Tom + Kara, Sequoia National Park

Goodness gracious. If I wasn't born to do this, than I sure am lucky I fell into it.

Tom & Kara are extremely important people to me, and so is the place they chose to get married. These beautiful people, not wanting a 'typical' wedding ceremony, were wed in Crescent Meadow, inside Sequoia National Park - housing both the highest peak in the continental USA (Mount Whitney), and also the tallest trees on earth - the 'Sequoias'. 

I'm always so excited to help plan the ceremony location, and Tom and I scouted the meadow in the morning to discover where the light would be magical, but also where guests could easily take perch to view the ceremony.  We settled on a mound of granite peaking out of the grass - a perfect altar for a mountainside wedding. 

Because of national park regulations, the permit only allowed for 30 attendees, so the guest list was small, making for a relaxed & intimate ceremony. Toms father led the service, while the air was filled with beautiful melodies by Joel Adam Russell and his guitar. After some photography in the trees with the bride and groom, we all headed for a relaxed dinner at Wuksachi Lodge

Peek at the bottom to see a great film from the wedding by Tanner Boley