I love traveling for weddings and I really really love elopements.
And this wedding had both of those elements. Therefore I was pretty darn full of love already.
However, what I truly loved more about this wedding was – I gained a sister 😉 That’s right, my brother got married!
Ryan + Ariel decided to elope under the gorgeous trees at Evergreen Lodge which borders the woods of Yosemite National Park.
Their daughter, my beautiful niece, was their wedding party.
And let me tell you, she brought the party!
While Ryan + Ariel recited their touching vows to one another, Arya climbed over tree trunks; while they exchanged their tokens to one another, Arya played with sticks.
Arya told her mommy that she looked like a cloud *heart melts*
I adore that they exchanged personal tokens in lieu of rings. So touching and intimate.
Arya was pretty much on cuteness overload the whole time. I may be a wee bit biased 😉 #inappropriaunt
After the ceremony, some of us took a nap followed by a playground break.
Then we all piled into the car to head into Yosemite Valley to capture some images of the Doyle Family surrounded by some breathtaking backdrops.
Their reception was off the hook! Lots of sippy cups were downed that evening 😛
Happy Wedding Ryan, Ariel + Arya!
<3 Auntie Stacey