Signature Service: Wedding planning
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: None
Pro Tip: Wedding planning is a process unique to each couple. Have fun with it.
The tanning experts at Color Me Tan keep hides sporting golden hues year-round with their multiple levels of UV tanning beds. Their spray-tan booths, on the other hand, eschew ultraviolet rays and instead use tanning solution to coat epidermal expanses with a natural-looking, streak-free glow. The shop equips visitors with products that aid in the tanning process on beaches or at home. Aside from body bronzing, Color Me Tan further beautifies bodies with teeth-whitening treatments and noninvasive red-light therapy, which makes mature skin appear more youthful and less prone to discussing mortgage rates at parties.
Peppercini’s Deli House delivers delectable interruptions across Anchorage with prompt, professional breakfast and lunch catering. Add motivation to morning meetings with a continental breakfast tray piled with pastries, muffins, and bagels, combined with either fruit salad or yogurt with seasonal berries and granola ($4.99/person). A 96-ounce jug of just-brewed java ($15.99) successfully starts six to eight brain engines in need of a jump, and taste buds with dreams of sweet refreshment can wake up to bottled fruit juice ($1.79 each). Noontime noshes include individually labeled box lunches, each of which greets its opener with chips, a cookie, and choice of a sandwich or wrap ($8.49/person). Treat teeth to a satisfying chomp through bread lined with fillings ranging from newborn slices of roast beef, turkey, and cheese to tuna and chicken salad. Chowder, chili, and other luscious soups ($10.99 first quart, $8.99 each additional quart) fill broth-loving gullets, and the Pasta-bilities menu brims with al dente eats such as smoked salmon alfredo, served with bread sticks and marinara ($9.49/person). With 24 hours notice, Peppercini’s can even supply your gathering with an often-sought, rarely devoured 20-inch submarine sandwich on an oversize french baguette ($29.99).
Catered Blessings Dessert First's owner and head chef Tamara Josey directs her passion for all things confectionary into custom-made cakes, pies, and baked treats. Patrons can request a bundt cake with a personalized birthday message, design, or the silhouette of Alfred Hitchcock emblazoned onto it in frosting. The shop serves a different flavor of cheesecake each month, accompanied by a permanent cache of cookies and bars, and a fleet of café fare such as sandwiches, salads, and appetizers.
Catered Blessings cultivates its community by enlisting local suppliers whenever possible, and peppering its crimson walls with locally made artwork. The eatery's free open writers' circle invites hungry scribes on Saturday at 8 p.m., while musicians and aspiring guitar picks can refine their stage presence during open-mic sessions on Saturday at 9 p.m.
Upon the birth of her first daughter, Tanny Walker’s passion for photography blossomed. In taking pictures of her literally every day, she honed her skills, which would come in handy after the birth of her next three kids. And it comes in handy today with Keepsake Images, where she shoots modern and creative portraits of kids, models, families, and couples at her fully equipped studio. She also covers weddings and offers a variety of packages to suit her clients’ needs.
Serine Halverson, the photographer behind Aspect Alaska Photography, takes a journalistic approach when photographing weddings or snapping portraits. The former associate editor of Alaska magazine uses the story-telling principles she learned on the job to capture candid portraits of her clients. Away from the office, Serine has always channeled her Alaskan roots into her work as boat washer, sand blaster, dog handler, and remote guide. Her quest for endless adventure has led her to on-location photo shoots that are as unique as her client base. Upon completing each session, Serine translates moments into traditional photographic prints or onto canvases, postcards, or albums.