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Alaska's Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge

Keith Iverson, Lodge host and owner


 Kachemak Bay

Presenting the Butlers
Kurt and Dawn came to Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge for a June wedding. With Kurt in his Navy dress whites and Dawn in a perfect white dress, their wedding was a beautiful and enchanting event. We will not soon forget how the two of them watched the video of their wedding at every chance and how much in love they are with each other. Thanks to Kurt and Dawn, our summer began on an uplifting note and we wish them both a rewarding new life together.

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The Ceremony


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Happiness All Around

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The Happy Couple
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Cutting the Cake


Kahlil Gibran on Marriage

Then Almitra spoke again and said, And what of Marriage, Master?
And he answered saying:
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

On August 21 Christina Wray and David Graham came to Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge to be married. In truth, they were eloping as all they really wanted was a simple, private, but lovely wedding ceremony. They were wed on the beach on a perfect day and afterwards they called their families to deliver the happy news. They will legally become Christina and David Wolf as the wolf is both of their spirits' animal.
After having the Wolfs at our home for a week, they have become our friends. It was an honor to perform their wedding ceremony and to spend time together.

Weddings in Kachemak Bay
The Ceremony


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The Vows

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The Kiss
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Thanks to Keith and Congratulations

The Art of Marriage

The little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.

It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
it should continue through all the years.

It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude
of duty or sacrifice,
but in the spirit of joy.

It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating
gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have wings of an
It is not looking for perfection in each other.

It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a
sense of humor.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in
which each can grow.

It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
It is a common search for the good and
the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and
the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner,
it is being the right partner

To get information regarding your Alaska Marriage license, contact
the Alaska Department of Vital Statistics at http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/bvs/bvs_home.htm


Weddings in Kachemak Bay59º 36.126' North
151º 05.143' West .
Those are the GPS readings for the Schneider/Haines wedding. Patricia and Peter wanted to have their wedding in a remote, untouched place and after exploring some ideas, a pristine glacier won out. Patricia had a custom wedding gown with "glacier blue" stones on the bodice, skirt and shawl. She looked like a beautiful snow queen alongside Peter, the man of her dreams. The sun was shining and warm while the glacier ice was making for an intoxicating sensation of temperatures. Patricia and Peter chose wildflowers for their bouquet and boutonniere, picked fresh that morning on the grounds of Sadie Cove Wilderness lodge. Weddings in Kachemak Bay

Elite transportation service provided the transportation to the glacier and back to the lodge where everyone enjoyed a celebratory dinner followed by wedding cake and the start of their wilderness honeymoon.
Congratulations to Patricia and Peter for their sense of adventure and their touching ways of expressing their love for each other.


Breaking Bread Together
Weddings in Kachemak Bay

Jennifer and Donny Vincent brought their families to Sadie Cove Lodge to share their wedding. The group had the entire lodge to themselves for 4 nights allowing for plenty of time to prepare, celebrate, and then relax.

Jennifer and Donny enjoyed Sadie Cove so much that they will be moving to Kachemak Bay as soon as they find their dream property.

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Wedding Outtakes

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A check list for getting married

The following list will help guide you through the marriage license process.

The marriage license application and instructions are available on the vital statistics website http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/bvs    For complete instructions, please refer to the Alaska Court System website http://www.state.ak.us/courts/comm.htm   

1. Contact the State of Alaska Court System in Homer:

Alaska Court System
3670 Lake Street
Homer, Alaska 99603
(907) 235-8171

2. The court will need the following information:

  • The full names of the bride and groom, including middle initials.
  • The month, day and year marriage is to occur.
  • The physical location where the marriage ceremony will be performed. - Sadie Cove fjord inside Kachemak Bay State Park at the Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge

3. There is no charge or waiting period for this application. However, applications should be at the Homer Courthouse no less than one week before the wedding date to allow time for the application to be processed.

4. The court will issue a written order appointing the marriage commissioner together with instructions. The marriage commissioner is responsible for ensuring that the marriage is performed in compliance with the law.

5. The marriage may not be performed until the marriage commissioner has a copy of the written order in hand.

6. If the marriage is not performed on the date stated in the order, a new marriage commissioner appointment order must be obtained.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: It is the responsibility of the bride and groom to apply for and pick up a marriage license. A marriage commissioner does not have the authority to obtain the marriage license for the couple.

Included in the cost of a wedding is the following :

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Alaska's Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge
Inside Kachemak Bay State Park
Box 2265, Homer, Alaska 99603

907-235-2350 (within Alaska)

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This site was last updated on 09/16/21



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