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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
Balinese wedding photography in a temple

The beautiful wedding in Bali has many fascinating customs. I went to Bali especially to be able to capture some of these.  This wedding also continued on the following day with the wedding reception, but sadly I was already booked for a Pakistani wedding back in the UK the  day after that.

 

Photos by UK wedding photographer in Bali

Colourful wedding guests in Bali

 

Balinese Groom sits without his bride at the start of his wedding ceremony, as the marriage register is being filled in for them to sign.

 

The Balinese priest is preparing to start the religious rituals

 

Wedding ceremony rituals in Bali

The priest is taking the incense / josticks to use during the wedding ceremony rituals

 

The Balinese priest is preparing to start the religious rituals by lighting the josticks

 

Balinese Groom at the start of his wedding ceremony

 

One of the Balinese village elders wearing white, who all sit together by the groom and priest, on the patio in front of the house.

 

 

Detail of the Balinese Groom’s sword at the start of his wedding ceremony

 

Offerings at a wedding in Bali

 

Balinese wedding ceremony, as the marriage register is being signed

 

Prayers during traditional Balinese wedding ceremony.

 

Prayers during traditional Balinese wedding ceremony.

 

Balinese bride and groom at the start of their wedding ceremony

 

Prayers during traditional Balinese wedding ceremony.

 

Gold headdress on Balinese bride

Beautiful Balinese bride with her gold headdress during her wedding ceremony in Bali

 

Balinese wedding in Bali

Balinese bride and groom during their wedding ceremony

wedding guests in Bali

Wedding guests during the  Balinese wedding ceremony

 

Balinese wedding guests

Wedding guests at the start of this Balinese wedding ceremony

Coco Ocean wedding pictures in the Gambia – storybook

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Coco Ocean beach wedding in Gambia

Storybook cover

This romantic couple met in The Gambia and kept in touch for 5 or 6 years before getting married at Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia, Christmas 2015.  I was lucky enough to be their wedding photographer, the 5th wedding I have photographed  in the Gambia since 2010.   The image above is the one they chose to be on the cover of their wedding album.  The bride really likes black and white wedding pictures, and this was the groom’s favourite photo from their wedding day at  Ocean hotel and Spa in Kololi.  I love beach weddings and this wedding venue in particular!

Gambian wedding pictures

Gambian groom and groomsmen getting ready in the Gambia

Gambian wedding pics in Storybook

Gambian groom in his wedding suit and his mother before she gets in her wedding outfit

 

Bride having her hair done in the salon at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia and wedding accessories in the Royal Suite

Bride having her hair done in the salon at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia and wedding accessories in the Royal Suite

 

Royal Suite and bathroom at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia in wedding storybook

Royal Suite and bathroom with wedding dress at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia in wedding storybook

 

Bedroom at the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia, West Africa and the bride's bouquet of lilies

Bedroom at the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia, West Africa and the bride’s bouquet of lilies

 

Coco Ocean storybook wedding album and bridesmaid's shies in the Royal Suite,

The Gambian groom breaks with tradition, seeing his wife to be at the Royal Suite on their wedding day, as he brings the little flower girl there. All the little flower girls; and bridesmaid’s shoes lined up neatly in a row on the black and white tiled floor in the  Suite’s cloakroom, ready to be worn at the wedding..

 

Natural black and white wedding pictures inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean.

Black and white wedding photos of the bride’s mother and the bride getting ready in the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in The Gambia.

Private pool inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa

Private swimming pool inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa

 

 Bride and bridesmaibs ready for beach wedding at Coco Ocean in The Gambia Natural wedding photos of the bridesmaids getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Natural wedding photos of the bridesmaids getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Natura wedding picures inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Bride has her tiara on as she looks on at the little flower girl inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean before the start of her wedding.

Natural wedding photos of the bride getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Bride being helped on with her wedding dress, as her mum crawls underneath to sort out the underskirt in the Royal Suite before her wedding at Coco Ocean in The Gambia.

 

Natural Coco-Ocean-wedding-pictures in the Royal Suite

Bride in her wedding dress inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean, all ready to set off for her wedding in the Gambia,

Coco-Ocean-wedding pictures in the-Gambia, as the bride and bridesmaids leave the Royal Suite

Bride and bridesmaids leave the Royal Suite to go to the wedding on the beach at Coco Ocean Hotel.

