Borland {Wedding}

We are always on board for something different. When Hanna and Travis told us about their fun ideas for their elopement wedding, we were doing a virtual happy dance! Ok, so maybe a bit more than virtual.

We met up with Hanna at the Library in Sutton. You got that right… She got ready in the Library Bathroom… which worked out fantastic in the sleepy little town of Sutton Alaska.

 

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Right outside the library, there is a sweet little historic site… The Alpine Historic Coal Washing Station. It has some really fun places to photograph the dress.

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Those lashes. Stunning!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

 

Hanna is one of the most genuine and stunning personalities you have ever met. Her beauty is through and through.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

 Oh I love this one.  So pretty!
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 Hanna had gotten Travis a fun wedding day gift. This sneaky lady got him the hunting rifle of his dreams!
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  So when they had their first glimpse, Travis was also surprised with his new hunting rifle! It was a good thing too… they needed it later that afternoon.
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 But I think he was more taken with his bride.
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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

  How more Alaskan can you get? Hanna had her extra tuffs in true Alaskan form: muddy. She is the real deal.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Check out that view! After literally mud bogging on a two track trail to get here, it was so worth it!

Here is a little video of our crazy jeep ride up the mountain!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO >>>>>>>>> IMG_1826 <<<<<<<<<<<<

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Look at that view! What a perfect place to say your vows!

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What a great and unique boutonniere! They are made out of melted ammo lead and casings! So unique and absolutely perfect for their fun wedding.


When they began the most heartfelt and handwritten vows, there were laugh out loud moments as well as times with tears. As cheesy as it sounds, its true: these two have found true love.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

More of those ammo flowers were in the bouquet!

Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Oh whoops! They forgot their cake knife. No worries, Travis pulled out his Zombie Apocalypse Knife.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

And then, they blew up the cake.  Travis used his brand new rifle to shoot the tannerite, causing ignition.  It was effective.

Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

After we picked up the pieces, they began their first dance in the back of their truck!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


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Ambience Photography,Blow up Cake,Borland Wedding,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Sutton Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,cake explosion,

  What a view! I love pretty much every single smoke bomb image, so it was so hard to choose!
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Ambience Photography,Blow up Cake,Borland Wedding,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Sutton Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,cake explosion,

 

After the majestic view, we went on down to Alpine Inn… which has some history for these two.

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Ambience Photography,Blow up Cake,Borland Wedding,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Sutton Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,cake explosion,

They did a shot with their awesome pistol shot glasses!

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Ambience Photography,Blow up Cake,Borland Wedding,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Sutton Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,cake explosion,


Ambience Photography,Blow up Cake,Borland Wedding,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Sutton Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,cake explosion,

It was a wedding day adventure to remember! I love these two together!

Friends and Family, want to see more? CLICK HERE to see the rest of Hanna and Travis’ beautiful photos.

 

Stevens Engagement

 

 

These guys walked away with a stunning set of photos… but in case you think making photos like these in the winter is easy, check out this outtake!

We had gusts that could just about knock you over!  I was so thankful she had included some great coats into her outfit selections for the day!

Olberding {Wedding}

Alaska has few days like the one that we enjoyed for Leslie and Ryan’s wedding… it was hot, pure and simple. We Alaskans enjoy it, but always wilt a little in the heat.

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The wedding was at the Forget Me Not Nursery in Indian, Alaska… and it was gorgeous! The caretakers have stunning flowerbeds and lots of gorgeous places for photos!
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Ryan was looking so handsome when he arrived.
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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


He was so happy and excited to marry his best friend!

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Then Leslie was there. He came up behind her, and it was sweet.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

She said yes… again.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Leslie is one of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

I met her mom that day, and I can definitely see where Leslie got her sweetness! These women are precious!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Leslie is so beautiful and porcelain pure, she looks like someone that could have originally come from Middle Earth.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


The Wedding Party was a fun loving crew!
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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

 We had to do one photo with the junkyard dogs…
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 And then follow it up with a photo with happy grins.
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 With a crew like these guys, sometimes it is hard to hold my camera steady while I giggle at the antics!
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The vivid sky and mountain setting were so beautiful for the ceremony!

