Erin + CJ - A June Wedding in Moose Pass Alaska

Whew!  What. A. Summer.  The 2018 wedding season was a bit of a whirlwind and I am elated to finally get to share photos of everything we had the honor of working on this year.

Erin came to us at about the halfway point of her wedding planning process.  She had hit a bit of a wall with the design process and we were happy to get onboard and work with her to create such a beautiful day! We had so much fun working with her beautiful and bright jewel toned color palette, with blue hues being the winning color here.  Lots of textural elements including hand dyed silk and hand dyed paper doilies livened up their place settings.  Greenery made this day stand out with lots of lush (and wonderful smelling) live accents that dressed up their tables.  Mixed medals and vibrant candles made the room warm and inviting.  We had so much fun with this one! Congratulations to Erin + CJ!!  Thank you for letting us be a part of such a gorgeous day!

Design - Blomma Designs

Photography - Corinne Graves

Florals - Bloomsbury Blooms

Venue - The Inn at Tern Lake

HMUA - Kierra Mannion and Crystal from Bloom Salon

 

Noelle and Daniel - A Romantic August Wedding

This wedding ended up being the absolute perfect day in August.  After a summer of what seemed like rain every single day for months, the sun finally came out and blessed this couple with 75 degree weather and the most beautiful outdoor wedding we all could have hoped for. Everyone on our staff even got a little bit of a welcome sunburn.

When planning both the logistics and design elements of this wedding the couple made it clear to us that two things were important, that it was as fun as it was beautiful. Their ceremony overlooked our gorgeous Alaskan mountain landscape. The reception tent was filled with romantic hues of white, pink, blush and overflowing greenery. Beautiful flowers, place settings and greenery runners and touches of lace adorned long farm style tables. Floral chandeliers hung from each tent peak. When thinking of the details, the words "delicate" and "romantic" come to mind. Not overdone, but just elegant enough to make the setting feel like the special celebration that it was.

There are almost too many details to mention from this day.  Noelle's father officiated. It's hard to describe, but watching a father bestow his advice and blessings (and even sharing some of the hard lessons he has learned in his own life and marriage) is so extremely touching and personal. There was so much love behind his words. Their dessert table was a mixture of items handmade by family and friends. And I have to state that I almost ate my weight of their family recipe of shortbread cookies!  Another extremely touching moment was when the bouquet toss turned into a surprise proposal for a bridesmaid. And let me tell you it was such an amazing thing to witness! There wasn't a dry eye in the crowd and none of the guests (or the bride to be) had any clue that it was going to happen until it did. I was hiding behind the DJ table trying not to sob of course.  And their "getaway car" was a helicopter.  I think that outdid any wedding exit we have ever seen!!  Only in Alaska do we get to have so much fun with weddings!

To Priscilla, Doug, Daniel and Noelle.  Thank you for opening up your hearts and your home to us! We are so thankful to have been a part of this process.  We wish the couple many many more happy years and memories to come!

Planning + Design - Blomma Designs

Photos - Relic Photographic

Florals - Bloomsbury Blooms

Rentals - Over the Top Tents

DJ & Photo Booth - OnDaGo DJ Entertainment

Catering - Peperoncinis Deli 

Wedding Cake - Midnight Sun Cakery

Venue - Private Residence

Winter Solstice Steampunk Wedding

I've been waiting for the perfect time to blog one of our FAVORITE weddings from last winter.  Well, the January throes of winter just a few weeks after their one year anniversary seems the perfect timing.  The darkness in Alaska can be challenging, but I'm one of those folks who embraces it and, in fact, loves how our seasons are so different and drastic. Bring on the frozen beauty!  

What more perfect day than the Winter Solstice to celebrate this couple's wedding?  Courtney came to me when they were about mid-way through the planning process.  They had a date, a venue and a photographer, but not much else.  In our first meeting we connected and I could feel that she was struggling with finding anything that was going to make her day feel special.  We spent time looking through photos, but when we parted I could tell that she was hoping for something more.  After another meeting and a whole lot of coffee and dreaming, I just had a hunch that a Steampunk theme was perfect for them, and it was.  I think we all had so much fun with this because not only was it something very different for Alaska, but it was also the couple's style to an absolute "T."  Is there anything better?  On the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year in Alaska, we fully embraced the beauty of winter, some outside of the box designs, and of course the beautiful love between Courtney and Mike.  Not a detail was left untouched.  Each table was themed to embrace the genre.  "The Timekeepers", "The Literary Minds",  "The Inventors", etc. And each centerpiece was a collection of beautiful florals, antiques and gadgets to reflect the table's theme.  Lots of industrial gadgets, coupled with soft stationary and laces, pearls and hints of purple and mixed metals, made this a great mixture of elegant and moody. The topsy turvy cake and the black chandelier that hung above their sweetheart table were two of my favorite design elements of the evening.  The most fun was seeing the guests find their table and look at all of the fun trinkets that were in their category.  It set the mood for the entire evening.  And they offered a lot of fun photo props!

We were so honored to plan and design such a memorable day for these two.  We realize that what we do takes not only trust, but a lot of vision to hand over something so important and let us run with it.  It was intimate, fun and let me tell you the dance floor was full until the very last song played out.  Even their grandparents stayed for the entirety and danced the night away!  (Cue the best surprise ever, the Groom's grandmother flew in as a complete surprise from down south to attend the wedding.) Courtney and Mike, you are a wonderful match and thank you so much for letting us take part in your wedding!  Congratulations on your first year of marriage!

Planning + Design - Blomma Designs

Photography - Relic Photographic

Florals - Bloomsbury Blooms

Draping + Lighting - Special Events Alaska

Venue - The Alyeska Resort

DJ - R&R Productions

Antiques - BeVintage Rentals

Hair and MUA - Roxanne from The Beehive Beaty Salon

Cake - Scott Fausz 

Fine Art and Florals - Seeing Alaska in a Different Light

I'm always striving to challenge myself.  Move out of my comfort zone artistically and take a few risks.  Not only is it good for the soul, it's great for the learning process and keeping my mind fresh and always thinking of new ways to make our clients feel that their wedding is unique.  We teamed up with a group of talented women, and had some fun seeing Alaska in a different way for this shoot.  Our landscapes are magical, but there's also beauty in the rugged and industrial core of Anchorage.  It definitely has a certain grit to it that's almost like a reflection of living here.  It's harsh and wonderful all at the same time. This was all about the details and artistry, and it made my heart so very happy!

Photography - Anne Marie Moran

Florals - Blomma Designs and Bloomsbury Blooms

Gowns - Bateau Bridal Boutique - Truvelle Bridal - Theia Couture

HMUA - Mary Alice from Ebb Flo Hair Boutique

Models - Meghan Kim and Risha Toci

Mural - Justin Parsons

Venue - Blomma Designs Studio and Downtown Anchorage