- 5 years ago
For those of you who may or may not have been following we had a very small budget wedding in rural Alaska. 3 weeks before our wedding date it started raining and didn’t stop, on the Wednesday before our big day the road to our cabin (where we were supposed to get married) completely washed out leaving 1/2 of of decorations etc. stranded in the cabin, and us without a venu. It was a scrambel but our local girlscout troop came to the rescue by offering to let us use thier summer camp. It was more perfect that I ever could have asked for. There was a flat landing spot near the river where we held our brief ceremony. We had localy hunted meat (moose and caribou) on the grill and the best variety of friend catered side dishes I ever could have asked for.
The most amazing thing of all is that at 300pm, two hours before the ceremony was set to start, the sun came out, and it stayed dry well in to the night. It was the only non-raining day of the month (it has since started raining again) At one point there was a small circle of blue sky right above us and it was raining on either side of the camp.
Here are a few pictures of the festivities!
Our dessert table with small 1 layer tye-dye cake that I made the morning of and cake pops that a friend and I made the night before. The cake pops were a hit!
Our drinks table had sweet iced tea, 7 different types of lemonade (which you can see here) and a bunch of wine and beer made by our friends (I don’t have a picture of those)
I made my dress AND Dh’s vest that you see in this picture, This is where the ceremony was held, it was the perfect sized flat spot near the river all of our friends and family fit perfectly around us.
Rain clouds all around us and sunny right where we are… Perfect!
Believe it our not I didn’t get a single good picture of our tables on our good camera but this is one a friend took from her cell phone ( I think it is one of those instamatic things?) reguardless, none of the dried flower centerpieces were acessable so my very lovely and creative friends made some out of plants and rocks surrounding the camp. We ate on picknic tables overlooking the river.
I really can’t explaine why, but this is one of my favorite picture of all of us. Our best man decided to bring a horse mask and another friend was wearing a gorilla suit, Im not entirely sure how that happened, but I know DH had something to do with it. All in all it was a lovely wedding and I am very glad it is over.
I will hopefully do a recap of all the DIY projects in another post later this week