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As wedding photographers, we have had the opportunity to shoot a wide range of weddings, from grand ballroom affairs to beachside destinations. But there is one type of wedding that stands out in our minds as the epitome of romance and adventure: the Alaskan backyard wedding.
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Nestled between towering mountains and surrounded by pristine wilderness, Alaska provides a stunning backdrop for any wedding. But a backyard wedding in Alaska takes this natural beauty to a whole new level. These intimate, DIY-style celebrations are the perfect blend of adventure and comfort, and they offer a unique opportunity for couples to create the wedding of their dreams.
One of the biggest benefits of an Alaskan backyard wedding is the intimacy it provides. With only close family and friends in attendance, these weddings have a close-knit feel that is perfect for couples who want to celebrate their love in a more private, intimate setting.
This intimacy also allows for a more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, making it easier for guests to truly enjoy the day. The absence of the formalities often found in larger weddings also helps guests feel at ease, allowing them to let their guard down and have a great time.
Another benefit of the backyard setting is the privacy it offers. With only close family and friends present, couples can say their vows and exchange rings in complete privacy, free from the distractions of the outside world. This sense of privacy and intimacy also makes for some truly special and memorable photos.
Another aspect of Alaskan backyard weddings that makes them so special is the DIY style. Rather than relying on a wedding planner or outside vendors, couples can create their own unique vision for the day, with the help of family and friends. This allows for a much more personal touch, and gives the wedding a one-of-a-kind feel.
For example, couples can create their own decor, from rustic wooden centerpieces to wildflower bouquets. They can also choose to have food and drinks provided by local caterers, or opt to have a family member or friend prepare a home-cooked meal.
This DIY style also allows for a greater level of creativity when it comes to the wedding ceremony itself. From incorporating family traditions to adding personal touches, the sky is the limit when it comes to designing the perfect wedding ceremony.
Of course, one of the biggest benefits of an Alaskan backyard wedding is the stunning natural beauty that surrounds the event. With breathtaking mountain ranges and rolling hills, Alaska provides a backdrop like no other.
Whether the wedding takes place in the summer, when the wildflowers are in bloom, or in the winter, when the snow-covered mountains provide a picture-perfect setting, the beauty of Alaska is sure to leave a lasting impression on both the bride and groom and their guests.
In addition, Alaska’s abundant wildlife can often be seen at backyard weddings, adding an extra touch of excitement and adventure to the day. From bald eagles soaring overhead to moose and bears wandering through the nearby woods, the opportunity to witness Alaska’s wildlife in its natural habitat is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
One of the best things about an Alaskan backyard wedding is the opportunity for adventure. With so much natural beauty to explore, couples and their guests can take advantage of the location to participate in a wide range of outdoor activities, from hiking and kayaking to fishing and camping.
Whether it’s a sunrise hike to a remote mountain lake or a day of close family and friends, you can’t go wrong in Alaska. Make sure you book the best photographers and videographers to capture your day!
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