Iceland Wedding Bouquet

A handful of your favorite flowers, a few sprigs of green, a velvet ribbon, and a dash of baby’s breath… Deciding on your Iceland wedding bouquet can be such a fun assignment, especially since there are loads of different ways to make your Iceland wedding bouquet more than just a bunch of flowers. In this blog we will provide you a bunch of insider tips and tricks on how to make your wedding bouquet one of a kind. Whether or not you plan on having real or faux flowers; we got you- petal to petal! Wanting to take your bouquet home? This blog will also advise you of different ways you can preserve your Iceland wedding bouquet.

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Are you planning on eloping in Iceland but still want to feel like you have your friends and family close? There are several ways to incorporate your loved ones into your Iceland wedding bouquet. Something as simple as adding the favorite flower of a loved one to your arrangement can make for a touching sentiment. Tying a ribbon around the stems in their favorite color or using the fabric from your grandmother’s vintage dress can make the bouquet even more special. Another popular option is to add a photo locket of your loved ones to hang around the bouquet ribbon. On Etsy you can find an endless number of custom lockets, some which you can request to have engraved, to further customize your personalized bouquet locket.

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Another fun option is to pick a color theme and ask your friends to help you make your perfect Iceland wedding bouquet. If having a bridal shower (or bachelorette party) you can request your friends to provide you the name of their favorite flowers and ask your Iceland Wedding florist to incorporate all those flowers into your Iceland wedding bouquet. If you plan on going with silk, or artificial flowers, your besties can provide you with a single faux flower from a store, like Michael’s or our favorite Afloral.com. Make a pitcher of margaritas, grab your pals, and make your own customized Iceland wedding bouquet- not only will it make them feel closer to you on your special day, the memory of your collaborative bouquet project will make you smile for years to come.

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Do you plan on carrying a fresh flower Iceland wedding bouquet arrangement? One thing you need to keep in mind: Iceland is an island in the Atlantic Ocean. In other words, your favorite flower may not be available or in season. We recommend getting in contact with an Iceland wedding florist in advance and discussing with them your wishes for your favorite flower. This allows the florist enough time to order the flowers, if they are not locally available. The florist can also provide you with options for a similar flower which is more readily available.

 

Another very important aspect which should be considered is; your flowers could bleed, causing your dress to stain. Often when high pigmented flowers get wet, they bleed. This also includes faux flowers such as silk, waxed and paper/wood. We highly recommend testing your flowers on a small patch of fabric before venturing out on your wedding day.

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Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons works with an Iceland Wedding Florist who not only knows all about the Icelandic weather (multiple seasons occurring in a matter of hours); but also knows how to make sure your flower bouquet will last throughout the entire day. She engineers each Iceland wedding bouquet with detailed precision. Many of our brides choose to use their Iceland wedding bouquet as a centerpiece at their reception and the arrangements are still flawless by the end of the night!

Which brings us to our next point. Why stop at just an Iceland Wedding bouquet when you could have our Iceland wedding florist style your whole reception and ceremony? Whether its pew bows with flowers, petite flower place settings, or two eucalyptus aisle runners at one of our breathtaking locations.  Our Iceland wedding florist and our Day of Planners often work hand in hand to insure that your ceremony/reception setup is flawless. – Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons is there for you. Image-1 (1)Image-1 (2)Image-1 (4)Image-1 (3)

And why should the bride be the one to have all the floral fun? Have the perfect boutonniere to match with your amazing Iceland wedding bouquet created as well. Our Iceland wedding florist is super creative and loves a challenge. Do you have an amazing idea? She would love to hear it!

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Just because you decided on a destination wedding doesn’t mean you can’t keep your Iceland wedding bouquet after you say your “I do’s”. There are plenty of different ways you can keep your flowers as a keep sake. The easiest way to travel back home with your flowers is by gently pressing them in a book. A beautiful way to display them is to hang them in a clear frame with your wedding date. Another super gorgeous idea is to collect only a few buds, dry them out and place them in a small box. Once you are back home you can use epoxy resin to create a stunning preservation. Dipping the flowers in wax is also a popular way to preserve flowers.

Do you have the perfect bouquet idea and you are ready to finally make it a reality? Has the above blog inspired you to take the leap to have an Iceland elopement or Iceland wedding with the perfect flower arrangements? Contact Us and we can start planning today!

Iceland Wedding Tips

Planning a wedding in another country can be quite stressful. Obtaining the proper license and gathering all the required paperwork are often a breeze compared to selecting a ceremonial location and reception venue in a place you have never been or seen.  That is why in this blog we will help put you at ease by providing you with some helpful tips to plan your Iceland wedding.

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Location

When selecting an Iceland wedding location for your ceremony there are a number of factors to consider:
  • landscape
  • guest count
  • travel distance
  • and accommodation availability.

Are you set on ice caves or waterfalls?  Do you need accommodations for your guests?  Is the plan to travel back to Reykjavík for the reception?

We suggest having an idea of the region of Iceland you would like to get married in.   This makes finding the right hotel stay for you and your guests much easier. Depending on your guest count we suggests doing this earlier rather than later. Many of the countryside hotels have limited vacancies, therefore; for a group larger than 10 we suggest booking a hotel no later than 6 months ahead. For a group over 30 we highly suggest booking around a year in advance. This enables you to have all of your guest stay at the same hotel.

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Photography

When deciding on a photographer we advise that you pick the best package suited for you. For example a lot of photographers have different options such as:

  • Just the ceremony
  • Ceremony + Wedding Shoot
  • Ceremony + Wedding Shoot + reception
  • Full day coverage
Even if on a budget, we highly recommend you allocate funds for photography.  In our experience couples on a budget tend to lower prioritize photography for their wedding day and greatly regret it later down the line while revisiting these memories. Being able to revisit your whole wedding day from all the excitement of getting ready, to the ceremony and tying the knot, and to your champagne toast at the reception.

If you truly want to capture the whole essence and bliss of the day we have a great local videographer team that comes highly recommended.

© 2018, Your Adventure Wedding

© 2018, Your Adventure Wedding

© 2018, Your Adventure Wedding

Wedding Dress

Choosing a Iceland wedding dress can take days, weeks and even months. However, when you finally find the perfect one, you just know! Even with that being said, we would like to give you some of our expertise on this subject. Iceland’s ever changing weather can be quite challenging, which is why it is important to defeat it with a few subtle twerks in attire.

Choose a wedding dress which allows you to wear thick tights or leggings is ideal. We also highly recommend a good pair of hiking boots (Pro wedding planning tip: Make sure to wear these shoes in before your Iceland Wedding to avoid sore feet and blisters).

Another important aspect in choosing your wedding dress is being cognitive of your choice in fabric. For instance, imagine wearing a silk dress, the wind is blowing every which way. This causes your dress to cling to your legs in a skinny jeans like manner.

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Have you been dreaming of marrying the love of your life in Iceland? Here you can read all about having a waterfall wedding. Here is some inspiration for a big wedding inside of a cave. Contact us today and we can give you a quote for your special day whether it be with guests or an intimate Iceland elopement.