The Grand Canyon is one of Arizona’s most popular National Parks. In 2023, a total of 4,733,705 people visited the Grand Canyon (according to the National Park Service stats reports).

This National Park can be a busy place to elope, but there are many viewpoints to explore for your portraits and private ceremony.

For Alisa and Matt, this iconic location wasn’t just a scenic spot—it was a deeply personal setting, bringing back childhood memories and binding their love story with the spirit of this sacred place.


Alisa & Matt wanted to spend the day celebrating their marriage with only their parents, each other, and the beautiful Arizona desert landscape.

The hazy sky painted a beautiful golden backdrop during their wedding ceremony.

As the sun dipped below the horizon we played around in the golden hour sun for portraits and enjoyed the pure bliss of peace and serenity the South Rim had to offer.

The day concluded with heartfelt tears of joy and gratitude. For Alisa, the Grand Canyon held great significance in her heart, filled with cherished moments with her Grandad and her family. During their vow renewal, his spirit felt present, adding an extra layer of emotional depth to the day.

Bride and groom holding each other in front of sunset at the grand canyon south rim at lipan point lookout after their vow renewal elopement


The Grand Canyon is a beautiful location to have a wedding ceremony any time of the year. You can do everything from exploring the viewpoints, backpacking, riding in a helicopter, kayaking, hiking rim to rim, camping, and so much more. Here are more tips on how to get married at the grand canyon.

  • Getting married at The Grand Canyon, you’ll need to apply for a wedding permit. Wedding portraits and vow renewals do not need a wedding permit.
  • Sunrise and Sunset are the best times for portraits and your ceremony.
  • Hire a photographer who is familiar with The Grand Canyon rules and regulations, follows Leave No Trace, and knows private locations.
  • Include activities to celebrate your wedding, like a helicopter ride, skydiving, or kayaking on the Colorado River.

Hey, I’m Kelcee!

I would love to be your Grand Canyon elopement photographer

I’ve been capturing Grand Canyon weddings since 2021, and it’s my passion to help adventurous couples like you create the perfect wedding day.

Your elopement is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and you deserve the support to make it uniquely yours. Together, we’ll create quality memories that beautifully tell your love story, lasting a lifetime.


  1. Oh wow! These are so lovely. The Grand Canyon would be the perfect place for a vow renewal

  2. The Grand Canyon is such an epic location for a vow renewal! Beautiful photos!

  3. Wow! The depth of the Grand Canyon is just so wild! I love the veil photos and how you used the sunlight – great work!

  4. Seems they could not have picked a better spot than the Grand Canyon for their vow renewal! So stunning and you captured every moment so beautifully!

  5. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time at this wedding! 😇 The small events are the best, when everyone can enjoy their time together 🤩

  6. The Grand Canyon is so beautiful!! You really had amazing light for these!!

  7. Love how you embraced full sun for this elopement, a beautiful Grand Canyon elopement!

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