Iceland Elopements

Eloping in Iceland: A Dream for Adventurers

In July of 2023, I was honored to travel around southern Iceland to capture several elopements for couples. These adventure elopements are unique and definitely designed for the adventurer at heart! When choosing an adventure elopement, you have so much time to yourself and with your photographer. There are no rules! We were able to make stops along the way and photograph in multiple places with the same couple. We even added some outfit changes! Enjoy this sneak peek of this first elopement on Black Sand Beach in Vik, Iceland.

Adventure of a Lifetime

Are you dreaming of a unique and unforgettable wedding experience? Look no further than an adventure elopement in Iceland! This stunning country is the perfect backdrop for a breathtaking ceremony and intimate celebration. Whether you envision exchanging vows against a backdrop of majestic waterfalls, standing on a black sand beach, or exploring scenic mountains, Iceland has it all.

What exactly is an adventure elopement? It's a modern twist on a traditional wedding, where the focus shifts from a large, formal event to a more intimate and personal experience. Instead of a traditional venue, an adventure elopement typically takes place in a remote or picturesque location. It's an opportunity to create lasting memories in a stunning natural environment.

Couple on basalt pillars at Black Sand Beach in Vik, Iceland

Tips for Photographing on Black Sand Beach

If you are considering eloping at Black Sand Beach in Iceland, here are a few tips:

  • Elope in the summertime! Iceland has a unique climate. It is typically warmer and sunnier in the summer, so that's when it's most open to tourists. You'll have better road conditions and more sunlight!
  • The sun hardly sets in the summer, which gives you so many options for eloping without crowds of tourists! I recommend planning for your vows at midnight with the midnight sun or arriving to your location before 7 a.m. to have as much privacy and best lighting as possible.
  • Ladies, secure your veils! The beach can get windy as the day progresses. You may miss it in the early morning, but be prepared for wind gusts to come out of nowhere! Have a plan incase the wind kicks up. It may be in your best interest to have an updo for your hair as well.
  • Rent a car and drive around with your photographer! Have your photographer be your guide for the day so you have the freedom to pull over and stop wherever you find an amazing backdrop, which is almost everywhere in Iceland! Plus, by car is the best way to get around the Iceland.

Why You Should Elope in Iceland

Choosing Iceland as your elopement destination offers an array of possibilities. You can exchange your vows in front of the mesmerizing Skógafoss waterfall, with its powerful cascades providing a dramatic backdrop. Or imagine standing hand-in-hand on Reynisfjara beach (Black Sand Beach), known for its stunning black sand and stunning basalt columns. These unique and awe-inspiring locations will make your elopement truly exceptional.

One of the advantages of an adventure elopement in Iceland is the flexibility it offers. You can design your day exactly as you've always envisioned. Maybe you'd like to explore a breathtaking glacier together or hike through the stunning landscapes of the Thingvellir National Park. The possibilities are endless, and your photographer will capture every moment of your adventure.

Speaking of photography, having a professional photographer by your side is crucial. They will not only document your special day but also understand how to make the most of Iceland's natural beauty. Their expertise will ensure that your elopement photos are truly breathtaking and showcase the magic of your love in this stunning country

Planning an Iceland Elopement

If you're worried about the logistics of planning an elopement in a foreign country, fear not! Many photographers who specialize in adventure elopements offer comprehensive services. They can help you with everything from finding the perfect location to organizing transportation and even suggesting local vendors to make your day even more extraordinary.

An adventure elopement in Iceland is more than just a wedding ceremony; it's an experience of a lifetime. It's a chance to escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the extraordinary beauty of this remarkable country. So, if you're looking for a unique and meaningful way to celebrate your love, consider an Iceland elopement. It will be an adventure you'll cherish forever.

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