Choosing to start your married life together in Yosemite brings a tremendous amount of freedom and simplicity to your wedding. Endless beauty and opportunities await you at every turn. Yet there are special considerations that are unique to Yosemite. Perhaps the very best place to start, if you're already considering getting married in Yosemite, is with how you want your wedding day to feel, what do you want for your wedding day experience? With the whole world in front of you, what is drawing you here for your wedding day?

Yosemite is not simply a backdrop for your wedding, it is so much more. In short, Yosemite must be experienced. No matter if this is your first visit, or your thousandth, there is always something new to see.

Your wedding day experience is where your wedding begins and ends. It’s why you’re already thinking about getting married in Yosemite - it’s what makes it your wedding. Talk with your partner and share your thoughts and ideas about how you want your wedding day to feel. Talk about the things that are important to you. Does waking up early to watch the sun rise over the Sierra sound perfect to you? Perhaps a picnic together on the beach? Maybe a wonderful celebration dinner together at the Ahwahnee. How about staying out late to catch the sunset and hiking back under the stars? Does exploring the park in search of the best possible portraits sound more like your style? Hiking to remote peaks and lakes reveal a rewarding side of Yosemite that few make the effort to experience.

What will you do in Yosemite now that you have your entire day in front of you? It’s just you and your partner, no one else to worry about. How will you enjoy the day together? What memories will you make that bring you smiles years later? The answers to these questions will become very important as we move forward. They will shape the feeling and structure of your day.

As we continue together, we’ll explore timing and location options in detail. Whatever your decisions, they are yours. Hold on to your partner and get ready to celebrate the years ahead of you with your best day yet.

Bride and Groom walking through Yosemite Valley with Half Dome for Wedding
Bride and Groom at Glacier Point for Sunrise Yosemite Elopement
Yosemite Elopement with high county lake during wildfire
Bride at Lower Yosemite Falls
Bride and Groom walking through Yosemite Valley for Wedding
Bride and Groom with granite walls and trees for Yosemite Elopement
Bride and Groom on Yosemite Beach for Yosemite Elopement
Bride and Groom walking through flooded Yosemite Valley for Wedding
Bride and Groom standing in the middle of tall trees for Yosemite Wedding
Yosemite Engagement Session under waterfall