WHY WORK WITH OUR TEAM?
Our elite Yosemite team is unmatched. Every vendor you work with are highly qualified and experienced to perform their duties in the rugged terrains of Yosemite National Park. Not to mention, our ability to interweave our separate services around each other is key to being on time and efficient. All of this began with Erica & Ryan's wedding (see below) and flourished into an unstoppable group of professionals on a quest to providing a satisfying-tear-jerking adventure.
OUR SUCCESSFUL WORKFLOW
When you begin the day-of preparation, you meet with Summer (Wildflower Bride) & Dawn Kelly (the most experienced elopement photographer in Yosemite). As these fine lovely ladies begin their top-of-the-line services, Legacy Weddings & Elopements arrive to prep for the day ahead and ensure video quality is of the highest. Once the final touches by Summer are complete, Dawn Kelly & Legacy Weddings will take you to a scenic and secluded place for a First Look that's away from park visitors. This moment is for you to share with each other. And after all the tears have been wiped clean, we journey onward to your ceremony to get you two married the way you have planned.
After the announcement as a married couple and the sea of "congratulations" have been said, we hit the road to several gorgeous sceneries in all of Yosemite. From a golden-meadow to a stunning "Tunnel View" of Yosemite to glistening waterfalls, we take you to places where you choose to be. Then to top the magical day, we conclude the elopement with a breathtaking view of Half-Dome from Glacier Point where you and your significant other will enjoy the last few minutes of the sunset.
LINDSEY + ALEX
Lindsey & Alex decided to elope in the most wonderful place in the world- Yosemite National Park. The experience they shared along with their dearest friends is something that cannot be forgotten. Before the storm began, they enjoyed a wonderful time in the valley, frolicking in the meadows, climbing fallen trees, and enjoying intimate moments by the Merced River. Near sundown, they held their ceremony on top of Glacier Point where rain began to pour. But that didn't stop the ceremony from concluding.
REBEKAH + ADRIAN
Rebekah and Adrian's love story started at a bar in Hollywood but has ignited into a fully blossomed love journey that expands through time and distance. Being separate by continents didn't stop them from becoming one. It made them stronger. It made their love for one another even better. In their elopement video, they journey around Yosemite Valley to locations that mean the most to them. Places they have strong memories in. This was an amazing elopement from beginning to end.
SIX IMPORTANT TIPS
BEFORE YOU ELOPE
You'll need a permit from the park before getting married in Yosemite.
Food, wifi, cellular connection, restrooms are available but are very limited.
Check for weather, closures, construction or wildfires ahead of time.
There are no gas stations in the park, so fill up before entering.
Bring bug spray, sunscreen, hiking boots or bear spray.. just in case.
Wilderness is no joke. Be prepared and respect mother nature.
YOUR YOSEMITE ELOPEMENT TEAM
cinematic videos by Tatjana & Jonas
Hello again! We are Legacy Weddings & Elopements. A full service photo and video company that stretch from the Colorado Rockies, to the great Yosemite National Park, and to the sunny Hawaiian Islands. But when we are in Yosemite, we offer stunning, elegant, and masterful cinematic elopement videos. Our goal when we are working in this amazing national park is to enhance the top caliber expertise, guidance, and service set forth by Dawn Kelly Photography and Wildflower Bride. When you are with us at the park, we make sure that we get the best version of you each and every time. But before we cross any t's and dot any i's, we make sure to get to know the two of you and understand your love journey thus far. And by doing so allows us to capture the magnificent, authentic, and amazing intimacy that is needed to tell an epic love story.
p.s. we pride on that 🤗
"You and your spouse live a long, happy life together. You laugh together, cry together, hold each other up during hard times. You have children, then grandchildren, and you get to watch them grow up. One day, the whole family is at your granddaughter's home celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary, and she pulls out your wedding album, which you passed down through the generations. She's incredibly proud to own this family heirloom.
You and your husband forgot how beautiful your wedding was, and you swell with emotion, remembering how you felt as you stood at the alter, being joined as man and wife. You grin at each other, reliving one of the most special days of your lives. The rest of the family gathers around to look at your pictures. What do you want them to see?
Will they see trendy, overly-posed, overly-processed photos? Or will they see natural, timeless images that tell the story of your love. Will they FEEL your love as they turn the pages? Will they laugh and cry? THAT is what's important. Not how much you spend on your wedding, or how perfect the flowers were. The memories and the legacy is what's important, and I want to give that to you.
When it comes down to it, I just want to change your life by giving you photos that will be cherished for generations to come. Your children and grandchildren will look at them, see your love, and remember you for generations to come. There's nothing more precious than your memories."
"Hi I'm Summer and I am the owner of Wildflower Bride! I am an Elopement Beauty Specialist serving the entire Northern California, US so nature brides are my thing. I live and breathe the wedding industry which is why I spend my weekdays with my brides perfecting bridal trials and traveling to gorgeous locations for elopements. My weekends I’m doing it all over again playing that special roll to ensure your wedding day hair and makeup is everything you ever dreamed of! I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2005 and have been working steady perfecting my artistry ever since. I have traveled all of California for weddings, events and specialized training by celebrity artists from around the globe. I Most definitely will, and HAVE even hopped on a plane for limited destination weddings like Hawaii or further!"
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:
I have a collection of vintage deer figurines, a collection of vintage plush ewoks, anything tie dye is my fav to wear, I rescue animals, foster dogs and I’m obsessed with Yosemite National Park!"