What’s tucked between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean? Well, for starters, there’s a group of 18 volcanic islands connected by road tunnels, ferries + bridges. It’s abundant with hikers and bird-watchers because of the Insta-worthy scenery (hello, waterfalls and adorable puffins). But there’s something else going on along those steep coastal cliffs…it’s Elaura + Daryn’s incredible, adventurous elopement.
For their wedding, E + D wanted something beautiful, something moody and something with views that were guaranteed to take their breath away. And, above all, they wanted adventure. After months of planning, creating huge google docs for potential locations, and trying to craft the perfect, intentional day, they eventually had this suggestion from Maddie Mae, their photographer behind Adventure Instead: Have you ever heard of the Faroe Islands?
We don’t know if it’s Elaura’s matching pink hair + hiking boots or the middle-earth spirit of it all, but we’re absolutely smitten with this elopement. Coming to you from the Kingdom of Denmark:
First Look, Ridge-side
E + D’s first look took place right outside their epically beautiful Airbnb — a location where the Airbnb owner said he often sees whales in the fjord while he’s doing the dishes.
How many adorable things can fit into one photo? We cannot handle her bridal bouquet safely popped in his backpack!
Vows in the Clouds
The details of their day were so thoughtfully put together. To match Elaura’s pink hair, Daryn sported a pink flower bout on his jacket. There was a handmade pocket square, a handmade vow book, and a vintage polaroid camera to snap some personals from their elopement.
Official Soft Drink of Amazing Elopements
Feelings in the Faroe Islands
We love the authenticity of E’s perfectly pink bridal hair. It’s also hard to ignore her feminine wedding gown and chantilly lace bolero with handmade silk buttons from Polina Ivanova. Gorgeousness all around!
Afterward, they hiked down the ridge, bought gas-station hot dogs + donuts, and explored another location with steep-sided valleys surrounded by waterfalls.
It’s only fitting to close with this sweet memory from the couple’s elopement photographer, Maddie: As we climbed down the ridge, I overheard Elaura tell Daryn how much fun she had, and how excited she was to do something similar again. “We have a lifetime to do it together,” he said.
We’ve got another fierce Faroe Island elopement if you’re interested!