Everything about this Tuesday in August was a whirlwind. Stefan and Steffi emailed me for the first time about two months before the day we all arrived at Keflavik Airport for their Iceland elopement - we scrambled to find flights and verify details and then, there we were, two months later meeting in downtown Reykjavik.
In their initial email, Steffi and Stefan talked about making the trek from Hamburg (their home) to Iceland to secretly elope before returning home and throwing a party to surprise all of their family and friends. They attached this smiling bathroom selfie of themselves and when I saw their kindness I knew right away I wanted to be part of their Iceland elopement.
We met the day before the planned elopement to drive around Thingvellir National Park to scout locations for their Iceland wedding ceremony and to spend time getting to know one another. I can really say these two are some of the kindest people I've met in my travels. The day of their wedding was bright, with clouds swooping in every half hour until the sun was replaced with rain. After getting the marriage license signed in Selfoss, we made our way to the lakeshore in Thingvellir where Steffi and Stefan said their vows in German. It was such a beautiful thing to be a part of - just the two of them, lost in each other's promises as their officiant declared them husband and wife.
We spent the rest of the day driving around Iceland, taking photos, drinking coffee and avoiding the rain by eating sandwiches in their car. The rest of the photos I hope speak for themselves - Iceland's green mountains and rugged terrain never disappoints.
I posted a short novel of a post on Instagram that night expressing my gratitude of being invited into something so intimate and so meaningful as their wedding day in Iceland.
S&S, I can't thank you enough for allowing me to be part of your elopement. It really means the world - you've given me a beautiful gift.
Would love to visit you in Hamburg next year! Until then, my friends.
Want to see more Iceland wedding inspiration? Take a look at this winter wedding I photographed last December - Christian and Teddy's intimate wedding in Iceland is one for the books!