You can watch their wedding fusion film from their post last year, HERE.
Yosemite National Park became a special place for us after we went camping there 1 month after we met, and when my husband proposed on the top of Half Dome. On the hike down it seemed only natural to have the wedding in Yosemite. The advantage of having a destination wedding is that we were able to keep it small and intimate.
I’m also glad that we did a lot of DIY stuff. It saved a lot of money, it was fun, and it made everything much more personal and memorable. We also got a lot of stuff from Etsy because we would rather support artists than order something mass-produced. I picked out our flowers and bought them from a flower market in San Francisco and my husband’s sisters arranged them.
Notice the trail is TOTALLY flooded! They are standing in a waterfall! And I was totally kneeling in it!!
No wedding will turn out perfect, there will be a lot of glitches that you will laugh about later and make for great stories. If you have an outdoor wedding, prepare yourself and have a backup plan because everything that can go wrong just may happen. Also, make sure you get a good cake! Our cake was amazing and I will always remember that. People who said they hated wedding cake loved it. Find someone who’s planned a wedding to help you, because it is so hard when you have no idea what to think about or how to do anything. I think that’s why wedding planning takes 8 months. Spend money on the photographer, and look through their entire portfolio, because the most important memories you will have are captured in your wedding photos. We love showing people our pictures because we are so proud of them, and every time we do we say how happy and lucky we were to find someone special. Picking a photographer was a little like picking a dress, if you don’t love it, don’t buy it. Lastly, don’t be afraid to cry, and be assertive to get what you want or need from people. Other people don’t understand what you are going through unless they’ve done it themselves. Get everything in writing, down to what your cake decorations are going to be (ours were “forgotten”). Planning and executing a wedding is one of the most stressful and rewarding things you will ever do. Make it your own and have fun! Cherish the moments you will spend surrounded by people who love you. It can’t get any better than that!