Iceland makes an incredible place to get married. It’s gorgeous locations, friendly people and competitive prices make it the perfect place to plan an epic wedding or a post wedding shoot.
Whether you are getting married in Iceland or planning a honeymoon adventure trip there, we have teamed up with Kaja Balejko, a local Iceland wedding photographer, to bring you this short guide to your epic wedding shoot in Iceland.
Getting married in Iceland
A wedding in Iceland can be a very special experience. The Icelandic landscape and weather can add a new dimension to your wedding. It will certainly be different from any other wedding you have or will ever attend. As with any other destination, planning is key.
Iceland is an amazing country with many beautiful locations to choose from. You can get married anywhere from remote mountain sides and waterfalls to gorgeous coastlines. All of these places will provide you with some truly breathtaking photos for your wedding album.
Wedding venues in Iceland
The first thing you have to consider is that there are places here that are gorgeous! Iceland is a country full of beautiful locations for your ceremony. Reykjavik is a popular wedding destination boasting plenty of amazing wedding venues to choose from. Outside the capital of Iceland, there are plenty of outdoor and indoor spaces for your ceremony including the legendary Black Church at Budir.
Book your photographer
There are many photographers in Iceland that specialise in wedding photography. These professionals use their experience to document the day with creativity and imagination. This will ensure that your memories are preserved forever.
When you’re planning a destination wedding, it’s important to have solid recommendations for your photographer. Ideally you should go for someone local that knows the area well. There are a lot of things that can go wrong on the big day, and your photographer should be able to handle most of them. You’ll need someone who gives you the freedom to take charge of the day, but isn’t afraid to step in if things start going awry. An experienced and local photographer can be your good advisor.
Due to its remoteness, Iceland is still very much a raw and untamed place with endless opportunities for adventure. If you’re looking for an adventurous wedding day, then this is the perfect place to tie the knot.
What should I wear for an Icelandic wedding?
As the weather in Iceland is quite unpredictable, you’ll want to bring some layers of clothing. You simply never know what the weather is going to be like.
You may want to bring a jacket, hat, coat and waterproof shoes or boots if you are attending the ceremony outside or going for an adventure photo shoot around the island. The average temperature during the summer months is about 54 F (12 C) while the winter months dip down to an average of around 33-35 F (1-2 C).
Popular package tours
If you’re planning on getting hitched away from Reykjavík then you should check out the regional guides for ideas and suggestions on where else to tie the knot. Touring Iceland as part of an organised tour can be cost effective but in case of longer trips you would need to tie your plans with your photographer. Alternatively hiring a car would be a good way of travelling around the island.
This magical island has a lot to offer to those looking for gorgeous wedding photography locations. Iceland is home to some of the world’s most unique natural wonders that will leave any bride and groom speechless.