• Laura Wilson

Best Friends Forever | An Elopement in Hatcher Pass

Updated: Mar 6

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: Laura Wilson, La Boum Events

Florist: Paper Peony Alaska

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

Photographer: Tanya Val

Videographer: Blue Eyes Productions

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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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