An Urban Alaskan Wedding

Well it's been about 17 years since I've blogged, or so it seems!  I can't wait to share some of the goodness from this past wedding season coming down the shoot.  Exhibit A:  Anna and Joe's urban May wedding in Anchorage. 

I know what you're thinking.  Urban and Alaska in the same sentence is a sort of oxymoron.  But it isn't!  Most of our weddings are comprised outdoors in somewhat remote locations, but I was absolutely excited when Anna and Joe said they wanted to have a wedding in Anchorage, that was reflective of Anchorage.  The best way to describe these two together is they are a sort of Anchorage power couple.  A delight to be around and friends of MANY!  Community minded but also jet setting world travelers who call Anchorage home. They have a deep love for Anchorage and wanted to capture that feeling with their wedding.  Not to mention that it was so much fun to play with a more modern design style!

We incorporated the Bride's bright color palette of teals, oranges and bold hues with a mixture of greens.  I have a strong love for Monsterra leaves, and finally was able to incorporate them with this theme.  Matt, being the builder that he is, built a geometric ceremony backdrop and wooden mountain silhouettes that were displayed as guests entered the event.  My favorite part, Matt's creation of 7ft to 10ft large geometric shapes that were suspended above the dance floor and seating areas of the Dena'ina Ballroom.  The large ceilings made it feel as if they were floating and they were so much fun to see come to life!

There are almost too many highlights to mention of this wedding.  One of the best moments was when the ceremony started, the crowd was literally cheering as the wedding party walked down the aisle.  Cheering!  Their friends and family were ecstatic about seeing them get married. So much was custom from the Anchorage photo backdrop (taken by a local artist) on their wedding invitations to the hand made ties cut from the same fabric as the bridesmaid dresses to the Anchorage skyline on their wedding cake.  This wedding was all about the details.  To top it off, it probably was one of the best dance parties I've seen at a wedding.  Not a single person left sitting and everyone danced until the last possible moment at closing time.  Congratulations to Anna and Joe and thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding!

Planning + Design - Blomma Designs

Photography - Lauren Roberts

Floral - Bloomsbury Blooms

Venue - Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center

Desserts - Midnight Sun Cakery

Gown + Accessories - Bateau Bridal Boutique

DJ - Spin Entertainment

Rentals - Special Events Alaska 

Hair - Kelly Trice

MUA - Mary Alice Turletes

Nails - Rosehip Nail Studio