Couple Spends Day in Portland for Their Elopement

Real Wedding
Alexandra and Megan wed their way, keeping the day for the only two people that matter.
Written by
Lara Burnap


Oregon Bride Spring/Summer 2023

Big weddings aren’t for everyone, thus the allure of eloping and keeping the day for the only two people that matter. Such was the case for Alexandra Szuhany and Megan Valarezo who planned their day, their way. “Honeymoon vibes” were the goal for their nuptials, so they planned things that they loved doing together, from getting artisanal desserts at Mike’s Ice Cream in Hood River to a hike that culminated in their ceremony with views for days—and not soul a sight. The Welches A-frame cabin in Mt. Hood delivered the perfect atmosphere they desired: LGBTQ friendly, stunning views and close to Portland. All the pieces fell into place, from the Scrabble board—a game they love to play—to their dinner at Mt. View Brewing, complete with beer, pizza and a view. After saying their vows, they indulged in the donuts they picked up earlier from Mikiko Mochi Donuts and cuddled on their new blanket from REI that showcased mountains and epic views, as a nod to their adventures ahead. 




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