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Popping the question is a potentially life-changing endeavor and a story your fiance will be telling for the rest of your lives together. An enchanting backdrop is just one way to etch this momentous occasion into your memories as a couple. For locals and travelers alike, Alaska has some jaw-dropping sites that bring the romance, mystery, and photo opportunities for a successful wedding proposal.

Northern Lights
Alaskans know that this phenomenon, also known as aurora borealis, can occur any time of day. For the proper effect, wait for a night time proposal when the lights can be seen with the naked eye. It is reputed that Fairbanks, AK is the best spot to check out these solar lights. Check out this proposal photo taken in the Arctic Circle for the only evidence you need that nature can provide the epic background for your special plans. Check online for an Aurora Forecast to help you on your way.

Ice Caves
Hire a reputable guide and travel to one of Alaska’s breathtaking ice caves and you will not only have an awe-inspiring location for a wedding proposal, but you can ask your trusty guide to memorialize the event for you by snapping some photos on your behalf. Among the most popular is Matanuska Glacier Cave, just a short drive from Palmer in Sutton, Alaska. It’s reputed for the fact that it advances a foot daily. Hiking ice caves can be a dangerous endeavor, so do your research for a well-informed guide. Those at Matanuska Glacier Adventures come well rated at 4.5 stars. This spot is perfect if you’re staying at Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages in Palmer.

Bodenburg Butte
This hiker’s dream in Palmer, Alaska is worth the workout to gain the 800-foot elevation and 360-degree views where you can take your pick for an unforgettable proposal backdrop. Check out this link at AKtrailhead for some great photos and all the information you will need to plan your trip. Again, take the necessary precautions; if all goes as planned, you will want to ensure the safety of your future spouse.

Alaska has no shortage of beautiful locations to pop the question, but use these recommendations as a starting point and you are sure to wow your significant other into agreeing to make that lifetime commitment.

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