Yosemite National Park, California Elopement Photo Story Award

A newly-married couple eloping, as the bride wiped away a tear at grooms emotional vows

Amidst the tranquil setting of a wooded National park, a sweet spring day saw a newly-married couple eloping, as the bride wiped away a tear during the groom's emotional vows

The bride wipes away a tear as the groom's emotional vows are read.

Emma and Damian chose to elope in Yosemite National Park, just the two of them, on a beautiful spring day. Not one for tradition, Emma chose to wear a sparkly black gown and Damian wore a velvet green tuxedo. They shared a sweet first look in the forest and a deep hug, then hiked into a grove of huge sequoia trees to say their vows. More emotions leaked out of their eyes as they tearfully read their words of commitment in the forested grove.

Family and friends had sent letters of well wishes, congratulations and encouragement, which the couple read together just after the ceremony. It was so sweet to see what their loved ones had written to them and it made their day so much more special. Afterwards, they took off in their convertible to see the sights and waterfalls of Yosemite. Tired from their adventurous day, the couple relaxed in their jacuzzi at the end of the night as the stars came out. 

At Yosemite National Park, a newlywed couple cherish their special day among towering sequoias

In the USA's Yosemite National Park, a joyous couple is making memories while getting married among the giant sequoia trees

The couple laughs in the forest where they chose to elope among the giant sequoias.

At Yosemite National Park, California, newlyweds shared an ecstatic first kiss, cherishing their marital vows

At Yosemite National Park, California, the newlyweds embraced their first kiss of matrimony, ecstatic and holding their marital vows

Emma and Damian share their first kiss as husband and wife, with their vow books still in their hands and their faces full of joy.

At Yosemite National Park in California, the bride in tears and the groom smiled while reading letters from family

In the scenic Yosemite National Park in California, the bride was moved to tears and the groom chuckled joyously while reading the emotional letter from their family congratulating them on their day

Emma tears up while Damian chuckles at the heartfelt letter sent by their family members for them to read after the ceremony.

Admiring Yosemite Falls, North America's tallest cascade, the couple ceremoniously raise their hands skyward in Yosemite National Park

Ceremoniously celebrating their accomplishments, the couple raises their hands in the sky while admiring Yosemite Falls, the tallest cascade in North America, in front of Yosemite National Park, California which was blessed by an abundant snowmelt

The couple triumphantly pumps their fists in the air in front of Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America. Extreme snowfall this year left the meadow flooded with meltwater, giving us a mirror reflection of the scene.

In Yosemite Valley, CA, at Yosemite National Park, the groom waded ankle-deep through a flooded trail

In Yosemite National Park, CA, the groom waded ankle-deep through a flooded trail in Yosemite Valley

The groom wades through ankle deep water on a flooded trail in Yosemite Valley.

In Yosemite National Park, California, stars twinkled as the newlywed couple relaxed in a hot tub

In California's Yosemite National Park, the newlywed couple luxuriated in a hot tub as the night sky twinkled with stars

The newlyweds rested their bodies in a steamy jacuzzi that night as the stars came out.