Lugo {Wedding}

You know the term, love at first sight? Well it didn’t happen for these guys. They met at work. Gabe was supposed to train Carly for her new job, but he really really wanted to get off work that day. So he trained her, but half heartedly. Little did he know, her gorgeous smile, fun personality and THOSE eyes would win him over in the months ahead! Now they are absolute best friends and have been laughing and loving for years with their sweet pup.  We spent their wedding day enjoying their fun friendship and the beautiful sights at Alyeska. And for once this summer, it didn’t rain!

Those rings! I love them in their woodland setting and the pinecones!

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Gabe was ready. So we took a few moments to work with him. He looks quite dapper!

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

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


The house they rented for bridal prep was really perfect. It had two cabins connected by a covered bridge over a rushing stream. So the groom and groomsmen got ready on one side of the creek, and the bride and bridesmaids got ready on the other. Worked like a charm!

I love some pretty shoes!

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

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


These ladies love each other so fiercely! Carly’s mom and sister were on the edge of tears of joy all day. It gave me all the feels, thats for sure.
Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

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

We went up the tram for a few bridal photos…

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Gabe came out blind folded and led by his first man for their first glimpse.
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He started to look at Carly and then realized he couldn’t see her without his glasses! So he had to pause and put them on. Thats when the smiles exploded out of them!

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The inlet barely peeked out of the clouds that day!

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


Carly’s sisters eyes filled with tears… and she had the perfect handkerchief… “No ugly crying”.

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

I love the view from the shop up there!

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


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

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

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

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

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

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


The tram ride down is so beautiful!

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 love a good silhouette! Many wonder what the difference between the previous photo and this one is… its all about lighting! We can do some fun things with our lights.
Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

The bridesmaids met us at the little bridge for their photos.

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,


… and when Carly’s dad showed up, nobody could hold back their tears. It was a special moment.
Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,


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

Gabe and his boys made some fun photos! You can tell this crew is a blast to play with!

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,

Haha, the moose photo! I love it!

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

It was almost time for the ceremony. The flowers at the Alyeska Resort are always so beautiful!

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,


By then guests were arriving.
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,

Ok, so I have been to a few (hundred) weddings, and this officiant is one of my favorites! He was hilarious! He began the ceremony with “In a galaxy far, far away…” And when he began the segment on the rings, he quoted a bit from Lord of the Rings “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them” We were all cracking up!

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,

And then the broke the glass and yelled Mozle Tov! (Which means Congratulations and best wishes!)

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

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

She walked in Carly Pearl, and walked out Carly Lugo!

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

The wedding party took a few moments to congratulate each other and Carly, her sister and mom held each other with tears streaming!

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


Meanwhile, Alyeska had the ballroom decked out!

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


Guests were invited to enjoy the fruit, nut and cheese appetizers and to play with the selfie photo booth.

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 that hashtag #LugoingToTheChapel !

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,


And then Carly and Gabe came into the room to the sound of cheers and well wishes! Lou from R & R Entertainment had the crowd pumped up!
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They swept into their first dance!
Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

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

The food at Alyeska is always so DELICIOUS. I think my second shooter, Ryan, was in heaven with those Oysters.

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


And I just loved the crab. The wedding feast was amazing!

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

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


Toasts!

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

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

The father daughter dance was so special!

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,

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

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


Everyone was surprised!

Instead of throwing a garter, Gabe threw a plastic sword! That got the guys into it!

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

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


The dance party was a blast! Lou at R & R Entertainment knows how to get the crowd moving!
Ambience Photography,Heather Dunn,Photography in Alaska,Wasilla Alaska,

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

Carly had thought of everyone at her wedding! There were even coloring books and games for the little ones to play!

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

Congratulations to Carly and Gabe!

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

We truly enjoyed working with you!

 

Friends and Family, CLICK HERE  and enter the password to see the rest of Carly and Gabe’s gorgeous wedding photos!

 

Many thanks to Ryan for helping cover this event!

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography

(c) 2017 Heather Dunn of Ambience Photography