Hay {the Wedding}

Sharifa and Aaron Hay

This couple is one of a kind! Every time I met with them our visit was accompanied with side splitting laughter and so much fun! So I looked forward to their wedding day and knew that it would match!  We had so much fun!

The bride laughed through her wedding day and didn’t let a thing stress her out… the groom was pampered from the first moment. His Groomspeople took care of his every wish, and then some.

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

I love those windows at the Denaina Center.

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

We always do a sweet smile photo with each wedding attendant… and then take a moment to play! it is always fun to see what people come up with.

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

For this crew I ended up giving some of the grooomspeople nicknames… see if you can guess who “Freakishly Tall”, “Bearded Yacks-Man” and “Tiny Groomswoman” are?

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

When we went on over to where the girls were getting ready, they had everything they needed to make the morning great.  Coffee, libations, pretty details and absolutely GORGEOUS shoes…. Oooh LALA.  Love those shoes.

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

Ok, so I have photographed weddings about every weekend for 15 years… but this was my first broom jumping wedding! I was so excited! (Broom Jumping is a fun wedding tradition, look it up!)  Sharifa’s sister decorated their broom with gems and flowers! It was gorgeous!

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

This Bride did her own makeup like a BOSS!

And she did it while wearing a TEAM BACON shirt.

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

All done and ALL GORGEOUS!

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

I love that smile!

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

When Aaron was asked which of Sharifa’s awesome features he loved the most… he said… her cute little nose! I totally agree! It is so cute!

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

These three have been best friends for… well… forever.  So it was fun that these bridesmaids were finished getting ready first and we got to do a few sweet photos of the three of them.

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

Before Ceremony, the guests enjoyed each other with lots of laughs.

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

Aaron cried when he saw his bride for the first time!

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

I always love to watch the flower girl and ring bearer during ceremony… these two didn’t disappoint!

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I think Sharifa’s shoes lasted on her feet for all of  3 minutes of ceremony! Everyone chuckled as she slipped them off and handed them to her bridesmaid.

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

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

Just like everything else with this couple, their vows were funny and heartfelt at the same time.

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After the ceremony she showed off her gorgeous ring!
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Look at this beautiful combined family! So much love!

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We took the couple outdoors for a few photos!

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

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

Haha!

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,

The Denaina Center put out quite the spread! Fresh spring rolls and little tasty treats… followed by a very delicious dinner! The Lobster Bisque was  absolutely amazing!

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Lorell from Ido Events always does such a nice job arranging everything just so.  It takes so much pressure off the bride to know she is there working her magic!

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

Smiles and laughter filled the room!

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,

Salmon, Beef and Buffalo Jerky and Wild Alaskan Jam were each guests treat!

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

Eric from Alaska Professional Entertainment led the party in some really great games…

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The shoe game is always hilarious!

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The toasts… tears and laughter.  Sharifa had got each bridesmaid that said “No ugly crying” and they were put to good use.

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

A favorite moment of the toasts: Sharifa’s mamma had the mike.  She shared how much she loved both of them, but Aaron needed to know that Sharifa had a whole room full of Mamas… just then the room reverberated with “mmmmm-hmmmm” from all the ladies in attendance.  I loved it.

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What a fun cake! Love that custom topper… Sharifa holding a light saber and Aaron holding a sword! So cute!

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


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

^Hey, there is our favorite Laurel from I-Do Events! 🙂

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I am sure that everyone in the room teared up during the father daughter and mother son dances.  They were so sweet.

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


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

This game that Eric from Alaska Professional Entertainment brought was super fun! The Best Man and Maid of Honor teamed up with the Bride and From to pull off the roll of toilet paper faster! The ladies owned that one!

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


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

For a fun twist on the flower toss, the bride was blindfolded, and she spun clockwise while the single ladies went around in a circle, counter clock wise…. When the music stopped, who she was facing got the flowers! It ended up being this little cutie!

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,

Love those rings!

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Eric from Alaska Professional Entertainment even got in on the Wobble! He knows all the moves!

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