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Jordyn & Connor

 

As an adventure elopement photographer, I’ve seen a lot of amazing places. I’ve been to a lot of amazing locations with couples and I’ve enjoyed some of the most incredibly secluded spots.

So, believe me when I say that Jordyn and Connor’s helicopter elopement in Alaska was one of the most mind-blowing, incomprehensible, and secluded adventures I have ever been on.

Jordyn and Connor traveled all the way from Nevada for their idea of a perfect, just us elopement day, which, for them, meant helicoptering to three absolutely jaw-dropping, glacial locations near Palmer, Alaska that were all their own.

I discovered that a helicopter is basically a cheat code to the most incredible day possible. It’s an absolute whirlwind of epicness where you’re moving from one jaw-dropping location to another. You get all the amazing, secluded places to yourself in one stunning sprint — no hike-ins required.  

Jordyn and Connor’s day was absolutely unforgettable.

They started their morning getting ready separately in their Airbnb. They both wanted to keep their wedding attire a secret until their first look, so when we headed to the Knik River Lodge where the helicopter would take off, Jordyn hopped into the car with me and Connor followed along in his own vehicle.

It was on the beaches of the Knik River — with gorgeous mountains surrounding them — that they had their first look.

Before we took off, we headed inside the lodge so I could sign their marriage license (the whole Adventure Instead team is ordained, so any of us can sign as your officiant). We had a super quick legal ceremony, snagged a few people (while there were humans around) to sign as witnesses, said the few sentences you need to say to legally get married —the ‘do you takes’ and the “I now pronounce yous” — and climbed into the helicopter.

We were on our way for the most absolutely magical adventure.

The first spot we planned to land was high up on the ridge on an enormous glacial lake full of icebergs. When we landed, we did a Heli drop — where the helicopter is still running —so we had to be extra careful with the Heli blades.

The view was entirely worth it. From where we were standing, we could see four different glaciers. The helicopter landed, let us off on the ridge, and then flew away — Jordyn and Connor had total seclusion and privacy.

They grabbed their rings and said their vows all in the presence of four awesome glaciers in the midst of a glacial lagoon. One of the most beautiful parts of Jordyn and Connor’s day was when they exchanged their rings. Jordyn wanted to surprise Connor with his wedding band, so that day was the first time he’d ever seen it — it was a solid gold ring that had been crafted by his grandfather and engraved by his father. Rings are one of the things —besides pictures —that are the long-lasting pieces of your wedding day. Something unique and memorable you can have forever, so something like this is always incredibly special.

When Jordyn and Connor exchanged their rings, they were entirely alone. Or, so we thought. We found out pretty quickly they did have one uninvited guest show up —as soon as Jordyn and Connor said their vows and popped their champagne, a black bear peaked his head up over the ridge before running off.

After that excitement was over, the helicopter picked us up and flew us to the next amazing spot —a huge lake fed by multiple glaciers. All of the icebergs in this lake were huddled into the corner and giant chunks of ice were breaking off the glaciers. We landed and I documented more stunning places as Jordyn and Connor explored on their special day. We climbed back into the helicopter and prepared for Jordyn and Connor’s third and final location — a spot that had a 180-degree view of one of the biggest glaciers in Alaska, the Knik Glacier. As we flew to that final spot, we looked down into the huge, deep crevices of the glacier —we could see the icy blue water from the melting parts of the glacier. The scale and sheer awesomeness of this glacier were truly incomprehensible.

There’s something so unbelievable about flying over a massive glacier and then being able to land on it. When you’re buzzing around from place to place in the sky, you know what you’re seeing is beautiful, but when you’re actually able to land and explore on what you were seeing from above, it’s almost impossible to soak it all in.

Jordyn and Connor wanted to experience a completely wild place where they could be entirely alone for their elopement, and Alaska was exactly that. It feels so untouched, so incredibly remote. Being dropped off in these places and left alone with no civilization, no people, no roads for miles and miles was unbelievable —because of that, Jordyn and Connor were able to have the seclusion and excitement they’d been dreaming of.

When we flew back to the Knik River Lodge, Jordyn and Connor had a private dinner waiting for the two of them (the kitchen stayed open late just for them). They shared a confetti cake as their wedding cake because it was also Connor’s birthday — another fun surprise courtesy of Jordyn.

Alaska is a pretty unbelievable place, especially in the summertime, when it’s known for being the Land of the Midnight Sun. By the time we built a giant campfire at the lodge, it was almost 10:30 at night and it was still blue hour. In the light of the setting sun, and among the sparks of the campfire and the rugged wildness of an Alaskan landscape, Jordyn and Connor had their first dance.

