Megan and Brice’s Micro Wedding Ceremony at Glacier Point

Megan and Brice’s Micro Wedding Ceremony at Glacier Point

Yosemite has a ton of epic places to explore for your elopement. Megan and Brice wanted to explore both Taft Point and Glacier Point, so their photographer suggested a multi-day experience, so they can have a more relaxing elopement experience.

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About This Elopement Adventure & Micro Wedding Ceremony

“They let me know that while they wanted to have their ceremony at Glacier Point, they were also really intent on including Taft Point somehow. Normally, we could do a sunrise ceremony, take a mid-day break in the timeline, and then finish off the rest of the evening with Taft Point if the couple is staying in the valley or Yosemite West; however, because we all were staying at Autocamp…I suggested an alternate plan: a multi-day elopement!

So the plan then became a sunset session at Taft Point with a day in-between for their guests to arrive, and then their elopement day the next morning. With Half Dome in the background, Megan and Brice were ready to say ‘I do!’ With one of their friends as the officiant, they exchanged rings and had their first kiss as a married couple. ” [Christie, the photographer]

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Permit & LNT For Yosemite Adventures

“As with all Yosemite National Park elopements, a permit is required to have a ceremony in the park. Megan and Brice made sure to submit their permit as soon as we picked their location, Glacier Point. Because of the limited number of guests they included on their elopement day, they were not required to have their ceremony at one of the designated spots (such as the amphitheater), but rather could choose a location that did not include any meadows or riparian environments.” [Christie, the photographer]

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Top Tips For Your Glacier Point Micro Wedding Ceremony

“My first tip for couples looking to elope at Glacier Point in Yosemite is that they need to be somewhat comfortable with having strangers around, potentially watching their ceremony. Most of the time, strangers are typically really excited to witness a wedding in the park and usually won’t get in the way; that said, if you are eloping because you want absolute privacy, there are definitely some other spots in the park that might be better suited for you.

Second, a certain amount of flexibility is always great for this location, as you never really know what you’ll get weather-wise. Between smoke, snow, rain, and clouds, the sky is literally the limit. Being okay with shifting plans can be really helpful to make sure you have the most amazing ceremony and photos!

Last, but not least, sunrise is the absolute best time of day to elope at Glacier Point. Not only is the lighting perfect at Glacier Point in the morning, it is typically a little less crowded than around sunset. It’s definitely worth the early wake-up call!” [Christie, the photographer]

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Picking The Perfect Getting Ready Spot

“Their lodging and venue location, Autocamp Yosemite, was absolutely incredible. Autocamp puts so much detail into the decor, the architecture, and, most importantly, the guest experience. From luxury bath products, daily happy hours, to s’more kits around the fire pits, it is the perfect place to stay while visiting the park and still feel like you are enjoying an incredible vacation (which you are)!” [Christie, the photographer]

Memorable Moments From This Elopement

From the photographer:

“I absolutely love that they chose to do private vows. More and more of my couples are going this route and I find it to be the perfect balance if a couple is wanting an elopement experience but still have some guests with them. You get the privacy during those really intimate, self-written vows and then you still get to share the big moment with your closest friends and family.

Another favorite moment was arriving at Glacier Point, fully expecting (and prepared for) rain but instead being greeted by the most ethereal clouds and glorious little patches of sun that made everything glow. It was as close to perfection as you can get.” [Christie, the photographer]

Final Words of Advice From The Photographer

“Yosemite is an incredible place to elope but really does require patience and flexibility pretty much all times of the year. As a photographer who works in the park often, I have seen this gorgeous place in every type of weather, every season, and can definitively say that it is worth any obstacles that can often arise in planning an elopement here. There is truly no place like Yosemite!” [Christie, the photographer]

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Photography | Summit and Sur Photography

Wedding dress | Martina Liana 

Vow books | Amazon

Bride’s boots | On Running 

Groom’s boots | Crevo Boots 

Groom’s watch | Seiko 

Florals | Cakewalk Heirloom Baking Co. 

Ceremony venue | Glacier Point 

Reception meal + decor | Cakewalk Heirloom Baking Co. 

Lodging venue | Autocamp Yosemite 

Cake | Cakewalk Heirloom Baking Co. 

Photos From This Elopement

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