Just a bride and groom taking a helicopter to their mountaintop wedding in Alaska

Bride and groom arrive for mountaintop ceremony
Photos by Lauren Lindley Photography

Does it count as eloping if you get married where you work?

If you work somewhere as BADASS as Nate does every winter, then hell yes! He and Jessie had a frickin' mountaintop wedding near Cordova, Alaska last April. They were only dropped off on the snowy, sunlit summit by a helicopter.

They celebrated with a round of drinks with the helicopter crew, had a super cute wedding dinner (with champagne poured by a plaid-wearing server — nice), and tore up a tiny Alaskan cafe for their first dance.

Looking out on an Alaskan boat

Casual bride in Alaska

Helicopter coming in for a landing

Helicopters and mountains in Alaska

Crew celebrates with groom and drinks

Bride and groom meet outside Alaskan cafe

Bride and groom arrive by helicopter for mountaintop ceremony

Alaska mountaintop ceremony I

Mountaintop ceremony in Alaska II

Lace overlay with long sleeves for a snowy day wedding dress

Bride reading vows on a mountaintop

Exchanging rings on an Alaskan mountaintop

Mountaintop wedding kiss

Wedding kisses

Helicopters on a Cordova mountaintop

Eloping in Cordova Alaska

Enthusiastic kisses in Alaska

Chilly drinks for couple eloping in Alaska

Sunset on Alaska elopement

The wedding getaway car

Low key wedding dinner for couple eloping in Alaska

Casual dinner for bride and groom after Alaska elopement

First dance in Alaska cafe


Helicopter service: Points North Heli-Adventures, Inc. • Photographer: Lauren Lindley Photography

This post was written based on information provided by the photographer. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact us.

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  1. I love everything about this wedding…what a beautiful bride…STUNNING dress and shawl. Congratulations!

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