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Robin and Cole said "I do" with a nature-themed fete in the Alaskan mountains.
-AS SEEN IN BRIDAL GUIDE MAGAZINE-
The awe-inspiring forest backdrop offered the perfect inspiration for the celebration’s décor. To that end, the ceremony and reception sites were covered in earthy elements: floral arrangements bursting with color, an arch constructed from pine trunks with a macramé drape and bamboo and ivy table décor.
After a forested hike that ended at the shores of New York's Long Island Sound, Cole turned to Robin and asked her to be his wife, to which she gave a resounding “Yes!” Having met during their orientation training for the Peace Corps in Peru, the couple became fast friends who bonded over discussions of life and work.
To thank her bridesmaids for being a part of the special day, Robin created custom hangers.
Mirroring the surrounding forest and the natural elements of the day, the bride’s dress was covered in floral embellishments.
As a special wedding-day activity, the bride and her bridal party enjoyed a catered brunch while hand-making the whimsical flower crowns each of them wore.
Sprigs of lavender in mason jars were placed atop tree stumps that lined the aisle.
The ceremony took place in the backyard of Mike and Kathleen Kondus, close friends of Robin and Cole. 60 guests came from nearly every continent in the world to celebrate Robin and Cole’s love. Looking back at the big day the bride said, “It was the best party of the year!”
Wishing to emphasize the beauty of the surrounding Alaskan forest, the couple looked to decor featuring natural elements like wood and florals.
The wedding was officiated with a backdrop of towering pine trees by family friend Father John Worthley.