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    Spending time together

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    All of our clients have plenty of good reasons to plan a wedding in Yosemite. It might be that you’ve been coming here with your family for years, you’ve always wanted to explore the park or maybe you are just floored by the beauty valley. Whatever may bring you here for your wedding, we hope […]

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  • Best Time To Start Planning a Yosemite Wedding

    Monday, January 9, 2017

    Couples always ask when is the best time to start planning their Yosemite wedding (even Elopements).  The short answer;  Now.  If you are reading this that means you are engaged and interested in a Yosemite Wedding or your about to be engaged “wink”.  Yosemite is a tourist destination and a popular one at that.  Many of […]

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  • The Alley in Mariposa

    The Alley in Mariposa

    Saturday, January 7, 2017

    If you’re taking Highway 140 out of the park, make sure you stop by the Alley in Mariposa for a drink. As soon as you step inside it’s bright, open and welcoming. Old car doors and handmade concrete countertops complete the mountain feel. With sixteen rotating handles a great bottle list, you’re sure to find a […]

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  • Yosemite Name Changes

    Sunday, December 25, 2016

    This year has been a year of many changes for Yosemite National Park.  One of the biggest is the name changes of some of the iconic and historical places. How does this impact you?  For those of you that have Yosemite as part of their lives know intimately these locations and it is difficult to reconcile […]

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  • Yosemite Wedding Planning Packages 2017

    Saturday, December 24, 2016

    AddyRose Design Has their Wedding Planning Packages available for 2017. Have you always wanted a Yosemite wedding, just not sure where to start?  Hire an expert!  With over 20yrs experience in Yosemite weddings.  They can help you put your perfect day together and help you navigate all the ins and outs of having a destination […]

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  • New Yosemite Adventure Elopements

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

      Want a little Adventure with your elopement?   Gorgeous photos with views that you have all to yourselves? Take advantage of AddyRose Design’s,  New Yosemite Adventure Elopement Packages! Sites like Half Dome Taft Point Cathedral Lake Lembert Dome Tuolumne Meadows Columbia Rock Many others   Adventure Elopement Packages Short Hike (30min – 1hr) Planning assistance, […]

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Real Weddings

Bride and Groom by river in Yosemite
Oct
21

Susan and David

Susan and David worked with AddyRose Designs to plan their perfect destination wedding. With a ceremony in the morning and Glacier Point and a reception at Tenaya Lodge that evening, they had an entire day of love with their friends and family. Standing at the top of Glacier Point, it’s hard to imagine a wedding […]

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Bride and Groom at Tunnel View in Yosemite on their wedding day
Jan
12

Krista and Jonathan

I only spent a handful of hours with Krista and Jonathan on their wedding day, and quite frankly, it’s amazing how much happened in that short amount of time. They are both deeply in love with each other and diving headfirst, arm in arm, into the rest of their lives together. There really is no […]

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patrick pike studios
Nov
20

Pet’s And Your Yosemite Wedding

There are some of us that have pets that are as close as family! So of course you want them as part of your Special Day! Since Yosemite is a large wild life area we want to give you tips to keep your pets safe and comfortable. First you need a pet friendly location to […]

Yosemite Wedding Ahwahnee Hotel Patrick Pike Studios
Jun
17

Confirm It In Writing

  Get everything in writing! When planning a destination wedding most communication with vendors and venues, is either done by email or phone.  There are many times that a phone call is much easier then trying to explain things by email.  In these situations you will want a pad of paper with you so that […]

Mar
7

Never go without these

Last time I told you about hand warmers, which are precious little packets that keep you warm when out in the cool weather.  Another item that is equally invaluable are a good pair of shoes.  If you plan on traipsing through the Valley to get some gorgeous pics, then good shoes are necessary!  I know you will have […]

Mar
7

Erin and Shaun at Bridalveil Fall

It was while they were making plans for their full wedding for friends and large extended family that Erin and Shaun became overwhelmed by stress. So many little details to manage and a price tag that was growing day by day. Somehow the simple beauty of a wedding was starting to be overshadowed by the […]