Gillian & Jonthan’s Yosemite Wedding at The Ahwahnee (Majestic Yosemite Hotel)

Ceremony & Reception: The Ahwahnee Hotel
Hair Stylist: Tahnee
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Dara
Groom’s Attire: Spoon Tailor
Floral Design: Natalie Galasso Designs
Ceremony: Yosemite Chapel
Officiant: Monsignor Janelli
Ceremony Pianist: Christer Norden
DJ: Haro Entertainment

Gillian and Jonthan’s day started out in a beautiful and historical spot….the Presidential Suite (aka JFK Suite) at The Ahwahnee Hotel. There was plenty of space to be surrounded by family and friends as they prepared for their special day. They exchanged personal gifts in the morning (Boston Red Sox cuff links and a heart necklace) and an ipad delivering a video message created by Gillian. The Ahwahnee Bridge was a beautiful location for Gillian and Jonathan’s first look and couple portraits. The skies and weather were gorgeous and we were thrilled that the storm clouds held off for the morning. The only thing that was a surprise was the hail storm that hit minutes after climbing in the car to head to the ceremony at Yosemite Chapel. We were very thankful that we left early as we watched traffic come to a standstill and ill-prepared tourists dashing across Yosemite Valley seeking cover. Guests filed into the Chapel with umbrellas in tow. During the middle of their Catholic ceremony a beautiful thing happened. The rain stopped and beams of sunlight filtered into the Chapel. Waiting back for everyone at The Ahwahnee was a beautiful reception. All of Gillian’s personal touches were evident in the elegant decor which perfectly matched her yellow and navy blue theme. The guests’ seating cards were a display of personalized cake pops and for the ladies Gillian had a basket full of shawls in her wedding colors as favors. As an alternative to the popular candy buffet, they had a trail mix bar (healthy and perfect for Yosemite) with nuts, dried fruit, white chocolate chips and other goodies. Everyone enjoyed dinner and dancing and there was not a dry eye in the house during the first dances. Congratulations Gillian and Jonathan!

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  • Fernando Colaço - Do you have a extra wedding at that place for me? What a place. You are a lucky guy, Johnny. Great photos all wedding. Congrats.

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