Snowy Winter Grand Canyon Wedding Ceremony

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 at. Monica & Evan wanted an intimate ceremony at Moran Point for their sweet and simple wedding experience.

MORAN POINT INTIMATE WEDDING CEREMONY

Monica & Evan invited their closest family to attend their intimate wedding ceremony at the Grand Canyon at Moran Point. This viewpoint 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 you can either stay on the pavement, which is still a beautiful view, or have your guests watch from above. Moran Point is one of my favorite stops at The Grand Canyon South Rim because of the accessibility it has for all ages.

WINTER PORTRAITS ON THE SOUTH RIM

M + E’s intimate wedding ceremony was perfect. Lots of tears, shivers from the cold winter weather, and smiles as they tied the knot. After they exchanged vows we took some super fun family photos at the bottom of Moran Point with the sun and blue rim behind them.

After family portraits Monica & Evan grabbed their hiking backpacks (a perfect place to put your wedding bouquet) with their ‘just married’ signs and we adventured into the forest next to Moran Point filled with snow! It was literally a winter wonderland.

SUNSET FIRST DANCE ON THE SOUTH RIM

After playing in the snow and capturing some dreamy portraits we headed back to their ceremony location at Moran Point for more portraits in front of the beautiful Grand Canyon South Rim during golden hour.

Their first dance song was ‘Your Song’ by Elton John. It was a perfect and intimate moment to end their wedding day before they celebrated with their family during dinner later that night!

DO YOU NEED A PERMIT TO GET MARRIED AT THE GRAND CANYON?

You do need a permit for your Grand Canyon wedding / elopement. Permit cost ranges on where in the park you would like to have your ceremony and varies from $240-$500 for the permit application and National Park Services. To learn more about permits and wedding ceremony restrictions click HERE.

MORE GRAND CANYON WEDDING TIPS

The Grand Canyon is one of my favorite places in Northern Arizona to have an intimate wedding experience. You can ride a helicopter, hike rim to rim, kayaking, and even more. I wrote a blog about how to elope at The Grand Canyon you can read more about HERE.

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