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