Hannah Mathew and Aaron McCarty

May 14, 2016

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On New Year’s Eve, Aaron gave Hannah a handwritten letter to open the following morning. “I had planned an entire day of pampering using people who are the most important to her,” recalls Aaron. “Each family member or close friend would pamper her (nails, spa, lunch, etc.) and then hand her a new letter written by me that expressed how much I loved her and gave instructions on the next activity.” For the last stop, Aaron had hired a hair and a makeup stylist to get Hannah ready, along with a new dress and earrings. Hannah's brother then dropped her off at a beautiful location where Aaron, all dressed up in a new suit, met her to pop the question. Hannah and Aaron put the same amount of attention to detail and planning into creating a personalized wedding day – from the aviation theme (one of Aaron’s passions) to the salmon entrée (made from fish the couple had caught together). The couple also chose the same wedding date as Aaron’s parents’, and Aaron’s father performed the ceremony, just as Aaron’s grandfather had done for him years ago. “We even used the same song they had used in their wedding that was played by an actual trumpet player,” Hannah elaborates. In the end, it felt as though even the weather was planned. “The sun was shining with perfect white puffy clouds, and a gentle breeze was flowing through the open door of the hangar,” says Hannah. As the couple flew away in a helicopter, the sunset made a perfect backdrop.

Photography: C Phelps Photography · Ceremony & reception site: Wings of Freedom · Rehearsal dinner: Suite 100 · Cake: Gwen Mathew · Bride’s dress: Maggie Sottero gown, Anderson’s Bride · Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal · Groom’s & groomsmen’s formal wear: Stallone’s · Hair: Hair by Sharai · Makeup: The Body Café; Hair by Sharai · Bridal registry: Bed Bath & Beyond · Entertainment & music: J&M Entertainment · Transportation: Taniallan Helicopters · Bride/groom’s wedding night accommodations: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa · Honeymoon destination: Kona, Hawaii

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