Bridal paerty off to wedding at Coco Ocean with natural photos as they walk

The wedding party walk through Coco Ocean to get to the beach wedding location

Gambian Engkish wedding at Coco-Ocean in The Gambia

The little bridesmaid tugs at the brides dress as she helps her down the steps towards the beach wedding at Coco Ocean

Coco-Ocean-wedding-photos as the groom waits for his bride to arrive at the beach wedding location.

Groom and bestman waiting for the bride.

 

Bride walks down the aisle at Coco Ocean for beach wedding

Bride walks down the aisle at Coco Ocean right by the sea

Bride and groom getting married at Coco-Ocean-beach wedding

The couple say their vows in a romantic beach wedding at Coco Ocean.

Outdoor wedding by the beach at Coco Ocean storybook pictures

Bride and groom’s mothers play a big role in this wedding.

 

Getting married in the Gambia at Coco-Ocean Hotel and Spa

Just married at Coco Ocean then the register is signed. Sheer joy!

Romantic beach wedding pictures at Coco-Ocean-in The Gambia

The romantic Gambian groom gets down on one knee to present the bride her ring

Gambian family showers the newly weds with confetti at Coco Ocean.

Gambian family showers the newly weds with confetti at Coco Ocean.

 

Wedding reception at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia

Speeches and more Coco Ocean wedding pictures during the reception in a storybook album

 

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Wedding on a mountain in Iceland

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Earlier this year, I happened to meet a lovely young Canadian couple when they were travelling through the UK on a shoestring budget.  I mentioned that I was a wedding photographer, and that I put experiences above money, ( though of course we still have to earn our living) so was really excited when they messaged me in September about their imminent wedding plans.  They didn’t want the usual kind of wedding with family and friends around them, but opted to have their legal wedding ceremony on top of a mountain in Iceland!  Now I’ve always said that I will go anywhere – even on top of a mountain – (but not jump out of an aeroplane or dive under the sea) so of course I jumped at the idea.

The weather in October – even in the UK – is touch and go for an outdoor wedding, so it was a huge risk that they, the registrar – and the camera – would get soaked.  However we were SO lucky!  It rained – or snowed – on days either side of the wedding, but that Saturday was perfect!  Freezing cold of course, but our super romantic couple had such an adrenalin rush, they stood their with the wind in their hair, the groom in just shirt and trousers, the bride in a strapless  – almost backless –  white wedding dress they had bought at last minute from a charity shop.  Their love was shining through as was the sunshine, though it was still bitterly cold in the wind. I was fully dressed in outdoor walking gear myself though!

Unusual wedding pictures on a mountain in Iceland

Unusual outdoor wedding in Iceland on top of a mountain with just the bride and groom – no guests – oh and the wedding photographer, of course!

Unusual wedding pictures on a mountain in Iceland

Outdoor wedding in Iceland

Unusual wedding pictures on a mountain in Iceland

Outdoor wedding in Iceland with just a bride and a groom.

getting married in Iceland on a mountain

Real life wedding exchange of rings during the outdoor ceremony in Iceland

getting married in Iceland on a mountain

Real life wedding exchange of rings during the outdoor ceremony in Iceland

getting married in Iceland on a mountain

Real life wedding exchange of rings during the outdoor ceremony in Iceland

After the ceremony the couple walk down the mountain and take a few private moments to share their mutual joy.  I watch from afar…and capture this picture.

Icelandic wedding ceremonyas the bride and groom share a quiet moment

The bride and groom are in their own world…

If you are getting married in Iceland , I would love to go back there!

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xx Elaine

Wedding Engagement Photos on a Mountain in Iceland

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
wedding engagement photo in Iceland - location photography

Dramatic engagement photos in Iceland on top of a red rock.

This amazing couple from Canada, decided to get married in Iceland, and invited me to be their wedding photographer. Reel Life Photos is based in the UK – so truly international!  www.reellifephotos.co.uk

natural engagement picture in Iceland

Dramatic engagement photos in Iceland on top of a red rock

outdoor wedding in Iceland

Engagement photos in Iceland  with the bride in a red dress

Fun enegement and wedding photography

Fun engagement photography in Iceland

Bride in a red dress play fights with her groom by the rock they got married on in Iceland

Fun enegement and wedding photography

Fun pic of Canadian bride and groom play-fighting for engagement shoot in Iceland.

