On the blog today we feature an elopement wedding in Iceland captured by Chic Photo by Jacqui Paterson.
Danielle & Muniandy got in touch with me about 3 weeks before their wedding so we had a lot of planning to do as it was a destination wedding. We kept in touch regularly and bounced ideas of each other about where they wanted to go. I met them the evening before the ceremony in Iceland to go over the final details. They were both very sweet and open to any ideas and suggestions.
Quote from the couple – “Me and my husband met just over 10 years ago after chatting online, which I think was a little less of a popular way of meeting a match than what it is now! Regardless of how we met we are still going and stronger than ever as we got to the 10 year mark. We had been content in how our relationship was for so many years, but last year we thought about binding our relationship by marriage (‘finally!’ as many family and friends have said!). “
A little bit about the day and how it went
They got married on a sunny (but cold) November afternoon at the famous Skogafoss Waterfall in the South of Iceland. There wasn’t a lot of tourists around so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Danielle & Muniandy did a great job at withstanding the cold. In total there was only the couple, the registrar and myself for the ceremony. Afterwards we headed to Dyrhólaey, an amazing black sand beach perfect for photos and then up to Dyrhólaey lighthouse on the cliffs to capture the breathtaking views. With just the 3 of us and no time schedule to keep to we could take our time with the photos which is always such a rush on an actual wedding day.
From couple – “We love to travel together and explore the world and so when thinking about marriage we both knew we wanted to get married somewhere unique and to combine it with our love of travelling. We’d wanted to go to Iceland for awhile, mainly hoping to see the northern lights! So we thought maybe we could combine the two. After just a few months of research and planning, it was booked! Our lovely photographer was to be our only guest!
The day was better than we could’ve imagined; a simple wedding ceremony to celebrate our love, yet set in an indescribably beautiful country. As a bonus we saw the northern lights for the first time on our wedding night!
I give so much credit to our wonderful photographer for travelling around with us to take photos in the most scenic places. I still look at our photos in awe.”
How would you describe your photography style?
I like to keep things natural as possible, maybe getting you to share a joke with each other. Its all about having fun and capturing you when your most relaxed with each other.
What did you love about the day?
The simplicity of it all and the amazing Icelandic landscape that we had to work with. We couldn’t of asked for a better day.
What advice would you give to couples planning their wedding day?
Quote from couple – “Advice to anyone thinking about getting married abroad, I’d simply say go with your heart. We did and we have no regrets. Whether you choose to celebrate your love as just the two of you or together with family and friends, getting married abroad, in such a unique country, was very special.”