Alaska Adventure Elopement at Hatcher’s Pass
Oftentimes when you think of adventure elopements, Alaska is not the first location that comes to mind. While it may not be a tropical paradise, Alaska is absolutely STUNNING and seriously underrated. With vast landscapes, breathtaking views, and limited crowds, Alaska is the ultimate location for a unique adventure elopement experience.
INTIMATE CEREMONY AT HATCHER’S PASS
Nadia and Colton decided to elope at Hatcher’s Pass near Anchorage, Alaska. The air was crisp and cool, and the vibrant colors of fall had just begun to make their appearance. The light cloud cover and distant snowfall created a romantic and moody atmosphere that perfectly matched the vibe.
Nadia and Colton were incredibly sweet and caring towards each other throughout the whole day. They made my job easy! Not only are they an extremely beautiful couple, but so down to earth and easy-going. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience on my first trip to Alaska!
Located in the Talkeetna Mountains, Hatcher’s Pass is a popular scenic hot spot known for its 360-degree views, wildflowers, hiking trails, and berry picking in the summertime (how adorable??) If the weather permits, you can drive through the 22-mile stretch enjoying sites all along the way.
ALASKA ELOPEMENT TIPS
A few things to keep in mind for your Alaska Elopement–
- The best time to visit Alaska is during the summer months between May and September (May being the wettest month and August being the driest.)
- Summertime in Alaska has nearly 18 hours of daylight which leaves plenty of time for exploring the beautiful landscapes and tourist attractions.
- Alaska is HUGE–like 2x the size of Texas huge. With such a big surface area, the possibilities are endless. Figure out a basic plan of what you want your elopement to look like (backdrop, activities, lodging, etc.) before you decide on a location.
ALASKA ELOPEMENT ACTIVITIES
- Hike a glacier
- Ride a dogsled
- Take a helicopter or plane tour to a remote area
- Go whale watching
- See the Northern Lights
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