Sonja & Matt

August 20, 2016

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Bride’s name: Sonja Carter

Groom’s name: Matt Rohloff

Occupations: Sonja is a registered nurse, and Matt is a stay-at-home dad.

How they met: At a mutual friend’s birthday party.

The proposal: After spending the day at the Iditarod start in Willow, Sonja and Matt snowmachined to a remote cabin and began lighting candles. “I turned to him; he was down on a knee asking me to marry him. I said ‘Yes!’ ”

Number of guests: 80

Wedding colors: Rainbow with a focus on Cobalt Blue

Most memorable moment: “Coming down the chairlift after wedding photos, just the two of us,” recalls Sonja. It was the “most peaceful moment of my life.” Matt agrees: “Probably the most content I've ever felt in my life.”

Funniest moment: “Matt getting down and dirty to Prince’s ‘Kiss’ during the garter toss.”

Unique aspects of the day: Chairlift rides for everyone to the top of Arctic Valley; rainbow-colored silk petals tossed at their grand entrance; the backdrop for their whiskey barrel photo booth – which they made themselves; and their “old fashioned” cocktail bar.

Three words that best describe their day: “Rustic, romance, family.”

If they had the chance to do it again, what they would do differently: “A sneak preview with Matt and the bridal party so we could enjoy the company of the guests more.”

What Sonja loves most about her husband: “Always, his kind eyes. He is full of surprises, can always make me smile. He goes out of his way every day to do the little things that make me feel special.”

What Matt loves most about his wife: “How attracted I am to her beauty, her empathy, her sense of humor, and her ability to tolerate me.”

Best advice for a couple planning a wedding? “Remember to have fun along the way. Enjoy every moment – even if things don't go as planned.”

The Details

Photography: Love Adventured · Ceremony, reception & rehearsal dinner site: Alpenglow Lodge · Cake: Sweet Herbivore · Flowers: Costco · Bride's dress: David’s Bridal · Bridesmaids' dresses: Azazie · Groom's & groomsmen’s formal wear: Duluth Trading Company · Hair & makeup: Des Allen · Officiant: Lito Talbert · Entertainment & music: 49 North Entertainment · Decorations, party supplies & rentals: Party World; Michael’s; Green Works Alaska · Bride/groom’s wedding night accommodations: Alaska Grizzly RV · Guest accommodations: Airbnb · Honeymoon destination: Thailand & Australia

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