We got back to the hotel and had enough time to freshen up before we sat for dinner. It had been an incredible but very long day and we were both completely exhausted.
Thankfully we were able to decorate the room the night before. We brought everything on the table from the pinecones to the tea lights in our suitcases. Amazingly nothing was broken and I think considering we could only bring what would fit into a suitcase and not break on a plane our table looked cute!
We were given the Welsh lovespoon as a gift so we placed it on the table as a reminder of home.
I love balloons and so bought lots of glitter balloons online and got them filled up by the hotel staff. Some of the balloons were absolutely huge so we had to fill them with air instead and suspend them from the ceiling.
The room looked out over the national park and Iceland’s familiar table top mountains.
In the months prior to our wedding I picked up little bits and pieces from Etsy which we took with us, including custom written name tags for everyone.
Our second wedding cake which was made to take on the plane survived, besides reading Naron and Amy it held up pretty well.
We cut the cake after our food so I was too stuffed to eat much of it. Our food was incredible but I was so shattered by the last course I was just about ready to fall asleep.
I took some of the balloons back to the room with us as they were too pretty to leave.
As it was the start of Summer the days were getting longer, with the sun only setting at 11:30. We ended the day by watching the amazing sunset from our hot tubs. I don’t think I’ve ever been as tired in my whole life but it was amazing to reflect on the day and realise that after a year of planning we had done it and were now married.
My wedding day was without a doubt the best day of my life so far. All the planning, stress and worry was worth it and in the end we did what was right for us, against all odds and it really was the right decision. If I had to give anyone any advice about their wedding, it would be to do what you and your partner want at every decision. As long as you’re doing what you want and not just going along with tradition or trying to keep everyone happy, your day will be everything you want it to be!