Klas Stolpe and Becky Bohrer were married near LeConte Glacier outside Petersburg, Alaska, on June 3, 2014. The couple was married on the F/V Windham Bay, with the captain of the fishing vessel, Ladd Norheim, a friend of the couple, serving as the marriage commissioner.
The couple wore Norwegian sweaters, a nod to Stolpe’s Scandinavian heritage, and Xtra-Tufs, a choice made all the better when it rained.
Bohrer carried a bouquet made of wild flowers and branches collected by Brenda Norheim. Oil skins (fishing rain gear) were draped over an arbor on the stern of the boat where the ceremony featured the exchanging of gaff hooks.
Ladd, a classmate of the groom, was escorted by his wife Brenda to begin the ceremony.
Bohrer was escorted by the groom’s brother, Jim Stolpe, and his cousin Stuart “Bucky” Eddy.
Stolpe was escorted by close friend Dave Ohmer and classmate Dan O’Neil.
Wedding guests enjoyed a scenic tour from the Petersburg harbor to LeConte Bay, including scattered blue icebergs.
The couple were picked up in a floatplane at the boat for a flight that included sightings of a brown bear and whales.
Stolpe, the sports editor for the Juneau Empire, is originally from Petersburg. Bohrer, a correspondent for The Associated Press, is originally from North Dakota. They make their home in Juneau. The couple plans to visit relatives who were unable to attend the ceremony and to continue to clamber up mountains throughout Alaska.