• Rebecca Kopperud

Misty Alaskan Elopement with Styled Mini Reception

Nikki and Shane wanted to elope to Alaska, but they didn't necessarily want the same simple ceremony that so many people come to us for.

They wanted the beautiful photographs, and the intimate ceremony, but still wanted just a little something more. A little bit of style and some small wedding traditions.

photo credit: Relic Photographic

Yes! I am your girl! 

I love it when I get the chance to style beautiful table settings in the wilds of Alaska. I think it gives couples the space to fully enjoy their moment when it is set in nature, and they are alone to toast to love and share their wedding cake just the two of them. 

We started with the first look out in Moose Meadows. It was a misty day, not quite raining. I like these days, it gives our mountainous Alaskan terrain a soft romantic feel. 

Nikki wanted her wedding flowers to have fall colors of burgundy, orange and blue with hints of feathers. I absolutely loved the grasses that Natasha from Paper Peony incorporated. Her bouquet and head piece were some of my favorite this season. 

Our couple had a beautiful ceremony, which was led through the God Knot, also known as the Cord of Three Strands.  This is a beautiful symbol for couples who welcome God at the center of their relationship. It is a wonderful reminder that God's love continues throughout their relationship to bind them together.  

Ecclesiastes 4:12 reads, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend

themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

After the ceremony, the couple enjoyed a beautiful and rustic little mini wedding cake for two created by Scott Fausz, the executive pastry chef at Alyeska Resort.  Scott handmade little pine cones from chocolate and nuts. 

It was an apple spice cake with cinnamon buttercream... and yes! You should order that flavor combination. It is to DIE FOR! 

After cake and toasting to their love, they were off with the the ever talented Hannah with Relic Photographic adventuring over hills and brambles, up mountains, and along the crashing ocean.  Hannah truly captured some beautiful images. 

Photos by: Relic Photographic

Photos by: Relic Photographic

Congrats to Niki and Shane. You guys were such a joy!

Want even more photos? Check out the blog post from Relic Photographic with even more photos from this elopement! 


Photographer: Relic Photographic 

Planner & Designer: Rebecca Kopperud, La Boum Events

Florist: Paper Peony

Cake: Scott Fausz, Alyeska Resort 

Ceremony & mini reception location: Moose Meadows, Girdwood

Rentals: La Boum Events

I hope I have given you some inspiration for your intimate Alaska 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 wedding or special 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.

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