Moody And Romantic Iceland Seaside Elopement

Moody And Romantic Iceland Seaside Elopement

Moody And Romantic Iceland Seaside Elopement

Since the pandemic hit, more couples are opting to travel the world for a once-in-a-lifetime elopement in a faraway destination. After falling in love with the idea of tying the knot in the land of fire and ice, Ariel and Vic tied the knot in an intimate Iceland seaside elopement. Oh, and did we mention they flew over 18 hours from Hong Kong to get there?!

Their special day was complete with a ceremony with waterfall views–a location that they picked the day of the wedding–zoom calls with family members, and moody portraits taken by Junebug photographer Sunday & White on the foggy coastline. So if you’re considering ditching the idea of a big wedding idea and eloping in your dream city or country, you’re going to want to see this. Just have those passports ready because you’re going to want to book those flights.

The Couple:

Ariel and Vic

The Wedding:

Kvernufoss, Vik, Iceland

A Memorable Drive On The Morning Of The Iceland Seaside Elopement

The most memorable part of the day was driving two hours back and forth from our hotel to the District Commissioners Office to submit the hard copies of our marriage documents. This happened on the morning of our wedding! It was an extremely tight schedule, and my partner and I were rushing a lot during the few hours before our ceremony. Strangely enough, it was also very exciting, and I am so glad that I had her by my side and we managed this together. We also only decided on the location of the ceremony a few hours beforehand. My partner and I drove there in the morning to scope out the location as we had never visited it before. And when we saw it, we just knew this was the place. That was a very special moment for us.

Tying The Knot During A Pandemic

Getting married during COVID is a truly challenging but also very memorable time. We tried to prepare as much as we could but also embraced the idea of the process being quite unpredictable. There was constantly an element of “winging it,” especially during the pandemic, in addition to Iceland being well known for having very unpredictable weather. We only decided on our wedding location on the day of our wedding!

Exploring Iceland After A Long Trip

I am so proud that my partner and I managed to plan our trip and get married during the pandemic. We flew all the way from Hong Kong to Iceland, which is a country neither of us had visited before. We got married in front of a waterfall, then went on our honeymoon touring the rest of Iceland for two weeks. It was short but sweet, and we had some hiccups along the way, but at the end of the day, it’s being able to overcome the little obstacles that make the whole process so memorable.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Sunday & White


Congratulations Ariel and Vic, on their Iceland seaside elopement! We’re so thankful that Junebug photographer Sunday & White was there to capture the intimate moments of their special day. See more of their work in our collection of wedding professionals from around the world.



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Brigi and Bianka’s Dramatic Icelandic Seaside Elopement *

Brigi and Bianka’s Dramatic Icelandic Seaside Elopement *

Iceland is known for its dramatic cliff sides and towering waterfalls, so it’s no surprise that Brigi and Bianka chose it for their seaside elopement when their original plans were canceled. From handwritten vows in front of Kvernufoss Waterfall to portraits around Dyrhólaey Lighthouse, these two stunning brides let Iceland’s natural beauty serve as their wedding day decor.

The portraits beautifully captured by Styrmir Kári & Heiðdís Photography are sure to transport you to a magical land far, far away–and what more could you ask for in an elopement? So keep scrolling and get those wedding boards ready because this one is sure to inspire you to plan your own destination “I do’s.”

The Couple:

Brigi and Bianca

The Wedding:


An Epic Backdrop At The Icelandic Seaside Elopement

The vibes in Iceland are otherworldly. We were in awe of this feeling of freedom and harmony everywhere in nature. We wanted to feel comfortable, so we chose a simple jumper-skirt combo and let the scenery be the focus. It was all very intimate, and we were on our own for most of the places we visited, which was really nice. 

Dealing With COVID Wedding Planning Stress

The atmosphere before the wedding was stressful. We had to cancel our wedding in Spain because of COVID, so we decided to elope. But everything was uncertain until the last minute. Our flights were canceled three times–the last being the day before our departure. But once we arrived in Iceland, we forgot about all of that. Eloping was the best decision for us because, in retrospect, we avoided a lot of wedding drama–especially because not all of our family is accepting of same-sex marriage.

Why The Couple Recommends Eloping

It’s so nice to share your moment with the one who truly matters. Don’t spend a fortune on one day. Instead, have a two-week honeymoon in a place where you can really soak up the beauty and the feeling of this new journey beginning together. Having it be just the two of you gives you plenty of freedom and reduces stress immensely.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Styrmir Kári & Heiðdís Photography
Venue – Kvernufoss Waterfall
Rings – 77diamond


Congratulations again to Brigi and Bianka on their Icelandic seaside elopement! And big thank you to Styrmir Kári & Heiðdís Photography for sharing their special day with us. To get started planning your own magical elopement, check out this elopement planning checklist!


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