Megan Nicely and Wesley Stegmaier

February 24, 2018

  • Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured
  • Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured
  • Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured
  • Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured
  • Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured
  • Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured
  • Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured
     

The more Megan and Wes talked about marriage, the more Wes got nervous about choosing Megan’s ring. Even though Megan knew the proposal was coming – and wanted to walk out of the jeweler’s wearing the ring – she was still nervous and excited. She describes the scene: “It was super ugly weather in Anchorage, and he had me meet him at a pull out on the way up to Arctic Valley. We were high enough above the fog that it was sunny, and he got down on one knee.” Megan and Wes had a small ceremony with just their parents and Megan’s aunt and uncle. It was intimate and relaxed. Megan was surprised by “how easy everything was. We wanted a small elopement style, and that was exactly what we got,” she says. Everything went smoothly – well, almost everything. During the couple’s photos, Megan and Wes were holding a pose as if about to kiss. “I couldn’t hold back anymore," says Megan, "and I asked if he had coffee recently. The laughter that was caught in that moment while trying to be serious turned out to be some of my favorite photos.” The newly united family spent the whole day at the ceremony site, getting dinner and breakfast the next morning.

Photographer: Amber Lanphier, Love Adventured · Ceremony & reception site: The Gathering Place · Rings: Michael’s Jewelers · Wedding coordinator: Lana Griffith, La Boum Events · Flowers: Paper Peony · Bride’s Dress: Cicada Bridal gown · Hair & makeup: MaryAlice, Ebb & Flo Hair Boutique · Officiant: Rev. Dorothy Torres

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