The Grand Canyon South Rim is a great vacation destination to visit all year round! Every visit is a different experience with the gorgeous colors of the valley, sunrise or sunset, and even the weather! What better place to get married than to have a wedding at The Grand Canyon during the winter.

There’s so many options to choose from when searching for the perfect wedding spot to exchange your vows and say I Do. Monica & Evan envisioned an intimate wedding ceremony at Moran Point for their sweet and simple elopement.

Grand Canyon Intimate Wedding Ceremony with family at Moran Point


M + E invited their closest family members to attend their elopement at the Grand Canyon. Moran Point is a perfect ceremony spot if you want inclusivity and privacy during your wedding day.

Their ceremony spot is a hike down from the main path. So if you or your guests cannot do major walking or hiking they can stay on the pavement and have your guests watch from above. This viewpoint is at The Grand Canyon South Rim is perfect because of the accessibility it has for all ages.


Monica and Evan’s ceremony had lots of tears, smiles, and shivers from the cold as the sun started to set. After family portraits, the family left to go check into their dinner reservation to give Monica and Evan some privacy. They grabbed hiking backpacks (a perfect place to put your wedding bouquet) with their ‘just married’ signs and adventured into the snow covered forest.

Once the golden hour was upon us we hiked back down to their ceremony spot for a private first dance and more portraits. Their first dance song was ‘Your Song’ by Elton John. It was a perfect and intimate moment to end their wedding day before celebrating with their family during dinner later that night!


The Grand Canyon is one of my favorite places in Northern Arizona to have an intimate wedding experience. You can spend all day adventuring the different viewpoints and experiences the Grand Canyon has to offer. You can ride a helicopter, hike rim to rim, kayak in the Colorado River, and even more.

If you’re interested in eloping at the Grand Canyon check out this blog about How to Elope at the Grand Canyon.

Hey, I’m Kelcee!

I would love to be your Grand Canyon elopement photographer

I’ve been capturing Grand Canyon elopements 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. What an epic location for a ceremony! They look so cute, love her flower crown. You did so great in capturing these wedding wedding. Grand Canyon is truly special.

  2. wooow! Love this. It reminds me of my visit to the Grand Canyon a long time ago. I just need to go again. Beautifully captured.

  3. I adore the colours and light here, you captured their elopement perfectly! I’d argue that winter is a better time to elope to the Grand Canyon, that light powdering of snow adds magic to photos 🙂

  4. This is such a unique look and I’ve never seen snow at the Grand Canyon! These two look they had a blast with you and the photos really show it, thanks for sharing!

  5. The addition of snow for this Grand Canyon elopement is picture perfect – great photos!

  6. I didn’t even know it snowed there too! (although, it does in the High Atlas, too). It’s just magical, i’m so happy you shared this wedding with us!

  7. Kelcee- you captured this beautifully!!!! I’m such a sucker for the Grand Canyon. The layers of ancient rock, the sun streaming down and lighting the snow as they walk into married bliss. You would never guess it was as cold as I’m sure it was!

  8. This Grand Canyon winter elopement is gorgeous! I love their cute backpacks with the flowers, and I’ve never seen the cans at the bottom – how fun! I love these edits, and your work is just stunning! Their choice for their first dance is the best 🙂

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