A fresh white blanket of snow and gorgeous highlands in the distance—Simon and Amy couldn’t think of a more picturesque winter wedding backdrop in their favorite location, Iceland. From the snow-covered landscape and gushing waterfalls, to the misty caves and black sand beach—it’s safe to say that it was a picture-perfect snowy micro wedding shared with their closest loved ones.
The couple and their families braved the cold stormy weather and made it to their ceremony in Búðakirkja—a beautiful little black church alone among a field of lava rock. Iceland is well known for its unpredictable weather but even a blizzard and heavy fog couldn’t stop them from getting married!
It was an unreal and magical experience for all and definitely made for some truly epic photographs. If you’re dreaming of a winter wonderland wedding, then these breathtaking images captured by Junebug member Iskra Photography will surely enchant you.
Amy and Simon
Their Iceland Destination Wedding Was Also A Family Vacation
We wanted the wedding to be about everyone and what better way than to make a holiday out of it. Although the official ceremony was one day, we had a week full of exploring and sightseeing all over Iceland—we even saw the aurora one night from our guesthouse. It ended up being perfect as both sets of parents and Simon’s Gran traveled from Australia and our friends from Sweden and Lithuania came to join us. It was actually in Iceland where our parents met for the first time too, four days before the wedding. Everyone got on so well and we still all talk about our holiday in Iceland.
A Destination Wedding In Iceland Was The Perfect Fit For Them
We were true to ourselves and what we wanted. So many people asked us why we were getting married in Iceland, but to us it made sense. It would have been a lot easier to get married in Australia, but we are so glad we went through with our adventure wedding.
Hiring A Local Planner To Assist With Legal Requirements
If you are getting married abroad seek out a wedding planner to assist you with all the official paperwork. I have friends who have got married overseas but it wasn’t official, they still had to go to the registry office back home. Make it official and seek assistance of a local planner in processing all the paperwork and meeting all the requirements.
The Right Photographer Was Key For Their Snowy Micro Wedding
Selecting photographers was most important. We knew all our family and friends couldn’t be there so we wanted to have photos to share with them. Having traveled to Iceland before, we knew how harsh the conditions were and that there were unique locations, you just needed to know where they were. It was important that our photographers knew how to work in those conditions.
Working With Junebug Members Iskra Photography Was A Dream
We really liked all of Jane and Tony’s work—we especially were drawn to how natural all their photos were. We wanted our wedding photos to be moments captured throughout the day not staged and posed photos. Jane and Tony were so kind and caring. They were incredibly brave in the weather too. We invited them to our wedding dinner as guests and to stay with us and our families. It was a wonderful time to get to know them. We still keep in contact and our families still talk about them.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Iskra Photography
Event Planning – Pink Iceland
Ceremony Venue – Búðakirkja
Reception Venue – Kiðafell Guesthouse
Floral Design – Floral Favorites
White Wedding Dress – Alex Perry
Bridal Fur Cape – Mode and Affaire Bride
Groom’s Apparel – Twisted Tailor
Congratulations to Simon and Amy on their jaw-dropping snowy micro wedding! And a special shoutout to Junebug member Iskra Photography for capturing all the epic moments that made this beautiful micro-wedding one for the books. To see more of their work, check out their profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world.
If this wedding gets you in your feels, a destination wedding might just be for you. If you’re planning a getaway adventure like Simon and Amy, check out our planning and budget guides for practical tips that’ll help you confidently plan the destination wedding of a lifetime!