So I arrive home today from my honeymoon and am still pretty much on cloud nine after the wedding. I’m not sure how to return to normal life where I don’t get to wear my dress, where I don’t get to eat narwhal cake for breakfast and where rainbows don’t just appear behind me in photos … But I figured checking in with my little blog would be a good distraction.
As promised I’ve picked a few photos -which wasn’t easy as I love them all- to share.
We arrived in Iceland a few days prior, joined by our close family. The weather when we landed was very windy and wet, which didn’t really phase A & I as we’re quite familiar with the Icelandic weather and how quickly it can change, but I think some of our family were a bit baffled as to how we could be expecting to get married there anytime soon.
I didn’t have expectations really, we knew it was likely we would have an overcast day at best, but after a year of planning and lots of ups and downs, I was just excited to finally have our big day within reach. Amazingly, on the day we awoke to a completely clear blue sky with the sun beaming down and not so much as a gust of wind.
We got married at Sólheimajökull glacier, a special place to us which made for a breathtaking backdrop. I was so nervous walking ‘down the aisle’ -my aisle was a 15 minute hike along a gravel track- but when I stood in the fork created by the glacier all I could hear was the gentle dripping sound of the glacier melting in the Summer, which was so calming. Based on conversations with Icelanders, I think we may be the only people to have got married there, although I guess we’ll never really know. Sólheimajökull is sadly retreating at a rapid rate so it’s likely we’ll be the only people to get married in that exact spot. We were very careful to leave nothing behind and take only memories.
The ceremony was everything I could have ever dreamed of and something I’ll never forget. It was extremely personal and very ‘us’… It couldn’t have been better. We swapped out traditional wedding cars for a superjeep and stopped off at two of the famous South Coast waterfalls -Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss- on the way home where to my amazement, rainbows appeared behind us at both. We finished off our day with a meal in the stunning hotel we stayed at, which was based in the middle of the Þingvellir national park and then watched the Midnight sun go down from a hot tub.
It really was the perfect day for us, I couldn’t have dreamed it would be as amazing or feel as emotional and intense as it did. Whilst I won’t miss wedding planning, I’ll be remembering our wedding fondly forever.