There are some adventures —some elopements — where everything just comes together perfectly. The weather is glorious, the lighting is just right, the locations are entirely secluded, and the day is pure magic —Jordyn and Connors adventure elopement was exactly that.

A gorgeous and moody view of a mountain with a dusting of snow near the peak and rolling green hills at the base. This adventure photo was taken by Adventure Instead, an adventure elopement photographer.
This split shot displays two images — on the left side, there’s a view of a tiny, adorable, light blue colored home in the Alaska wilderness. On the right side of this split image, which was taken by adventure elopement photographer Adventure Instead, is a white and gold wedding dress with sequined beads hanging on the hanger against a white wall.
In focus is a small book in the hands of the bride. She is writing out her vows, which thank her soon-to-be-husband for being kind, patient, and for cooking her breakfast every day. This adventure elopement photograph was taken by Adventure Instead, a small wedding and elopement photographer.
A bride sits on the bed writing her vows before getting ready for Alaska elopement. Her hair is curled, she’s wearing a robe, and she’s finishing up the vows she’s writing to her husband before their adventure elopement session. This image was captured by Adventure Instead, an adventure elopement photographer.
The bride sits on the bed in her Airbnb before her Alaska helicopter elopement and face times a loved one. She’s still in her pajamas and has her vow book set down by her feet. This photo was captured by elopement photographer Adventure Instead.
In this image, the bride factimes a loved one in the mirror while she’s getting ready for her destination elopement in Alaska. In this image taken by elopement photographer Adventure Instead, the brides face is blurred, but her loved one and the back of her hair are in focus
Beneath the skirt of a wedding dress sits a backpack and a pair of dirt-covered binoculars, all items that will be used in this couple’s alaska elopement. This image was captured by Adventure Instead, adventure photographers who help couples create unique eloping ideas.
The white, champagne, and lace wedding dress hangs from the door of the front of the Airbnb before this couple’s Alaska’s helicopter elopement story begins. Beneath the skirt is a backpack and a pair of dirt-covered binoculars.
The bride reaches up to take down the wedding dress hanging from the door before her alaska elopement begins. This photo was captured by elopement wedding photographer Adventure Instead.
A bride is shown putting on her wedding dress in the doorway of her Airbnb before her Alaska destination wedding. In this photo, captured by elopement photographers Adventure Instead, the bride is shown from the back with her dress halfway zipped, her hand holds her hair away from the zipper displaying a an elaborate braid with flowers.
A close-up view, shot by elopement wedding photographer Adventure Instead, of the bride zipping up the back of her wedding dress in her Alaska airbnb before her destination elopement.
This image is a full-length view of the bride in her wedding dress before her Alaska destination wedding. The bride looks down toward the bottom of her white and champagne-colored wedding dress in this elopement photo taken by Adventure Instead, an elopement photographer.
Two sets of hiking boots sit upright on a wooded floor in an Alaskan Airbnb. These boots will be put on and used by both the bride and groom in their alaska destination wedding.
In this elopement photo captured by elopement photographer Adventure Instead, the bride pulls on her hiking boots under the ruffles and lace of her wedding dress before the start of her destination elopement. Beneath her dress, white and pink socks peek out.
Laying on a wooded table in an Alaskan Airbnb are two books, one titled his vows and the other titled her vows. Above the vow books are dried flowers and laying on top of the books are wedding rings and the bride’s engagement ring. All of these items will be included in the Alaska helicopter elopement story, captured by elopement photographer Adventure Instead.
On a hook in the Alaskan Airbnb hangs a white long-sleeved shirt and a suit jacket with a boutonniere peeking out. These belong to the groom, who will put them on before the beginning of his Alaska elopement.
The groom, outfitted in his dress pants, hiking boots, and tie while sporting a goofy face in the lush, green yard of the Alaskan Airbnb. He’s pulling on his suspenders in this image captured by Alaska wedding photographers Adventure Instead.
In the lush, green yard of the Alaskan Airbnb, the groom adjusts his cuff-links and long-sleeve shirt. This image, captured by Alaska elopement photographers Adventure Instead, shows a smiling groom moments before his Alaska destination wedding.
The groom sits on a stone fire pit as he puts on his hiking boots before his Alaska destination wedding. Suited up with his fancy clothes and hiking boots, the groom smiles in this elopement pictures captured by Adventure Instead, an elopement photographer.
