“We love because it’s the only true adventure.” — Nikki Giovanni
Combining adventure and love has been our mantra for the past 10 years and being able to plan and photograph weddings in Iceland is pretty much the essence of that mission. Couples come to Iceland Wedding Planner in search of a full out adventure wedding day in Iceland, whether it be a 8 hour or 16 hour wedding day, it is always epic and unforgettable. Tara and Landon powered through a crazy awesome 14 hour wedding day that was larger than life under the midnight sun, so to say they were daring would clearly be an understatement! I mean come on, who can say they got married on top of a glacier on the southern rim of a volcano in Iceland? I bet you can’t. 😉 I know for sure, I can’t!
Remember to go back to our previous posts within this fabulous wedding feature to relish in their entire adventure from the beginning to the end:
- Iceland Pre Wedding Session (Engagement session at Thingvellir National Park)
- Iceland Glacier Wedding
- Iceland Black Sand Beach Wedding Photos
- Iceland Crashed Airplane Wedding Photos
One of the really amazing things about Iceland is that LITERALLY every few minutes you find some incredible view or natural wonder that will make you pause in your steps. Skogafoss Waterfall was on our way to Tara and Landon’s Iceland wedding reception dinner. So we popped out of the 4×4 for Iceland waterfall wedding portraits! Then we were onto our final stop on Tara and Landon’s adventurous wedding day… the famed restaurant at Hotel Rangá for a delicious 5 course Iceland wedding meal.
We (the Iceland Wedding Planners) styled a gorgeous table-scape for the bride and grooms sweetheart table, chockfull of organic details. The table was set with a keepsake Icelandic wool blanket as their tablecloth that strategically had the bride and grooms wedding colors (yellow and red) in it. Totally ironic though that the blanket had a similar styling to the renowned Canadian Hudson’s Bay blanket (which the bride had always yearned for)! <Insert happy dance>
A few other items we will call your attention to are the earthy matters incorporated… You remember from our previous posts right that the bride and groom are both GeoScientists, right? So it was important to us to ensure we incorporated awesome elements that they could not only relate to, but also be awed by! The napkin rings were made from lava rocks, the place card holders were basalt rocks, the table centerpiece was handmade and in the shape of Iceland which also had the bride and grooms names in the center. Another fabulous handmade item that turned out to be the “icing on the cake” were their chair signs which were handmade from a vintage atlas (the bride and groom love old maps). Remember, just because you’re eloping in Iceland, doesn’t mean you should skimp out on having absolutely stunning details for your intimate Iceland wedding reception!
Hotel Ranga is a favorite of ours when it comes to Iceland wedding reception dining… The amazing view over the Ranga River and Mount Hekla is memorable. Plus, their food is always elegant, flavorful, and consistent, but somehow manages to exceed our expectations each time we dine there! Tara and Landon’s 5 course wedding meal at Hotel Ranga consisted of the following:
Course 1: Reindeer Carpaccio with Rucola Salad and Truffle Oil
Course 2: Forest Mushroom Soup / Vegetarian Soup
Course 3: Scallops, Citrus Salsa and Shellfish Foam
Course 4: Lamb with Potatoes in Red Wine Sauce / River Ranga Salmon with Sweet Potatoes
Course 5: Skyr Cake with Berry Sorbet
All of these lovely little details came together and Tara and Landon shared an unforgettable adventurous day, as yo will see below!
To Our Dearest Tara & Landon,
Um guys, wow. THAT was one freaking adventure for the record books! Thank you for choosing us to not only plan your EPIC Iceland wedding journey, but also having us photograph it! We had so much fun getting to you both over the last year and planning a really unforgettable day of surprises =) Cannot wait to see you both again soon!
Hugs and Smiles, Ann & Beth
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