We’d like to take a moment to highlight our first wedding of 2019. Sarah Noel and Garrett Kintzele of Anchorage, Alaska celebrated their wedding on January 19th, 2019. The two said their vows at the charming St. Malo’s Chapel on the Rock, 2.5 miles from the Lodge. Sarah jokes that Garrett struggling, out of nerves, to get her wedding ring on was one of the most memorable moments of the day.
The bride wanted to achieve a personal touch by incorporating music throughout their wedding weekend. “We are both musicians, so tying everything together with amazing playlists and musicians was a must. From the getting ready playlist in the morning, to our former college band director playing the organ for our ceremony, to bringing in a top-quality swing band, we wanted our guests to find the joy in music we both have.” The couple and their guests danced the night away with Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles.
Sarah and Garrett chose to have an Old Fashioned with Breckenridge Distillery Bourbon as their specialty drink. She says that Breckenridge Bourbon is a staple in their liquor cabinet at home and was the go-to when the couple was in college at the Colorado School of Mines.
And talk about personalized décor… Sarah and Garrett featured dinner tables named after famous Lord of the Rings locals and had a seating diagram map to match. “[Those] touches came from our love of fantasy, and knowing that many of our guests have that same secret love. We thought it would be a fun way to bring everyone together with a subtle nod to our nerdiness.”
From start to finish their wedding was intimate, memorable, and outright fun. Sarah notes, “the staff at the Wild Basin Lodge made everything relaxed and helped to make a friendly atmosphere. Everyone was wonderful to work with and it felt like they were all invested in making the event happen, not because it was just their job, but because they were invested in us.”
We are honored to have been a part of their celebration and their lives. We hope that all our couples feel this way because we truly are devoted to making your day amazing, not because it’s a business model, but because you deserve it.
Sarah & Garrett’s Vendors
Dress (Pure Magnolia) and Caplet: Bateau Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Dessy
Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Bow Ties: The Tie Bar
Baker: T & Cakes
Florist- Rocky Mountain Wildflowers
Hair & Makeup- Bella Capelli
Music- Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles
Officiant- Father Ronald Cattany
Photographer- Heather Mason Photography