I find myself feeling right at home when life's going a thousand miles per hour. You know when there's like a million things to do or places to be all at once. For me, it creates this sense of clarity. It makes me look at life a little deeper. Focus more on the littlest of details.
Maybe you just got engaged or maybe you’ve been planning your special day for months. As time goes on you begin to realize that a big wedding isn’t really your style. So you start scouring the internet to find resources and answers. You fall in love with the idea of eloping. You’ve got your heart set on Alaska but wanna know all the best locations before you make a final decision.
It can feel a little overwhelming at first. Trying to gather up every single ounce of information to plan out your adventure elopement but let me just say you don’t have to go it alone. As a wedding and elopement photographer, I’m here to help you and not just when you are in front of my camera.
Location scouting is a huge part of what I do as an alaska elopement photographer. I get to explore cool places like Denali National Park and Hatchers Pass here in Alaska ensuring they are the perfect location for your elopement. There are so many great places to choose from here in Alaska in this post I’ll be breaking them down for you!
This is just a short list of elopement locations here in Alaska. There are millions of acres to explore here in Alaska, but these are a few that I highly recommend to my couples.
Let’s make this a one-stop shop for ya while you’re here! I’m going to give you all the details on how to elope in Alaska so that by the end of this post you are fully ready to get to planning. So let’s dive in head first, shall we?
First things first we want to apply for an Alaska marriage license. You can do this by filling out this form on this website. A couple of quick things to note when obtaining this document; there is a 3-day waiting period, they expire three months after issue and there is a $60 license fee.
Now that you’ve got your marriage license we can jump back into the Alaska elopement locations that we talked about above. In order to host your adventurous wedding or elopement here in Alaska, you will need to apply for a special use permit. You can click here for additional information on permits!
If you are a do-it-yourself kinda person l I can totally respect that but if that’s not your style fret not help is here! Hiring a dream team made up of wedding professionals can completely change your overall elopement experience. Rather than stressing over details, you can spend this time soaking up moments as a newly engaged couple.
Here are just a few of my favorite wedding professionals here in Alaska who can help make all your day of elopement dreams come true.
The moment you’ve been patiently waiting for has finally arrived! It’s time to head to Alaska and marry your best friend. I know you must be feeling so excited! If this is your first time visiting Alaska I promise that you are going to fall in love! I mean if you are like me you may never want to leave.
There are two major airports you can fly into for your Alaska wedding or elopement. The first major airport is Ted Stevens and the second is Fairbanks international airport. If you are planning to stick around the Southern Alaska area say the Wasilla, Palmer, Anchorage area, etc I recommend flying into Ted Stevens.
If you are sitting here looking at your empty suitcase feeling unsure about what to pack for your trip. Here’s a checklist of items to bring with you during your stay.
Wedding/Elopement related items
There is so much you can do here! Whether you looking to add a little fun to your elopement day or just explore with family and friends theres something here for everyone to enjoy. Heres a little list of places and things you can do during your stay!
Places to eat
Activities you can do
I hope now you are feeling a little more prepared to take on your special day. If you have any questions or need a little extra help I would love to work with you! Lets create a one of a kind elopement experience for the two of you!