Yosemite Wedding

An Adventurous Yosemite Elopement

Time to celebrate, and yes, maybe even kick our heels (or boots) up with this real CP bride in Ophelia! KaeLeigh and her hubby decided a picturesque elopement in Yosemite was just the ticket for 2020, and she was one of the joyful brides-to-be that kept us in good spirits while we all navigated the challenges of shutdowns, restrictions, and you know, 2020. Being a part of something beautiful and focused on love is like therapy not just for our brides, but for me and my team as well! As you can see, the beauty of this couple and this location are a match made in heaven, and I'm so happy to share these magical photos captured by Michael Morse. Claire Pettibone Wedding Dress Ophelia Display on Hanger Bride Wearing Ophelia Dressing for Wedding From the initial consultation, KaeLeigh told us she had her heart set on the stunning Ophelia gown. She came in, tried on a few others, but THIS...WAS...IT...and wow, was it perfect for her! The Ophelia gown is made with delicate layers of chiffon, gold French lace, and mutli-colored embroidered tulle just covered in delicate flowers. KaeLeigh was truly meant to wear this gown. The whimsical nature and sweetness of Ophelia matches her warm, kind, and bubbling personality, and we couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of her celebration.
Bride and Groom First Look Shot 1 Bride and Groom First Look Shot 2 Bride and Groom First Look Shot 3 Bride and Groom First Look Shot 4 Bride and Groom Before Wedding For many brides, the wedding day begins with the intimate "first look". I can truly feel the joy and love between KaeLeigh and Aaron as she sweetly sneaks up on him. This is the moment when all the nerves fade away and you realize that you are with your person...after all the planning and organizing …you made it together.
Wedding Day Inspiration Bride and Groom Bride and Groom Yosemite Background Bride and Groom Elopement Saying Vows Bride and Groom Yosemite Background After a walk through the newly fallen snow, these two made it to their intimate ceremony. Their guests consisted of towering trees, birds, a serene river, mountains and warm sunshine...what more do you need? As nature as their witness, these two tied the knot in one of the most romantic settings I've ever seen, and I can only imagine what they must have been feeling! Elopement Wedding Photo in Yosemite Claire Pettibone Wedding Dress Bride and Groom in Yosemite Bride and Groom in Yosemite Yosemite Real Wedding Wedding Day Inspiration Bride Hair One of the best parts about an elopement is gallivanting off to take photos and truly embracing the location. Well, KaeLeigh and Aaron nailed this one! Twirling and laughing, these two are clearly thrilled to be officially married! I'm loving how the colors in KaeLeigh's gown pop against nature's backdrop. The gold lace underlay and embroidered tulle almost match the colors of the changing trees, and the bouquet by Dogwood Florals and head piece by Avry Couture Creations are the perfect additions to her look. Wedding Day Inspiration Couple Walking Bride and Groom in Field Bride and Groom in Field Can you believe this golden meadow is another setting in beautiful Yosemite?! These two are giving me full romance novel vibes! Bride in Ophelia Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Bride in Ophelia Wedding Dress by Claire Pettibone Bride and Groom cliff side Yosemite Bride and Groom on Cliff side in Yosemite These two radiate an abundance of love and joy, and I'm so happy they were able to recite their vows and celebrate their union in such a stunning place! KaeLeigh and Aaron, I wish you all the best for your future adventures together, and I hope the years ahead bring even deeper love, and many more magical moments.

Dress: Ophelia by Claire Pettibone
Photographer: @michaelmorsephotography
Officiant: @donnyalexander1
Makeup: @kaylaarielleartistry
Custom Suit: @hallmadden
Florals: @dogwood.florals
Winter Floral Crown@avrycouturecreations
Bride: @kaeleighrice
Groom: @realaaronrice

1 comment

Debra Radford
Debra Radford

What truly amazing pictures. The last one made my legs go funny… so brave of them to stand there to capture such a magical picture!!!

Ophelia is stunning and the beautiful details show up exceptionally well…so wonderful to see it in this light. I had to smile at her lovely Boots and socks ha ha x

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