Well its no secret that I love Iceland, even Emma and Tom knew I loved it and they live in England!! So happy these two came across our work, and loved it enough to have me cover their amazing wedding day at the Black Church and Hotel Budir. Leading up to the day we’d had skype calls, lots of emails back and forth, and I felt like I knew them already. The day before the wedding my Dad and I spent the day out in the area where i’d be shooting and checked out some great locations. The weather was amazing that day. The next day I headed out bright and early for the nearly 3 hour drive from Reykjavik, the skies were clear and I was excited that the weather was going to be perfect. I should have known better though as Iceland likes to change the weather every 15 minutes. By the time I got out there the clouds were rolling in and it was getting pretty cool.

The ceremony was held in one of the most iconic churches in the world, the Black Church at Budir. Its just a small little place, but its wonderful and had enough room for Emma and Tom and their close family and friends that attended.

After the ceremony I hopped into the car with Will (the videographer) and Emma and Tom followed us in their car.

First stop was at the Arnarstapi Arch, what a super cool spot, kinda frightening walking over it especially with the wild winds out there.

After that it was back in the car and off to Djúpalónssandur Beach, this place was epic! When we first seen it we were like this place is something from Game of Thrones, turns out it was used in the show! We spent a good amount of time shooting around here. Then it started to get real windy and cold, and then a bit of rain joined the party, then not wanting to be left out the snow joined us too! At that point we called it a day and headed back to Hotel Budir to get the reception started.

If you’ve never seen or been to Hotel Budir, its a pretty fantastic place, so much charm and character. Love it there. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and great speeches and some dancing.

All the time while we were in there that storm outside kept getting stronger and stronger. We talked to some staff and they said it was so bad they weren’t going to drive home that night. Well, I jumped in my car, and Will got into his and we followed each other back to Reykjavik. What a white knuckle drive that was. Luckily we both made it back safe and sound.

Emma and Tom, thank you both once again for having me come all the way out there to document this amazing time, and for making me feel like part of the family while with you guys!

Can’t wait for the next chance we get to head out to this magical country!