A touching first look, a ceremony overlooking all of Yosemite, and an elopement picnic to celebrate–Madison and Dallas’ DIY Yosemite elopement was the perfect combination of boho and adventurous. Despite the National Park being closed due to COVID and wildfires, the couple made their dream day come true, and we can’t get enough of it.
From the hand-written vows to the cliffside portraits captured by Wesley Harden to a DIY charcuterie board, every detail was carefully planned out by the newlyweds themselves. So keep scrolling to see how these two proved that although wedding planning can be quite the climb, the view from the top is always worth it.
Madison and Dallas
Yosemite National Park, California
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Why A DIY Yosemite Elopement
We are an adventurous couple—always hiking and traveling. We chose Yosemite because it’s beautiful and we had never been there previously, but now it’s a special place we can visit as often as we would like!
All Odds Were Against Them
We’re so proud of the fact that the wedding even happened. All the odds were against us, with COVID closing the park and wildfires shutting the park down as well. We’re so proud that we made it happen so beautifully.
A DIY Elopement Picnic Set-Up
I DIYed our table setup, I was quoted $1700 for a simple tablescape, so I went to World Market and replicated it with my own flare for a fraction of the cost. We also brought in everything for the charcuterie board.
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The Wedding Team:
Photography – Wesley Harden
Venue – Yosemite National Park
Floral Design – Chocolate & Posies
Cake – Eddie’s Bakery & Cafe
Officiant – From The Heart Ceremonies
Videography – Emma K Films
Makeup Artist – Jennifer Hull
Hair Styling – The Hair Loft Clovis
Wedding Dress – Rish via Alta Moda Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Congratulations again to Madison and Dallas on their DIY Yosemite elopement! Thank you to Wesley Harden for sharing their special day with us. If you’re planning your own elopement, be sure to check out our ultimate elopement planning checklist to get started.