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Intimate Icelandic Elopement: Sophia & James

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There’s something so incredibly romantic about eloping. Running off, declaring your undying forever love and completely forgoing tradition to do something just for the two of you. Well, as soon as I laid eyes on Sophia & James’ wedding, posted in a private photographer’s group that I’m a member of with the caption “I wish I shot this wedding. I think this is just so beautiful. In fact it’s probably one of the most stunning weddings I’ve seen in a while…” I just knew I had to feature it. Thankfully wedding photographers Nordica Photography had the same idea because as soon as I asked for it they said they were literally about to submit it! Oh when the heavens collide…

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Wedding bloggers love a quirky detail. We love to showcase new, creative, inventive and unique wedding styling ideas… but sometimes, even more than that, I just really love to share weddings like this. It’s simple, it’s raw, it’s unapologetically honest. It’s real love and real life… The picturesque Icelandic landscapes undoubtedly make these images sing, but really, when you’ve got a backdrop like this at your disposal what more could you possibly want?

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Icelandic Elopement: Dean & Lindsay

With all the detail and theme obsessions that come with the wedding blogging territory,  sometimes it’s just really awesome to get a super simple and fuss-free wedding in my inbox. So when Dean & Lindsay’s Icelandic elopement was sent my way, I couldn’t wait to feature it. I’ve said it before and undoubtedly I’ll say it again, but honestly, this is what it’s all about people –  two people in love saying “I will love you forever”.

Spending just $1200, Dean & Lindsay flew to Iceland from the US and were married at Solfar (Sun Voyager) a sculpture located by Sæbraut, by the sea in the centre of Reykjavík.

“We knew we didn’t want the traditional wedding but wanted it to be very special”, explained Lindsay. “We had already planned the trip to Iceland for the Airwaves music festival and were having very pragmatic conversations about getting married. I half-jokingly suggested that we should elope while in Iceland, and the idea grew legs very quickly. In the two months remaining before the adventure we found an amazing photographer, wrote our vows, found a dress and the perfect handmade jewelry & accessories, and suddenly the plans were in place to elope while in Iceland. We only told a few friends and managed to keep the secret until after we exchanged vows. Getting married as part of a wonderful trip to a beautiful island for a music festival was completely awesome.”

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