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Pakistan Wedding in Alaska for Sean + Sidra

July 3, 2019

Filed in: Weddings

Alaska has a special place in my heart. It’s a beautiful state with the most breathtaking views, and the place I proposed to Tyler last year. I was excited to go back to the 49th state to photograph Sidra’s wedding to Sean.

A Three Day Event…

I was excited when Sidra started wedding planning because not only would she have a beautiful Alaskan wedding, but also a rehearsal dinner on top of the mountain at Alyeska’s 7 Glaciers Restaurant, and a Mendhi Celebration (a huge, colorful welcome party complete with an on-site Henna artist, traditional Pakistani food, and some of the best dancing I’ve ever seen).

Rebecca at La Boum Events designed and coordinated a masterpiece (all while being pregnant) and I just have to say… one of the best I’ve ever worked with! The entire weekend went perfectly. Check out the details before for more!

Alyeska wedding of Pakistani bride and Alaska groom on summer solstice.

I perfect first look for the bride and groom at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska…

Alyeska wedding of Pakistani bride and Alaska groom on summer solstice.

And this ceremony was so beautiful and perfect. The weather was 70 degrees on solstice weekend!

I don’t often post behind-the-scenes photos, but I just love this photo that Tyler took of me photographing the bride and groom on top of the mountain…

We took their official wedding portraits at Lake Eklutna outside of Anchorage. We also spotted a moose while taking in the sights!

The wedding reception was super fun! The DJ (who also flew in from out of state!) brought the energy and made sure everyone had an amazing time.

This shot is the perfect one to end the wedding portion on. I just love this portrait so much…

The Mendhi Celebration

And now for the Mendhi celebration: a super fun party where we are introduced to the groom, followed by an introduction of the bride. I love that each family member and friend spent time feeding the bride and groom and giving their well wishes to the couple.

Sean and Sidra dressed in Pakistani clothing, so of course we had to head out to shoot some portraits!

Heyoooo Benny Backlight!

Hehe of course I had to photograph my beautiful bride, Tyler, who found our outfits for the weekend (and looked absolutely STUNNING in hers)…

The dancing was SO fun!! Sidra and Sean brought in the best DJ for the weekend (all the vendors are listed below!).

Awwww… these two. Precious and lovely and kind.

If you made it this far, thank you! I know it’s a monster post but I am just so proud of these images, and of this couple!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

Vendors who made this weekend happen:

Mehndi Planner, floral and decorations – Rebecca Kopperud of La Boum Events  www.laboumevents.com Insta @akbridalinspiration  FB laboumeventsak 
Caterer Kinleys Restaurant  https://www.kinleysrestaurant.comhttps://www.facebook.com/KinleysAK/
Rentals – linens, tent, staging Special Events Alaska  https://specialeventsalaska.comhttps://www.facebook.com/specialeventsalaska/https://www.instagram.com/specialeventsalaska/
Specialty Rentals   – (couch and chairs) Wild Poppy https://www.facebook.com/wildpoppyrentals/https://www.instagram.com/wildpoppyak/
Dessert Bar – Ardy’s Cakes and Confections http://www.ardycakes.comhttps://www.instagram.com/ardycakes/

Henna Artist  – Sarah Glazer https://sarahkglaser.behttps://www.instagram.com/glacier_lines/

Hair Amber Molen https://www.facebook.com/Raven-Hair-and-Makeup-342506522621298/
Make Up Alicia Butchkohttps://www.aleciabutchko.com
https://www.instagram.com/aleciamakeupartistry/
https://www.facebook.com/AleciaButchkoMakeupArtistry/

Wedding DayPlanner/ Designer and decor rentals – Rebecca Kopperud of La Boum Events  www.laboumevents.com Insta @akbridalinspiration  FB laboumeventsak 
Venue – Alyeska Resort https://www.facebook.com/alaskawedding/https://www.instagram.com/alyeskaresortweddings/

Venue also catered and provided cake 

Florist – Tanya Val https://www.instagram.com/tanya.val/
https://www.facebook.com/itstanyaval/

The DJ Umair  with Riamu Entertainment – http://riamu.comhttps://www.instagram.com/riamu_entertainment/
https://www.facebook.com/RiamuEntertainment

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  1. Mark

    July 9th, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Lovely set of photographs!

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