This day turned out so beautifully that it almost doesn’t need words or description. Eloping in Alaska is definitely for the adventurous at heart couples who aren’t afraid of any kind of weather! The entire morning before their wedding ceremony it was pouring down rain. Pouring. When I called Daniella to discuss the weather I remember her calmly saying “I don’t care where we go or if it’s raining, I’m just happy that I’ll be marrying Michael.” And wouldn’t you know it, the clouds cleared and we had the most fantastic moody Alaskan weather (with almost no rain!) for the entire afternoon. And let’s just state for the record, weather like this is perfect! A quiet riverside ceremony, an enchanted forest, a bridal cape (my FAVORITE), and two people in love made this Alaskan elopement something all of us will remember for a lifetime. Cheers to these two kind, caring and wonderful souls! We wish you a life full of many more adventures!
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The photos of this day are so perfect because they convey just how much laughter and happiness was going around the world with these two! Their story is absolutely worth sharing. Desiree is a native Texan (and proud) who happened to strike up a conversation with someone while in line at a concert in Dallas. They soon became friends and long story short she was introduced to the Groom, John, through her new friend. All because of one friendly conversation, now these two are married and off to many more adventures together! They came all the way from their home in Oklahoma (where the Bride happily moved for love) to start their life together by eloping in the mountains. I had the pleasure of getting to know Desiree through the planning process for almost a year. I remember her telling me that it was so important that they have a "first look," and even though they weren't hosting a huge traditional wedding, she didn't want John to see her in her dress until just the right moment. There was anticipation and excitement that morning helping her put on the finishing touches, and when John's face lit up seeing her it felt like time stood still for these two for a small moment. On this day there was a little bit of rain and a few clouds, but it sure felt like there was more happiness to go around than anything. I'm so thankful I was able to meet both of them and be a part of their wedding! Congratulations to you both John and Desiree!