Heartwarming Inclement Elopement in Reykjavík, Iceland | Lindsay & Simon
When a bride and groom hail from different countries and their families are spread across multiple continents, deciding where to say “I do” can present quite the predicament. This couple elected to forgo both of their homelands and instead escaped to Iceland for a true elopement adventure! Simon and Lindsay worked with Pink Iceland to coordinate their special day and relied upon photographer Dee van der Merwe to capture every moment.
“The morning of their wedding, Reykjavík had a light snowfall… but by the time we arrived at the ceremony location, a light rain had set in,” Dee recalls. “I knew that Iceland would be freezing, but I didn’t anticipate a rainy day. Every photographer hopes for [a] romantic afternoon golden hour, but this was not the case.” The bride had not packed a coat for the day, hopeful that a childhood spent in the coldest areas of the United States would adequately prepare her for Iceland’s climate. “…the poor girl just about froze to death at the ceremony,” Dee says. “The rain seemed to make the temperature even colder than it was [which was] -6º Celsius. Eventually our coordinator for the day gave Lindsay a massive jacket to wear… Preparation is key! Being armed with the right equipment for any adventure makes the adventure run smoothly.” The remainder of the ceremony unfolded without a hitch, and Dee remarks, “There were so many tears during the ceremony, it was beautiful to witness.”
Before returning to Reykjavík, the newlyweds created memories against some of the most awe-inspiring backdrops. They took full advantage of Iceland’s diverse landscapes and dodged the crowds to obtain truly mesmerizing images. “Even through rain and subzero temperatures in the snow, the wedding, scenery, and photos were everything we’d dreamed!” Lindsay says.
Photography by Deezigner Images