Eloping in Iceland: Colin + Serena

Love conquers all.  The heart wants what the heart wants.  Both of these quotes could not be more true for this month’s blog.  Our super photogenic couple, Colin and Serena, got married on a perfect day on August 21st, 2020.  Yes we said it, 2020!  There were a few hiccups along the way but none the less they tied the knot in beautiful Iceland. 

Colin and Serena started their journey in Iceland traveling the whole country, taking in all of Iceland’s majestic scenery.  The couple spent three weeks in Iceland, celebrating their wedding day towards the end of their trip.  Their ideal way to see all Iceland has to offer was by “self-driving”.  They rented a SUV with a roof tent, which provided them the ability to travel at their own pace – no need to travel back and forth from hotels.  Even better, the luxury of not having to accommodate a large group of fellow tourists meant it was just the two of them.  How romantic!   

The couple decided on a laid back early evening ceremony, leaving the couple plenty of time to relax and enjoy their wedding day.  Luckily, the weather decided to honour their special day.  They were blessed with 18°C temperatures, no wind, and not a cloud in sight!  The best weather they had their whole trip! 

Serena and Colin started their day by enjoying breakfast together and basking in the memories of their courtship.  After lunch, a stylist came to do Serena´s hair and makeup in preparation for the ceremony.  Another benefit to arriving in Iceland early; with plenty of time before their wedding day, the couple was able to meet their Iceland Wedding celebrant a few times prior to their wedding day.  By the time of the ceremony, it felt as if they were being married by a good friend.  

The ceremony took place at the foot of one of Iceland´s most photographed mountain, neighboring a nearby waterfall.  After a heart felt, specially tailored speech the couple were finally married.   

They spent their last night ‘not married’ and their first night as newlyweds in a cozy, romantic cottage they had rented from Dís Cottages.  The cottage, with modern interior and comfort, complimented their wedded bliss.  Dís Cottages were built in 2017 and are surrounded by the Icelandic nature, including a view of Colin’s and Serena’s ceremony location!  How dreamy is that! 

Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons always recommends hiring a seasoned photographer who knows all about Iceland’s ever-changing weather conditions and scenery.  Our photographers pride themselves in scouting different locations in order to make your day as memorable as possible.   On Colin’s and Serena’s wedding day they visited different locations including a beach, a waterfall, glacier, famous sea formations, and beautify colored mountains. 

We would like to share a few words from Colin and Serena about Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons:

“We are really happy with Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons. We felt that we were in good hands from the beginning and your tips were valuable. 

You recommended us the best photographer we could have ever imagined to capture our big day. Christin even came to Iceland two days earlier than planned as the Icelandic government implemented new travel restrictions. 

 The pastor’s hospitality fulfilled the cliché 100%. We met him and his wife the day after our arrival and spent the whole evening together. They even kept our wedding gowns at their house so we were able to go camping without a wedding dress and a suit. He was the perfect celebrant for us.   

To sum up, our day was perfect. :)” 

Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons, would also like to give a big shout out to their photographer Christin; thank you for your dedication and for surpassing the happy couple’s expectations.  

Are you in complete awe of Colin and Serena’s Iceland Elopement?  Are you inspired to start planning your own Iceland wedding or elopement?  Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons is thrilled to help you start planning your own special day.  Contact Us and let’s get started! 

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