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Everyone was all lined up for the ceremony.
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I love this shot. And photos like this are one reason why all Ambience Photography weddings come with two photographers…

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

 Leslie’s grandpa sang such a sweet song acapella and made absolutely everyone cry.
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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

 I think Ryan is going to get along with his mother in law just fine.
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Whoa, what a beautifully decorated reception! Each member of the wedding party had a personalized glass!
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 When the couple came in, the cheers filled the room!
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This little niece sure provided entertainment for the grandmas! She was as cute as she could be!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


It really was a bit hot in the greenhouse… but we had to keep the doors and windows closed to keep the bugs out!

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So much laughter with this fun loving crew!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Ryan's photos,Wasilla Alaska,

Newcity Entertainment led the shoe game. It was hilarious!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Ryan's photos,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


The cake was made by Three Little Birds Bakery, and was so pretty! Plus I was impressed that it held its shape despite the heat!
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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Weddings like these are the moments we as photographers cherish. True, honest and beautiful. It was an honor to be such a big part of Leslie and Ryan’s lives together.

 

There are lots more beautiful photos from the day.  CLICK HERE to enjoy more memories!

The Brunnhoelzl Wedding

Sierra and Beau Brunnhoelzl || Grouse Ridge Shooting Range ||  #foreverbs17

You know its going to be a fun wedding when one of the couple’s favorite things about themselves is that their initials together make “BS”.

The wedding was held at Grouse Ridge Shooting Range, which happens to belong to Beau’s Parents! It was the perfect venue for them.

We got there a bit before everyone was ready, so we took a minute to take a few photos of some of the decorations.

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Beau was looking good in his grey suit.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

 

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Then the fellas joined him and they had so much fun with their photos!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Beau’s Best Man, Joby Cracks me up! Especially that middle picture… I laughed and laughed when I saw it while editing.

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And then Sierra and Beau’s sweet dog came up to lick Beau on the nose and it was perfect!!

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Up the hill, Sierra was almost ready. Her mom helped her put her awesome wedge shoes on

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  ^And seeing Sierra in her wedding dress made a bridesmaid cry.

It was one of those rare days… where even an Alaskan girl could get a tan in that bright sunlight.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

 Roxanne Wintz at the Beehive Beauty Salon was the artist that did Sierra’s amazing hair.
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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Check out this dapper fellow! He was all dressed up for the wedding too!

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 Three generations of beautiful women!
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Down at Grouse Ridge, the guests were beginning to arrive.  There was a sense of excitement in the air!

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And then Beau came out with his mom.  She made this expression to her husband waiting for her in the front row. I can just hear her thinking: our son is getting married!

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And then Sierra and her dad came out. Her dad is just glowing with pride!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

And then her dog came out and tried to hitch a ride on her train! Everyone laughed!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Married!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Beau and Sierra’s friend John performed the ceremony, so he got to sign the license…. when he did he put the wrong date!  I love everyone’s expressions while they figure out what to do.

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

The toasts brought tears and laughter!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

The couple went back outside for the dance…

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

 After the first dance, I turned to my second shooter, Ryan, and said: “WOW! That was such a beautiful first dance!” The light was just perfect right then.
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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Grandma enjoyed watching all the fun on the dance floor!

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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

  Beau came sliding in to to take off the garter!
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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Check out that monster truck groom’s cake! How awesome!

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  Everyone was sure with how playful these two are that they would smash the cake… in the end they were sweet and fed each other carefully. That was a surprise!
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Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Congrats to Beau and Sierra! We are wishing you a lifetime of love and a marriage as beautiful as your photos!

CLICK HERE to see the rest of these beautiful photos.

Domingo Wedding

When I think of Erwin and Graces wedding, I just think Classy… tasteful… and very well planned. They both worked tirelessly for months… perhaps even years… to prepare the perfect wedding.  Grace saw to every detail, and Erwin spent hours making surprises for Grace.   These two are driven for the future and I am excited to see where their relationship takes them!

