Karina Petersen and Matt Borger

June 30, 2018

  • Erica Rose Photography Erica Rose Photography
  • Erica Rose Photography Erica Rose Photography
  • Erica Rose Photography Erica Rose Photography
  • Erica Rose Photography Erica Rose Photography
  • Erica Rose Photography Erica Rose Photography
  • Erica Rose Photography Erica Rose Photography

What was Karina and Matt’s favorite part of their day? “Everything!” The bride and groom flew from Washington DC to ring in their union in Karina’s home state. “It was so special to have so many friends and family travel from all over the country to celebrate with us,” says Karina. The duo kicked off their celebration with a tram ride to dinner at Seven Glaciers, followed by a welcome party for all of their guests at the Sitzmark before the big day, and a farewell brunch the morning after – an activity-filled wedding weekend, to ensure that their loved ones from all over the Lower 48 enjoyed their visit fully. Many details were thoughtfully handcrafted for their day, from the wine cork escort cards to bountiful bouquets and boutonnieres, put together with care – and help from friends and family – in the days leading up to their “I dos.” One of the sweetest surprises, according to Matt, was Karina singing a trio with her sister and brother at the reception. Karina and Matt also infused their wedding with elements that felt like the bride’s home state. Blooming summer peonies, a freshly caught seafood spread and more – when the theme is simply “getting married in Alaska,” it’s destined to be an idyllic day.

Photography: Erica Rose Photography • Ceremony site: Chapel of Our Lady of the Snows •
Reception site: Kahiltna Court at Alyeska Resort • Rehearsal dinner: Seven Glaciers Restaurant • Catering: Alyeska Resort​ • Wedding coordinator: La Boum Events • Flowers: Cedar Wholesale Flowers; Chilly Root Peony Farm • Bride's & bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal • Groom's & groomsmen’s formal wear: Men’s Wearhouse • Hair: Sarah’s Chair AK • Officiant: Rev. Franklin Graham • Bridal registry: Bed, Bath & Beyond; Macy’s • Entertainment & music: Alaska's R&R Productions Professional DJ Entertainment, Event Lighting & Videography • Decorations, party supplies & rentals: Special Events Alaska; La Boum Events • Transportation: Alaska Cruise Transportation • Accommodations: Alyeska Resort • Honeymoon destination: Maui

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