Among lush plants, ferns, and flowers, the bride looks into the distance. Outfitted in her wedding dress in this elopement photo, captured by alaska wedding photographer Adventure Instead, the bride stands out beautifully in white among the green plants surrounding her.
The groom, wearing his suit, looks off into the distance as he stands in a flowered field with dramatic mountain peaks in the background before his Alaska destination wedding. This elopement photo was taken by Adventure Instead, an elopement wedding photographer.
A first look is possible, even in Alaska destination elopement weddings. Jordyn reaches out toward Connor, who is looking away and waiting her go-ahead to see her in her wedding dress. The two stand among a field of flowers with dramatic Alaskan mountain peaks and lush foliage in the background.
Jordyn and Connor have their first look in this elopement photo. The two of them stand in a field of beautiful flowers on the Knik River with mountains in the background. This photo was captured by Alaska elopement photographer Adventure Instead.
This side-by-side image shows two photos of Jordyn and Connor when they see each other after their first look. In the left image, captured by Alaska destination wedding photographer Adventure Instead, the bride and groom embrace in the presence of epic mountain peaks and a flowered meadow. In the second photo, Jordyn and Connor hold hands and gaze into each other’s eyes before their Alaska destination wedding.
Jordyn and Connor embrace in a flowered meadow with mountains in the background near the Knik River Lodge after their first look in this elopement photo captured by elopement wedding photographer Adventure Instead.
In this image, a wood sign is in focus displaying the Knik River Lodge in Alaska, a restaurant, lodge, and place for helicopter tours. This is where Jordyn and Connor chose to do their first look, sign their marriage license, and who they chose to take a helicopter tour with for their Alaska elopement. This photo was captured by Alaska wedding photographer Adventure Instead.
A map of Alaska hangs on the wall with several Xs marked as destinations for Jordan and Connor’s Alaska Helicopter elopement story. This photo, taken by Alaska elopmenet photographer Adventure Instead, shows the general plans and destination for the couples helicopter elopement.
In the distance, among green hills and snowy mountain peaks, a helicopter flies toward the camera. This elopement photo, captured by Alaskan elopement photographers Adventure Instead, shows the helicopter that will chauffeur Jordyn and Connor on their helicopter elopement.
Jordyn and Connor are front and center of this image captured by elopement photographer Adventure Instead, but the focus of this elopement photo is past them and on the helicopter that they’re about to board for their Alaska helicopter elopement.
Connor leads the way toward the helicopter as Jordyn follows along close behind. In this elopement picture taken by Adventure Instead, Alaska wedding photographers, the two are about to climb into the red,black, and white helicopter that will take them on their helicopter elopement.
Sitting inside the helicopter, the bride, Jordyn, adjusts her safety headphones over her ears, her engagement ring in perfect view. Connor, the groom, stands close by outside the door watching her get situated before their Alaska helicopter elopement story.
Both Jordyn and Connor sit inside the back of the helicopter as they prepare to take off for their Alaska helicopter elopement story. The stare at each other, smiling, with a stunning backdrop of Alaska green and blues in the windows.
In these two collaged elopement photos, the beauty of Alaska is shown. In the top photo, you peer through the front window of the helicopter as it flies above green hills and toward a snowy mountain peak. In the bottom photo, taken by Alaskan wedding photographer Adventure Instead, a birds-eye-view of a glacial lake is shown with a few snow-capped mountains in the background.
This image shows so much of the Alaska landscape — glaciated mountain peaks, a glacial lake, and snowy mountains the distance. These elopement photos were captured by elopement photographer Adventure Instead during Jordyn and Connor’s Alaska Elopement Story.
Jordyn and Connor stand in a grassy field above a glacial lake with snowy mountain peaks in the distance. The two read their vows to each other during their alaska destination wedding in this photo captured by Adventure Instead, an elopement photographer.
In this split image, Jordyn and Connor, the bride and groom , read their vows to each other. In the photo to the left, Connor reads his vows, looking down at his book, while Jordyn excitedly and eagerly listens. In the photo on the right, Jordyn stares at Connor as he looks up from his vows and smiles at Jordyn. In the background of this elopement photo of this Alaska destination wedding are mountains and a glaciated lake.
Jordyn and Connor, the bride and the groom, stand in front of a glacial lake with snowy and simultaneously green mountains in the background. The two hold their vow books in their hands as they stare at each other in this elopement ceremony.
