Believe it or not, rain on your wedding day can be radiant and romantic! Especially if you find yourself getting married in Iceland like California natives, Gina and Terry. There is something really fun about battling the sideways rain one minute to dancing around in front of rainbows the next. In those moments, unforgettable memories are made and a sense of serious accomplishment rears in after.
<<Insert serious cheese alert>>
As someone once said, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” No joke folks, it rains in Iceland more often than not so if you are planning to have a wedding in Iceland you must embrace this simple fact and be excited to run around in it. Come along with us today as Gina and Terry show you exactly how to do that!
A sunrise start in mid September began this Iceland adventure wedding day!
After crossing a few rivers via super jeep and then on foot, Gina, Terry, and their intimate wedding party made their way to their ice cave wedding ceremony spot!
The funny thing about rain on your Iceland wedding day, is that most of my couples don’t seem to notice (or care) because they are so high on adrenaline and love!
They may have been soaked and shivering at times, but they got married in front of their gorgeous ice cave in Iceland! ….Note: Our teams always have your safety in mind so unless an ice cave is fully stable we cannot take you inside.
Gina and Terry held a traditional Asatru Ceremony in front of that ice cave in Iceland. It’s the closest thing to a Viking style wedding ceremony where you hold oath rings to say your vows and take your first drink as newlyweds out of a horn!
This ice cave was formed by snow that fell hundreds of years ago that has been traveling slowly down the glacier. Pretty neat, huh?
Rain or Shine, this place is pretty flipping EPIC to explore!
One of my favorite moments of the day… It had rained so hard during the ceremony that the water levels were out of control making our bridge we brought useless. Don’t worry, we always a “plan b” and “plan c” in our pocket! The bride and guests took “plan b” which was a piggyback ride through the river and the groom took “plan c” forging it on his own!
Sometimes we find it fun to breakup the Iceland wedding ceremony pieces. So we continued the awesome “drink from the horn” Asatru tradition at another location.
Lunchtime brought a stop at a mountain hut to dry off and warm up!
What I enjoyed the most about Gina and Terry during their Iceland wedding day was that they genuinely loved and laughed their way through the rain savoring every silly awesome second of it! #couplesgoals
Our secret caves often provide fantastic shelter from the rain during Iceland wedding days!
Woohoo!! A rain free moment and a rainbow!
But in Iceland they say… If you don’t like the weather, wait a few seconds, it’ll change! And change it did!
Rain is often challenging when it comes at you sideways, these two took it like seasoned champs and made it look GOOD!
Weddings and Waterfalls just go together on Iceland wedding days!
…and then sometimes you have to find your way to Mars to find some sunshine 😉
After an action packed adventure wedding day, Gina, Terry, and their fabulous guests found their way to Hotel Ranga for a delicious dinner!