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  • Rebecca Kopperud

Full Buck Moon | Homer Peony Farm Wedding

Updated: 2 days ago


Leif was born and raised in Homer and met his beau Rob, a swanky east coast gentleman. Together they lived in New York and loved the idea of bringing their closest friends and family to Alaska for an incredible night of entertainment.


Photo credit: Shalem Photography

Rob and Leif choose Chilly Root Peony Farm to showcase their "Full Buck Moon" themed wedding. The theme was very intimate to their story, and gave us a creative and masculine concept to work from.






Michelle the owner of the peony farm was the talented florist.



Every single detail was considered for this wedding. The guests were treated with care and attention. A beautiful trolley went around to all of the local hotels and a few Airbnbs to pick up guests. Guests were then treated to snacks and mini bottles of champagne on the bus ride to the venue, so when they arrived they were refreshed and ready to celebrate.




Upon arriving at the property, guests were provided with an assortment of bug spay (choice of locally made and all natural, as well as deet spray). They were also given cozy blankets to snuggle into to ward off the chilly Homer sea air.


The blankets were personalized with a patch that was personally made for the couple by Bret the mastermind behind Hulin Designs.







The ceremony was deeply personal with many creative and spiritual elements. The officiant began by ringing a singing bowl to call the guests into a place of preparedness and then spoke words of encouragement and love over the couple. Rob and Leif closed out the ceremony by striking a gong that was built into their wedding arch.




After the ceremony, guests were invited to a cocktail hour where they enjoyed a raw oyster bar as well as drinks at the Waxing Gibbous bar, a moon themed bar with assorted speciality cocktails based on the "something old, something new, something blue" poem.




After cocktail hour, guests were invited down to the reception tent on the edge of the cliff overlooking Kachemak Bay.


We incorporated many additional nods to the celestial in the decorations. Since I always love when things are stylish and practical, one my favorite elements of the evening was the seating arrangement. The escort cards were small wooden coasters. The tables were labeled according to the phases of the moon, and were actually hand scribed to look like the particular moon phase for which it was named. Each table had its moon phase hanging from the ceiling.










Since space was a real premium, food was served on these elevated platforms to allow more table space, and the floral centerpiece was hung from the ceiling.











Instead of a cake, guests enjoyed a dessert bar.




Michelle and her husband came up with this beautiful and clever way to create an allusion of a fence along the cliff to discourage drunk guests away from the edge, without compromising on style.







What is a moon themed event without telescopes to view the heavens?



Then of course it was drinking and dancing!





And a sparkler send off!





See the full wedding video from Frame by Frame Productions below:




"Everything was totally amazing from decor, layout, food, creativity, ceremony, aesthetics, etc.  Every single guest has said multiple times to us that it was the most spectacular and unique wedding they have ever been to and I know they aren't blowing smoke up our you-know-whats. 
More importantly than what our guests thought, we thought it was so romantically beautiful and captured us and our relationship.  We both agree our wedding was the best day of our lives. We cannot thank you enough for your attention to detail, hard work, creativity and thoughtfulness throughout the process.  Hats off to you for an amazing job. You have truly found your niche and you do it well."
Love - Rob and Leif



THE DETAILS


Venue: Chilly Root Peony Farm

Planner and Designer: Rebecca Kopperud, La Boum Events

Florist: Michelle of Chilly Root Peony Farm

Photographer: Shalem and Mitch of Shalem Photography

Catering: Delicious Dave

Videographer: April Frame with Frame by Frame Productions

Decor, Styling and Rentals: La Boum Events, Serendipity Event Rentals, CBC Rentals

Personalized Blanket Patch: Hulin Designs

Planning: Full service wedding planning with design for an Alaska Destination Wedding of 80 guests.

I hope I have inspired you to do a full buck moon themed event or to host a lovely Alaska destination wedding or special event. Like what you see? Feel free to leave a comment, I always try to respond directly. I would love to work with you on your Alaska event big or small!


Until my next blog post, here's to making your next event YOUR BEST BASH YET!


To book me fill out our CONTACT form to get started.

xoxo - Rebecca .




MEET REBECCA


Hey there! I am Rebecca Kopperud, a born and bred Alaskan, as well as the owner and chief designer behind

La Boum Events.


I began my career in event planning organizing conferences and meetings. In 2012 I had the opportunity to strike out on my own and start my own company. I choose the name La Boum Events because it is slang for "the party!" I was looking for a name that reflected my love of french culture, my bubbly personality and above all, my love for entertaining. La Boum Events was born and we absolutely took off planning Alaska's best weddings and celebrations.


Since then I have invited other super organizers and decorators to collaborate with me to offer spectacular event planning services throughout Alaska. Meet our team on our ABOUT page.


To book La Boum Events for your event, fill out our CONTACT form to get started.