When I got to Grace’s room, she had just been handed one of those surprises from Erwin…  A sweet gift that he had made just for her.

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When she opened it, it was an engraved key chain and a photo book with engagement photos and the story of their relationship.

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All the bridesmaids were there. Everyone was bustling about, getting ready for the big day.

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Oh wow, I love these shoes.

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Ambience Photography,Captain Cook Hotel,Detail Photos,Heather Dunn,Holy Family Cathedral,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

That dress is so gorgeous!

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Ambience Photography,Captain Cook Hotel,Heather Dunn,Holy Family Cathedral,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Ambience Photography,Captain Cook Hotel,Heather Dunn,Holy Family Cathedral,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

I love her shoulder Jewelry. So unique and beautiful!

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Ambience Photography,Captain Cook Hotel,Heather Dunn,Holy Family Cathedral,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

Ambience Photography,Captain Cook Hotel,Heather Dunn,Holy Family Cathedral,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


Ambience Photography,Captain Cook Hotel,Heather Dunn,Holy Family Cathedral,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

So beautiful!

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Her bridesmaids are all super fun! She had known each one from a little girl, and they are all quite close!

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Ambience Photography,Captain Cook Hotel,Heather Dunn,Holy Family Cathedral,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

A beauty, inside and out.

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Erwin was just about ready when I met up with him. He was relaxed and having a good time with his groomsmen.

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Ambience Photography,Captain Cook Hotel,Heather Dunn,Holy Family Cathedral,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

We only had a few minutes for photos, and then we were off to the church.

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Little people at weddings are some of my favorite.  His bowtie is just a bit too tight.

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Grace and her family arrived in one of Alaska Splendor’s luxurious limos.  There were raindrops to greet her, but that couldn’t dampen her spirits!

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Ambience Photography,Captain Cook Hotel,Heather Dunn,Holy Family Cathedral,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

The church was all decked out and ready to celebrate!

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 The little flower girls were so cute in the dresses that Grace made for them.  When the littlest one got to the front of the church, she upended her basket and dumped out all the rest of the petals!
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There she is. Breathtaking.

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Erwin definitely agrees. He had tears running down his cheeks.

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Grace’s mom and dad met her half way down the aisle.. I love how her mom’s hand is clasped to her breast as she goes to meet her.

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 After about an hour of sitting so quietly, the littlest flower girl fell fast asleep.
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I love Erwin’s expression as he admires his new ring.

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They had the limo all to themselves for a quick ride over to the downtown park.

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Raindrops make everything so magical!

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Back at the reception, things were stunningly prepared for all the guests! Rose and gold decor, signs and sweets. It was truly beautiful. I don’t know if I have ever seen the Captain Cook Hotel so gorgeously decorated.

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The wedding party was introduced…

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And then Erwin swept his bride into his arms for the first dance.

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He ended their first dance by picking her up and twirling her around the dance floor.  It was very romantic.

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After the priest offered up a prayer, the feast began! All the favorites: roast pork, lumpia, prime rib… it was all delicious!
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If you like a good story, you would have loved these toasts!

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I love how how the Filipino weddings do the dollar dance.. by pinning the couple with cash!

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After the cake was cut, the dessert bar opened up. It was so pretty! I’m sure the kiddos had a hard time resisting until then!

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Seems like the perfect place to take a pretty ring photo.

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 For the garter toss, Lou from R & R Entertainment made a special announcement… the fella to catch the garter would also take home a $100 bill! Thats some incentive for you!
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Awww, I love this shot of Grace and her mom. Such a special moment. So much deep love.

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For another fun twist, Grace had some of her friends that are Zumba instructors come out and lead some awesome salsa songs! It really got the party pumping!

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Out in the hallway, the photo booth was a real treat!

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The music was still pumping and the party was going strong! But we had to leave.  It was one of our very favorite weddings of the summer! We felt very honored that these two chose us to be there.

 

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