A few years ago, as a single fellow, I was hiking the Meysan Lakes trail in acclimation for Whitney (across the road from the standard Whitney trailhead at the Whitney Portal). I thought to myself when making it to the lakes, "Wow, this would be a great little place for a small, simple, and discreet, wedding ceremony." Now, my fiancée asked me last night what I would want for our wedding. I described this, named the fellow we both know who would excitedly perform the ceremony, and said that we should do a reception, with all those not up for the hike, in some hall or shelter in the Lone Pine area.
She floored me when she said that it would be wonderful, even when I reminded her of the shoes, the sweat, and the modified wedding wear that would undoubtedly be involved. It's appropriate as one of our first meetings was on a hike in South Korea.
I'm open to any and all ideas. And please let me know of any complications we might run into, though it seems that if our expectations are simple, there shouldn't be any. California and the Sierras are not required by any means. Neither of us live in the West.
Thanks so much!