Monday, 30 May 2016

Alaskan Journal Part 14 (that's it!)

The finale to our visit was the primary reason for coming across - Ian and Meghan's wedding. Held at the Covenant Community Church in Eagle River and followed by an evening reception at the Bayshore Club in Anchorage, it really was worth coming over for at many levels. It was interesting taking part in a wedding that was both Alaskan and British, with some Tennessee touches included as well.  Here are just a few photographs to give a flavour of the day.

And now we are back home in sunny Cornwall, it all seems such a long time ago. Alaska? Great place to visit. Great people. Great scenery and wildlife. If you can make it, do go. You won't regret it.
The bride teaches in a primary school and here is the bridegroom with the girls from the class who were flower girls for the ceremony.
The wedding cake ensemble: strawberry and soapberry. Very nice it was too.
The bridal couple with their respective parents.
Meghan and Ian.
It wouldn't be Alaska without a superb view. This is from the verandah at the reception.
Just something that was propped up on a ledge.
There was a Lego theme at many points in the wedding and reception. Ian's favourite playthings when he was younger.
And there was even a Lego bridal couple on top of the cake.
A general shot taken at the reception. Many speeches were made and all of them were very good. It was interesting to compare and contrast the approaches taken by those from Tennessee and those from the UK. The US speechmakers were more touchy-feely (and I don't mean that in a derogatory way) whilst the speeches from the Brits, especially that from the Best Man (one of the groom's brothers) was a tour de force demonstration of British mickey-taking.

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