Elopement Ceremony at Jenny Lake
Welcome to today's Grand Teton elopement inspo! Bringing you Cydney + Spencer's dreamy sunset Wyoming elopement at Jenny Lake. This adorable couple exchanged their vows by the serene lake, with the majestic Teton mountains towering in the background. After their romantic vows on the lake, and a good amount of time exploring the park, they celebrated with a local beer from, Snake River Brewing! They also enjoyed a delicious charcuterie board and some refreshing Jenny Lake craft beers, ending their adventurous Grand Teton National Park elopement doing exactly what they love most, chillin' by the water in the mountains!
It's no secret that Wyoming holds a special place in my heart. Everything about this serene and wildly rugged state ignites my soul! While I spend a good chunk of my time photographing couples around New England - you can find me out west any chance I can get! As your Wyoming elopement photographer I am committed to helping you have the wedding day of your dreams - whatever that may look like. I'm all about the unconventional, and encourage my clients to dream big about how they want to design their day. If getting married in the Grand Tetons sets your soul on fire: keep on reading for more tips and elopement inspo!
Tips for Getting Married at Jenny Lake
Just imagine saying your vows at a serene glacier lake surrounded by the magnificent Teton mountains. With enchanting forests and miles of trails to explore: this is the perfect spot for a Wyoming elopement. Before deciding on your location, there are a few things to consider and prepare for in advance!
If you plan to get married or take wedding photos in Grand Teton National Park, you will need to obtain the proper permits from the NPS. This is the case for having a wedding at Jenny Lake. These permits are necessary to ensure that your ceremony or photo shoot does not conflict with other activities in the park, and to preserve the park's natural beauty. Currently the cost for a Special Use Permit is $200 - and will need to be applied for as far in advance as possible! And then be sure and check in with your photographer to make sure they understand all the rules and regulations for shooting commercially in the park! If they're an experienced pro, familiar with the National Parks system this should be a breeze!
Time of year:
Consider the season for the weather, crowds, and landscape! The best time to visit is June-August (Summer) when snow is still on the mountains and the wildflowers are blooming! It's absolutely gorgeous. However, the park can be very busy during this peak season, which can make it difficult to find the perfect spot for your ceremony. Choosing a lesser common day of the week and time will work in your favor if privacy is your goal! Opting for a sunrise elopement can give you a much better chance at having the area to yourself!
Hire vendors who are either local, or are very familiar with the park (like me!) While I'm not currently living in Wyoming (although its the dream for one day!) I've spent a considerable amount of time exploring and photographing around the state and specifically Grand Teton NP! Choosing an experienced vendor will make your elopement planning experience go by so much smoother as they can offer you with helpful tools and guidance on how to plan the perfect elopement in Wyoming!
Tip: Hire unique vendors that offer things you LOVE! Like Super 8 elopement footage!
What to do at your Grand Teton Elopement
Grand Teton National Park is a natural wonder that boasts stunning mountain vistas, crystal-clear lakes, and then an abundance of wildlife (deer, elk, wolves, buffalo, etc). It's incredible. Located in northwestern Wyoming, this park is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. With its rugged wilderness, towering peaks, and pristine lakes, Grand Teton National Park is the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable elopement adventure. AND you don't have to rush it all in one day - Grand Teton is the perfect place to explore over a few days - camping or roadtripping. You don't want to skip through it all too fast! Rather slow down, soak in the beauty of Mother Nature and extend your elopement experience.
Here are some activities you could do (before, during or after your elopement!) around Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming:
- Horseback riding (check out this epic horseback riding elopement!)
- Hiking or biking
- Boating or Kayaking
- Campervan rental (check out my Grand Tetons campervan road trip blog!
- Rock climbing
- Wildlife watching
- Scenic drives or Guided tours
- Book an adventurous engagement shoot or pre/post elopement bridal session!
We took some sunrise romantics amidst the wildflowers before their sunset ceremony! A great way to start the adventure of a lifetime. After our early morning exploration, we took a break and met up again later in the day for more fun and then private vows at Jenny Lake! Check out more from their intimate Wyoming wedding below.
Jenny Lake Elopement at Sunset
Wyoming Elopement Photographer
I hope you enjoyed this Jenny Lake elopement at Grand Teton National Park!! Now are ya ready to embark on your own adventurous and stylish elopement in the Wyoming wilderness? Begin your journey of love amidst the captivating beauty of the Teton mountains. Experience the magic of the Western spirit and create memories captured in digital, film and Super 8! Be sure and check out my Wild West Horseback Riding Elopement on the blog too! And then if you're not sold on eloping in Wyoming - I have tons of other resources including the Best Places to Elope in the US + abroad!
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