Epic Alaskan Elopement at Matanuska Glacier


I am so excited to share this epic Alaskan elopement! Kelsey and Hunter, an adventurous and madly-in-love couple, chose the stunning Matanuska Glacier as their wedding altar. And it was nothing short of amazing. The love story of Kelsey and Hunter is one for the books. They started dating in January of 2019 and Hunter, being the romantic he is, dropped to one knee in MEXICO to propose in 2021! Seriously, gentlemen, take notes! This adventurous couple knew from the start that they didn’t want a typical big wedding. They wanted something different, something adventurous, and something that truly reflect who they are as a couple. And they definitely accomplished this! Keep scrolling to see how their epic elopement turned out.

Kelsey & Hunter’s Epic Alaskan Elopement

Kelsey and Hunter decided to work closely with their planner Rebecca from Laboum Events @laboumeventsak to make sure that every detail truly represented their adventurous spirits. With her help, they made the decision to elope on the amazing Matanuska Glacier. Right from the start, the day filled with memorable moments. The most unforgettable one? The first look! But this was no ordinary first look, oh no! Kelsey and Hunter had butterflies released as they laid eyes on each other in their wedding attire for the first time. Talk about a magical moment!

Then came the real adventure – the journey to the glacier. As they exchanged their vows and said: “I do” in front of a glacial waterfall, it was a scene straight out of a romantic movie! The beauty of the glacier coupled with their passionate love for each other made it a moment to remember forever! But the adventure didn’t stop there! The couple enjoyed a 9-day trip to Alaska, and trust me, they made every second count! They started on a marine tour in Seward where they saw whales (yes, whales!), enjoyed a dog sled ride in Girdwood, and as if this wasn’t enough… they got matching tattoos on their last day! The tattoos read: “They say nothing lasts forever,” “but they ain’t seen us together.” How cool is that?

Sweet Words from Kelsey and Hunter

“I can’t recommend Chelsa enough! I am beyond thankful we booked her for our Alaskan elopement last July. She is not only an amazing, talented, and wonderful photographer she is such an outgoing person to make sure you have the best day possible! We booked our elopement with La Boum Events and was
recommended Chelsa by our wedding planner, after our first phone call we had with Chelsa I knew she was a winner! Even after our wedding she still keeps in touch, she is such a sweet soul and we are beyond thankful we got to meet her and have her a part of our Big Day!”

Are you inspired by Kelsey and Hunter’s epic elopement and ready to create your own unforgettable love story? Just like I was there for Kelsey and Hunter, I would be honored to be there for you, capturing every beautiful, heart-stopping moment. Being able to capture the smallest details so you can cherish them forever is my favorite part. And, your love story deserves to be captured in the most authentic way possible. If you want to learn more about who’s behind the lens, head to my about me page! I CAN’T wait to hear from you and start planning your unique love story.

Chelsa Paulk | Epic Alaskan Elopement Photographer

Come see more of Kelsey and Hunter’s elopement in Matanuska Glacier below!

The Amazing Vendors That Made This Day Epic!

Planner/Florals/Butterfly Release: Laboum Events
Video: The Wild and Beloved
Mica Guides: Heli Tour
Sheep Mountain: Lodge
Dress: Allure Bridal
Beers: Matanuska Brewing

with love,
Chelsa Paulk

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