Romantic Iceland Proposal at a Secret Waterfall

The moment when you decide to ask your best friend, adventure partner and love of your life to marry you is absolutely monumental and a day you will never forget. So having a photographer there to capture this moment is so incredibly special, especially when it is in Iceland! Matt had reached out to me about two weeks before he was planning on proposing to Jackie and told me he had planned a surprise trip to Iceland for them over a long weekend where he had booked a private tour through Pink Iceland where he would pop the question! We began to plan this perfect Iceland proposal so make sure everything would go off without a hitch.

Now here is where the tricky part comes in – they had already booked me to photograph their wedding so Jackie knew what I looked like and followed me on my social media channels so we had to be very careful on the day of the proposal so she would not figure out who I was. Matt and I chatted back and forth every day leading up to their flight to Iceland making a packing list for Jackie so she would not miss a thing on her surprise trip and planning out the places we would stop on our tour. Finally the big day came and the tour guide picked me up at my hotel in Reykjavik and we eagerly awaited Matt and Jackie’s arrival from the airport so we could start what would be a day neither of them would ever forget! Our incredible tour guide, Hafsteinn, and I sat in the car going over last minute details at the early hours of the morning long before the sun would rise both of us very excited to kick the day off for this incredible Iceland proposal.

Once Matt and Jackie got in the car we hit the road and started heading towards the south coast of Iceland watching the sun slowly start to rise and the most incredible landscapes pass us by. We passed by some of the well known tourist hot spots, but Hafsteinn had a perfect hidden gem of a waterfall that he was going to take us to for their Iceland waterfall proposal. Finally after two hours in the car, the sun had just risen we started our hike out to the waterfall.  You could hear the thundering of the waterfall in the distance and I let Matt and Jackie start to walk ahead and you could hear them laughing and taking in their surroundings. As we got up the hill and were finally able to see the waterfall my breath was immediately taken away and I was so ecstatic for what was about to happen. Matt lead Jackie to the bottom of the waterfall and dropped down to one knee and asked her to spend forever with him and of course she said yes!

After we hiked back from waterfall we all shared a glass of bubbly, strawberries and Icelandic chocolate and hit the road to Reynisfjara, more commonly known to tourists as the Black Sand Beach. We spend quite some time here exploring this incredibly unique beach that is covered in volcanic sand and taking photos. Matt and Jackie’s Iceland proposal is a day I will certainly never forget and I am sure they will not either.

Nicole Alex Photography is a travelling Elopement and Small Wedding Photographer based in Ontario that loves adventuring with experience driven couples across Canada including British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland and PEI. Learn more about Nicole Alex Photography and the elopement and wedding prices.