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June 30, 2022

Alaska Beach Wedding | Dylan and Anna’s Rainy Beach Wedding in Juneau, Alaska

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A Truly Alaskan Wedding

One thing I love about outdoor weddings and elopements in Alaska is you never quite know exactly how they will turn out. You can have ideas, plan, and schedules — but the thing about Alaska is that nature always has the beautiful final word. 

When I arrived at Dylan and Anna’s Alaska beach wedding venue, you could tell it was going to rain. The clouds were rolling and the air was thick. That did not deter anyone from enjoying the day. The air was as thick with humidity as it was with joy and excitement. The groomsmen were paving a path from the cabin to the arch down on the beach and passing around bottles of Alaskan Amber Blood Orange Ale. As guests began to filter in, the groomsmen joked around with guests at the main cabin, while the bride was getting ready at another cabin down the beach.

alaska beach wedding views in juneau alaska
Painted sign for Dylan and Anna's Alaska Beach wedding
Alaskan Amber Blood Orange Ale as wedding party favors
Beautiful hand crafted arch with flowers
hand crafted wood arch
hand made wood arch
Groomsmen grooming a path on the beach as a wedding aisle
open firepit on the beach near the arch
blue and orange bouttineers
blue and white corsage for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom
blue and white bouttineer
Blue white and orange boho wedding bouquet on the beach
blue white and orange boho wedding bouquet in the sand
wedding guests gathering near a cabin
wedding guests gathering near a cabin framed by arch
groom and his mom on the beach
the groom and his mother on the beach laughing
the groom and his mom on the beach smiling
groomsmen and father of the bride
wedding guests crying
bridesmaids hugging the bride
bridesmaids crying at first look of bride

Here Comes The Bride

When the ceremony began, Anna walked down the trail toward her father. You could feel the love they have for each other as he hugged her tightly before walking her down the rocky beach isle lined with stones and flowers. As he “gave” Anna to Dylan’, her dad embraced them both in a big hug.

Usually during a wedding ceremony, I see the couple standing a couple feet apart, looking at each other happily until it’s time to kiss. Not Dylan and Anna. I could tell Dylan was a hugger, because he reached out and embraced her multiple times as the officiant spoke. They said a prayer, exchanged rings, and read their handwritten vows. They had their first kiss as a married couple and embraced once more before walking back down the isle and high-fiving guests.

maid of honor and mother of the bride walking down the aisle
bridesmaids walking down the aisle
bridesmaids lined up in front of alaska beach cabin
bride walking down the isle
bride walking toward her father
bride and her father hugging in front of the aisle with alaska beach views in the background
bride and her father hugging on beach
bride and her father walking down the aisle on the beach
bride and her father walking down the aisle on the beach
father of the bride hugging bride and groom on the beach before giving bride to groom
bride and groom alaska beach wedding ceremony
bride and groom praying during wedding ceremony on the beach
close up of bride and groom holding hands on the beach during ceremony
groom smiling at his bride during beach ceremony
groom and groomsmen during beach wedding ceremony
bride and bridesmaids smiling during alaska beach wedding ceremony
bride and groom smiling at each other during beach ceremony
beach wedding ring exchange
cloe up of brides vows
wedding officiant telling groom to kiss the bride
“Are you gonna kiss her or what?”
bride and groom's first kiss
bride and groom embrace after first kiss
walking down the aisle on the beach as husband and wife
groom high fiving friend after ceremony
bride and groom smiling at camera on beach
maid of honor carrying bride's train
dirty wedding dress and muddy feet

Here comes the rain

Then the rain began. The rain held out just enough for the ceremony, but as soon as the ceremony was over, it let loose. In true Southeast Alaska fashion, it began to pour.

Most guests were prepared already with Xtra-Tuff boots and rain jackets. They sheltered in the cabin and enjoyed some food and drinks while we took quick family photos and bridal portraits. There was so much happiness though that nobody really seemed to mind. No matter how cold and wet everyone got, there were still smiles all around.

Before retreating to their reception Anna and Dylan took a walk along the foggy beach shoreline. We stopped one last time at their beautiful arch for more hugs and photos. Then we said our goodbyes. Thank you so much Dylan and Anna for letting me be a part of your gorgeous wedding day.

rain pouring over cabin roof
bride under umbrella in the rain
bride and groom with bride's parents. foggy background.
bride and groom with his parents. foggy background.
groom with his parents mom and dad laughing in a foggy background.
groom with his mom and dad laughing in the rain and fog
family portrait in the rain and fog
Groom and groomsmen in the rain and fog
room and groomsmen goofing off
bride and bridesmaids in the pouring rain
bride and bridesmaids cheering in the pouring rain
bride and groom walk on the beach in the rain and foggy shoreline
bride and groom walk along the shoreline in the rain and fog
bride and groom hold hands in the pouring rain
bride and groom walking away on the beach
groom kissses bride's head under arch after ceremony
bride and groom smile at each other under arch in the rain after ceremony
black and white bridal portrait in the rain
bridal portrait of bride and her wedding dress on an Alaska Beach
Alaska beach wedding bridal portrait of bride and her wedding dress in the rain

Vendors

Officiant: Rhys Mateo

Bride’s Hair: Sammy Ia with Charisma Salon

Bride’s Makeup: Meraki with Devyn Reece

Flowers: Frenchie’s Floral

Beer: Alaskan Brewing Company

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