Amy and Ben reached out to us inquiring about an intimate black sand beach wedding in Iceland. Of course our team at Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons were happy to oblige. Who wouldn’t want to be married on one of Iceland’s famous landmarks.
The couple originally contacted us in the end of January 2023, in hopes to be wed on July 2nd of the same year. Giving us five months to plan their special day. Five months is plenty of time for an elopement. For a wedding with guests our team highly suggests more planning time.
Before the couple headed out for their special day Amy had her hair and makeup done at their hotel. The couple stayed at the super cool Green House Hotel, located in the town of Hveragerði. Once they were all set they drove off to their wedding ceremony location at the black sand beach.
Pagan wedding ceremony
Amy and Ben decided on a legally binding Pagan wedding ceremony. A Pagan wedding ceremony consists of the celebrant sanctifying the place and time of the wedding. During the ceremony an oath ring is used. The couple along with their celebrant all hold on to the oath ring with one hand while reciting their oaths to one another. After their personal oaths to one another the rings are exchanged. The ceremony is concluded with everyone drinking from a ram’s horn. The traditional drink inside the horn is usually an Icelandic beer, however you can really use whatever drink you prefer.
After their oaths
After Amy and Ben made their personal oaths to each other and sealed the deal with a kiss they proceeded to explore more of Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes. During their wedding day the couple saw and experienced black sand beaches, magnificent waterfalls, one of our numerous glaciers, cliffsides and basalt rock structures.
Imagine having a private picnic at a glacier? How romantic and cool is that?!
On top of having the most epic wedding day, Amy and Ben were blessed with the sighting of the Atlantic puffins. Up close and personal too. Now that has to be a sign of good luck! The best times to see puffins in Iceland is during the months of May and August. Pro tip: We highly suggest bringing a pair of binoculars with you on your trip to Iceland if you plan on coming during those months. The best way to see puffins is to be close to seaside cliffs.
Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons helped the couple plan the following:
- Marriage License Paperwork
- Wedding Ceremony Location
- Pagan Celebrant
- Wedding Photographer
- Hair and Makeup Artist
Has Amy and Ben’s black sand beach wedding inspired you to take the leap and get married in Iceland? Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons can help you plan anything from an elopement to big wedding with guests. Have an idea you want to see come to life? We would love to hear it and make it a reality! Contact Us and we can start planning your special day today!