Incredible. Unreal. Beautiful. Connected.
Kristiaan and I spent an incredible six days with Kate and James and their closest of people. We always preach to our couples that the people make the wedding. We are strongly drawn towards moments of meaningful connection on wedding days. We love capturing smiles that crinkle faces, hearty genuine laughs, hugs that look as good as they feel and tender exchanges that make you feel warm on the inside. This group gave us all that and more and would couldnt be more excited to share some of their images with you.
Icelands visuals were unreal. Sometimes because they were so plain and vast, other times because it was other-worldly. We spent a full day with the group on Iceland Intro - Day Tours guided by the wonderful Gerda. The tour was followed up by a double rehearsal dinner, one for Kate and one for James that included recitals of Beowulf, trivia games, toasts, charades and plenty of hijinks.
Their wedding day began rather rainy and gloomy but the sky deciding to clear as their ceremony started. We experienced sun, rain, extreme wind and waves that drove us off the beach during portraits. Those amazing grey vertical rocks you see are from the Black Sand Beach near Vik in the South of Iceland. Though we didnt get to see the Northern lights due to overcast skies every night we did have plenty of time on the wedding day to get a great combo of epic and fun portraits with Kate and James. The evening culminated with a touching series of toasts followed by some epic dancing. We couldnt have asked for anything more, well maybe except the Northern lights :)
Enjoy a taste of Iceland below.
Hotel/Reception: Hotel Skogafoss
Ceremony beach: Black Sand Beach
Hair & Makeup: Shelby (friend of bride)
Kate's Dress: San Patrick, used from Tradesy.com
Bus Tour: Iceland Intro - Day Tours