Couple celebrate tying the knot with lava stream wedding photoshoot
This scene gives an entirely new meaning to a ‘Red Wedding’ – as a couple celebrated tying the knot in front of a LAVA FLOW!
Childhood sweethearts Lauren and Alexander Michaels hiked four miles in the middle of the night with friend and photographer Jenna Lee for a romantic dawn shoot.
On the slopes of the Kilauea volcano in Hawai’i the fiery lava provided the perfect backdrop for sizzling love snaps of the newlyweds.
Jenna, the 31-year-old owner of Jenna Lee Pictures, knows the couple well from her time working on other people’s weddings with Lauren.
Jenna said: “I’m always encouraging my couples to get as adventurous as they can dream, and when I heard the lava was flowing once again, I knew it needed to be captured.
“The hike was absolutely insane, and I would say the scariest part was crunching across the lava fields. It’s incredibly eerie, and when you look down you can actually see the molten lava below the surface through the cracks, and can feel the heat from within.
“I felt like I could break through the earth’s surface at any moment and get swallowed up by the lava.”
Despite enduring a rain soaked hike in a back pack, the wedding dress still looked perfect when the bride put it on in front of the lava.
Lauren, the 24-year-old owner of Aloha Bridal Connections, said: “The place we stayed didn’t have electricity so I ended up doing my hair and makeup as the sun was setting the previous evening and then just crossed my fingers that it would stay that way.
“We were so excited to see the lava and it was a double bonus that we would get some pictures out of it.
“Who wouldn’t want to adventure out to see beautiful slow moving lava and dance around in wedding attire?! Although we made sure to stay safe the whole time.”
Lauren and Alexander, a 26-year-old waiter, met in high school in 2006 as they both knew sign language.
After Lauren moved to Hawaii to study and to stop her from suffering dizziness in 2010, Alexander quickly followed her.
They got engaged in 2014 and were married in summer 2016.