Alivia and Zach wanted to do something a little different than a traditional wedding for their special day. Both of them have traveled to Iceland several times, making it the perfect place for their intimate Iceland elopement. They exchanged vows in a deserted area surrounded by mountain tops. With only their immediate family being present, it made for a special weekend. Upon arrival we trekked to the beautiful Blue Lagoon hot spring to destress, drink juices, and get ready for the exciting weekend ahead.
As most of you know, I thrive when shooting intimate weddings. There is something so special about having your closest family around to witness one of the most exhilarating days of your life. When Alivia and Zach asked me to join them for their Iceland elopement back in January I was beyond excited. Iceland had been on my bucket list for a while! I was thrilled to photograph such a cool couple in a gorgeous place.
The following day we woke up early and began our day by visiting a few waterfalls. The falls here are next level! We also hiked to the abandoned airplane and relaxing in the hot tub at our favorite place, Midgard Adventure.
Alivia and Zach’s wedding day started slow with breakfast and getting ready in separate rooms with family and friends all around. They began the big day with a first look before we hopped in a giant Expedition to go to the ceremony site. After a long, bumpy ride we finally made it to a deserted place with a tiny little building in the middle of nowhere. Snow top mountains surrounded us as the clouds passed over frequently. We began the ceremony and they made it official by sharing their vows and exchanging of rings.
We then ventured off to a few more special places that our incredible tour guide showed us; including waterfalls, wild horses and the infamous black sand beaches. Iceland is such a uniquely gorgeous spot and makes capturing such photographic people a breeze.
I cannot wait to visit Iceland again in the future and explore more of this amazing country. I am forever grateful to have photographed my first destination wedding in such an amazing place with even more incredible people. Cheers to Alivia and Zach!
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