This side-by-side image shows Jordyn and Connor as they place Jordyn’s ring on her finger . In the picture on the left, Jordyn stands in front of Connor, wiping away tears as they finish reading their vows n their Alaska elopement ceremony. In the photo of the right, captured by elopement wedding photographer Adventure Instead, Connor places the ring on Jordyn’s finger as they both smile.
Standing in front of a glacial lake, wild Alaskan mountains, and in a field of green grass, Jordyn reads her vows to her soon-to-be-husband Connor. Connor listens intently in this elopement picture captured by Adventure Instead, Alaska elopement photographers.
This close-up shot taken by Alaska wedding photographers Adventure Instead shows the bride holding her vow book. The words inside the vow book express that the decisions leading up to meeting Connor were the best of her life.
Connor, the groom, wipes away tears as Jordyn, his bride, surprises him with his wedding ring — a solid gold ring that his father and grandfather personally made. These elopement photos show unique small wedding ideas that can make any destination elopement personal and memorable.
This image, composed of two side-by-side elopement photos, both show Connor’s ring that Jordyn surprised him with. In the image on the left, Jordyn is placing the ring on Connor’s finger. On the right side, Connor adjusts the ring to fit better on his finger. These elopement pictures were captured by Adventure Instead, Alaska wedding photographers.
Jordyn and Connor, the bride and groom, hold hands during their elopement ceremony at the top of a green, lush hill with mountains in the background. Jordyn leans in, laughing at her groom, and Connor smiles at Jordyn in this elopement photo captured by Adventure Instead, an elopement wedding photographer.
The bride and groom embrace and kiss during their elopement ceremony. These elopement photos, captured by Adventure Instead, Alaska wedding photographers, show Jordyn and Connor during their Alaska Helicopter Elopement Story.
This collage shows two images side-by-side,. In the photo on the left, the groom, Connor, pops the champagne after he and Jordyn’s elopement ceremony. Champagne sprays everywhere as Jordyn and Connor stand in a green meadow in front of a glacial lake and mountains. In the photo on the right, Connor takes a swig of the champagne as Jordyn watches him, laughing.
Following their elopement ceremony, newly-married Jordyn and Connor run through the green meadow toward their next adventure. Connor holds Jordyn’s hand while Jordyn hikes up the skirt of her dress so she can run alongside him. These adventure elopement pictures were captured by Adventure Instead, an elopement wedding photographer.
The bride and groom take hands and run in a green meadow with a glaciated-peak in the background. Jordyn and Connor helicoptered into this Alaska location for their destination elopement, captured by Adventure Instead, Alaska wedding photographers.
The bride and room stand to the right of the image in a green, lush field with their backs to the camera. They’re staring into the distance at gorgeous, snowy mountain peaks and a glacial lake in these elopement pictures captured by elopement photographer Adventure Instead.
Jordyn and Connor embrace with their backs to the camera in these elopement pictures captured by Adventure Instead, Alaska wedding photographers. Connor points off into the distance beyond the rocky, granite peaks in front of them as they stand on a green, lush mountainside.
Jordyn and Connor snuggle and embrace in their wedding attire as they stand on the green, lush side of a mountain. In the background of this elopement photo is a glacial lake and glaciated peaks — two gorgeous features the couple wanted to see during their Alaska helicopter elopement story.
The bride and groom lay in the grass on the green, lush mountain side in Alaska. Jordyn reclines back into Connor’s arms, gently reaching back to touch his head. Snowy mountain tops peek out at the top of this elopement photo captured by Alaska wedding photographers Adventure Instead.
The helicopter that’s been flying Jordyn and Connor to their elopement locations flies into view. In the background of this image is a gorgeous, green, Alaska mountainside with granite peaks at the top.
The helicopter lands in the distance and Jordyn and Connor take hands to hike toward it to their next adventure. The bride and groom will leave this first location featuring green mountainside and glacial-peaks where they had their elopement ceremony and head to the next spot in their Alaska helicopter elopement story.
Jordyn smiles widely as she sits in the back of the helicopter. In the corner of the image, captured by elopement photographer Adventure Instead, Connor gives Jordyn a thumbs-up as they take off to their next destination on their helicopter elopement.
This image shows gorgeous rivets of glacial landscape in shades of white, blue, and brown. These adventure photos were captured by alaska wedding photographers Adventure Instead.
A birds-eye-view of a glacial lake with bits of broken ice and glacier sporadically spread throughout. This elopement picture, captured by Adventure Instead, was taken through the window of the helicopter that took Jordyn and Connor to several remote locations they wanted to visit for their Alaska helicopter elopement story.
