We hope that everyone had a lovely Labor Day Weekend! To get back into the swing of things, join us in swooning over Umeko's wedding on a remote island in Alaska- full of breathtaking scenery and rustic romance. She looks like an ethereal goddess in her HB6365 dress and we absolutely love the way it moves with the ocean breeze. Thank you so much to Lindsey Bolling for the truly inspired set of images.
Umeko: We chose Loring, AK- a remote community outside of Ketchikan. Kethchikan is already on an island but we wanted an even more private location. The historic significance and scenic beauty of Loring was just perfect, all guests had to take a 40 minute boat ride- which they loved!
Umeko: All of it. Hitting the dock and realizing all the planning had come together. Looking up into the sky and thanking the clouds for keeping their rain in. Porpoises were jumping, eagles were everywhere and dogs were running free off the leash. With my wonderful guests all working to put it together, it was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.
Umeko: Everything in the wedding was brought to the site by boat, and carried up the docks, and set up by every guest there. Our families made all the food, the decorations, the flowers, the arbor. A true Alaskan wedding where everyone does what they can. No caterers, just love.
Saja: Which of the photos is your favorite? Why?
Umeko said, "Neither a destination wedding, nor an adventure wedding- it was truly our unique Alaskan wedding. Our special guests were the 89 year old grandparents on both sides, who had to take planes from Iowa and Cali and boat rides, and walk up slippery docks and steep hills to be here in our special location with us. I will always be grateful that they made the trip."
Congratulations to such a lovely bride and groom! We thank you for everything you do for our country and truly wish you all the best~