I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

Rustic Country Yosemite Wedding

Real Weddings

I love that today’s Real Wedding is totally different from anything I’ve posted before. Taking place at the famous Yosemite National Park, it is rustic in the truest sense of the word, and the details embrace and accent the gorgeous, wild setting. The bride and groom, Renee and Burke, are from Michigan and Massachusetts respectively, so their goal was to show their many out-of-town guests an unforgettable California wedding experience.

{Vendors: Photography: Joleen Willis Photography| Venue: Evergreen Lodge| Florals: Gail Van der Laan Floral (the bride’s mother)| Hair: Artistic Bridal Hair| Submission via Two Bright Lights}

I love the earthy succulents and wild, but simple, floral arrangements, all done beautifully by the mother of the bride. They’re the perfect example of choosing flowers that will accent your venue, but not compete with it–an especially important thing to remember in a place as grand as Yosemite!








  1. Dana says:

    what an amazing backdrop! i also love all the flowers! the table settings are adorable as well.

  2. I love how she mixed in a bit of modern with the vases, as well! So beautiful!:)

  3. Kristen says:

    the cake is so cute! and what a perfect location too :)

  4. Thank you for the lovely post. Your descriptions express exactly the look and feel we were trying to show.

  5. Meg Greer says:

    Beautiful rustic-in-the-woods Evergreen Lodge, awe-inspiring Yosemite Park, perfect weather, the best professionals – camera, flowers, chef, Lodge staff. Everyone loved this wedding!

  6. Tony Russo says:

    Fabulous spot for a wedding. I lived in Silicon Valley for 15 years and always visited the “other” valley a couple of times a year. Just spectacular in every season…the scenery from the valley floor takes your breath away, especially for first time visitors. Congratulations.


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