Kaitlyn turns 9 {Birthday}

It is amazing that Kaitlyn is already 9 years old!

Every year for her birthday, Kaitlyn’s mama has put this dress on her. It is the dress worn by her mama on her gotcha day! It won’t be many more birthdays that Kaitlyn will fit it… she has grown so tall!

 

Deana’s mama worked really hard to make her 9th birthday special! It really turned out adorable!

The birthday was Troll themed! So everything was “Troll-iffic!”

For a fun activity, there were fresh oysters flown in… each one with a pearl for the girls to find. They put their pearls into necklaces with a special holder for each partygoer.

 

Check out this sparkling candle! It was so neat and really brought out some huge smiles from the birthday girl!

When it was gift time, Kaitlyn was overwhelmed with the sweet gifts brought by her friends and sent from family. She especially loved all things American girl…

Happy birthday Kaitlyn!

Best {the wedding}

What a gorgeous wedding!

The Bests were married at the Best Western Lake Lucille Inn in Wasilla Alaska.  How apt!

When we arrived the ballroom was so beautifully and tastefully decorated!  

I don’t know how many countless hours they spent making all of these burlap flowers, but they were such a sweet touch!

At each place setting were sweet little boxes filled with love.

A vintage door shutter was beautifully decorated with photos to remember the guests that have gone too soon.

Jessie’s dad pinned on his shot gun shell boutonniere.

With frozen Lake Lucille and some of the most beautiful mountains in the background, Jessie was looking dapper.

 

 

I love those sparkly shoes!

 


 

Nikole was so beautiful!

So stunning! I love her eyes!

The combo of Nikole and the Alaskan scenery so stunningly breathtaking! She froze to make these… but they are so worth it!

We came indoors to warm up for a few moments… and the ballroom perfectly accentuated

Oh my goodness… those eyes!

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Gorgeous!

 

Even the girls braved the cold in their high heels and scrappy sandals.  They look beautiful!


 

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(c) 2016 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

 

Wedding day photos would not be complete without some gorgeous photos of these two on the ice!  If you think these are pretty, wait until you see the ones taken at sunset!

We came back inside and the DJ cued their first dance song. It was so romantic!

I am a huge fan of the taco bar for their wedding day feast!

 

 

 

Look at this beautiful and unique wedding cake!

Red velvet!

Nikole and her dad have such a sweet relationship!

After the father daughter dance, everyone else joined in!

Selfies!

Check out those gorgeous rings!

The little flower girl got her wish! She caught the bouquet! 

She was so excited! 

The dance party continued long into the night! 

A beautiful sunset was the perfect ending to the evening!

Those colors are stunning! 

The sunset on the mountains are so lovely!

Congratulations to Nikole and Jessie!

 

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Olive {The Wedding}

Rachel Stein & Daniel Olive

Cafe Sophias was decorated so beautifully to celebrate this very special wedding.

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With their last name of Olive… “Olive me loves Olive you” was just the perfect phrase for this day!

Rachel’s mom helped her with her last minute touches.

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Rachel wore her grandmothers antique earrings! They were so perfect for her look.

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Rachel’s hair and makeup were done just down the road at the Beehive Beauty Salon by the fabulous Roxanne and Beverly!  She looks stunning!

 

Her eyes were sparkling!

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For Rachel’s “Something Blue”,  the very last button on her gown was changed out for a blue antique button from her grandmother’s awesome button collection! I love it that you can see her Grandmother a little bit in Rachel’s wedding day attire.

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Gorgeous!! Don’t you just love all of the vintage furniture featured for her decorations! BeVintage Rentals really brought some fun pieces to spice up the venue!

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(c) 2016 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

Instead of a ring pillow, Rachel’s family Bible held the rings! What a sweet touch!

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Daniel looked pretty dashing as well!

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The boutonnieres with the succulents are stunning!  Rumor has it they grew succulents in their kitchen for months before hand.

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What a stunningly beautiful arbor for them to be married in front of!

They walked down the aisle to the music of the harp.

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A very proud dad watched his daughter with tears in his eyes.

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After the ceremony they held a time of worship with their friend Tanner leading.

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And then they went to a private room to sign the marriage license.

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Meanwhile… outside…. Alaska showed up with style! It was snowing like crazy!

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It was gorgeous and made for some amazingly beautiful photos!

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(c) 2016 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

Such beautiful scenes for wedding day photos!

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The snowfall certainly creates a sense of magic!

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I think you can see that these two are going to have so much fun in their lives together!

 

 

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These gents were outdoors decorating the car with sticky notes and whatever else colorful they could find!

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The reception was decorated so beautifully!

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Daniel was super excited about the thumbprint guest book!

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I love this! Each bottle with wisdom will be opened on anniversaries in the future!

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Rachel’s Aunt spent an entire week creating these beautiful cheese cakes and homemade toppings.

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(c) 2016 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

 

 

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They created custom wedding bottle labels out of their engagement photos! So fun!

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The centerpieces were stunning! silver and green… succulents and moss! I love it!

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The father daughter dance was a song that they had danced to many times through out Rachel’s lives.

 

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(c) 2016 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2016 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

So much laughing, dancing and fun!

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The guests each took a sparkler and we went outdoors for the send off!

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(c) 2016 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

 

Rachel and Daniel, thank you so much for choosing us for your beautiful wedding!

Friends and family  CLICK HERE  to see the rest of the photos from this wedding! 

 

 

 

Thanks so much to Brianna for her second shooting help at this beautiful wedding!

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Sierra & Beau {Engagement}

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Konev Family

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