Continuing with this morning's Christmas vibes, we have this magical elopement wedding from Iceland giving us all the festive feels this afternoon. Jess wears a sequinned Suzanne Harward dress, which fits her like a glove and looks luminous against the dramatic Icelandic scenery. James Frost has an incredible skill for capturing light and dark, the contrast in his work is always beautiful. All done using his amazing eye and editing skills, no lighting or trickery. Some of these images really did take my breath away! Jess and Lucas must be utterly thrilled with them...
Sequinned Suzanne Harward Dress
Jess & Lucas: Long sleeves, low back and not too fussy were a must. A bonus was sequins - I do love a sequin. The dress was from the Suzanne Harwood trunk sale and was a 2015 one off-runway piece that was actually the very first dress I tried on. It fit perfectly and I was taken with it immediately. Boots were the practical choice for our off-roading. I liked the wooden detail in the heel and that they were so comfortable. We designed the engagement ring together and loved the simplicity and timelessness of the design.
Velvet Blazer For Groom
From the get-go, I was in search of a velvet blazer with everything else a secondary thought. I wanted to keep everything simple, with the blazer being a standout item. Though one thing was key – I wanted to be able to wear everything again, in everyday life. I ended up going to a well-known tailor in Melbourne and tossed up between dark navy, which we felt was a safer, yet more versatile option and dark forest green, which I felt was a less serious / more playful option. In the end, my heart won and I couldn’t have been happier with the result. Everything else was just simple, and fit incredibly well. The trousers were a medium to high waist cut and cropped at the ankle, with a pleat running down the leg. A white dinner shirt with pleats and studs topped off with a black, silk bow tie
Iceland Elopement Wedding
We were toying with the idea of getting married somewhere exotic or having a big family wedding, and we just couldn’t settle on how we wanted to celebrate our relationship in a personal way, as well as including all our friends and family who are so important to us. Lucas mentioned a quiet, personal commitment in Iceland that we could have just to ourselves in an intimate setting, and then a big party back in Melbourne to celebrate with our nearest and dearest. Immediately it felt like this ticked so many boxes and we were both immediately excited about - we didn’t look back from there! And we are so glad we did it. We opted for a little hill with an incredible backdrop to exchange vows. The setting was incredible and so personal to us - we couldn’t have wished for more. We then travelled to a number of scenic spots to take a few photos - the landscape is just breathtaking! Nancy and David (Jess’ Mum and Dad) came along for the ride. They shared a few words at our ceremony and it was so good to have them around.
Lucas and I had Instagram stalked Frosty for sometime before we decided we were going to get photographs done in Iceland. As soon as we had decided we would head to Iceland there was really no other option as we loved the moodiness and overall feel that James conveyed in his pictures. The experience in Iceland with James was one of the best of our lives and we look back with incredible memories! He seamlessly fitted into our routine and way of things, made us feel comfortable, had great knowledge of the region, and we all got on so well. The fact he took some epic pictures felt like a bonus! James was seriously dedicated to the course with one of our days spanning some 18hrs before he jumped back on a flight to England. The whole experience just exceeded our expectations.
Priest House, Vik
Priest House, Vik, was in the perfect location and was simply amazing. The window spanned the entire house, with a view out to the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara that was breathtaking. Given Iceland’s unpredictable weather, we needed somewhere we could base ourselves out of that was located relatively close to scenic locations in case we had a complete washout. This place hit the nail on the head.