Alyssa Jones and Nash Cotten

July 1, 2017

  • Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee
  • Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee
  • Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee
  • Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee
  • Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee
  • Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee
  • Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee
  • Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee
  • Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee
     

Nash’s proposal plan started with Alyssa receiving a fake text message while the two were on vacation in Hawaii. That text (courtesy of Nash’s longtime friend Hope) informed Alyssa that she would be awarded 20,000 frequent flyer miles if she completed a photo scavenger hunt. “The scavenger hunt took us to 10 different locations across Oahu, ultimately ending at Diamond Head Beach where to my surprise, he proposed to me at sunset,” she recalls. “Here I thought I was getting some bonus miles, and instead I got a fiancé – not a bad trade off!” On their wedding day, Alyssa and Nash set up an activity table where guests could suggest date night ideas for the couple and leave them a “message in a bottle” to be read on their one-year anniversary. One funny moment occurred during the speeches when Alyssa became confused by the unusual amount of celebrating and high-fiving at the groomsmen table. “It turned out that they all were gambling on how long the speeches would be,” she says. “The part that will always bring a smile to my face,” recalls Nash, “was midway through the father-daughter dance when they surprised everyone by switching the song from ‘Seasons of Love’ to ‘Gangnam Style.’ It totally caught me and everyone else off guard.”

Photography: Chugach Peaks Photography, Lena Lee · Ceremony & reception site: Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral · Rehearsal dinner site: Simon & Seafort’s · Cake: Ardy Cakes & Confections · Catering: Moose's Tooth Pub & Pizzeria · Wedding coordinator: 907 Entertainmen · Flowers: Alaska Wholesale Flower Market · Bride's dress: Watters gown · Bridesmaids' dresses: Revelry dresses · Groom's formal wear: Joseph Abboud custom suit · Groomsmen's formal wear: Men’s Wearhouse · Officiant: Father Andy Bellisario · Entertainment & music: 907 Entertainment · Transportation: Seawolf Shuttle · Honeymoon destination: Disneyworld and a West Caribbean cruise

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