Anson and Maya wanted to show their out-of-town friends a great San Francisco weekend, culminating with a big, boisterous Russian wedding, but when they thought about where they wanted to share their vows, Yosemite felt right. They fell in love on weekend climbing trips as they fell asleep under the stars and they wanted to share this magical place with close family and friends.
The resulting itinerary gave them the best of both worlds. The vodka toasts and spirited hora would follow in San Francisco on Saturday night, but first, they shared a quiet ceremony along the river beneath El Capitan. The small gathering allowed them to be more personal and vulnerable, and Anson had many eyes watering with his surprisingly sentimental vows.