“Hey Jim fancy flying up to the Arctic Circle to photograph an Ice Hotel Wedding?”

Erm yes, not the hardest question I’ve had to answer my wife.

16,882km as the crow flies, that’s how far it is to the Ice Hotel in the far North of Sweden from Queenstown, New Zealand. Nine flights and one overnight train ride later, and I tell you every step was worth it.  Ali and Olof are the most amazing couple, yes an Ice Hotel Wedding is an enticement for any wedding photographer, but it’s people that make a wedding.  Talking of which I was invited to spend a week before the actual wedding hanging with them, their incredible family and their crew of friends. This unfortunately meant having to go Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Ice Fishing, Ice Swimming and even a trip down a giant Copper Mine with them all – poor me.

About the Ice Hotel, it’s a incredible structure built each year using river ice and put together by a selection of international artists. And in case you’re wondering was it cold? Yes, it was an average -5c in the chapel.

Chilly in a wedding dress.

 

 

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Credit due.

Venue: Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Planner: Louise Wallin

Dress: Reem Acra

Hair and Make Up: Eivor Matti

Videographer: Gione de Silva

Music: Kiruna Kickers

 

VIEW & ADD COMMENTS +

Amazing work and venue, an inspirarion

Umm, goals right here. Photograph an ice hotel wedding has totally been added to my bucket list!

Holy moly this ice hotel wedding in Sweden is absolutely insane! That black & white first kiss shot blew me away. Perfect composition.

This is insane! Ice Hotel weddings are now on my bucket list.

I mean, this is the most breathtaking wedding I have ever seen. I’m probably going to come back to this several times This Ice Castle wedding in Sweden is simply stunning. You did an amazing job capturing everyone!

WOAHHHH. This is the coolest wedding I’ve seen maybe ever. And you did an INCREDIBL job at capturing it. Love how she wore a blue dress too! Sweden is on my bucket list for sure!

Paulina Niechcial

Incredible! I love everything about the north and this Ice Hotel wedding would be a dream to photograph. You captured it beautifully!

Wow, this is such an epic place to get married!!! I can’t even imagine how cold it was, but the colors and the extremity of it all is so amazing. I want to visit this Ice Hotel!

Stop. I can’t take this any more. An Ice Hotel Wedding in Sweden where the groom is named Olof? The moodiness of the ceremony is just out of this world. What an amazing experience! Mark down the Arctic Circle on my elopement bucket list!

WOW. What an amazing experience!! you captured this so beautifully! I love the first few of them in the hot tubs and the dark BW of them having their first kiss, and the two standing by the fire outside. Really, really incredible work. And such a cool idea to get married here!

These pics are epic!!

Our Google review
If you’ve ever seen great art – art that elicits deep emotion, takes your breath away, and drowns out the sounds around you – you know what I feel when looking at my wedding pictures from Pollard We Are. From pictures of us and our guests to landscapes and animals (really), Jim’s images were just stunning. He is a master of his art and somehow managed to capture every part of our wedding (you would think we had three shooters instead of just one!) while being unobtrusive on the day.

There is lots more I could say about Pollard We Are. From the excellent customer service provided by the ever responsive and supportive Vicky to the dedication and work ethic of Jim (he flew across the world to be there and sat in the snow for hours to capture some of our favorite shots), the Pollards are a joy to work with. Hiring them was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. If you have the chance, hire them. You will not regret it.

WHAAAAATT! This is insane times a billion! What even!