Ingrid + Chris

When Ingrid and Chris were planning their wedding, they knew they wanted an intimate and elegant wedding in the mountains of Alaska. Located in historic resort town, Lady of Our Snows Chapel was the perfect venue to accomplish just this! 

Mother nature's summer colors, blue and green decor with flickering candles, and an enchanting atmosphere were the name of the game for this intimate and romantic destination wedding.

Ellie + Nathan

It was love at first site for Ellie and Nathan when they found the Inn at Tern Lake for their wedding day! Combining their love of vintage décor and woodsy vibes, this venue provided tons of antique and vintage pieces for the couple to decorate the intimate ceremony meadow and the rustic reception pavilion. Just before the ceremony, Ellie and Nathan had an emotional first look during which they took a moment to let the excitement of the day sink in. The bride looked beautiful in a lace gown from, and her bridesmaids gave us serious wedding party goals in matching Vintage Blue dresses. It was easy for us at Blue Iris Photography to capture the romance and charm of this special day with the help of our second shooter Macala!

Emily + Ryan

Snuggle up with a cup of coffee and cozy blanket before digging into this dark winter wedding inspiration shoot.  Using a mixture of delicate and luxurious textures and a moody color palette with pops of gold, they created the perfect balance between old-world elegance and modern romance. The bride’s white silk dress with lace overlay, regal fur stole, and vintage lace head piece are breathtaking. 

Natalie + Jamaal

What a gorgeous sunny day in Talkeeta Alaska. The stunning beauty of the Denali mountain range acted as the perfect backdrop for this beautiful couple's wedding.

Megan+Taylor

When Taylor and I first met it was his first day at my work, we talked and it was like a punch in the chest and I instantly liked him, that sounds cliche I know. We felt comfortable around each other immediately, the first day we worked together and were closing a register down I told him "don't be a d*ck fill the change slots." He couldn't believe I had said that to him. We were friends for a while before we decided to start dating, not long after we started dating I became pregnant and we had a little girl. On my first Mother's Day Taylor took me for a walk in the woods near his parents house and proposed to me. I couldn't be happier, he's my best friend and we nerd out together on a lot of things. 

Michelle + Ian

Originally from Vermont, Ian came to Alaska in 2005 after college graduation for a summer of adventuring with a good buddy, Nick (his best man at the wedding!). Ian had family up to visit during that time and they wanted to see the downtown weekend market. I was working at a jewelry booth when my eyes met with Ian's from across the isle. We both smiled and he walked away, only to circle back around back to my booth. Small talk was exchanged and that eventually lead to Ian giving me "his" phone number. We spend the rest of the summer together until he left for his pre-planned adventure in Colorado. He wasn't gone for long. After a few visits back and forth, Ian moved to Alaska for good in May of 2006. We have been together even since and have spent the last 10+ years creating a wonderful fun-filled life. 

 

Last July, Ian proposed with his grandmothers engagement ring while we were watching Netflix on the couch (after I had unintentionally botched a few of the more adventurous proposals he had planned).   

 

It has been almost 11yrs since we first met and time has flown by! I really hope the next 70yrs go by a little slower! 

Travis+Nicole

There is nothing more romantic than a rustic wedding that reflects the couple and this wedding is one for the books.  Thanks to Ralph for capturing this magical rustic wedding with Blue Iris Photography.

Serena + Nick

Nick

and I met at Hanshew Middle School.  At the time my family and I were only living in Alaska temporarily.  Our home was back in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.  In middle school we were friends but on the very last day I gave him an envelope with my email address saying that I liked him a lot, but my family was heading back to Asia. 

 

From the time we were twelve till eighteen, Nick and I became really good friends and stayed in touch with the help of the Internet.  We talked almost every day.  After high school I came back to Alaska for University and soon, we re- connected in person.  Since then, we have been inseparable.  The day he asked me to be his girlfriend was the day we adopted our little dog, Mitch.  He has grown with our love.  

 

Together, life has been amazing.  We visited Disneyland, Pennsylvania, New York, and Asia twice.  We are best friends and enjoy living life to the absolute fullest. He is my rock and I am his kite.  On the second trip to Asia he proposed. It was the most exciting moment of my life!

 

Our wedding day was so perfect and everything we could dream of.  Nick and I are grateful for all the love and support we’ve received. Committing our lives to each other in front of our closest family and friends felt so magical and natural. 

Mandy + Patrick

Good Times, Laughter, & Cheer

Like the start of many good stories, Mandy and Patrick met in a bar. Patrick had just returned to New Mexico from a stint playing rugby in Australia and Mandy was looking for a good time. They had their first 'date' at a brewery in Albuquerque, and after meeting all his friends from college, they finally got to spend some time alone. 
From the bar, they moved to Santa Fe where their hearts will always be. This was their first home together and Mandy was welcomed into the most amazing group of people that she met the first night they met.
A few years later, Patrick surpried Mandy with a job opportunity in Alaska. They have had three amazing years in Anchorage. They surrounded them selves with a new group that became a second family and took them in when they moved to a dark, remote place. Here they bought their first house. This is where Patrick asked Mandy to marry him, over a bottle of champagne in their new kitchen. 
And now, six years later, they tied the knot in Girdwood on a beautiful evening of fresh snow and surrounded by their friend from the past and present and their family to celebrate the start of the next chapter of their lives.

Brittney + Ryan

Snowy winter landscapes, cozy log cabins, and inviting candle-lit table décor, there’s something about winter that brings the most romantic of romantic weddings.

Bev + Dan

They say rain on your wedding day is a symbol of good luck.  If that’s the case, getting married on December. 31, 2016 was a true blessing because it rained and snowed!  That didn't matter to Beverly and Dan because friends and family came together and made the wedding a special one that no one would forget in Girdwood.  Check out the photos at the Aleska Hotel and Our Lady of the Snows Chapel.

 

Hudson's Wedding

It doesn’t get much better than a Christmas time wedding. Take all the magic of the holiday season and pair it with two people vowing forever, and you’ve got the ultimate celebration. Anchored in a palette of golds, and pops of festive red, this wedding takes a subtle and elegant approach to embracing the season, and we can’t get enough.

 

Tamara + Cory's Wedding in Eureka Springs Arkansas

We initially became acquaintances five years ago through our children who attended school together. It seemed that we always arrived at the exact same time to pick up our kids. I remember Cory always opening doors for me and that he had the best smile ever. However, due to life circumstances at the time, we were relegated to just those small instances each day.

 On October 14, 2013, one of my close friends suggested that we meet up with a good friend of hers that she just knew I would just love. Cory was out on a rare occasion, as his father had recently passed away. As soon as I walked through the door, I immediately recognized him, and was honestly and truly excited to finally have the chance to set down and talk with him. Though we were in a crowded room, it was as if we were the only two people there.

 Two years later to the date, we made a formal lifelong commitment to each other and our children. In this short time we have been through so much together. We worked to support and uplift each other wholly the entire way. I can honestly say we are best friends and soulmates. I wouldn’t change anything, however bad, that we both had to endure prior to our coupling, as it led us to one another.