These photos are nothing short of magical, and this breathtaking destination wedding might just be one of my all-time favorites we’ve featured here on the blog. Maja and Patrick chose to get married in Iceland because, as they said, “We fell in love with Iceland for its romantic melancholy scenery – and its neutrality: with our families being spread all over the world (in China, Germany and the UK) it was impossible to include everybody, so a private wedding followed by nearby receptions seemed the fairest way. Plus, this way we got to follow the wedding with the honeymoon right away! Iceland turned out to be the perfect destination – so much more breathtaking in person, every turn of the road brought us to new, spectacular views.” In fact they were so enamored they drove 800km over the two wedding days ever in search of new vistas, beautifully captured by M&J Studios.
From the Photographer:
First thing that comes up in my mind when thinking about Maja and Patrick is they were just so brave! Iceland is a magical natural wonder out of this world; it can take your breath away in every corner but will test you as well. We agreed right away in case it was rainy and too windy we would keep the second day as a back-up. The wedding day was so fiercely windy, like nothing I have felt before and when looking back to those photos I truly think Maja and Patrick are one of the bravest couples I’ve ever had. We really fought with the weather, my lenses were constantly full of black sand and it was hard to move on the beach. But, it was so rewarding to see the happiest faces when we ended up on the iceberg fields so called “ice lagoon” at the end of our first day.
We drove more than 800km in two days in the southern part of Iceland. Around every corner the veil of dreams was lifted and we thought this is the mother and core beauty of all. Raw, clean, pure, you feel so small in it that it must be one of the most magical places to get married on Earth. Mostly we were just improvising, exploring new places I’ve been before, not in a hurry, just enjoying it all despite the weather. Memorable days to remember forever and I’m so happy that I was able to be with Maja and Patrick.
Photography: M&J Studios / Venue: Private venue in Harjumaa / Dress: Rami Kadi / Florist: Breiðholtsblóm / Shoes: Vivienne Westwood x Melissa / Vintage Coat: from Bride’s Mother in Law / Groom: Hugo Boss + shoes from Ted Baker