The Wedding Vendors Who Will Literally Climb Mountains for the Perfect Shot

Sometimes walking down the aisle is vertical when Meghann Grah photographs a wedding.

It was midwinter and 23 degrees near Mount Baker when stylist Sheilynne Midili knelt on the hard-packed snow to bandage blisters on the bride’s feet. The upside: it was so cold that the hairdo Midili had crafted on the bride’s head had stayed perfectly in place. As the sun dropped behind the mountains, the temperature plummeted into the single digits—but the bride got married.

Midili is part of a special wedding niche: adventure ceremonies. Hanging from a cliff, floating on the water, halfway up a mountain; it’s all fair game in the Pacific Northwest.

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