Tongass National Forest, National Geographic Magazine: Swept Off His Feet

Wedding kiss begins the celebration at a marriage on top of “God’s cathedral.”  The Mendenhall Glacier in the Tongass National Forest was a perfect setting for the couple who met on the Internet, and decided to be married in an unusual way.

The weddings are arranged so that if the weather is good, a couple straps on crampons and a helicopter whisks them off to the Juneau icefield. They are picked up again after their exchange of vows and a reception party that includes a cake, flowers and music.

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