• Rebecca Kopperud

A Dark and Romantic Alaska Elopement

Updated: Dec 1, 2020

Karla and Jimmy wanted a rustic and chic Alaskan elopement. The windswept ocean and the mountains were the perfect setting for the dark navy of the groom's suit with the rich burgundy flowers and pheasant feathers in the bridal bouquet.   

Joshua of Joshua Veldstra Photography captured this radiant couple in late August with the deepening dark of an Alaskan fall. 

photo credit: Joshua Veldstra

The couple went up the tram to do their first look up on the mountain top, above Alyeska Resort. I just loved the way the sun peaked out just behind them, giving the landscape a gorgeous, yet dark and moody atmosphere. 

Loving the burgundy calla lilies offset by the dark green ferns and the brown and gold pheasant feathers in the bridal bouquet.

Photo by Josh Veldstra

The couple then went down along Turnagain Arm for an intimate ceremony for two with the ocean crashing behind them. 

Our gorgeous bride Karla, undaunted by the wild Alaskan sea, was smiling and laughing throughout the day. What a beautifully adventurous and carefree spirit. 

Photo by Joshua Veldstra

Toasting to their love! Because it is a celebration after all, even if just for two!

"Oh, we'll walk hand in hand through life's changeable weather" - Florence Percy


Photographer: Joshua Veldstra Photography

Elopement Planner: La Boum Events

Florist: Simple Petal 

Hair and Make Up: Amber Molen 

First Look Location: Alyeska Resort

Ceremony Location: Turnagain Arm, Anchorage, Alaska 

Were you inspired to elope to Alaska? Check out our Scenic Mini-Mony elopement planning services to see how we could tailor a similar experience to you.

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Hello there! I am Rebecca Kopperud, a born and bred Alaskan, as well as the owner and chief designer behind La Boum Events.

Are you thinking about eloping? Good! I think eloping is incredibly romantic and brave. It is throwing out the rule book, and putting the focus back on the two of you, where it belongs. Eloping is a movement that has been growing over the past few years. For many, it is a decision that corrects a host of issues presented by the wedding industry, and allows for a genuine celebration of a big life moment. As a wedding planner I don’t want to be a part of the problem, I want to be a part of the solution. And I want to support you.

I have been in business offering unique elopements in Alaska for years, long before it became popular. We have developed sought after industry connections, and a quality of service that is unsurpassed. You simply won’t find a one-size-fits-all elopement here. Everything truly is about you, and your special day.

We take on a limited amount of clients, so we can focus on personalization and quality. We offer a completely unique, unbundled experience so you can have exactly what you want and nothing you don’t. There is nothing cookie-cutter about what we do.

Does this resonate with you? To learn more about what it is like to work with us, fill out our inquiry form for A COUPLES ONLY ELOPEMENT to get started.

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