Intimate Iceland Wedding: Kathleen + Steven

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I hope you all enjoyed Kathleen + Steven’s stunning engagement photos we shared this morning, which truly captured the essence of Iceland’s rugged countryside + coastline. We’re back to share their gorgeous + intimate wedding, hosted at the very charming Hótel Búðir. Kat + Steve embraced the magnificent beauty of the natural surroundings, but that didn’t mean their day was void of thoughtful, personal details. In fact, these two put so much love into hand-crafting some special + unique elements that I’m sure their guests are going to cherish for years to come. Here’s more from the couple about some of those projects:

For us, the wedding preparation was almost as important as the wedding day. We poured hours into making every little detail special for our guests. Some had traveled as far as Brazil to attend, and this was our way of saying thank you for sharing in our special day. I spent the better part of a year making hand knitted fingerless gloves for all the welcome bags – which were silk screened and said “Ta (thanks in England) Takk (thanks in Icelandic) and Thanks” and Steve hand-carved wooden signs that we used to point towards different parts of the day: ceremony, photobooth, reception, etc. We really put ourselves into each little part of the project to make the whole experience for our guests special.

Huge thanks to the very talented artists at Iris and Light for sharing these gorgeous images with us today + congratulations to Kathleen + Steven!

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Iceland is such a dreamy setting to exchange your vows – with unaltered, jaw-dropping beauty everywhere you look…

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We kept our rings in a beautiful handmade wooden box. Our ring bearer, Kat's nephew, opened the box sideways and the rings fell into the sand. Steve unsuccessfully picked up a couple of handfuls of sand but when our officiant bent down, he came up with the rings immediately. It gave everyone a chance to laugh, and lightened the mood for the rest of the ceremony.

Also, while not technically on our wedding day, (but still very close to our hearts and the wedding "trip") our two guests from Brazil got engaged the day after our big day. We in fact just returned from their fantastic wedding in Sao Paulo, Brazil!

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Aren’t Kathleen + Steven such a gorgeous couple? Love these sweet portraits of the two of them.

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The night ended with a big bonfire on the beach, and everyone talked until the sun came up. Sounds like the most perfect way to end a beautiful day…

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Be sure not to miss their incredible wedding video, also captured by Iris and Light!

Start early, think big and enjoy every minute of it. Decide what you want to get out of the whole experience first, and then do whatever it takes to make your dreams happen. For us, that meant insane attention to detail on the invites and stationery which we felt added a lot to the beautiful location for our guests.


photography + videography: Iris and Light // venue: Hótel Búðir Snæfellsnes, Iceland // event design + planning: Bride + Groom // floral design: Agnes Lind Heiðarsdóttir // wedding dress: Melissa Sweet, Pricilla of Boston // hairpieces: Lori London Bridal Millinery // shoes: Rachel Comey  // hair + makeup: Ólöf Eyjólfsdóttir // groom suit: Hugo Boss “Ryan” // paper goods: Designed by Steve Haslip // catering: Hótel Búðir amazing, amazing food!! // cake: Mosfellsbakarí (we had a special Icelandic celebration cake called a Kransakaka) // music: Friends played our ceremony music – Dave Holland and Ruth Young, Solar Music, DJ was Diskótekið Ó-Dollý

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Idyllic Icelandic Engagement Photos

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We are so excited about the amazing feature we have lined up for you lovelies today. First, we’ll be sharing Kathleen + Steve’s (you might remember them from their fun time lapse save the date we shared) idyllic Icelandic engagement photos and then later today, their gorgeous + intimate Icelandic wedding — both captured beautifully by Iris and Light! Luckily for Kathleen + Steve, they hired photographers who are just as adventurous and in love with the country of Iceland as they are! So for their engagement session, everyone piled into a car and the gang made some crazy long drives to some very remote + spectacular locations. The results are nothing short of breathtaking…

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The Icelandic terrain is just ridiculous right?! There are photo-worthy backdrops everywhere you look. Kathleen + Steve and the Iris and Light guys hit a bunch of amazing locations: Látrabjarg, Dynjandi Falls and Landmannalaugar, to name a few…

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Loving Kathleen’s adorable striped dress in this last series…

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Stunning session, isn’t it? Be sure to check back soon to see Kathleen + Steve’s incredible wedding. You definitely won’t want to miss it!

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Wedding Photography from Dustin Cantrell

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For all of you newly engaged couples who are looking for an amazing photographer with affordable rates, let us introduce you to the immensely talented Dustin Cantrell! Dustin has been based in NYC for the past three years, but next month is moving to San Francisco and he’s ready to book some fun west coast weddings! But if you aren’t getting married in the San Francisco area, don’t fret! Dustin loves adventure + is willing to travel wherever your love story takes you. Here are a few of our fave images from Dustin…

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Gorgeous, right?! Be sure to head over to Dustin’s website + blog to learn more about him and see even more of his beautiful work!

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