Jessie & Ryan’s Yosemite Tenaya Lodge Wedding

Ceremony & Reception: Tenaya Lodge
Hair & Makeup: Amanda at D’Andre Design
Cake & Floral: Sweet Dreams Cakery & Flowers

Jessie and Ryan were married on a crisp Fall day at Tenaya Lodge, just outside of Yosemite. Yosemite is a sentimental location for both of them, so they decided to have their first-look and couple photos in Yosemite Valley in the morning. After getting ready at Cedar Lodge, Ryan was waiting for his bride-to-be at Sentinel Beach. It was so serene and beautiful to be at the Merced River bank alone and without the tourists and rafters that fill the area in summer. They had the beach to themselves with a view of Yosemite Falls. The morning light was so beautiful that we shot many of their couple photos there before moving on to other spots in Yosemite. Jessie had shared with us that she has family ties to John Swett, a close friend of John Muir. To honor her ties to historic Yosemite, we shot at the historical landmark, LeConte Memorial Lodge, a unique stone building hidden near Curry Village. We returned to Tenaya Lodge for their ceremony and reception. Rich fall colors filled the ceremony site and reception room. Everyone had a fun time with dinner and dancing. They definitely get our award for best cake smash ever! Congratulations Jessie & Ryan!

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