Alaska Destination Weddings - Meet Our Newest Project!

Erica Rose Photography

Many of you may not know this, but Matt and I actually planned our very own destination wedding in Alaska almost five years ago.  We were living in Minneapolis at the time and I wanted to follow the tradition of being married in my home state.  Little did we know that a short time later we would be back living in Alaska and running our very own wedding planning and design company!  Over the last several years our business has gone in many wonderful directions, and one of those has been the amazing opportunity to share Alaska with non-resident couples and their families as their wedding destination.  

Last fall we took a small leap of faith and opened Alaska Destination Weddings.  A company geared specifically to those who don't call Alaska home, but they want to plan their elopement or wedding here.  We are particularly passionate about this, not only because of our personal experience on the subject, but because we have the ability to take our intimate approach and help our clients have an adventurous and beautiful wedding in our wonderful state.  A destination wedding has unique challenges and situations so we feel excited to cater specifically to those while welcoming more guests to this wondrous place we call home.  Our elopement packages are geared towards three things: adventure, beauty and uniqueness.  Whether that means privately chartering a plane or hiking to a remote location, we love the chance to share something so personal and one-of-a-kind with our clients!  

We are still plenty busy with Blomma Designs and can't wait to take all of the lessons we've learned along the road and translate those into even more weddings in the future!  Don't worry. We're not going anywhere, we're just growing.  Please stop by and visit us at Alaska Destination Weddings, show us a little love and help us spread the word that we're here!

- Much love,

Erin & Matt

Photo Credits - Erica Rose Photography

Eloping in Alaska - Beauty, Accessibility and Ease

Alaska is becoming ever more popular as a destination wedding spot for couples who want to elope.  We love so many things about elopements and wanted to share why!  We see this trend gaining more popularity as each season goes by.  Whether you're local to Alaska or are looking for something more adventurous and outside of the norm, Alaska has a vast expanse of possibilities that are easily accessible for eloping.   You might have to hop on a helicopter or lace up your hiking boots, but if you're up for a bit of adventure and fun this is the way to go!

So what exactly is so great about eloping?  For starters, couples who opt to elope typically don't want to get consumed with the little details that can become unavoidable when you are planning a party for 150+ guests.  It's just like planning a wedding but on a much smaller and simpler scale.  With our couples we still like them to have a bouquet, wedding cake, champagne and other items to make the day stand out and not feel typical, but the pressure is a little bit less and there are less people involved that we have to wrangle.  We set up all of our elopement packages so that all the couple has to do is show up and enjoy the moment.  This is especially helpful for those coming from out of state as we make sure to fit them with vendors and locations that are the most ideal in each situation!

Secondly, the photography opportunities are amazing with elopements!  Because the guest count is so small most couples invest a large portion of their budget on hiring a phenomenal photographer.   We HIGHLY recommend that photography is a priority and that each couple takes advantage of the opportunities we have in Alaska to fly, boat or hike into a wondrously beautiful setting! 

Thirdly, not everyone wants a big wedding.  Sometimes couples elope because they want a private ceremony and then they go on to have a larger reception at a different time.  Sometimes couples want something low pressure and low key and come to Alaska to have an amazing experience and vacation in the days that follow their elopement.   For many of our couples this may not be their first marriage and they've done the big wedding before.  Whatever the reason, we love Alaskan elopements because of their beauty, ease and the focus on the couple in each intimate setting.

If you're considering eloping in Alaska you can find more information on our different packages here.  Many thanks to Joe Connolly at Chugach Peaks Photography for these beautiful photos!

All photos provided by Joe Connolly at Chugach Peaks Photography