Savanna Burke and Gerrit Van Diest

July 15, 2017

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After climbing to the top of Lazy Mountain, cold wind blowing against them, adrenaline running, Savanna took in the view, while Gerrit asked to take their photo. “I turned to find him on one knee grinning and shaking from anticipation,” says Savanna. The couple got married with a beautiful mountainous backdrop, and butterflies were released during their first look and their sendoff, making those moments even more special and memorable. Gerrit’s grandfather performed the ceremony, and they took part in communion during the ceremony. After the ceremony, though, was one of the most memorable moments for everyone. Savanna replays the sendoff: “After being pelted by flying baby’s breath, Gerrit lifted me onto the tailgate of his red Toyota. We sat and waved as our driver began our departure up the hill. We quickly came to a halt as the wheels spun out.” Later, after putting the truck into four wheel drive, the driver gunned the engine, booting Gerrit off. “In the same instance we lost the groom, our bubble machine that was running in the back lost all of its contents on my dress. I was soaked from the waist down in bubble solution,” recalls Savanna. “Our send off was glamorous and the best part was all of the laughter and endless smiles.”

Photographer & videographer: Love Adventured · Ceremony & reception site: The Gathering Place · Cake: Robin Tresham · Catering: Texas Roadhouse · Flowers: Aurora Flowers · Bride’s dress: Morilee gown, Arctic Rose Bridal Salon · Bridesmaid’s dresses: Bill Levkoff · Groom’s & groomsmen’s formal wear: D’s Tuxedo Formal Wear · Hair & makeup: AK Beauty Bar · Officiant: Gale Van Diest · Bridal registry: REI; Bed Bath & Beyond · Decorations, party supplies & rentals: Over the Top Tents & Events · Invitations: Love Adventured · Bride & groom’s wedding night accommodations: Hilton Hotel Anchorage · Honeymoon destination: Hawaii

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