Emily & Matthew’s wedding at The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite was one that featured simple elegance. Their theme revolved around the idea of “Simple Gifts,” which was the song they walked down the aisle to. Their ceremony was personalized with a reading from the “Velveteen Rabbit” and was officiated by the bride’s sister. Their wedding rings (sitting in ceramic ring bearer bowl) were passed around during the ceremony to give every guest an opportunity to bless the union. Personal touches were also part of the reception decor. Emily’s Great-Grandmother’s beautiful glassware was used in the floral centerpieces, wedding favors were homemade strawberry jam and guests signed their well wishes on antique Yosemite postcards at the guest book station. The wedding also featured Thomas Kemper Ginger Ale as a signature drink, guests and the wedding party wore crazy, colorful shoes and an adorable hand-made peg doll was their unique cake topper. Everything about the wedding had a sweet, relaxed and loving atmosphere to it, matching Emily and Matt’s friendliness. Of course, the fun and crazy side came out the minute Emily and her bridesmaids hit the dance floor. These former show choir singers danced and sang the night away! It was the only wedding we’ve shot that ended with everyone singing along to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Congratulations Emily and Matt!