Girdwood Elopement/Our Lady of The Snows

When Soren contacted me about his and Jecoliah’s Girdwood elopement last year I was so excited! They put together an intimate ceremony at Our Lady of The Snows chapel down by the hotel and then finished the evening with dinner up at Seven Glaciers. It was a sweet day filled with their closest family and friends and so much happiness. Soren and Jecoliah are such a great pair. I loved getting to be a part of this adventure of theirs.

Contemplating a Girdwood Elopement?

Trust me, you won’t regret it!! There is no shortage of beautiful places for photographs. The entire town is surrounded by mountains and greenery, and totally spectacular. If you’re not quite feeling the mountaintop vibes, no worries! There is also Moose Meadow which is pictured below, Virgin Creek Falls, a riverbed area and plenty of woodsy areas! If you don’t mind a hike the entire Winner Creek trail is gorgeous and has a hand tram. There are several bridges and lush green forest everywhere that makes it absolutely magical too.

Everything about Girdwood is perfect if you’re wanting pure Alaskan scenery. Are you getting married in Girdwood and still looking for a photographer? I would absolutely love love looooove to be a part of your day! Don’t hesitate to drop me a line and we can go over all the awesome details for your Girdwood elopement and/or wedding!

Venue: Our Lady of The Snows
Florals: Bloomsbury Blooms

Couple walking on mountain top at Alyeska Resort in GirdwoodOur lady of the snows chapel ceremonyOur lady of the snows chapel ceremonyOur lady of the snows chapel ceremonyOur lady of the snows chapel ceremonyOur lady of the snows chapel ceremonyOur lady of the snows chapel ceremonyBride and groom waving at relatives over facetime during ceremonyBride and groom holding hands during ceremonyBride and groom first kiss in a chapelBride and groom exiting chapel after wedding ceremonyFamily photos in chapel at Alyeska Elopement

Moose Meadows Couple Portraits

We headed up to Moose Meadows for some fun portraits with a stunning backdrop of mountains and glaciers.

Bride and groom smiling and laughing in a field at Alyeska elopementBride and groom smiling and laughing in a field at Alyeska elopementBride and groom smiling and laughing in a field at Alyeska elopement
Bride and groom smiling and laughing in a field at Alyeska elopement
Bride and groom riding up in Alyeska tramBride and groom riding up in Alyeska tramCouple hugging on mountain top at Alyeska Resort in GirdwoodBride and groom kissing at Alyeska resort in GirdwoodBride holding bouquet of flowers at Alyeska elopement.Couple hugging on mountain top at Alyeska Resort in GirdwoodCouple hugging on mountain top at Alyeska Resort in GirdwoodCouple kissing on mountain top at Alyeska Resort in GirdwoodCouple walking on mountain top at Alyeska Resort in GirdwoodCouple hugging on mountain top at Alyeska Resort in GirdwoodCouple hugging on mountain top at Alyeska Resort in GirdwoodCouple hugging on mountain top at Alyeska Resort in GirdwoodCouple hugging on mountain top at Alyeska Resort in GirdwoodCouple hugging on mountain top at Alyeska Resort in GirdwoodCouple dancing on mountain top at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood

Planning to Elope in Alaska?

If you’re looking to elope in Alaska and looking for chapels and open to a little travel, the Shrine of St. Therese is similar in coziness, although it is only a Catholic church. But if you’re down for a Girdwood elopement, then Our Lady of The Snows is super nice!

  1. Hannah Gunnell

    June 3rd, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    These. are. beautiful! And now I definitely want to go to Alaska. Gorgeous work!

  2. Donna Smith

    June 3rd, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you so much!! You totally should, it is a dream!!

  3. Brogan Flemming

    June 3rd, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Incredible! Alaska has always been on my bucket list but I think it is time to bump it up a bit! You captured these perfectly.

  4. Donna Smith

    June 3rd, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Thank you so much! Definitely bump it up, it’s worth it!!

  5. Clarissa Wylde

    June 3rd, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    This is such a beautiful intimate wedding! Makes me want to go to Alaska ASAP!

  6. Donna Smith

    June 3rd, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    It really was! And yes, come!!!

  7. Stephanie Betsill

    June 4th, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Oh man, booking a flight to Alaska asap. You did so amazing at photographing this elopement.

  8. Donna Smith

    June 4th, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Omg yesss do it! Thank you so so much!!

  9. Nicole

    June 4th, 2019 at 2:28 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen such beautiful light as this in a church before! I absolutely love the soft tones in the mountain top portraits. Really nice work! Who wouldn’t want to get married here?

  10. Donna Smith

    June 4th, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Thank you so so much! I appreciate it!

  11. Autumn

    June 5th, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Oh my goodness these are beautiful!!! Alaska is such a magical place to elope to!

  12. Donna Smith

    June 12th, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    It really is!!

  13. Valerie

    June 5th, 2019 at 5:25 am

    What an incredibly beautiful day, you captured it perfectly!

  14. Donna Smith

    June 12th, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you so much!!

  15. April

    June 5th, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    This gives me such a travel bug! Beautifully done!

  16. Donna Smith

    June 12th, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you so much!!

  17. Sydney

    June 5th, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    oh wow, this Alaskan elopement is so beautiful. I’d elope here in a heartbeat!!

  18. Donna Smith

    June 12th, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you!! It was such an awesome day!!

  19. Malachi Lewis

    June 6th, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Those views and mountain blues are so beautiful! Alaska is definitely on my bucket list!

  20. Donna Smith

    June 12th, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    As it should be! I think everyone needs to visit at least once, it’s so worth it! 😀

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