Fun engagement and wedding photography

Is the Canadian groom going  to end up in the water, as the bride pushes him hard during a play-fight for an engagement photoshoot in Iceland?

 

For more info contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos on +44799867958

 

 

Wedding Engagement Photos at Selfoss Waterfall in Iceland

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

This happy couple met me in the UK when they stayed as guests in my house through Airbnb.  A few months later they contacted me to let me now that they were getting married in Iceland – secretly without any wedding guests at all.  I was delighted to be invited to be their wedding photographer – and their witness! Reportage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reportage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reportage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Selfoss waterfal on a rainy day in Iceland

Reportage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

 

For more info contact Elaine via Reel Life Photos Website

 

 

 

Cuban cars in Old Havana – Habana Vieja – before photographing a wedding in Cuba.

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
old Cuban cars in Havana

Cuban car in old Havana with two little boys playing by the side.

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inside a Cuban car

Inside a classic Cuban taxi car

Cuban classic cars in old Havana

Real life in Cuba as a Cuban lady walks past a red and white classic car

Cuban cars in old Havana, Cuba.

Blue and white classic car taxi in Havana

Classic Cuban car in Old Havana in blue and white.

An elegant young lady in black walks past a blue and white classic Cuban car and a red moped. Arty photos in Old Havana.

Real life in Cuba - old classic car and Cuban kids.

Two little Cuban boys playing by a classic car in Habana Vieja

Red and white classic Cuban car in Old Havana

Red and white classic Cuban car in Old Havana

Real life in Cuba - colourful classic cars on the road in Havana

Colourful classic American old cars driving along a street in Havana on the way to the town centre

 Cuba and classic Cuban cars

Red classic Cuban car

Cuban classic car driving along the streets of Old Havana

These Cuban cars just keep on and on, as you can see with this one looking immaculate as it is being driven along the streets of Havana

Real life in Cuba - classic cars and young people hanging out/

Kids the world over hang out in the streets listening to music. However music is deeply embedding in the soul of all Cubans. To the right a classic American car is being repaired at the roadside

Roadside repairs of a classic Cuban car

Roadside repairs of a classic Cuban car

Real life in Cuba as an engine is taken apart in the street

Real life in Cuba as a classic car engine is taken apart in the street.

Real life in Cuba - man repairting his old American car in Havana

Under the bonnet of a classic Cuban car.

This was my 6th visit to Cuba since 1996, but the cars have not changed.  I was in Havana to photograph a real Cuban wedding – on 14th December 2014 –  but couldn’t resist spending a day in Old Havana just taking pictures of cars and people.

 

I actually met my husband here, on the last day of my very first trip to Cuba, but it wasn’t till my second visit 18 months later that we got together.  I had just completed a 6 month’s rapid course in Spanish, but even so by head ached after spending hours and hours talking in Spanish on that second visit that change the course of my life.   He was working as a Sound Designer /Recordist/Engineer at Cuban TV, and I had just graduated from  Huddersfield Uni. Fortunately he was a very accomplished English speaker too, so no problems of communication at all.

I spent my first week cycling from Havana to Trinidad (a town in Cuba)  – a distance of about 250 km – in aid of the National Deaf Children’s Society, then in the second week stayed with this lovely Cuban family I had met on the last day of my initial visit when on a study trip. They had a 50 year old fridge that needed a new motor, so I made it a condition that I was allowed to pay for that to be repaired.  Towards the end of that week, we went into Havana to try and get an umbrella repaired  – yes repaired  – and on our way back as we were waiting for a bus, I asked Jorge why he didn’t consider coming to the UK to work.  his reply was that in order to work in the UK, he would need to be married.  Without even thinking , I replied,

 

“Well that can be arranged!”

15 years on , we are still married, so sometime things are just meant to be.

 

 

 

Real life in Cuba - Cuban taxi more than 50 years old and still on the road.

Cuban taxi more than 50 years old and still on the road.

Cuban art photo

Art picture of classic Cuban taxi.

Cuban street life with classic car and local Cubans.

