Same Sex Female Unconventional Wedding Iceland
We got married in Iceland on 1 June. We initially had upset family members and a big reveal to my dad who was clueless [read in denial] that I had been in a relationship with a woman for over 9 years, even now he doesn't understand why we felt the need to marry!
That aside, the day was as unconventional as it got. We had hired a motorhome that we were driving around Iceland in and the day of the wedding involved us getting our hair done at a local salon, driving (with the photographer we had flown out from the UK in the back) in our jeans, fleece and hiking boots with immaculate hair, makeup and veil/headpiece to our first stop in Vic. We changed in the motorhome (the photographer had left the van at this point!) and headed down the beach, we headed to nearby cliffs and basalt columns. It would be around 3pm at this point. We got quite a bit of attention and the black sand and crashing waves made for some epic pictures.
We stopped at numerous sights, now driving in wedding dresses with a Lonely Planet in our hands, stopping at the huge Skoggafoss waterfall and a small cafe for a panini. We then headed back to our little cabin at Hella for a refresh before our 9pm ceremony at a small undiscovered waterfall. The ceremony was a Humanist one and the wording of this was beautiful. It captured our sense of adventure and was based on trust, live and friendship.
After the ceremony we headed to the most beautiful roads in Iceland surrounded by fields of purple and blue lupins with snow capped volcanos in the background. Did I mention more waterfalls? It was midnight sun in Iceland so we had nr 23 hrs of daylight so photos were still being taken at turned midnight and we were at one point hiking behind a waterfall!
We returned to our little Airbnb cabin late at night, or early in the morning to find the lady we rented it off has left us prosecco, roses and Icelandic chocolates. We were married, it was just the two of us and it was pretty darn perfect!!!!
I'll put some pictures on once I figure out how to do it!