We are so excited to share this Grand Teton National Park elopement!
But before we dive in, let’s talk about these cuties. Krystle and Casey met on a road trip! Just like us! We knew we were going to be a great fit when we got to chat with them on the phone. Beyond awesome road trips, these two have worked internationally together too. Which reminds me that this is our first film to include a second language. And as frequent international travelers, that gets us all excited.
These two were so intentional and kept a lot of the details simple. They love getting outdoors and hiking–which is perfect for any adventure elopement. They originally planned on eloping in Yosemite with us, but the California wildfires had made almost any location in the Sierras inaccessible.
Eloping in Grand Teton National Park
We all stayed positive and luckily we all had the flexibility to spontaneously choose a totally different location. Krystle asked us if we’d be open to Grand Teton National Park–and since we used to live within the National Park together a few years ago–the answer was a resounding yes! We were able to secure a permit super quickly from the Park and we all hit the road for Wyoming.
Ryan and I arrived a few days early, went bike riding around Teton Village, and I even celebrated my birthday! It always means a lot to us when we get a chance to go back to the Tetons. And we’ll be back there again for another Grand Teton National Park elopement next summer!
We had a super casual structure to the day with very few plans in advance. We took Krystle and Casey to a special spot that was just a short hike from where we used to live. So it was incredibly nostalgic for us and quite the honor to give these two an intentional space to share their vows.
After their beautiful sunrise ceremony, we went down to Signal Mountain Lodge and Jackson Lake to get some views of Donoho Point and Mt. Moran. And then it was that magical time of day for brunch. So we headed into Jackson to a breakfast cafe and had some good food and coffee. We had great conversations together and we felt like we were all old friends. Sometimes we’ll be sitting there eating brunch with clients in one of our favorite towns and realize, “We are so lucky to have this job.”
Sunset Hike in the Tetons
After lunch, we all took a break before meeting up for sunset. Krystle’s brother tagged along with us for the evening so he could go fly fishing! Wyoming is easily one of the best fly fishing destinations (as well as Montana). So he had a great time out on the lake with us!
And since eloping is all about doing what you want for your wedding day, Krystle and Casey opted to spend the evening in casual clothes. So we packed a picnic and champagne and headed out to one of our favorite lakes to get gorgeous views of the Teton Range. Finally, after enjoying the last rays of light over the Tetons, we hiked back to the trailhead and called it a day. In our opinion, this was the perfect way to elope in Grand Teton National Park.