Like any wedding, an elopement is a special day that should be celebrated and enjoyed. Starting with a romantic first look, we will capture the pure joy of the moment you and your partner see each other for the first time on your wedding day. We will have a mini photoshoot to get you ready for the day, then travel to the helicopter, where you will meet your officiant and our professional pilot with helicopter.
Together, we will soar through the mountains to find your perfect ceremony space. Ralph will capture candid and emotional photos of your ceremony, for you to look back on and cherish for life. Post-ceremony, we will pop some champagne and get set up to take even more unique and special photographs. We will take the helicopter back up into the skies and find magical photo locations where we can capture the day. After all the photos have been taken, you and your new spouse will enjoy your first moments of married life, marveling at the beautiful terrain and basking in your joy from the day.
Helicopter Elopement Packages
*Couple is responsible for the marriage license But we can hold your hand to make it easy!
We fly from Girdwood and have your special ceremony on either a beautiful glacier or a scenic mountaintop. The two of you have the option to enjoy a bottle of champagne, as you experience a once-in-a-lifetime photoshoot. You'll also have the option to choose from our list of officiants, and request specific color themes for your flowers. You'll be responsible for your marriage license, wedding attire, and vows. Getting excited well in advance should not be hard!
Elopement Package 1, AKAP’s Epic Elopement: $7500
Includes helicopter flight and experience catered to your needs with multiple landings for the ultimate experience in the Chugach mountains of Alaska. We can go wherever we want and take our time, our expert pilot will land us on mountain peaks, glaciers, fly over waterfalls, tour Prince William Sound, and we will create for you world-class epic images and memories. Perhaps we fly to a remote town for a drink and a photoshoot? Up to us!
**Price varies depending on your logistical desires, such as additional guests, ceremony location, and total flyweight, etc. This package is set up for ultimate amazement and assumes some lengthy discussions. Expect this experience to last around 5 hours and fulfill your wildest imagination. You will need to be physically capable of walking around in wilderness areas and ready with warm clothes and appropriate footwear. (Bring your nice shoes for a few photos but don't have them as your only pair)
Elopement Package 2, AKAP’s Grand Elopement: $4200
(NOTE: Ceremony will happen somewhere special, accessed by car and foot at the location of our choosing. The pilot, couple, and photographer will then get on board a helicopter and fly up to a glacier or mountain top for a single landing, a photoshoot and a celebratory champagne toast)
Custom Weddings with RK and AK Adventure Photos
aka The “You know what you want package” Small Adventure Wedding Package
Same general details as any of our elopements except we will cater directly to your needs and encourage your inspired imagination. We can do anything we want!
Example 1: Have your dream wedding on a glacier or a mountaintop, and fly your guests to the ceremony site. Contact us so we can help you figure out your needs, and then we can give you an accurate price. If you're looking to have your ceremony on a glacier or mountain top and fly your officiant out with us, we will be excited to arrange for this and work with you. With so many variables, please contact us so we can discuss your special day and decide what is right for you. Either way, if you dream it we can do it, so dream big!
Example 2: Have Ralph show you some special locations around Alaska that are just off the road. With so much special landscape and scenery in Alaska, it's hard to choose or to know what to do. Logistics and options include just driving to locations, hiking to mountain ridges, taking boats to majestic shores on the Prince William Sound for ceremonies, celebrations, and photoshoots. It's up to us, let's do something special!