• Rebecca Kopperud

Alaska Glacier Elopement with Guests | from Taiwan and Singapore

Updated: Jan 4



Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography

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.


Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography

Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography || Flowers by Wild Poppy




Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography

Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography

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.



Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography

Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography

After a heartfelt ceremony, the couple celebrated with their family with a sparkling wine toast!


Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography


Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography



Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography


Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography



Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography


Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography


Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography



Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography | Flowers: Wild Poppy

Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography

Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography



Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography

Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography

Then it is back and a trip around for additional couple photography around the Knik River valley and paperwork. Here is Laura their La Boum Events coordinator, with the happy couple, saying their goodbyes!

Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography

Photo: Chugach Peaks Photography

Wish you all unabashed love and joy!



THE DETAILS


Location: Ceremony on Knik Glacier, with additional photography around the Knik River area

Coordinator and ceremony officiant: La Boum Events

Photographer: Chugach Peaks Photography

Flowers: Wild Poppy

Hair and Make Up: Mary Alice of Ebb and Flo Hair Boutique



Now that you heard this couple's story - can we interest you in a helicopter elopement to a glacier for your ceremony? Maybe you want something else? Learn more about planning an adventure elopement with our unbundled ceremony planning services.


We truly believe you deserve an experience, not just a wedding. Today's elopements and micro-weddings are authentic, genuine expressions of a couple's love and commitment. There are no cookie-cutter, all-inclusive, wedding-in-a-box ideas here. Everything we do is tailored to each couple. We would love to work with you to find that meaningful, amazing day just for you.


For more information about booking me for your MICRO-WEDDING fill out our MICRO-WEDDING INTAKE FORM to get started. All other inquiries go here.

xoxo - Rebecca


MEET REBECCA AND SARAH:

Are you thinking about a micro-wedding? Good! We think small intimate weddings are incredibly romantic and brave.


We specialize in planning micro-weddings because they are a unique and special type of event focused on bringing a small group of people together to celebrate a big life event. Both of us have been witness to transformational and intimate moments among family and friends that are nothing short of magical.


We love helping our clients find that perfect location, orchestrate great food and drinks, schedule out time for them to connect, and create a beautiful table setting styled to their personal tastes. Each time we love hearing their collective whispered "wow!" We live for these moments and can't wait to work with you to find your perfect moment in Alaska or anywhere in the world!

We take on a limited amount of clients, so we can focus on personalization and quality. By offering you a completely unique, unbundled experience you can have exactly what you want and nothing you don’t.

Does this resonate with you? To learn more about what it is like to work with us, fill out our MICRO-WEDDING INTAKE FORM to get started, all other inquiries go here





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