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!