Oh how I love this gorgeously simple and elegant Iceland wedding. The super tiny dark gray chapel where the adorable couple said their "I do's" has got to be the cutest and sweetest church I've ever seen in my entire life. If Iceland is anything like these amazing photos by Nordica Photography, then I seriously need to book a ticket. Like now. Check out the gallery for even more goodness!
From Nordica Photography...Doug and Annika are globetrotters in a lot of ways, having lived all over the world. They are American, and at the time that they were making their wedding plans, were making the transition to move to Singapore. Amongst there years of traveling, they made their way through Iceland, which is where they got engaged. So, they planned to have their wedding there. This made sense for a few more reasons, because Doug had family in Canada and Annika in Sweden, so it was a nice mid-way point for the wedding to take place.
How we, Nordica, came into the picture was a story in itself. Without going into the long winded details, basically we have targeted Iceland as a country we'd do anything to go to for a wedding. So, we made a rather shameless SEO induced blog post about this and low and behold, Doug and Annika found it. After a few Skype chats, we were booked and Iceland bound for their wedding. Our minds were blown, and still are today, how it all came together.
The wedding was a decent size for a destination wedding, with about 80 people, and the location was the famous Hótel Búðir, which is in the westernmost tip of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. The details were locally inspired, and everything came from around the Snaefellsnes region. Annika's bouquet was comprised of local flowers, the ingredients for the dinner all were local, the DJ was hired from Reykjavik and came up for the evening, and all the touches around the hotel were designed by local Icelandic artists. It was an Icelandic wedding to the core.
So, from one simple blog post many months ago up until the dancing that ended at 5AM at Hótel Búðir, this was a once in a lifetime experience for the couple, the family and friends, and certainly us as photographers. It was a destination wedding that was incredibly unique unto its own, and certainly inspiring for couples who have a quench for massively unique destination wedding locations.