Alaska Glacier Elopement with Guests | from Taiwan and Singapore
Updated: Mar 24
Our lovely bride, Yu Chia was originally from Taiwan and the groom Guo Foo was originally from Singapore, though they currently live here in the states. They met 4.5 years ago through an educational project while they both were living on the east coast. They dated long distance for a while, traveling by train between Delaware and DC. Last winter Guo decided to get her an engagement ring, and wanted to propose on their fourth anniversary but in a private way.
He gave her a lottery ticket and a coin which she scratched off and it said "Will you marry me?" He was on one knee and of course she said "yes!"
Prior to the wedding day, they traveled home together and had an unofficial ceremony. They then flew to Alaska and the bride's parents and brother joined them for an intimate elopement.
The joy on everyone's faces is so evident! They had so much fun.
After a quick safety briefing, everyone loads up on the helicopter and heads out to the glacier. This couple choose our 1.5 hour tour with one stop on the gorgeous and ancient Knik ice field.
Once on the glacier, a guide took everyone on a quick hike to the ceremony spot.
Yu and Guo choose to be married by a glacial pool with family witnessing their vows. I had the wonderful and incredible honor of officiating their wedding ceremony.
The couple and their family exuded joy all day long. There was scarcely a moment on their wedding day where they didn't have smiles on their faces.
After a heartfelt ceremony, the couple celebrated with their family with a sparkling wine toast!
Then it is back and a trip around for additional couple photography around the Knik River valley and paperwork. Here I am with the happy couple, saying our goodbyes!
Wish you all unabashed love and joy!
Location: Ceremony on Knik Glacier, with additional photography around the Knik River area
Coordinator and ceremony officiant: Laura Wilson of La Boum Events
Photographer: Chugach Peaks Photography
Flowers: Wild Poppy
Hair and Make Up: Mary Alice of Ebb and Flo Hair Boutique
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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.
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