Kristina Mattle and Ryan Donahue

August 19, 2017

When Kristina was working at a restaurant, she watched a handsome stranger walk in. To her surprise, a friend of hers joined him. “I sat with them after my shift, Ryan asked for my number – been together ever since!” says Kristina. To add some extra Alaska flair to their wedding day, Kristina and Ryan ordered custom party favors in the shape of mountains and XtraTuf boots. They also involved their loved ones in the ceremony: A good friend officiated, and Kristina’s mom and dad both walked her down the aisle. After the ceremony, Kristina and Ryan took the chairlift to the top of the mountain for photos. As the couple was coming down from their photo session, they spotted Kristina’s father in the distance. “My dad had already changed out of his suit into his bright red shorts and favorite green Hawaiian shirt!” she says with a laugh.

Photographer: Erica Rose Photography · Ceremony & reception site: Alpenglow Lodge · Cake: Sweet Treats by Melissa · Catering: Beefcake Catering; Illusions Bakery; Alaska Wild Berry Products · Flowers: That Feeling Co. · Bride’s Dress: Pure Magnolia gown, Bateau Bridal Boutique · Bridesmaids’ dresses: Show Me Your Mumu · Makeup: Kierra Manion · Groom’s/groomsmen’s formalwear: Banana Republic · Entertainment & Music: Denali North Events · Decorations, party supplies & rentals: Party World

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