If you’ve been on YouTube lately or you’re somewhat entrenched in the photog community, there’s a good chance that you already know today’s darlings: Rachel + Daniel of Mango Street. And, if you don’t know them, no worries, here’s a short and sweet introduction: R+D, both photographers and filmmakers, run an educational channel for photographers, with the tag-line of “Photography Tutorials That Don’t Waste Your Time.” (Now that’s something we can get behind!)
Staying true to their personal style and making a day to celebrate their love without any distractions, R+D flew photographer, Phil Chester + his photographer fiancée Sara Byrne, out to the magical Faroe Islands in Denmark for their moody and intimate elopement. After two days of hiking, they drove to a remote field near midnight and found a spot by a classic Faroese church to say their vows.
Ready to be absolutely enchanted?
Who else is crushing on Rachel’s black Sweet Caroline Styles skirt + top combo?
There were so many great moments, but an accidental great one that sticks out to both of us was stopping on a pretty empty road right as the sun was starting to dip and get all glow-y. We got to enjoy it for a few minutes instead of driving right through it, and we like that about it.
The Faroe Islands are comprised of 18 rocky, volcanic islands spanning from Iceland and Norway. Hikers and bird-watchers flock here to get a glimpse of the coastal cliffs and grassy heathland.
We wanted to get married on the longest day of the year. It’s always our favorite day to spend as much time together outside, and now we’re legally required to celebrate it together every year.
Rachel shares: Since it was summer solstice, we had kind of a celestial theme going on. Daniel had a galaxy lining in his suit and I had stars hanging from my crown.
As photographers and filmmakers, the people we hired to capture our wedding (Phil Chester, Sara Byrne, and White in Revery) were really important to us. Since we didn’t bring family and friends along, knowing that we brought along artists who would tell the story of how it felt to be there and do it well was crucial.
All those hills + that view of the water!
We made the day our own by getting married remotely and trying not to conform to traditions like white dresses and getting married before 11pm. We’ll have a party with friends and family later, but this first celebration was just for us.
We LOVE a good floral tie. Want a similar one? One of our GWS x Neck and Tie prints will do the trick!
The flowers were a faux arrangement (by Emily Rose Flower Crowns) leftover from a styled shoot their friend/fellow wedding photographer, Eric, did. It had a black flower in it, so it seemed like a good fit! :)
As wedding photographers, our advice has always been “you do you.” Don’t get hung up on a “perfect” day or what anyone else thinks a perfect wedding day should be.
One with the hills…and the sheep! From the team at GWS, congrats to you, Rachel + Daniel!
To get a closer look at their day, check out this clip from White In Revery:
photography: Phil Chester // florals: Emily Rose Flower Crowns // wedding dress: skirt + top from Sweet Caroline Styles // groom attire: Indochino and Farney // videography: White In Revery // other photographer: Sara Byrne // peter pan collar top: Amaio