Heather + Mike
Iceland is undeniably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Within a short drive, you can see black sand beaches, lava fields, volcanoes, waterfalls, fields of purple lupines, Icelandic horses, and the most picturesque churches you can imagine. Heather and Mike have traveled the world together, but they chose to return to Iceland for their wedding. Something about the country has a way of drawing people back to it and it always has new places to explore.
As we worked with Heather and Mike to plan their elopement, we made a list of things we wanted to see together. The list grew and grew. Until finally, we realized that this couldn't all fit into one day. So we planned a four-day elopement adventure and we wouldn't have had it any other way! We drove a total of about 1,415 km (880 miles) across Iceland.
We spent two days on Iceland's Snæfellsnes Peninsula. There, they got married at the Black Church in Budir. Their ceremony was officiated in a mix of both English and Icelandic. The priest was incredible to work with. He not only helped them coordinate their legal marriage, but also wrote the perfect ceremony for them, which included some great advice as well as a few jokes.
We drove around the entire peninsula, stopping at a lighthouse, some towering cliffs and the most beautiful lupine field we've ever seen (which was home to one of the grumpiest birds we've ever met). The following day we drove down to the South of Iceland and stayed in a cabin in the middle of nowhere. We then drove down the South Coast and made a few stops along the way.
We feel so fortunate that Heather and Mike invited us to join them on this adventure. We will never forget the laughs, the sunny days, late nights, and early mornings. But mostly, we're so thankful for their friendship.