The Iceland Engagement Shoot of Nikki & Ben…

Sequins And Snow…

We’ve got a real treat for you today folks! Shot by one of Mr & Mrs Unique’s newest suppliers, Rebecca Douglas Photography, and featuring a fabulous sequin dress by The Couture Company, this is the ultimate engagement shoot!

The epic Iceland backdrop, the rolling hills of snow, blue skies, mountains and a gorgeous loved up couple – we can’t get enough!

Rebecca from Rebecca Douglas Photography…

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Why you love this couple…

I’ve known Nikki for a little while from photography groups we are in and we chatted a lot about the shoot before travelling to Iceland; we were both super excited! Meeting Ben was literally like meeting her other half. They are so good together, I loved their laughter and it was such a joy to capture their engagement shoot in the epic surroundings of Katla in Iceland.

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What were the couple’s requirements…

They were after a shoot with epic scenes of the landscape and Nikki really wanted to do something memorable and the dress from The Couture Company looked incredible.

Favourite details of the day…

I loved watching Nikki’s dress and how it had the sequin layer and then the gorgeous silk wrap around which flowed so beautifully in the wind.

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Favourite moment of the day…

Watching Nikki and Ben climb up the side of the mountain to a peak and after some photos from ground level, I asked them what the view was like and they said to come up. Some of my favourite photos from the session are at the top, the snow covered mountains in the distance, met by vast expanses of nothing and then such a beautiful pair, soaking up the sun.

Nikki & Ben…

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Tell us how you met and got engaged…

We met at Keele University, when I waxed Ben’s bum for charity… I wasn’t very good at waxing and Ben ended up having to shower his boxers off. But I guess he forgave me… fast forward a few* (*many) years later, and Ben proposed in January near the Lake District. It was the perfect proposal as I had no idea what he had planned. Apparently he wanted to rent a boat and go out onto the lakes, or to get up high somewhere but the weather and time of year scuppered that plan, so he made me a little video where he popped the question and got all our friends and family to cheer him on by holding up ‘say yes’ signs. It was so unexpected and I was so touched by everyone we love getting behind us… it was perfect.

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What ideas do you have for your wedding…

Our ideas have evolved quite rapidly, but at the heart of them is a day that’s fun… Think an old cinema, meets a carnival, meets a prohibition party!

What is most important to you when planning your big day…

Apart from promising to share our lives together, I think what’s most important for us is that we bring our families together in a day of celebration. We want everyone to feel relaxed, comfortable and have fun.

What are you most looking forward to…

Having everyone we love in one place, enjoying the most epic party we can throw!

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How do you plan to make your day unique to you…

As wedding photographers ourselves we go to a lot of weddings, so it’s really helped us to get an idea of what will work for us. We want a ceremony that’s uninhibited by registrar rules, so our friend is going to conduct a humanist ceremony for us. We’re really excited about planning a ceremony where we can do whatever we want! We’re also not sticking to traditional gendered bridal party roles as Ben’s best friend is a woman, and my best mate is a guy.. we’re having ‘team wedding’ which is made up of our besties. 

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What was it like working with your photographer, why did you decide to do an engagement shoot…

Before Ben proposed, I’d booked him a surprise trip to Iceland for his 30th birthday, so being newly engaged it seemed like the perfect opportunity to mark this special time in our relationship.. Fate was smiling on us and it just so happened that Rebecca was going to be out there at the same time and we jumped at the chance to work with her. Anyone who’s been to Iceland knows just what an amazing place it is. It’s the kind of place that we’d love to elope to… so we kind of thought, why not get dressed up and have the elopement experience without doing our family out of the big wedding. We were having the best holiday and our engagement shoot experience was just incredible… Getting dressed up in that amazing dress and climbing mountains was just something we’d never dream of doing normally – but we’re so glad we did it. Rebecca made it such a wonderful experience for us, she was fun and bubbly and basically everything you want in a photographer. Her photos are just beautiful and take us right back to that amazing once in a lifetime experience. I hope when we’re 80 we’ll be looking back at them, remembering that time we sat on top of a mountain together without a care in the world.

Such an amazing shoot – thanks for sharing! To check out more of Rebecca’s work head to her website here, or take a look at her directory profile here.

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