In a view facing out of the helicopter during flight, Jordyn is captured, out of focus , in the corner of the image. Outside the window, a glacier and glaciated peaks are seen alongside rolling, green hills — all of these are features that Jordyn and Connor wanted to experience for their elopement pictures and as a part of their Alaska helicopter elopement story.
This image, captured by Adventure Instead, an Alaska wedding photographer, shows a birds-eye-view of a glacial lake with large chunks of ices floating within the lake. These features are all things that Jordyn and Connor wanted to see as part of their Alaska helicopter elopement.
In the back of the helicopter, Jordyn and Connor, the bride and room, pull each other in close until they’re almost kissing. With their eyes shut, they lean in as the helicopter flies them to their next destination during their helicopter elopement.
The red, yellow, and white helicopter lands on a rocky beach in front of a glacial lake that has huge chunks of ice floating in it. In the background, giant mountain peaks jut toward the sky.
In this split image, Jordyn and Connor, the bride and groom, adventure near the glacial lake. In the photo on the left, Connor steps up to rock higher than Jordyn, but continues to hold her hand as she follows along at a lower level. In the picture on the right, Jordyn climbs onto Connor’s back and they explore the rocky beach. Her wedding dress trails behind them and her hiking boots stick out.
In the presence of a glacial lake with enormous chunks of ice floating inside of it, Connor holds Jordyn up. Jordyn, crossing her legs around Connor’s back, kisses Connor. her wedding dress drapes around them and her hiking boots and legs peak out from her dress as Connor holds her up for the kiss. This elopement picture was captured by Adventure Instead, an elopement photographer.
Sitting side-by-side on a rock next to a glacial lake, Jordyn leans her head down onto Connor’s shoulder. In the background of this elopement photo captured by Adventure Instead, Alaska wedding photographers, are green and granite mountains and icy peaks.
Jordyn and Connor, the bride and groom, cozy up to each other by the side of the glacial lake in these elopement pictures. This Alaska helicopter elopement story was captured by Adventure Instead, an elopement wedding photographer.
These side-by-side image show Jordyn and Connor snuggled up by a glacial lake filled with chunks of ice. These are features the bride and groom wanted to see on their Alaska helicopter elopement.
The bride and groom head toward the helicopter, which has landed to take them to another destination elopement spot. Jordyn and Connor have their backs to the camera, facing a dramatic landscape of icy mountain peaks.
This photo shows views of an Alaska glacial landscape, including a rocky beach, a glacial lake with enormous chunks of ice floating in it, and snowy mountains peaks in the backdrop. All of this can be seen from a birds-eye-view of from the helicopter carrying the bride and groom to their destination elopement spots.
This elopement photo, captured by elopement photographer Adventure Instead, shows off beautiful Alaska landscape from a birds-eye-view. Beneath the helicopter, there’s a glacial lake with giant chunks of ice made up of light blue, white, and brown colors floating inside it.
This split image shows both Jordyn and Connor inside the helicopter as it flies them to their next destination. Jordyn, on the right, looks to the front and smiles at Connor, while Connor, on the left, looks back at Jordyn, smiling as they embrace every moment of their Alaska helicopter elopement story.
Jordyn and Connor, the bride and groom, gaze off into the distance while they stand, with their backs to the camera, on a green, rocky mountainside. In front of them is a huge glacier, and tons of glaciated peaks covered in ice and snow. These are features that Jordyn and Connor both wanted for their elopement photos and as a big part of their destination elopement.
Holding hands, Jordyn and Connor walk along the side of mountain with a glacial lake and mountain peaks standing dramatically in the background. Jordyn hikes up her dress , showing off her hiking boots, and Connor walks next to her holding a bouquet of flowers. This elopement picture was captured by Alaska wedding photographer Adventure Instead.
The bride and groom, Jordyn and Connor, stand facing away from the camera in this elopement photo captured by Adventure Instead, an elopement photographer. The two have arms wrapped around each other’s waists while they each raise a triumphant hand in the air as they look into the distance at snowy mountain peaks and glaciers.
The bride and groom sit down on the lush, green mountainside. Connor, the groom, wraps his around Jordyn and kisses her forehead in these elopement photos taken by Adventure Instead, an elopement wedding photographer. Jordyn leans into Conner with her eyes closed as they sit among glacial peaks and a glacial lake.
Jordyn and Connor hold hands as they walk away from a gorgeous scene behind them — a glacial lake and a handful of snowy mountain peaks. This elopement photo was captured by Adventure Instead, Alaska wedding photoraphers.
