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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Kopperud

A Rustic Girdwood Wedding | In Jewel Tones and Gold

Updated: Nov 25, 2019

Amanda had a few years back done a short residency at an Alaskan hospital. During that time she fell in love with the wilds of Alaska and vowed to return someday. Upon becoming engaged to Adam, they quickly decided a destination wedding to Alaska was the perfect place to share their love of the outdoors as well as their love for each other with 80 of their closest friends and family.

Jewel toned wedding in Girdwood, AK by La Boum Events
Photo credit: Erica Rose Photography @erosephoto

Jewel toned bridal bouquet

The bridal party stayed together in a couple large vacation homes and enjoyed pre-wedding parties at The Girdwood Brewery and The Sitzmark.

On the wedding day, Erica with Erica Rose Photography took the couple out hiking in the Girdwood and Bird Point area. The couple choose to do a first look, just the two of them and then the bridal party joined them for additional photos out and around.

Erica Rose Photography - first look in Girdwood

Erica Rose Photography - first look in Girdwood

Erica Rose Photography - first look in Girdwood

Erica Rose Photography - Alaska Destination Wedding
Photo: Erica Rose Photography

Alaska destination wedding, adventure photography

The wedding was at Crow Creek Mine, with the ceremony up in the woods.

Alaska Destination Wedding ceremony in the woods

Alaska destination wedding in the woods
Photos by: Erica Rose Photography @erosephoto

After the ceremony, guests were directed back down to the wedding reception tent, where they enjoyed a "Treat Yo Self" dessert bar and gorgeous jewel toned details.

Treat Yo Self dessert buffet styled by Ardy Cakes and La Boum Events
Photos by: Erica Rose Photography @erosephoto

Often when we do weddings out at Crow Creek, couples choose to use white table clothes. But the tent is white and the chairs are white and the gravel is light grey.

I was thrilled when Amanda was open to doing something out of the ordinary to help her beautiful jewel toned decor pop. During the design process we must have looked at 100s of options, but in the end the charcoal table clothes was the prefect backdrop for this design.

Charcoal, raspberry and gold place setting, wedding

sweet heart table with charcoal and jewel tones, with floral garland

dupioni silk raspberry napkins with charcoal table cloth and gold flatware

We brought out our rustic whiskey barrel bar and used crates for bar service to hide all of their extra bottles.

We then had a cigar bar for the groom (it was also his birthday) hidden around the back side of the bar. Later that evening, it was easy to bring out the surprise and nearly all the guests (even grandmas) partook.

20' greenery chandelier over the sweet heart table

The sweet heart table was probably my most favorite element. We filled the tent above them with a 20' greenery chandelier with glass orbs and tea lights sparkling above them.

Greenery chandelier over sweet heart table at Crow Creek Mine reception tent

charcoal table clothes and raspberry napkins at Crow Creek Mine reception tent

Crow Creek Mine reception place setting, charcoal, raspberry and gold

Treat Yo Self Dessert Bar

Crow Creek Mine couple cut the cake

Cigar and whiskey bar at Crow Creek Mine

Wanna see even more photos from this fabulous wedding? Check out the blog post by Erica Rose Photography!

Check out Adam and Amanda's wedding film by Frame by Frame Productions

The bride sent me a note a few weeks after the wedding. They were such a joy to work with!

"I am going through Rebecca withdrawals for reals :) I guess that means we will need to plan another event." - Love Amanda and Adam



Venue: Crow Creek Mine

Planner: Rebecca Kopperud, La Boum Events

Florist: Simple Petal

Photographer: Erica Rose Photography

Videographer: April Frame with Frame by Frame Productions

Decor, Styling and Rentals: La Boum Events and Special Events

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

I hope I have given you some inspiration for your 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 .



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.


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