A Destination Beautiful Elopement!

Dear Rose and Phil - your love is inspiring and I'm so thankful you chose me to be a part of your elopement in Alaska!  This day could not have been sweeter.  I spent almost a year helping these two plan their elopement, and let me just say that we are always on the winning end of our client relationships.  Rose and Phil are the kindest people, they embrace adventure and their love for each other is the best kind of pure.  On the day of their wedding I met Phil in the hotel lobby, looking dapper and just a bit nervous.  We drove to a secluded glacial lake, took a little walk down a wooded path and we waited for Rose to arrive as they wanted their first look to be a surprise.  The weather was beautiful and we found the best wispy Alaskan grass to hike out into and get them married.  I'm not ashamed to admit I silently sobbed in the background listening to the vows they had written to each other.  It is a blessing to be around love on a daily basis with our couples.  Thank you for being you, loving beautifully and letting me come along to witness your wedding in Alaska!  So many congratulations to this couple!!

Love + Airplanes + Beautiful Weather = A Perfect Elopement!

Kari and Corey are the sweetest. Absolutely!  These two had love written all over their faces. Hailing all the way from Minnesota, they came to Alaska to elope in secret and spend their days here honeymooning and adventuring.  I will never forget this day as Corey (Groom) could not contain his love for his Bride.  He purchased her a gorgeous flower arrangement that she woke up to on the day of their wedding, and an additional bouquet to give her at their first look.  I mean, these two are smitten!  

Between me, the photographer and the couple, none of us ever stopped smiling during this adventure.  We hopped on a DeHavilland Beaver, headed out to find sunshine and ended up finding a perfect lake to land on for their ceremony.  There is no better feeling that being alone in the wilderness, no pressure, and seeing a Bride and Groom have the ability to say all of those things that are so meaningful and heartfelt without the pressure of an audience (aside from maybe a few bears and a moose or two).  Congratulations to these sweethearts and we hope your deep love for each other continues to grow and grow!

Planning - Alaska Destination Weddings

Photography - Erica Rose Photography

Floral - Bloomsbury Blooms

Flight - Trail Ridge Air

HAMUA - Hair by Jenn

Skyler + Pete - A Beautiful Mountain Elopement

Skyler and Pete came to Alaska to elope all the way from Florida.  After attending a plethora of weddings in their recent past, they decided they wanted to focus on the experience of sharing a wonderful elopement and honeymoon as opposed to a larger wedding.  Alaska was their destination to enjoy not only eloping, but the adventure of sharing an unforgettable time adventuring together after the fact.  Their wedding day was in early June and we still had a little bit of snow on the mountains.  It was beautifully sunny,  warm and we had fun exploring and soaking up the beautiful views together.  Congratulations to this sweet couple!

Planning - Alaska Destination Weddings

Photography - Erica Rose Photography

Floral - Bloomsbury Blooms 

Hair and MUA - Malia at the Girdwood Styling Salon