In this side-by-side photo, Jordyn and Connor pour champagne next to the helicopter to celebrate their Alaska helicopter elopement. In the photo on the left, Connor pours champagne into a glass for Jordyn after their elopement ceremony. In the photo on the right, the two drink their champagne together during their destination elopement.
The bride and groom embrace in front of the helicopter on a mountainside, which is parked in front of a granite mountain with an icy peak. These elopement photos were captured by Adventure Instead, Alaska wedding photographers.
In these side-by-side elopement pictures, Jordyn and Connor, the bride and groom, take hands and walk toward the helicopter that will take them to their next destination elopement location. In the photo on the left, the helicopter is in focus beyond the blurred figures of Jordyn and Connor. In the photo on the right, Jordyn and Connor, still holding hands, are in focus as they walk closer to the helicopter.
The bride and groom sit in the helicopter in front of an enormous, glacial-mountain-peak. Connor , the groom, sits with his legs outside of the open helicopter door while Jordyn, his bride, sits on his lap. The two nuzzle up close in this elopement photo captured by Adventure Instead, Alaska elopement photographers.
Jordyn and Connor sit halfway inside the helicopter as the nuzzle and closely embrace. Jordyn, sitting on Connor’s lap, leans in close to Connor as he holds his hand on the helicopter door. The helicopter is parked on a rocky, green mountainside in front of an enormous mountain with a glacial peak in these elopement photos captured by Adventure Instead, a wedding photographer.
The bride, Jordyn, bundles up her wedding dress as she tries to fit the entirety into the front seat of the helicopter. This unique eloping idea was captured by Alaska wedding photographers Adventure Instead.
This birds-eye-view of glacial Alaska landscape was taken from the helicopter during the Alaska helicopter elopement story captured by Adventure Instead, an elopement wedding photographer. This view features giant chunks of ice floating freely in a glacial lake.
This side-by-side image captures a birds-eye-view of beautiful glacial landscape from the helicopter. In the photo on the left, a giant glacier is shown from the top and pure, blue water is running down it, carving routes through the glacier. In the photo on the left, an icy ground is shown in the midst of a glacial lake and an icy mountain peak in the distance.
After the bride and groom’s epic destination elopement, the helicopter flew them back to the Knik River Lodge, featured in this photo captured by elopement photographer Adventure Instead. The lodge is rustic and built of deep-red logs and equipped with a red roof. In the background, the tops of mountains peak through.
The Knik River Lodge stayed open past their closing time so they could cook the bride and groom a romantic post-elopement meal. This is just one of the unique eloping ideas that could be included in a reception after eloping. In this photo, Jordyn and Connor sit at a wooden table made for four and toast empty glasses over a plate of delicious-looking food.
It was Connor’s (the groom’s) birthday on their elopement day, so Jordyn (the bride) surprised Connor with a confetti wedding cake. In this elopement photo captured by Alaska wedding photographer Adventure Instead, a tiny, frosted confetti cake sits on a sliver of cut wood. Yellow flowers adorn the cake.
In these side-by-side elopement photos, Jordyn and Connor cut into and indulge in their confetti wedding cake. as part of their reception after eloping. In the photo on the left, Jordyn and Connor feed each other pieces of confetti cake. In the photo on the right, the two cut into the cake together.
A slice of colorful confetti cake sits on a white plate in front of Jordyn, who holds a fork close to the cake. Jordyn chose a confetti cake for their reception after eloping because it was Connor’s birthday and she wanted to surprise him with it. This elopement photo was captured by Adventure Instead, an elopement wedding photographer.
Jordyn and Connor embrace in front of a roaring campfire during Alaska’s blue hour. They chose to sit by the fire and have their first dance here as part of their party after eloping. This destination elopement was captured by Adventure Instead, Alaska wedding photographers.
In this split image of two elopement photos taken by Adventure Instead, an elopement photographer, Jordyn and Connor have their first dance in front of a roaring campfire in the midst of blue hour. In the photo on the left, Jordyn and Connor hold each other close while they dance. In the photo on the right, Connor spins Jordyn around in front of the fire.
Jordyn and Connor bust out some special dance moves for their first dance in front of a roaring campfire during blue hour. As sparks fly from the campfire, the two twist around and show off their skills with a giant mountain jutting toward the sky behind them.
In the midst of a sparking campfire with enormous mountains in the background, Jordyn and Connor kiss at the finale of their first dance and the end of their reception after eloping. Jordyn and Connor’s Alaska helicopter elopement story was captured by Adventure Instead, an elopement wedding photographer.






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