Cuban street life with classic car and local Cubans.

Cuban taxi - over 50 years old.

Classic Cuban taxi in Old Havana December 2014.

Strong image of a Classic Cuban car in Havana.  Copyright Reel Life Photos

Love the grille in the front of this car.

Art photo of Cuba

Art photo of the back of an old car by a Cuban window in Havana.

Roadside mechanics - real life in Cuba.  Copyright Reel Life Photos

They have no private space of garage so just set about repairing their cars where they stop.

Real life in Cuba - classic Cuban  cars still driving round Havana.

Cuban streets are so full of beautiful old cars!

Cuban cars in Old Havana. Copyright Reel Life Photos.

A classic Cuban car driver spots my camera and waves to me as he drives past.

Real life in Cuba .  Classic cars an old motorbikes.

Cars and mopeds being driven through Old Havana.

Woman hailing a share taxi in Old Havana.

A Cuban taxi stops to see if it can get a new passenger.

Old Cuban taxi in Havana.  Copyright Reel Life Photos

Cuban taxi in Old Havana.

Real life in Cuba

Lime green Cuban taxi driving past a street in Havana with peeling paint.

Brown classic Cuban taxi car in Havana

Street in Old Havana with classic Cuban taxi car driving past.

Street in Cuba with red classic taxi car in Old Havana

Red and white old American car used as a taxi, driving past pedestrians walking along the pavement in Old Havana. (Habana Vieja)

Old white taxi  - classic American car in Cuba

Classic white Cuban car used as a taxi in Old Havana

Real life in Cuba, Cubana and classic old cars in Havana.

Real life on the streets of Old Havana

Real life in Cuba - Cuban cars in Havana

Cuban lady looking at an old American car in Havana

Cuban cars in Old Havana - a street in Hbana Vieja.

Cuban cars in Old Havana drive past as girls cross the street in Habana Vieja

ClassicCuban street scene  in Old Havana with old American cars

Classic street scene in Old Havana

Old Cuban cars in Havana still work as taxis.

Old American car used as a taxi in Havana

Lime green and white classic Cuban car in Old Havana

Lime green and white classic Cuban car in Old Havana

Lime green car in Old Havana,  Cuba

Close up of the lime green car with white roof in Old Havana.

Life in Cuba, car, moped, and Cubans

Blue car by candlewick twisted (sugar candy?) columns

Old Cuban car in Havna

Blue Cuban car in Old Havana

Old American car in Cuba

Blue car in Havana.

Red motorbike with sidecar in Cuba

Conversation piece: red motorbike with sidecar in Havana.

Rickshaw and old American car in Cuba

Red, yellow, green and blue!

Classic Cadillac cars in Cuba

Old Cuban cars by El Malecón.

Old Amercan cars in Cuba.

Havana may look as if it is crumbling, but in reality it is full of life.

Dramatic photo of street in Havana in the winter.

Street in Havana

Old Cuban cars.

Old Cuban cars everywhere, gleaming in the sunlight.

Life and old cars in Cuba

The appeal of Havana is in the feeling that time has stood still.

Old Amercian cars in Cuba

Love this shiny blue classic car as it drives past the tall decorative columns of a 100 year old block of flats in Havana.

Old Cuban cars in Havana

Symphony of colour in yellow, blue and green.

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Plaza de Maceo, Havana, Cuba with old Cuban cars at night.

Old cars going past Plaza de Maceo in Havana, Cuba at night. on el Malecón.

 

 

 

 

Real Cuban wedding in Havana, Cuba

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Its not often I get to photograph a wedding in Cuba, so am excited to post these first few pics following my recent trip there for this wedding.  It isn’t set in a glamorous hotel or on an exotic beach, but the happiness in the couple’s faces shows the true meaning of a wedding day.

If you are planning to get married in Cuba, or are having your wedding reception abroad then get in touch , as we only charge the same as a UK wedding, other than a bit of hospitality if I don’t know anyone in the particular country your are getting married in.   I have places to stay in The Seychelles, The Gambia, Cyprus and Cuba, and possibly others in different countries, depending on the towns.  I am happy to travel anywhere really, and have already covered weddings in The Ice Hotel in Sweden, in Australia, Norway, Nigeria, Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, France, Southern Ireland, Cyprus, Gambia and The Seychelles.  We can come as a video-photography team or I can also shoot some video footage, as well as taking photos.

xx Elaine and Jorge

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Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Cuban wedding dress

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

The bride’s friends fuss round her as they arrive to help her get ready.

