An Alaskan Wedding Story
Written by Chad Emswiller,
in Section Ask The Locals
Destination weddings often conjure up notions of beach weddings or perhaps mountaintop ceremonies. For a truly unique destination wedding, however, consider Alaska for a stunning backdrop and rare experiences. In its silvers and whites, angles and curves, both exhilarating and serene, offering both adventure and relaxation, Alaska is a study in spectacular contrasts.
Alaska is a Place of Rare Beauty Perfect for Destination Weddings!
With some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes and wildlife in the world, Alaska is a place of rare beauty. Of the 20 highest peaks in America, 17 of them can be found in Alaska. About 100,000 black bears call Alaska their home and 900,000 caribou in 32 herds make their treks across Alaska’s sweeping tundras. The state is also home to about 70 potentially active volcanoes. There is nothing quite like visiting a volcano, an almost primal experience as you are essentially watching creation in real-time. This is a place your guests will not forget.
For your special wedding event in Alaska, consider sightseeing options for your loved ones to experience. Popular adventures include glacier helicopter tours and dog sledding. Your guests will not only experience the beauty of your wedding or special anniversary event; they will experience this otherworldly place and the chance to truly escape the “real world” and connection with its incredible nature.
Your special wedding event can range from a party or just a few to a large-scale event. Have an intimate ceremony on a glacier, or choose an alpine spot with an extraordinary view of the glaciers from above. Your guests can experience dog sledding, driving their own dog team across snowy plains.
Tour Alaska by Helicopter Safely
Or, they can opt to tour Alaska’s glaciers by safe and reliable helicopters, flying over ice towers and landing on glacial ice. You can even get out of the helicopter when you land and explore and learn about ice features like melt pools and crevasses.
Ascertain areas of glaciers are off-limits on foot, touring by helicopter allows you to view special places you would otherwise not be able to see. On your flight, you will likely catch sight of roaming mountain goats in addition to the breathtaking Alaskan landscape.
If you’re ready to truly have a special wedding event in the 49th state, give Alaska Helicopter Tours a call today!