In our minds, the adventure had already begun when Abi and Lin approached us to document their wedding in Halibut Cove, Alaska, which is a little cove nestled just across the Kachemak Bay from Homer and under a chain of glacier-covered mountains. We decided to make a trip out of it by planning to camp, hike, kayak and explore Alaska in the days leading up to the wedding. We saw bald eagles, sea otters, bear tracks (no bears, phew!), stuffed ourselves with wild berries on the mountain and foraged for other food, like mussels on the rocky shores.
Abi and Lin’s day was meticulously planned and really a collaboration of Abi’s vision of a scenic, Alaskan DIY wedding with artistic and crafty details (which she was planning from Boston), and Lin’s family who are local to the area and executing things on the ground. On the day of the wedding, the wedding party and guests were shuttled across the scenic Kachemak Bay from Homer to the Stillpoint Lodge, which is where preparations, the ceremony and reception would all take place.
Although the forecast was for rain, the decision was made for everyone to get a TRUE Alaskan experience. Ponchos and umbrellas were gathered and the cool sprinkle was merely an afterthought in comparison to the emotional and joyful ceremony, which was officiated by the groom’s father.
They had a chandelier made from hand-picked fireweed on the property, jelly sourced from local plants like salmonberries and hand-painted place setting stones. The dancing was lively and everyone ended the night with huge smiles on their faces. Abi and Lin, thank you so much for allowing us to document such a special time in our lives. Special thanks to Will Moik (Yofred’s younger brother) for assisting on the wedding and even taking some of the images found below.
The Stillpoint staff was incredible and made this fireweed chandelier for the reception. The guys popped into their first look!
Guests Arrive at the Stillpoint Lodge via boat from Homer. Rain was not going to stop this ceremony! Among the close family and friends, Atz Kilcher serenaded everyone with his music and yodeling!
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