Kaitlin Koch and Michael Hansmeyer

September 17, 2016

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After secretly purchasing the ring Kaitlin had picked out, Michael told her that her ring was on backorder. That evening, the couple had plans to hike Flattop, rain or shine – and they got rain and wind. “I wanted to quit about half way up,” recalls Kaitlin, “but he said ‘no, we have finish, we have made it this far.’ ” Finally making it to the top, Kaitlin turned around to find Michael on one knee with the ring. “Surprise! It was perfect,” she remembers. “While on one of our many outdoor adventures, we decided to spend the rest of our lives together.” On their wedding day, Kaitlin and Michael took measures to make their day truly Alaskan. Friends and family all gathered at one of the bride’s favorite lodges – a rustic setting still close to home. Their love soared above mountaintops as the couple took a helicopter ride for photos on a glacier. “It was a grand adventure to add to a special day!” exclaims Kaitlin.

Photography: Chugach Peaks Photography · Ceremony & reception site: Knik River Lodge · Rehearsal dinner: Little Italy · Cake: Aurora’s Baby Cakes · Flowers: Michael’s; Fred Meyer · Groom’s & groomsmen’s formal wear: Men’s Wearhouse · Hair: Halo Salon · Bride/groom’ wedding night & guest accommodations: Knik River Lodge

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