Ash + Jake didn’t just have a wedding – they had an intimate, four-day, destination LoveFest in Yosemite! :) Since they both work in the wedding industry, these two know all too well just how fast the day flies by. By slowing things down and packing a long weekend full of fun activities and events (with a wedding sandwiched in between!), they were able to really enjoy themselves and spend lots of quality time with all of their guests! They DIY’d all of the details incorporated into the day, with considerable respect to their rustic surroundings. According to Ash, The ideas were based off of our venue being Yosemite and mother nature, herself. We are both really into astrology so we were inspired by that and keeping things as organic as possible. We wanted it to look almost as if we weren’t bringing any outside elements to Yosemite.
We’re really excited to share bits + pieces of their whole weekend with you guys, so be sure to read about it all as you go through the post! Big thanks to James Moes for the beautiful photography and congratulations to Ash + Jake on a perfect wedding LoveFest weekend!
The festivities started with star gazing at Glacier point…Looks pretty incredible, doesn’t it?!
And day 2 included a hike through Mariposa Grove, followed by a solstice rehearsal BBQ…
The main event was Ash + Jake’s circular, 60-guest ceremony in the heart of Yosemite Valley. The surroundings were nothing short of breathtaking + you can just feel the love emanating from the images!
Ash wore a custom dress, designed + handmade by her best friend’s mother, Shelly Lang. Love all the texture + detailing!
Every single event and memory made was filled with magic and love and we would do every part of it all over again and again. From meeting almost every Monday night with friends to make crafts to all the planning, I think our favorite memory was seeing it all come together. It was better than we could have ever imagined. It was amazing to see all of our loved ones get so festive.
To conclude the weekend, Ash + Jake hosted a small brunch, followed by an afternoon bike ride. Such a fun way to incorporate some of your favorite pastimes while enjoying the company of your friends + family!
Make your wedding weekend as long as possible and no matter how stressful planning might get, let your excitement take over and enjoy every moment!
photography: James Moes // planning + design: Bride (Ash Murphy) // venue: Yosemite National Park Yosemite Village, California // videography: Mallary of JBM Wedding Photography and Adam Simon (Edited by Ash Murphy) // cake + flowers: Sweet Dreams // custom jewelry + accessories: Sundays Gold // bride’s custom dress: Shelly Lang Design // maid of honor dress: BHLDN // groom’s custom suit: Indochino // polaroids: Groom // accommodations: Wawona Hotel // hair + makeup: Bride (Ash of JBM Hair & Makeup) // music: Anna Rose & Aaron Rheingold // event staging: Master Michael Quinn & Ron Rangel