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Alaska Winter Wedding Katie + Dan

“But what if it’s like last year and there is no snow in December?” Katie had jokingly said at their Eagle River Nature Center Engagement Session. With a winter wedding to look forward to – Katie and Dan had high hopes to be married in Alaska’s Winter Wonderland. But oddly, we had not had much snow, until the night before and day of Katie’s Wedding. As I woke up and looked outside the morning of the big day, a huge smile grew on my face as the snowflakes fluttered down peacefully.

B-WEISS-PHOTOGRAPHY-ALASKA-WINTER-WEDDING-KATIE-AND-DAN-EAGLE-RIVER_photo002Β  I found Katie and her bridesmaids finishing their preparations, and Katie was ready to get the wedding day jitters out with a few quick games of Dutch Blitz. I love her ways. πŸ˜‰

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I LOVED that Katie wore her Great Grandmother’s Necklace! The back of it sparkled throughout the Ceremony. Her G.G. would have been so honored to let Katie wear it down the aisle!

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Katie loves music, and carefully chose each song for the ceremony. I loved that throughout the ceremony some of the beautiful hymns were sung. I couldn’t help but smile and feel so delighted that God was being worshiped there and was the focus of their marriage.

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And just like that the heavens opened up with lots of snow!! B-WEISS-PHOTOGRAPHY-ALASKA-WINTER-WEDDING-KATIE-AND-DAN-EAGLE-RIVER_photo244 B-WEISS-PHOTOGRAPHY-ALASKA-WINTER-WEDDING-KATIE-AND-DAN-EAGLE-RIVER_photo265 B-WEISS-PHOTOGRAPHY-ALASKA-WINTER-WEDDING-KATIE-AND-DAN-EAGLE-RIVER_photo266 B-WEISS-PHOTOGRAPHY-ALASKA-WINTER-WEDDING-KATIE-AND-DAN-EAGLE-RIVER_photo278 B-WEISS-PHOTOGRAPHY-ALASKA-WINTER-WEDDING-KATIE-AND-DAN-EAGLE-RIVER_photo269 B-WEISS-PHOTOGRAPHY-ALASKA-WINTER-WEDDING-KATIE-AND-DAN-EAGLE-RIVER_photo285 B-WEISS-PHOTOGRAPHY-ALASKA-WINTER-WEDDING-KATIE-AND-DAN-EAGLE-RIVER_photo289 B-WEISS-PHOTOGRAPHY-ALASKA-WINTER-WEDDING-KATIE-AND-DAN-EAGLE-RIVER_photo282

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B-WEISS-PHOTOGRAPHY-ALASKA-WINTER-WEDDING-KATIE-AND-DAN-EAGLE-RIVER_photo381 B-WEISS-PHOTOGRAPHY-ALASKA-WINTER-WEDDING-KATIE-AND-DAN-EAGLE-RIVER_photo387 B-WEISS-PHOTOGRAPHY-ALASKA-WINTER-WEDDING-KATIE-AND-DAN-EAGLE-RIVER_photo390Katie and Dan – Congratulations to you both! We are so excited for you both and so joyful to have been a part of telling your love story! Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas Mr. and Mrs. Roche! πŸ™‚