Rachel & Dave

Ion Hotel , Iceland

“Andy, there are no words.
So much love.
THANK YOU!!! We are so
happy and lucky to have had you there.
Really and truly.”

  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland

From America
to Iceland…

Rachel and Dave brought all their closest
friends and family from across the world…

Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland

Rachel and Dave had decided to elope. 


However, their plans were scuppered when their friends got wind of their idea – and they were informed – in no uncertain terms, that wherever they planned to get married, there was no way they would be letting them do it without them!

And so, their planned secret elopement turned into a wonderful, warm wedding with all those they hold dear!

  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland

  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland

“We are so happy and so overwhelmed by what you were able to do for us that day.

The pictures are truly beautiful and bring us back to that wonderful night!!!”

  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland
  • Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland

“We are so happy and so
overwhelmed by what you
were able to do for
us that day.

The pictures are truly
beautiful and bring us back
to that wonderful night!!!”

Ion Hotel Wedding Photographer Nesjavellir Iceland
Hotel Ion Wedding Photographer Nesjavillir Iceland

Ion Hotel Wedding Photographer Nesjavellir Iceland

Theirs was a small and intimate affair.  The venue they chose was the remote and simply stunning Ion Hotel, one hours drive from Reykjavik.  A wondrous modernist concrete creation that stands proud against the landscape – and despite the driving rain also provided the backdrop (and a bit of shelter!) for Rachel and Dave’s first look.

After a simple and beautiful lakeside ceremony, braving the wind and rain and surrounded by the friends who followed them across the earth, we all headed back for the luxury and warmth of the Ion Hotel to eat, drank and party the night away – including some Icelandic liqueur shots were beyond potent…!

Dave and Rachel stayed on in Iceland for their honeymoon, and so the day after the wedding we headed off with some of their guests to see some sights, explore some of this amazing country and make some more pictures! An incredible few days I’ll never forget with a bunch of people whose love, fondness and friendship for each other are inspiring and wonderful in equal measure. Amazing!

Andy x

I was thrilled to be asked to accompany Rachel and Dave on their elopement!  I would love nothing more than to go back to Iceland and create some fantastic images there for you.  Where ever in the world you are getting married, no matter how big or small your celebration will be, I’d love to hear more about your plans.
For more information on how I work, what I can do for you and the packages I offer, get in touch here and I’ll send my brochure.  I do limit the number of weddings I take on each year, so get in touch as I’d love your wedding to be one of them.

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