I don’t even know where to start but here we go… Let’s start with a little back story, shall we? Breigh and I go way back, back to the wild and reckless days of our high school years. My sister and I were the new kids in school, as were Breigh and her sister. We bonded over our lack of friends to sit with at the lunch table and next thing you know, we all became best friends. Weekend after weekend, we would find something fun and adventurous to do. Road-trips to Vortex Springs, longboarding around the bayou, spontaneous helicopter rides, you name it, we did it. High school wouldn’t have been the same without this girl and I’m just so unbelievably grateful that our paths crossed when they did.
Breigh and Adam are both in the military, serving in England. After knowing each other for about a year, Breigh decided to book a trip to Iceland and decided to invite Adam (just as friends) since no one else could make the trip with her. They lived out of a camper van for 7 days together, exploring all of the gorgeous corners of Iceland. I know what you’re thinking.. ” Wow 7 days in a camper van with just a friend? That’s ballsy.” Yup, that’s Breigh. She told me that on that trip to Iceland, in those 7 short days, they fell in-love. 1 year and 6 months after that trip, Adam popped the question! When Breigh reached out to me about an Icelandic elopement, I was practically hyperventilating with excitement. I mean, let’s be real.. An Icelandic Elopement is every wedding photographers biggest dream, let alone one that involves one of your best friends! We started planning out our trip and in less than 2 months, I was on a flight to Iceland!
The big day – Breigh and Adam decided to get ready in separate rooms so they could do a first look, which was the best idea ever! After everyone was ready, we blindfolded Adam and made our way to þórufoss waterfall for the ceremony. The ceremony incorporated several Icelandic wedding ceremony traditions and it made their ceremony so much more unique and beautiful. But let me tell ya, if you’re planning a winter elopement in Iceland, bring hand warmers, they saved our lives! After they tied-the-knot, we made our way to Þingvellir National Park to see the tectonic plates (coolest thing EVER). After about an hour of exploring the area, we cruised down the coast to Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. I’ve seen some waterfalls in my day, but NOTHING compared to these bad boys. They were enormous, and beautiful, and so freaking mesmerizing. I could’ve stayed here all day if we had the time! Our last stop on this glorious day was the Black Sand Beach in Vik. This location was probably the one I was looking forward to the most, and the one I ended up loving the most. We made it just in time to catch the sunset, and I don’t want to sound dramatic, but this was hands-down the most insane sunset I had ever seen. I felt like I was on the set of Planet Earth. I had an overwhelming feeling of calmness hearing the waves crash against the rocks, while looking out at this majestic and untouched gem of Iceland, it just felt so unlike anything else. We finished up with some dreamy sunset photos before calling it a day and making our way into Vik for the night. I’m still in awe that I was the one lucky enough to capture such a beautiful day in one of the worlds most jaw-dropping places. I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun we all had together on this trip, but I can tell you that this experience was absolutely life-changing, and so incredibly special to be a part of. Breigh and Adam, you two were made for each other and I will forever have a special place in my heart for you two. Until next time, friends. Enjoy!
Dress: BHLDN x Anthropologie
Veil: Floral Jewellery
Florals: Silk Infinity Flowers
Wedding band: Hollyseen
Vow Books: Blush Printables