A male friend sits by as he knows he can't do much at this stage to help the bride get ready

A male friend sits by as he knows he can’t do much at this stage to help the bride get ready.  As you can see it is Christmas time too – 14th December in fact .

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Bride’s wedding shoes hanging on the base of an old sewing machine, in this lovely house in Cuba.

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Simple makeup.

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Artistic room in Havana where the Cuban bride is getting ready for her wedding, as a friend applies her makeup for her.

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Hair tweaking as the tiara goes on

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Hairspray lovingly applied and duplicated in the mirror reflection. The natural light adds to the magic.

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Now the male family friend can help out by doing up the bride’s shoes.

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Look at your shoes. You look so pretty.

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Happy bride in Cuba!

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Norwegian weddings in Stavanger

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
weddings in Norway

The first wedding we chanced upon in Stavanger, as the bride and groom were coming out of the church

 

We were in Norway to photograph and video a lovely Norwegian bride’s Muslim wedding, but the day after we had finished, we took the chance to have half a day of and to take the train from Sandnes to Stavanger.  Within minutes we had chanced upon a wedding, as the bride and groom exited the church, surrounded by all their guests.  I just couldn’t resist the temptation to grab a few shots from a distance…

 

weddings in Norway

The bride and groom are just visible amongst the crowd lining their path from the church

 

weddings in Norway

The bride and groom walk off with one of their bridesmaids holding the bride's train

 

weddings in Norway

This Nordic bride had a very different style - rather like a whimsical Maid Marion - and was carrying the most wedding bouquet!

Such a warm friendly bride - with a wonderful smile - and I wasn't even her wedding photographer!

floaty wedding dress

floaty wedding dress detail

 

 

 

International, fun and natural, multicultural wedding photography

Saturday, April 20th, 2013
Seychelles, Mauritius, Gambia, Crete, Cyprus  wedding photography

Wedding pics from the Ice Hotel in Sweden, Cap Lazare in the Seychelles, and an Asian wedding

I love all kinds of weddings, anywhere in the world, and have been fortunate to have shared many, many interesting couples exciting weddings from Australia  to Pakistan to Scotland, and many countries in between in 5 different continents. Just a glimpse of possibilities… am sure your wedding would be amazing too, so get in touch if these pics inspire you. xx Elaine

http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk and on Facebook  and here – http://www.leedsweddingphotographers.com

 

PS we also create interesting wedding videos, so can come as a team.

 

Beach wedding in the Seychelles at Cap Lazare

So much love went into preparing for this exotic beach wedding in The Seychelles

 

 

natural  and fun multicultural wedding photos

natural and fun wedding photography

 

Coco Ocean wedding pictures in the Gambia

Sierra Leone couple's wedding at Coco ocean Hotel in The Gambia

cultural wedding in Nigeria by international wedding photographer

Traditional cultural wedding in Nigeria

 

 

Asian wedding storybook, Indian and Pakistani wedding pictures

Arty Asian wedding pics

natural Asian wedding storybook photos

Collage of Asian wedding pictures

Ice Hotel storybook wedding album pictures by Reel Life Photos

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Zoe approached me early in 2009 to see if I was up for photographing another wedding  in the Ice Hotel at Jukkasjärvi in Sweden – on 28 December 2010 –  after finding my original Blog post for Colin and Sarah’s wedding that I covered in 2007.  Apparently I appeared so enthusiastic with my ideas that she was completely bowled over so coupled with the fact that we don’t charge for travel – just accommodation – and was happy to throw in her planned UK reception in Bath too – she quickly decided that we were the right wedding photographers for their special wedding.   This is the resulting Italian made storybook wedding album – which I’ve just finished designing for them. I also had to squeeze in all their UK reception – AND church wedding blessing (yes – it was like a full-blown second wedding!) into this same album but think it will look better in a separate wedding blog post at least…if not in a second album! xx Elaine

Ice Hotel wedding photos with the bride and groom inside main chamber

A swirl and a twirl for the newly wed Ice King and Queen

A swirl and a twirl for the newly wed Ice King and Queen
Outside of The Ice Hotel in Sweden at night

