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Written by Paula Jones Last updated: June 6, 2006
What could be more romantic than a wedding in the glittering snow of Alaska?
Frozen plains, wild animals, deep river fjords, snowy wilderness, the last frontier… these are just some of the images conjured up by Alaska, where a wedding can be as romantic and sparkly as you could ever wish for. Juneau, the capital, is built between Mt Juneau and the Gastineau channel. It’s Alaska’s largest city, located in the southeast, and offers some of the best glacier viewing in the world.
Fairbanks is Alaska’s second largest city and was founded on gold discovered nearby, which led to the gold rush of 1903‐4. Anchorage started out because of the need for a railroad to the interior of Alaska and is named after the first Post Office opened there in 1915. As Alaska’s largest city, it has the highest population with nearly half of all Alaskans living there.
You can have your wedding ceremony anywhere on land, so you can choose anything from a glacier field (via helicopter) to a chapel on a lake or at one of the many spectacular glacier gardens. If you want a religious service you should contact the church of your choice direct. Details of churches are obtainable from Alaska Tourism (see Further Information).
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24 Grosvenor Square
Tel: 0207 499 9000
Tel: 01293 449146
Alaska Vital Records
5441 Commercial Blvd
Tel: 00 1 907 465 3392
Fax: 00 1 907 465 3618
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There is a three‐day waiting period before a license can be granted. Application can be made in person, by phone, fax or letter. The waiting period begins once the necessary information is received. If your application is made by phone or fax a hard copy of the information must follow by mail. You must provide the following:
You can download an application from www.hss.state.ak.uk. Once your licence has been issued, it is valid for ninety days.