Yosemite Wedding ~ Yosemite Valley Chapel and Ahwahnee Hotel

It was by complete chance that I met bride-to-be Stephanie (as she likes to say, it was Serendipity) We just “clicked” and before you know it she and her finace’ Aaron had hired me for their destination wedding in Yosemite.

I hadn’t been to Yosemite since Winter 1986 so this was something I was very excited to do. The wedding was to be in October 2011 and I knew it would be amazing in the fall.

I met Stephanie and Aaron for our site visit at the Yosemite Valley Chapel and Ahwahnee Hotel in June 2011 and fell in love with Yosemite Valley!

I took some time to explore the valley a bit:

Me sitting in front of the Yosemite Valley Chapel

The view when you walk out of the chapel. Amazing!

Short hike to Lower Yosemite Falls

Fast forward to October and it is wedding time!

The colors and theme were centered around fall – orange, red, yellow and brown. There were a lot of natural elements including twigs, sticks, pinecones and moss. I had the most fun ever at this wedding partly because I heart this couple mucho, partly because I had an amazing team, and partly because Yosemite just takes my breath away. Enjoy some pics I took and a few that their photographer , Ken Kato, took. (His are the really awseome scenic ones and the ones with me in them 😉

The fab vendor team included:

DJ:  Jason Spencer of Spencer Weddings & Entertainment

Photographer: Ken Kato Photography

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Yosemite Valley Chapel/The Ahwahnee Hotel

Florist: Sweet Pickins

Cake: The Ahwahnee

Groom’s Cake & Cake pops: Sweet Tooth Confections

Table numbers,escort cards, invitations: Sleepy Hedgehog Press

Jewelry: One World Designs

Wedding in the cutest chapel – Yosemite Valley Chapel

This amazing Photo is by Ken Kato Photography

This amazing Photo is by Ken Kato Photography

Sweetheart table with a breathtaking background. Wow.

The wedding cake and grooms cake. The funny thing is I brought these tree trunks INTO Yosemite from Palo Alto. Who brings trees TO Yosemite??

EVERYTHING on this grooms cake was edible. Yes everything. Sweeet Tooth Confections is amazing!

Memorial candle

The fab couple, congratulations Stephanie and Aaron!

Fixing Stephanie’s dress and being a little silly (Photo by Ken Kato)

The bride and groom having some fun with me, my assistant and the DJ (Photo by Ken Kato)