Elisabeth & John’s Evergreen Lodge Wedding

Rehearsal Dinner: Evergreen Lodge Coyote Hill BBQ
Ceremony & Reception: Evergreen Lodge
Floral & Decor: Natalie Galasso Designs
Cake: Alicia’s Sugar Shack
DJ: Sound Extreme

We knew Elisabeth and John’s wedding at the Evergreen Lodge near Yosemite was going to be something special. We had photographed their e-session in Yosemite in the Spring and it was obvious that their love of the outdoors would be an integral part of their wedding. The Evergreen Lodge was the perfect location for them. Located just outside of Yosemite near Hetch Hetchy, The Evergreen is a secluded resort of cabins with a rich history. The original lodge was built in the 1920’s as a camp for the workers building Hetch Hetchy Dam. It now features over 75 renovated cabins. Liz’s family has visited there since the 1950’s (her Dad knows all of the prime fishing spots nearby) so the location has special meaning. Their wedding weekend started with a large BBQ for family and friends on Friday night followed by everyone enjoying live music in the Tavern to the SF band, Tracorum, who kept people dancing into the late hours. The wedding morning started with John leading a mountain bike trek with friends and family, while Liz began her wedding preparations. Other guests enjoyed morning yoga out in the meadow or nearby hikes. The ceremony was held in a beautiful meadow with a backdrop of trees and accompanied by lovely acoustic guitar. The scene was very peaceful and serene. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed dinner and dancing in the Main Plaza. And, yes, the after-party made it’s way back into the Evergreen Tavern. We could tell that no one wanted the weekend to end and John and Liz enjoyed spending every minute possible around their family and friends. Congratulations Liz and John!

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