Maxine and David | Majestic Yosemite Hotel Wedding | Yosemite National Park

Portrait of the bride and groom in front of Half Dome in Yosemite Valley
Bride her hair done in front of her room window with a view of Half Dome
Bride works on her make up while a friend does her hair
Bride makes a funny face in the mirror while applying makeup
Tattooed bridesmaid makes a funny face while doing her makeup
Bride glances back as her friends help her with her dress
Bride and bridesmaids laugh while getting ready for a wedding
Groom looks out the window at the lawn
Bride smiles and laughs as she comes out of the Ahwahnee during the first look
Bride and groom share a funny moment during their first look
Portrait of the bride on the patio at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Portrait of a groom
Bride shows off her coat
Portrait of a groom looking up at the cliffs of Yosemite
Portrait of the bride and groom holding hands at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Portrait of a bride and groom
Portrait of a bride and groom among the trees in Yosemite
Portrait of a bride and groom standing on an island in the Merced River
Portrait of a bride and groom
Bride and groom kiss while standing on an island in the Merced River in Yosemite Valley
Bride, groom and attendant walk through the forest
Portrait of a bride and groom in a meadow
Groom kisses the brides forehead
Portrait of a groom standing in a meadow in front of a granite cliff in Yosemite
Portrait of a bride and groom in front of Yosemite Falls
Portrait of a bride and groom black and white in front of bare trees
Bride leads the groom as they walk in front of Half Dome in Yosemite
Woman sneaks a sip of whiskey before the wedding ceremony
Wedding party shares a funny moment prior to the ceremony
Officiant and wedding guests wait for the ceremony to start in front of the Ahwahnee hotel and Yosemite Falls
Groom hugs his father as the wedding ceremony begins
Groom watches for his bride
Bride and groom meet at the head of the aisle before the ceremony
Bride laughs during the wedding ceremony
Wide shot of a wedding ceremony on the Majestic Yosemite Hotel wedding lawn with the hotel and Yosemite Falls in the background
Bride and groom laugh during their wedding ceremony
Bride and groom look at at their guests
Mother and father of the groom laugh at a joke told during the wedding
Groom reads his vows to the bride
Bride struggles and laughs while putting the grooms ring on his finger
Bride and groom's first kiss and a laugh and a cheer from the maid of honor
Bride and groom walk back down the aisle after their wedding ceremony
Groom wipes lipstick off while the bride laughs after the wedding ceremony
Post wedding ceremony hugs
Post wedding ceremony hugs
Post wedding ceremony hugs
Half Dome and moon through the trees at sunset
Bride and groom descend the stairs into their wedding reception
Best man, groom and bride laugh during the toasts
Maid of honor being expressive during her toast
Bride and groom raise their glasses to their guests during their wedding reception
Toddler makes his way down the stairs
Bride gives the groom a mischievous look during their first dance
Bride and groom's first dance
Wedding guests dance during the reception
Groom dances with friends during the wedding reception
Wedding guests dancing during the reception in Yosemite
Bride groom and friend all dancing in front of a Christmas tree at the Ahwahnee Hotel

There’s something a little extra special about Yosemite in the winter time. The crowds are gone, the skies quickly alternate between sunny and overcast. In many places the sun never gets high enough in the sky to touch the ground for weeks at a time. It’s quiet and still, clouds hang on the cliffs and the waterfalls are either still, but if it rained recently they my have a modest flow. But overall, and most importantly, it’s quiet. Those days are rare and fleeting in Yosemite and when you get one, it’s magical. For a few hours you feel like you have the most beautiful spot on the planet all to yourself. I met Maxine and David on one of those days. We hung out, they got married on the lawn behind the, ahem,¬†Ahwahnee Hotel with Yosemite Falls flowing behind them and their family and closest friends in front of them, then we hung out some more and ate and people danced. It was beautiful.

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