Is adventure calling you to grab your tux and gown and head off into rugged landscapes to say “I Do”? Jaira + Daniel certainly answered the call when they decided to plan their Pre-Covid micro wedding in Iceland! Frost and Fire (which totally sounds like it came right out of Game of Thrones!) is a boutique hotel that offers breathtaking views of the valleys, hills and hot springs of Southern Iceland. J + D were 100% on board for the Icelandic experience when they hiked down to a misty waterfall for their newlywed session. We’ll let them share why they decided that a destination wedding was perfect for them:
We are adventurous by nature and thought our big day should reflect the essence of our relationship and some of our favorite moments together. What better than to get married at the edge of a cliff? We were initially prepared to simply elope in Iceland but we were lucky enough to have family and friends who were willing to take the adventure along with us.
ISKRA Photography captured epic, and we mean EPIC shots of this day. Are you ready to scroll along with us and have a look?
Sweet First Look Moments
Cliffside Wedding in Iceland
What’s unique about J + D’s day? (Other than their amazing venue choice?) They brought along an entourage of fellow adventure-seeking family and friends to watch them tie the knot! They’re showing you that you can have your destination wedding and still have your loved ones present! The best of both worlds.
Páll Ágúst Ólafsson officiated J + D’s emotional cliffside nuptials.
What to Wear for a Wedding in Iceland
J + D embraced the moody vibes of the surrounding landscapes and opted for a STUNNING floral Ange Etoiles gown from Milena’s Bridal and a classically handsome Tom Ford tux. Pinkcolours Makeup made J look absolutely ethereal. We had to know more about this gown and the perfect blush wedding cape that J paired with it:
When I went looking for dresses on Black Friday between shopping for Christmas gifts, I fell in love with this bohemian styled dress but wouldn’t settle until I visited a few other shops on a few more occasions. I eventually came back to the first boutique I visited and bought the dress I’d originally fell in love with. I guess in the case of my dress and my groom, “when you know, you know”.
Just call them King and Queen of the Hillside!
Are you dreaming of a bridal cape just like J’s? Shop some similar styles below!
A Wedding in Iceland Demands Waterfall Shots!
Besides the gown and tux, what does every adventure wedding couple need? Colombia hiking boots of course!
We get chills just looking at these images! If you’ve always dreamed of getting married in front of a waterfall, make sure you read our tips to help you pull it off!
The last few shots of our wedding photos were positioned near a large waterfall. By the end, we were soaking wet and freezing cold. We posed for pictures whispering and laughing about how cold we were but how the bride is willing to do anything for a good photo. We thought to ourselves, "This is why you get married in Iceland."
So how do you get all of these beautiful people to your adventure ceremony spot? GJ Travel is here to help you with all of your transportation questions!
Ok, so maybe you’re telling yourself: this is epic, this is romantic, and this is a dream!! But, how do you actually pull it off? We’re here to help: How to Plan the Perfect Adventure Elopement.
Can we take a moment to appreciate that train??
Don't get so stressed about all the little details. Be flexible. Remember what your big day is really about.
What can you say other than that this wedding in PURE MAGIC?! Jaira + Daniel, thank you for inviting us into your intimate wedding in Iceland. We know the two of you have many more adventures to come! All the best from the GWS Team!
photography: ISKRA Photography // venue name: Frost and Fire, Hveragerdi, Iceland // wedding dress: Ange Etoiles // wedding dress boutique: Milena's Bridal // hairpiece: Ange Etoiles // bride's shoes: Colombia // bride's ring: Gabriel & Co // makeup artist: Pinkcolours Makeup // groom attire: Tom Ford // groom's shoes: Columbia // groom's ring: Gabriel & Co // officiant: Páll Ágúst Ólafsson // transportation: GJ Travel
Amazing photos. Amazing Bride and Groom. This looks dreamy. WOW!
Yasss! So romantic and dreamy. Congrats you two and thank you for the representation of black people in Iceland!