• Rebecca Kopperud

Best Friends Forever | An Elopement in Hatcher Pass with Guests

Updated: Jan 4

Photo by Tanya Val || Flowers by Paper Peony

When you've got an adventurous streak and eight best friends wanting to share in the adventure, you might as well get hitched in Alaska.

Photo by Tanya Val

Jenny and Danny are from Philadelphia. They love to spend time outside, so when Jenny suggested eloping to Alaska, Danny jumped on board.

They started dating in high school and have been together for 11 years. They have a 9-year old son together.

Their families wanted big traditional wedding but they opted to elope with eight of their closest friends.

Photo by Tanya Val

Photo by Tanya Val || Flowers by Paper Peony

They really wanted to be surrounded by mountains so Hatcher Pass it was. The actual location we chose for them wasn't open to the public yet due to late snow covering. The couple was flexible and willing to adjust according to what Mother Nature would allow.

They were both open to hiking and rain as they really want to be married outside. As luck would have it, there was only a small amount of rain on their wedding day.

Photo by Tanya Val

Jenny and Danny opted for traditional Hawaiian florals in lieu of a bouquet and boutonnière. Natasha of Paper Peony incorporated lisianthus, spray roses and Italian ruscus into the crown and open lei, which they donned on one another during the ceremony. Photo by Tanya Val.

This couple exudes joy. There was scarcely a moment that day where they didn't have smiles on their faces.

They also had a fun sense of humor. Instead of sipping on champagne after the ceremony they chose to have everyone join them in shotgunning a Coors light.

Photo by Tanya Val


Location: Hatcher Pass

Elopement Coordinator: La Boum Events, Scenic Ceremony Planning

Florist: Paper Peony Alaska

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

Photographer: Tanya Val

Videographer: Blue Eyes Productions

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.

Interested in hosting a scenic ceremony in Alaska with just a few close friends and family? See our Scenic Mini-Mony services


Are you thinking about eloping to Alaska with guests? Or 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.

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