- Posted on Monday, 01 August 2016
Through hail, snow, wind and rain with their photographer Alexandra Roberts, William and Velda battled the elements. Their prize? Stills from their pre-wedding photoshoot that show off the splendour of Iceland, and a couple that is as stoic as the basalt step-columns of Gardar on the jet-black shores of Vík Beach.
A word from Alexandra of Alexandra Roberts Photography…
“When I met Velda and William in the pitch blackness of a normal 9am Monday morning in Grundarfjörður (a small town on the Snæfellsnes peninsula), we sat down with a map to plan our route. Will kept saying, ‘No expectations. We have no expectations, let’s just go’. Keep in mind the weather can go from overcast to full-on gale-force wind blizzard without notice. The sun wasn’t even close to making an appearance yet. We left their hotel and set off to Kirkjufell, the famous mountain in town. It was blizzarding. We then drove down to Búðir (the long way because the usual road was closed due to the weather) where the little black church is located. We ran into some Australian surfers in the parking lot who had just returned from the waves. We scooted off the peninsula and headed to Þingvellir National Park when it started snowing, it was like being inside a snow globe. It was an absolutely beautiful way to see Iceland. We then drove back to Reykjavik, had dinner together and planned our early morning departure to South Iceland. The next day we drove for 14 hours from Reykjavik to Jökulsárlón (where the sun actually came out for 1 minute before disappearing). We stopped everywhere. We got stuck, we got blown over, through hail, snow, wind and rain – we laughed our asses off the entire time. I didn't know them going into this, but I learned that Velda and William are fearless. So, it makes sense to me that they would choose Iceland, a place that always feels like it’s trying to kill me, to have their wedding photographs taken. It fits their relationship perfectly.”
Thank you for sharing these dramatic images with us, William and Velda!
Wedding Scoopers, if you'd like to see the couple's sweet solemnisation at Corner House, Botanic Gardens, check it out on our site here.
Venues: Kirkjufell, Búðir Church (also known as Budir Church), Þingvellir National Park (also known as Thingvellir National Park), Sólheimasandur black sand beach (site of abandoned DC plane) and Reynishverfi beach (basalt columns), Vik and Jökulsárlón, Iceland
Photography: Alexandra Roberts Photography