If you’re looking for an adventure that will leave you breathless, Alaska might just be the destination. From snowy mountain peaks to breathtaking glaciers and everything in between, Alaska has it all. For Hannah and Michael, their two-day adventure elopement in Alaska was the perfect way to celebrate their love and explore all that this rugged state has to offer. From a cozy lakeside ceremony to snowshoeing through the snow-covered wilderness and even dog sledding on a glacier, their trip was nothing short of unforgettable.
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Day 1 spent EXPLORING Alaska
We had so much fun exploring everything Alaska is known for during this two day elopement. What started off on day one with a beautiful lake side ceremony ended on day two dog sledding quite literally in the middle of no where surrounded by snowy mountain peaks.
Weeks and even days leading up to this trip we were checking the weather like crazy to make sure snow wasn’t going to ruin our plans and it just so happen to be two amazing days of exploring rugged Alaska. We kicked off this 2 day elopement at the cutest and coziest cabin about 45 minutes north of Anchorage. Where Hannah and Michael got ready with their closest family and some friends. We then headed out to this beautiful alpine lake for their ceremony where they exchanged vows.
The wind started to pick up but we embraced the cold and had fun running around the lake bed snapping pics post ceremony. Hannah’s dress could not have been more perfect for catching the wind. After we lake we headed a little further north to snow shoe around these iconic red cabins which was all apart of Hannah and Michaels vision when they first reached out and has Alaska in mind. It really was sooo snowy for this time of the year but we made the most of it and didn’t see anyone else the whole time we were out snow shoeing!
Day 2 helicopters and dog sledding
Day two was something truly once in lifetime and probably the best way to end a visit to Alaska. Hannah, Michael, and myself jumped into a helicopter and were whisked away to a glacier. I thought the water from the lake on day 1 was blue but this glacier water somehow was even bluer. It looked unreal even in person. We even got to drink from it! We hopped around the glacier and explored for a bit before the grand finale which was dog sledding!!! Hannah and Michael said this was their favorite part of the entire trip and I have to agree with them. We got to meet the dogs, hear more about their lives out there, and go for a sled ride led by a Iditarod racer! We said out goodbyes to the pups and jumped back in the helicopter to head back to base camp. It was a true Alaska experience!