Posts Tagged ‘Sara’s Wedding’

Workin’, Workin’, Workin’ at Planning Our Wedding!

Posted on: March 18th, 2011 by admin 2 Comments

This has been quite the adventurous year for me!  I’ve quit a 6-year job as a paralegal, moved up to Alaska, and now I’m engaged and planning a wedding, IN 3 MONTHS!!  June 11th is our date…just finished up contract negotiations today!  Jon and I are beyond thrilled to be having our wedding ceremony and reception on June 11th in Cooper’s Landing, at the Alaska Heavenly Lodge!  It’s the perfect spot for a gorgeous Alaskan, almost-summer wedding.  Katy and Brian are our newest favorite people.  They are SOOO awesome!!  Check out the Heavenly’s website! Here are a few pictures from a wedding held at Heavenly last year:

Jon and I have decided not to elope (my suggestion!) and have compromised on having a small wedding with just our close friends and family.  Because of that, Amber, owner of Wedding Guide Alaska, has been busy with Elizabeth, creative designer and rep for Wedding Guide Alaska, planning an engagement party in Anchorage on May 15th.  What’s the theme?  Peacock!  It is going to be fantastic!  They are setting it up wedding reception-style so that all our friends (Jon has lived in Anchorage his whole life) are able to come and celebrate with us!

After touring a few places in Anchorage, we decided to have the engagement party at the Bayshore Clubhouse.  We made this decision once we realized that the kitchen is huge, tables and chairs are included, we have deck access, can bring in our own alcohol and caterer, and the dance floor is already set up.  It’s a beautiful venue and Cherie is fabulous to work with!  Check out Bayshore Clubhouse…

I also just chatted with Coral Howe, owner of Alaska Photobooth Company, and guess what??!!  We’re having a photobooth at our engagement party!  I am THRILLED about this because it is the BEST entertainment and makes the perfect guest book!

We are also putting our Wedding Workbook to good use.  It was a life-saver when we went to check out venues for the ceremony and for the engagement party because I didn’t forget any of the questions I needed to ask and everything went more smoothly.  Plus, since I can write right in the Workbook, I don’t have to figure out where I scribbled my notes.  Makes for much less stress!

I am extremely happy that everything is working out so well!

An Alaskan Wedding Of Our Own!

Posted on: March 10th, 2011 by admin No Comments

In case you haven’t noticed, we here at Wedding Guide Alaska, well, we LOVE weddings! Oh the joy we get from the big dresses, endless color combos, gorgeous bouquets, fantastic cakes, and everything everything everything weddings! It is our absolute pleasure to help Alaskan brides plan their day to perfection. Really, it’s the best job ever!

So you can imagine how ecstatic we are that our very own Project Manager/Marketing Specialist, Sara Gaines, is engaged! And you know what that means? Move over Sara–we’ve got this one! As far as we’re concerned, she doesn’t have much of a say in her wedding plans! Of course we’re teasing, but we are very happy that Sara is going to let us be involved in the entire planning process, and it will be featured right here on this blog.

This wedding may be a bit of a challenge, and a bit stressful because we only have three months to plan, but we are sure with all of our heads together, it’s going to be amazing! Congratulations Sara and Jon and happy planning!!!