Winter Elopement in Yosemite National Park

winter elopement

Getting married in the winter isn’t the easiest thing in the world, but it definitely has its perks! One of the biggest advantages is that winter is generally the low season for certain National Parks! Most people don’t want to deal with putting chains in their car or the freezing temperatures. If facing the cold to have a little more peace sounds like something you would LOVE, you won’t want to miss out on these winter elopement tips!

TIP #1 – Pick a dress that will keep you warm

When finding your winter elopement dress, it’s important to think not just about the look and comfort, but also about the temperatures you might be facing. Make sure you can wear some kind of layer underneath and it won’t show, like wool tights, that way, your legs will be warm the whole time!

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TIP #2 – bring a jacket, and WEAR it!

Bring a jacket that you love, that keeps you warm, and that you won’t mind showing up in a few pictures! Sometimes it will be so cold that you simply won’t want to take it off, so you might as well embrace it!

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TIP #3 – Find sunny spots!

This one is on us. For the quiet moments where you won’t be moving around too much, we always try to find sunny spots! It’s no fun to shiver and shake while you’re reading your personal vows to each other.

The PROS of Having a Winter Elopement
  • As I mentioned before, avoiding tourist crowds is one of the biggest pros of having a winter elopement!
  • The scenery is out of this world, especially in Yosemite. It’s definitely worth being a little cold to see the Valley and the mountains covered in snow!
  • It’s unique. Not many people choose to get married in the winter, so you know your day will be so unique, as well as your pictures.
  • For many wedding vendors, it’s the low season. So that means you’ll have an easier time booking your vendors!

Veronica & Scott planned their winter elopement in Yosemite National Park in under a month! They had a beautiful day and got to spend their elopement day inside an empty Yosemite.

The Team

Photography: Stephan & Adriana | Flowers: Kiku Floral | Makeup: Mason Lopez | Hair: Bridal Hair By Annie

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  1. Andrea Marie Brandt says:

    These are so beautiful! What a gorgeous couple! Your tips are super helpful, too. πŸ™‚

  2. Kylie says:

    These images are so incredible! I have never been to Yosemite when it snows, but these make me want to go asap! Beautiful work!

  3. OH. MY. WORD. THESE ARE FREAKING STUNNNNING!!!!!!!!! I am dreaming of visiting Yosemite one day!!!

  4. Samantha genido says:

    So beautiful! These tips are so helpful too! I love Yosemite in the winter it’s so beautiful! You captured them so well!

  5. Leah says:

    Such great tips for a winter elopement!

  6. Stacie says:

    I love how easy to read and straightforward this is. All these tips are good ones, especially about finding a dress that is practical while still looking good! A winter elopement in Yosemite or any national park for that matter sounds and looks simply magical!

  7. Alex C says:

    Okay now I want to elope in Yosemite in the winter time! Stunning photos and super helpful tips!

  8. Justyna says:

    Yosemite is just a dream bo matter the season! Absolutely beautiful!

  9. Jacqueline G says:

    What a beautiful couple!! I love the tips you gave for winter elopements; nobody will see the thick leggings underneath, so stay warm!! Beautiful photos!!

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