• Rebecca Kopperud

The Sunshine State in The Last Frontier - an Alaska Elopement

Updated: Dec 1, 2020




Alaska elopement in Girdwood
photo credit: Chugach Peaks




Barry and Natasha hail from Naples, Florida. Barry works construction and Natasha works for a restaurant group.



The two met when he was working in one of her restaurants in 2015. They have a 2-year-old son together and currently reside in North Carolina. 


Plan your Alaska destination wedding with La Boum Events! | Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography
Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography


Barry and Natasha didn’t want all the attention that a big wedding brings. They chose to make it “their day” and started talking about eloping. 


Plan your Alaska destination wedding with La Boum Events! | Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography
Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography

At first they considered an Alaska cruise but thought they would see more of the state if they traveled independently.



Our Simple & Scenic Elopement package was right up their alley. I love her bridal bouquet. Many of our partner florists use Alaska grown flowers, and foraged greens.


Plan your Alaska destination wedding with La Boum Events! | Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography
Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography


This package is for the nature lover who wants a simple ceremony in a beautifully scenic location in Alaska. Natasha and Barry love the outdoors and preferred renting a cabin as opposed to a hotel room.


Plan your Alaska destination wedding with La Boum Events! | Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography
Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography


They will have a reception back home for friends and family. 


Plan your Alaska destination wedding with La Boum Events! | Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography
Photo by Chugach Peaks Photography


THE DETAILS


Location: Girdwood

Elopement Coordinator: La Boum Events

Florist: Simple Petal

Hair and Make Up: Amber Molen, Meraki Studio AK

Photographer: Chugach Peaks Photography


You are here because you want to skip the traditional wedding and have a fun, unique, wedding alternative. No unwanted guests, just you and the big wild Alaskan landscape.

When you elope with us, you get our completely unique "unbundled" Alaska elopement service where you get exactly what you want, and nothing you don't.


It really is - all about you. Learn more about our Scenic Mini-Mony Ceremony Planning services. To book me fill out our inquiry form for a COUPLES ONLY ELOPEMENT for pricing and service details.

MEET REBECCA

Hey there! I am Rebecca Kopperud, a born and bred Alaskan, as well as the owner and chief designer behind La Boum Events.

Are you thinking about eloping? Good! I think eloping is incredibly romantic and brave. It is throwing out the rule book, and putting the focus back on the two of you, where it belongs. Eloping is a movement that has been growing over the past few years. For many, it is a decision that corrects a host of issues presented by the wedding industry, and allows for a genuine celebration of a big life moment. As a wedding planner I don’t want to be a part of the problem, I want to be a part of the solution. And I want to support you.


I have been in business offering unique elopements in Alaska for years, long before it became popular. We have developed sought after industry connections, and a quality of service that is unsurpassed. You simply won’t find a one-size-fits-all elopement here. Everything truly is about you, and your special day.


We take on a limited amount of clients, so we can focus on personalization and quality. We offer a completely unique, unbundled experience so you can have exactly what you want and nothing you don’t. There is nothing cookie-cutter about what we do.


Does this resonate with you? To learn more about what it is like to work with us, fill out our inquiry form for a COUPLES ONLY ELOPEMENT for pricing and service details.