Hatcher Pass, Wildflowers and Romance

I want to open this post by prefacing that this wedding was an absolute dream to be a part of!  It's one of those moments when you question if it would really be that bad to include all 900 of their photos on your blog.  Jordan and Austin have known each other since childhood, and after going their separate ways they rekindled after college.  And they couldn't be more complimentary of each other if they tried.  One of the most interesting things about them is their love and admiration of the outdoors.  They hunt together, fish together, hike together, ski together..........well, you get the idea.  Jordan is one beautifully tough huntress and the couple opted to serve a moose that she shot as part of their meal at the wedding!  Austin is an avid outdoorsmen and he did his part by contributing freshly caught salmon and it was a perfect adage to their wedding and who they are together.  Their families are lovely and many of them traveled from all over the world to celebrate this special union.  Some even hailed from as far as Australia!

We were honored to be a part of both the planning and design process.  As most of you know we have a huge passion for design!  Jordan wanted their wedding to be beautiful but also understated and elegant.  We worked with Bloomsbury Blooms to create long tablescapes with mixed loose greens, lanterns, antlers and centerpieces of wildflowers.  Dallas from Bloomsbury Blooms was able to  incorporate flowers from a handful of states that were meaningful to the couple and the intricacy and thought that went into it created a stunning result.  The bride and groom's families worked create amazing pieces of furniture and artwork that was used throughout the wedding.  For the ceremony the Bride and Groom stood under a truss constructed by a mixture of their families that is now going to serve as the first piece of their new cabin and part of their new life together.  Their guest book was a "bloom" of handmade arrows that were each signed and then placed inside a beaver's left behind stump.  The couple sat on a bench made by her brother and sister-in-law and behind them stood a gleaming cedar wall that served as a backdrop to their head table.  There were so many lovely details to this day,  I could go on forever.  The best part was that the night ended with a lively dance party and not a single person was left sitting down!  I hope you'll enjoy these wonderful photos captured by Erica Rose Photography as much as I do!

Planning and Design - Blomma Designs

Photography - Erica Rose Photography

Floral - Bloomsbury Blooms

Rentals - Special Events Alaska

Venue - The Government Peak Chalet

Catering - Delicious Dave

Cake - Midnight Sun Cakery

DJ - APE (Alaska Professional Entertainment)

MUA - Sonja Contra

Hair - Roxanne from The Beehive Beauty Salon

Dress - Romona Keveza from Kleinfelds New York