The sheer emotion and epic landscapes gracing us on the blog today absolutely took my breath away – and I’m so honoured to finally share these photos with you!
Christina and Gordon chose to return to the windswept coasts of Iceland, where the proposal had taken place six months before, with a few of their loved ones, to bring to life their vision of an intimate Icelandic wedding in the middle of nowhere. The dramatic play between light and dark in the photographs by The Curries tells the story of the couple’s adventure, with a backdrop of sweeping horizons, minimalist authenticity, and waterfalls glistening with rainbows. The silence is broken only by the crashing of the waves, a few words by Carl Sagan echoing of the cosmos, and hauntingly beautiful music by Sigur Rós.
If ever there was proof that a wedding need not be elaborate to be unforgettable, it’s these wonderful photographs below. Sit back, relax, and let the magic wash over you ♡
THE PROPOSAL | 13th March 2017 on top of a ocean cliff overlooking Vik, south coast of Iceland.
THE VISION | An intimate Icelandic wedding in the middle of nowhere.
THE PLANNING PROCESS | Mostly done by email. Made arrangements with pastor in Iceland, emailed and met photographers / videographers. Pulled ideas from Pinterest, and our previous trip around Iceland.
THE VENUE | Búðakirkja (Budir Church), Snæfellsness peninsular, West Iceland.
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | Deirdre by Maggie Sottero
GROOM’S ATTIRE | Opus Couture, West Kilbride, Scotland. Dark grey tweed suit from Walker Slater. Brown brogue shoes, tweed tie.
THE READINGS & MUSIC | Carl Sagan – Cosmos, and personal words from pastor.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | We had a witness each, but no bridesmaids.
THE FLOWERS | Flowers for the church and restaurant provided by Thordis Anna Zophia, Iceland florist.
THE CAKE | Cake made by Chef Gunni at Bjargarsteinn Restaurant, Grundarfjörþur, Iceland.
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | The Curries
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | The natural epic landscape of Iceland as a backdrop, combined with the intimacy of the church and Bjargarsteinn Restaurant.
THE HONEYMOON | We are still deciding.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | Ending our wedding trip with the beautiful sunset, while standing behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Do it for you, not for others. Do it your way.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photographers | The Curries
Videographers | White Balloon Films
Pastor / Icelandic Wedding Company | Wedding.is
Restaurant | Bjargarsteinn Restaurant
Wedding Dress | Maggie Sottero
Florist | Thordis Anna Zophia
Thank you so much to the lovely Christina and Gordon for sharing their wonderfully intimate and adventurous wedding with us! Val Xx