Now these will make for a very cool wedding album! Breathtaking images of a bride and groom inside an Alaskan ICE CAVE
Torsten and Sarah Ernst, who met in Juneau, Alaska, in 2008, decided to have their official photographs taken inside one of the state's most breathtaking ice caves - and the results are undeniably spectacular.
In hauntingly beautiful images shot by photographer Chris Beck, the couple poses beneath the bright blue ice formations of the Mendenhall Glacier ice cave, smiling in their gown and tuxedo.
Looking at their smiling faces, you would never guess that Sarah, who works for the Coast Guard, and Torsten had to hike for three hours, kayak to the face of the glacier and then climb it in an excursion that took about six hours.
'I talked to the couple about the idea of taking photos in the cave early on,' Mr Beck told MailOnline, explaining that Sarah had recently been reassigned to Guam, and she and Torsten were planning on moving there shortly after the May 24 wedding.
'I wanted to get them a photo of something symbolic of their relationship and where they met. Torsten, as an avid climber, spent lots of time at the glacier which is in Juneau's backyard.'
So they happily made the trip to the ice cave and changed into their wedding outfits when they arrived. 'Now that the photos have been produced I can't be more happy than to think of this amazing photo sitting on the mantle of Sarah and Torsten's new home in Guam and making them smile,' said Mr Beck.
In one photo, Torsten holds Sarah and dips her to the ground, her white gown cascading down the glacial rocks. The newlyweds look miniscule against the seemingly endless background of frozen blue.
Another image sees Sarah posing alone against the ice, the light of the camera flash reflecting magically off of the cave walls.
The photos, which have amassed hundreds of 'likes' on Mr Beck's Facebook page, will no doubt be a precious memory for Sarah and Torsten, who share a love of nature and the outdoors.
'At the end of the day that is why I took the photos. To make them happy,' says the photographer. 'I had no idea this was going to be such a sensation.'
Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska, is a 12-mile-long, 150-foot-deep frozen expanse that is protected as a federally designated unit of the Tongass National Forest.
The ice caves within exist due to the melting of the glacier. As such, visitors are warned that there is a risk of falling ice, which can break off in huge and potentially fatal chunks.
Due to rising global temperatures, the glacier has receded by almost two miles since it was first monitored in 1958. The surreal blues and turquoises inside the caves are caused by light shining through the surface of the ice.see more: SheinDressAU vintage bridesmaid dresses