A Simple, Intimate Elopement at Bird Point in Anchorage, Alaska

With snow-covered mountains, blooming greenery and ocean views, Bird Point in Anchorage, Alaska, had a little bit of everything. Grace Williamson (24 and works for the US Air Force) and?Clif Kirkland (35 and works for the US Air Force) exchanged vows there for their spring nuptials because they loved the adventurous spirit it brought with it. “Having visited Alaska in the wintertime, I thought that a springtime elopement would be magical,” Grace says. “I pictured buds sprouting and kissing the surrounding shades of gray, white and blue. Clif did some scouting for us to make sure we could truly make it to our location on our own, which we definitely did. My mother and aunt, not to mention me in my dress and heels, had to hike a good distance down steep terrain to get to our spot.” Even though Grace had to hike to their location, she didn’t let it stop her from wearing flirty and fun blue suede Kenneth Cole heels. She completed her look with a three-piece wedding dress, including a BHLDN skirt, silk camisole and handmade shrug from the Button, the Needle and the Wardrobe in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The best part, though, was Grace’s father’s wedding band, which they had resized for Clif. “I have always been a daddy's girl, and Clif and I decided that we would resize my father's ring to be his,” Grace says. “Clif was his father’s best friend, and he understands firsthand how much we wished our fathers were there.” See all our favorite details, beautifully captured by Erica Rose Photography, below.