The Ice Hotel glows an icy blue, leaving the people like silhouetted Lowrey figures

wedding photos at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

The bride's brothers dressed as groomsmen despite the below zero temperatures

 Ice Hotel wedding storybook album pictures by chalets

Ice hotel warm accommodation

Ice Hotel wedding storybook album pictures inside the warm chalets

getting ready for the wedding: bride's father doing bride's sister's hair & bride's mother

Ice Hotel wedding storybook with wedding dress, flowers, fluffy wrap, and champage

wedding dress, flowers, fluffy wrap, and champagne

wedding at the Ice Hotel - getting ready

Almost ready...Mascara on ...then slipping into her wedding dress - with a bit of help ..

photos of bride with all her makeup on, bridemaid's hair detail & smiling stepmum

big smiles as Zoe is ready for her Ice Hotel wedding at last.

storybook wedding album design with picture of Ice Hotel bedroom

Capes on, so its out to brave the bitter cold...brrrrrr!

bride and bridal party in snow at Ice Hotel in Sweden

This is it! Minus 15 outside, minus 5 inside the Ice Hotel.

ice hotel bride and her father underneath snow arch in Sweden

This monumental snow arch is an engineering feat in itself, but today marks the start of Zoe & Steve's new life together

picture of ice hotel at night

Ice Hotel Bride Zoe swishes her black cape as she walks past the Ice Hotel with her father at dusk and the groom inside the ice chapel awaits his bride.

bride and groom getting married in the Ice Chapel at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

The Ice Hotel bride and groom's breath intermingles in a cloud of frozen vapour as they become joined as one in their Ice Chapel wedding ceremony

bride and groom getting married in ice chapel wedding ceremony

The elated couple kiss as Sami music reverberates throughout the Ice Chapel.

 ice hotel chapel wedding vows

Soft light glows throughout, bringing the ice sculptures to life, echoing the couple's solemn vows, in harmony with the world.

Congratulations to the Ice Hotel couple Zoe and Steve who have just got married in the Ice Chapel!

The Ice Hotel Chapel fill with warmth as kisses and hugs envelope the frozen families..

wedding photos inside the Ice Chapel at Ice Hotel  in Sweden

wedding photos of bride and sister, bride and mum, bride and groom inside the Ice Chapel

throwing the bouquet inside the Ice Chapel in Sweden

I can honestly say this is the first time I have photographed the throwing of the bouquet inside the Ice Chapel!

ice hotel wedding pictures

bridal party silhouetted outside the Ice Hotel entrance, ice glasses with hot lingonberry juice inside Absolut Ice Bar .

wedding photos inside Absolut Ice Bar in Sweden

pics inside the Absolut Ice Bar

wedding photos inside Absolut Ice Bar in Sweden

the magical atmosphere inside the Absolut Ice Bar works wonderfully for wedding photos

wedding magic and ice sculptures at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

The Ice Hotel works its magic!

Ice Hotel wedding photos with background of one of th art bedrooms

The background is from one of the Art Bedrooms in the Ice Hotel, but the photos are inside the Absolut Ice Bar

Ice Hotel wedding photos inside the Absolut Ice Bar

Zoe and her dashing groom Steve!

ice hotel wedding photos with miltary groom

Just love the sheen on the clear ice, as it reflects the coloured light. Perfect for wedding pictures! The guys look great in uniform too!

On the left there is a sequence of photos where everyone was throwing snowballs at Zoe & Steve.  Love their expressions!

The picture on the bottom left shows Eva - who usually conducts the civil wedding ceremonies. She is just wonderful!

creative wedding photos inside the Ice Hotel in Sweden

Just love the Sleeping Beauty pic in the polar bear art bedroom!

wedding photos inside the Ice Hotel

Even the blue colour makes me feel cold, but the atmosphere is electric!

wedding reception at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

Moving speeches during the Ice Hotel wedding reception in the restaurant.

The image on the bottom left with the green sky shows the fleeting Northern Lights – The Aurora Borealis – which we were lucky enough to see between taking wedding photos inside the Ice Hotel!  Magic! xx

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or  visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos! – in the galleries, All Day Wedding Pictures and storybooks