect backdrop for our quiet intimate ceremony. We knew that hiking boots were a must so why not include them on our special day? We kept our attire simple and clean and focused on more important details like the photography and the food!”

The bride wore a short and simple dress which she bought from a thrift shop for $14. It was by Club Monaco and was perfect for a hike and a wedding! “Our favorite part of the wedding had to be our vows”, Jordan continued. “We simply asked to each other ‘why do you love me?’. I also loved the fact that we had absolutely no schedule for the entire day. Making it stress-free was our motto.”

“Our wedding favors were homemade coasters from wood we had in our wood pile! They were made of really really dry wood sliced by a circular saw, sanded keeping most of the natural bark and knots, then a light coat of varathane to finish. We tied them with jute twine and voila!”

After the ceremony the wedding party had a laid back meal at The Black Spruce Restaurant. “We wouldn’t change a thing about our wedding”, Jordan concluded “…well, except maybe I’d have preferred a little less wind for my hair!”

Gorgeous! Thank you to Jordan & Michael and their wedding photographer Alex Stead for sharing today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Alex Stead Photography
Ceremony Venue: Gros Morne National Park
Reception Venue: The Black Spruce Restaurant
Bride’s Dress: Club Monaco
Bride’s Shoes: Hiking Boots
Groom’s Outfit: Le Chateau
Flowers:  The Orchid, Cornerbrook, NL


  1. Wow, what amazing scenery to have as the backdrop to your big day! The wedding has a very Etsy-esque vibe that I just love, all nature and handmade details

  2. I just love couples who want a ceremony that reflects their personalities! I find so much joy performing those weddings more so than others. It just warms my heart every time I see couples like this that wants something so simple yet means the world. Love the vows question of: ‘why do you love me?’ I think I’ll add that to our next couple who are exchanging their vows.

  3. Sarah Hare

    Beautiful Pictures, Beautiful Bride, Beautiful Wedding! Congratulations Guys! Breath Taking! xx

  4. Donna McDonald

    What a wonderful spot for your wedding day! Your facial expressions tell it all! Congratulations to you both. Love me


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