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This Couple Eloped In Finland, And The Photos Are Pure Wintry Magic

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01/22/2016 03:43pm ET | Updated January 22, 2016

Alex Coulson and Sarah Page's elopement in the Lapland region of Finland was an honest-to-goodness winter fairytale -- and they have the pictures to prove it.

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The couple tied the knot on December 1, with only their photographer/wedding planner Ann Peters of Your Adventure Wedding present. It was a non-stop, 16-hour day that included:

A morning ceremony in a glass teepee at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort:

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Wedding portraits among some charming glass igloos:

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A champagne toast in the snow:

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A husky sled adventure:

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A visit to nearby Santa's Village:

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A traditional Lappish dinner:

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And a brief look at the Northern Lights from a horse-drawn sleigh:

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"Alex and Sarah were really laid-back, quirky, fun and were up to pushing their limits," Ann told The Huffington Post. "They had been on some really exciting explorations already together, and were ready to step it up a notch with an unforgettable adventure wedding day!"

On that brisk December day, there were only 1.5 hours of daylight, so everything had to be planned to a tee.

"It was critical to ensure the timing was smooth to utilize the daylight accordingly," Ann told HuffPost. "It was also a fun challenge from the photography perspective because it allowed me to create some magical nighttime wedding portraits."

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So what led Sarah and Alex to magical Finnish Lapland in the first place? The pair actually won a Nordic elopement contest sponsored by Brides Without Borders and Ann Peters. As the winners, they received a $15,000 wedding package that included a planner/photographer, flowers, dinner and accommodations for a two-night stay in one of the Nordic countries.

Below, check out more incredible photos from their big day adventure:

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