Mitchell & Alicia
What a gorgeous day!
As we approached the wedding and looked at the forecast of rain and more rain, Alicia was getting worried since her ceremony was outdoors with no tent. I told her what I tell every bride: Rain makes your photos so much better!! It is so true… I just love a bit of moisture to make the colors just pop! And raindrops on your flowers are a total bonus! I love it that you can see a bit of my reflection in the drops.
Alicia sells gorgeous crystals at the Alaska State Fair, so it was perfect that she put them in her backdrop.. crystals looking like raindrops!
Mitchell was one happy groom as he prepared to meet his lady on their wedding day.
All those little wedding details were being cared for by friends and family.
Meanwhile Alicia’s mom was helping her get ready in one of the Lodge’s spacious suites.
What FUN shoes!
Those gorgeous crystals everywhere!
Alicia is such a beautiful person… so when you add the artistry of Mia at Alaska Makeup Team she just glows!
I love how she had the braid… such a fun touch!
That rain could never keep away her happiness!
This guy is too cute!
The first glimpse is always a favorite moment.
I know I have said it before… but isn’t Alaska the PERFECT backdrop for photos??
And then it was time for the ceremony. There were last minute jitters as they read through the special vows they had written for each other.
Alicia’s dad kissed her on her hand as he gave her away. Soooo sweet!
And just about then, a big rainbow came out!
We wandered our way back to the beautiful reception. Alicia had these fun little honey bears with a crystal for each guest…. A sweet day indeed!
The guest book was a custom picture to hang in their home.
The colors were purple and orange, so pumpkins were the perfect addition! The Majestic Valley Lodge’s rustic logs perfectly coordinated!
Toasts were sweet and heartfelt, with moments if hilarity mixed in.
Somehow we fit ALL of the guests on these stairs for a big group photo!
And the cupcake papers made fun little crowns for the guests to enjoy!
One of the fun things about weddings is enjoying people that live a long ways off. Alicia’s grandmother traveled to this wedding so it was a treat to have photos made with her.
The rings have such character! I love how each one is unique!
The bubbles were put to good use during the first dance!
Mitch’s mom and her best friend sang some hilarious bluegrass songs that they had written. These ladies have a great sense of humor!
As the sun was setting, we snuck outside to take advantage!
I only really have the opportunity to take sunset photos during the fall and spring… so it was a treat to shoot these with the combo of mountains and beautiful color in the sky.
Thank goodness for the rain earlier in the day… It allowed us to light these lanterns without worry!
It was a gorgeous ending.
What a magical setting!
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