Romantic Winter Ceremony with Ice Falls and Vintage Touches
Updated: Jan 4
Oh! Are you ready for the sweetest couple on earth? This Alaska winter elopement was so dreamy, and these lovers were so adorable.
Beware! Photo overload. I just couldn't choose. Erica Rose did it again, and delivered the best, most stunning gallery. There are so many gorgeous, vintage, and romantic touches to this elopement - and they all need to be shared!
Let me introduce you to Alysia and Avery. First of all, they WORK AT DISNEY WORLD in Florida! That has to be the coolest job (outside of being a wedding planner!) When they aren't working, they love to travel and travel to places they have never been.
I hear that from a lot of couples! They want to travel to some place unique, and how unique is Alaska? Oh and why don't we elope while we are there? Why don't you....
I love her Mickey-Mouse diamond earrings. I pretty much love it every time clients weave their personal story into their day, even in subtle little nods.
I picked up their wedding flowers and a petite wedding cake in Anchorage. I delivered them fresh that morning to where the couple was staying.
This bouquet was so soft and romantic with the lush roses and blush ribbon. Natasha with Paper Peony, did a stunning job. The naked cake from Ardy's Cakes looked so divine! (Had a hard time handing it over, I wanted some!) It was dark chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream filling, brushed with vanilla buttercream on the outside. With just a few extra sprigs to match their wedding flowers. Yum!
The getting ready time is so special. For so many couples, this is the first time we ever meet in person. Sometimes I work with client's for a year or more. We talk on the phone, get into personal details, but this is the moment where we become friends and get to finally connect!
Here I am delivering some items to Alysia. I love how easily she smiled on her wedding day! Because that is what eloping is all about. Having an easy day, full of smiles.
First looks are a super romantic option for many couples. It may sound old fashioned to wait to see each other in your wedding clothes till the wedding day - but honestly, it is so sweet.
I encourage you to work with your elopement planner (pick me!) to write a timeline for your elopement that savors the day. Take it slow.
Truly, this is what eloping is all about. Moments between two people. Real intimacy. No false pretense. No pressure. Just enjoy each other.
I love how sincere Alysia's expression is here! Their love for each other was so true and pure. You could just feel it in the air. With the light powdery snow, everything was just that much more beautiful.
There are so many picturesque locations within Anchorage and within a short drive from the city. This is one of my favorite locations with all of the bush planes for a very Alaskan backdrop.
From their first look location, it was a longer drive, with a small hike out to the ceremony location.
Alysia and Avery wanted a religious service, so we connected them with a local pastor, Pastor Dahms. He is such a thoughtful and kind person, he even brought snow shoes with him to help tromp down a trail out to the ceremony location.
I just have to take a moment to crush on Alysia's dress. Her blush wedding dress on the fresh snow is what winter elopement dreams are made of!
After the ceremony, make it a celebration and toast to love! We have a collection of new and vintage toasting glasses for couples. Bring your own champagne or order local beer, wine or cider and we will pick it up and have it cold for you on site so you can toast to love!
This is my favorite photo from 2020!
We provide this mountain shaped chalkboard so you can announce your elopement, wedding date, or the like! We also provide a beautiful heirloom marriage certificate on natural, hand torn paper for an elegant keepsake.
These kids from Florida where not use to the snow! So glad they got to play! The joy on their faces!