• Laura Wilson

A Dark and Romantic Alaska Elopement

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

Coordinator: Laura Wilson, La Boum Events

Florist: Simple Petal 

Hair and Make Up: Amber Molen 

First Look Location: Alyeska Resort

Ceremony Location: Turnagain Arm, Anchorage, Alaska 

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

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To adventure! - Laura


"I love cooking and getting lost in a good book. The best day in the office is jumping on a helicopter and escaping into the wilds of Alaska with a couple for an incredible experience."

Laura Wilson has been a collaborative planner and coordinator with La Boum Events since 2013. She has produced hundreds of events from corporate, to family parties, non-profit events, weddings and elopements.

She works one-on-one with clients to create well organized, quality events. Interested in working with Laura? Fill out our CONTACT FORM to get started.

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