In January 2015 I had the absolute pleasure of joining Zoe & Carl in Iceland for their beautiful intimate wedding day, with close friends and family. The ceremony took place at Skogafoss Waterfall, and their reception was at Restaurant Reykjavik.
In the depths of winter in Iceland the sun rises late in the day and sets by around 4pm meaning very short daylight hours. It also means getting out of bed in the morning is just that bit harder, although that wasn’t even a slight concern for Zoe & Carl’s wedding. I was so excited to start the day, and see what was in store for us.
I met the wedding party at the Centerhotel Plaza in central Reykjavik early in the morning for some getting ready shots before heading over to the hairdressers.
Shortly after returning back to the hotel we jumped in a bus and were on the way to Skogafoss Waterfall, almost 100 miles away. The journey flew by though, and everyone enjoyed taking in the beautiful Icelandic landscape.
The ceremony at Skogafoss Waterfall was amazing, despite the cold! Taking wind chill into consideration it felt like it was around -12C. Even in a thick coat I was absolutely freezing, so I dread to think how the wedding party felt.
The waterfall was breathtaking, and made a really wonderful backdrop for Zoe & Carl’s wedding. We had a few minutes after the ceremony to take some relaxed posed pictures before jumping back on the bus to thaw out again.
We returned back to Reykjavik just as the sun was going down, and managed to find a little time to explore the local area of the city to take a few more photographs, before going to Restaurant Reykjavik for their wedding reception.
I stayed until just after the first dance, before making my way back to my hotel to collapse after a long but extremely rewarding day.
Thanks so much to Zoe & Carl for giving me the opportunity to capture their beautiful wedding day in Iceland, and their blessing back in the UK in Carlisle.
Here’s a small selection of pictures from their day.