June Glacier Wedding Journey: Jessica + Justin

Discovering June in Iceland means your days may be filled with endless hours of daylight exploring the islands natural beauty and embarking on unique activities.  Could that mean exploring an Iceland summer ice cave?  Trying out the worlds first and only Glacier Zipline?  Short hikes or long?  Maybe even using the daylight to maximize the amount of locations you can visit in one day.  Truly, the options are endless!  But for Justin and Jessica, their trip of choice was planning a June glacier wedding adventure!  Come along with us to witness their journey with guests unfold…

Jessica + Justin

From a Red Wings hockey game first date in 2016 to falling deeper in love in a self-drive around Iceland these two more in common than not.  Therefore, after their relationship evolves with blending their pups together, road trips to hockey games and hiking.  Next in 2021, they were on a trip Kauai hiking Waimea Canyon which is the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.  It was there that Justin decided to propose cliffside.  A year later, they were ready to embark on planning their June glacier wedding adventure!

Wedding in Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Since Jessica and Justin had been to Iceland before, they wanted to hold their wedding in the highlands.  A place that is full of unpredictability and mystery.  Additionally, the town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur was the perfect waypoint for this exciting wedding expedition.

June 23rd 2023 begins a bit dark, foggy and stormy as the weather in Iceland can be even during summertime.  Our Iceland hair and makeup team, photographer and videography teams were all hard at work.  Before loading into the super jeeps, the group packed their go bags and welcome bags.  Then they loaded in to formally begin Jessica and Justin’s June glacier wedding!

June Glacier Wedding

No matter the time of year, heading up to an offbeat glacier outlet is a journey.  Which is perfect for the experience driven wedding Justin and Jessica desired.  After turning off the main road, the adventure elevated.  Guests had no idea where they were going but trusted it was somewhere epic since they’ve come to celebrate Justin and Jessica.

Upon arriving to the glaciers edge, our Iceland Wedding Planner team immediately went to work with ceremony setup.  One of the many things to know when planning a glacier wedding is about quick sand and how rivers max overflow in the rain.  But the good news is our team is always doubly prepared for anything and everything to ensure all runs smooth.

Once their ~20 guests settled into their seats and the couple took to the front in front of the glacier waterfall, fog rolled in.  Honestly, it made their June glacier wedding ceremony feel like we were on a completely different planet!  The pair exchanged rings and a kiss making them newlyweds!

Summer Iceland Ice Cave Discovery

Following the June glacier wedding ceremony, the newlyweds and a few of their more adventures guests hiked up to our private ice cave.  The wind and rain got a bit more extreme, but our team got the couple in and out safely.  Additionally, our Iceland wedding photographer crafted some incredible shots!  How epic is this Summer ice cave?!

Wild & Rainy Champagne Toast

Iceland at it’s finest is wild.  In fact, it’s within those moments you’ll likely get addicted to adventuring throughout our diverse landscapes.  Although the weather was unruly and one of those token, “everything I own is wet” kind of days they still enjoyed a beautiful champagne toast waterfall side.

The Calm After the Storm

As they descended from the Icelandic Highlands, the fog cleared, skies elevated, and the rain stopped.  One of those calm after the storm moments where the group was able to stop and enjoy the scenes with hot coffee and donuts.  What a lovely moment, truly!

Iceland Wedding Reception at Hotel Klaustur

Upon returning to the Hotel Klaustur the group had time to rest and refresh.  Next, they reconvened to enjoy a private dinner together as a group.  Our fabulous stylist Tinna who made the couples wedding flowers, crafted a very earthy yet elegant Iceland wedding dinner setup.

The newlyweds kransakaka was decorated with orchids in honor of Jessica’s mother.  Dinner was several courses and the night ended with the tradition that comes along with the Iceland wedding cake!  Soo freaking fun and memorable!

If you are inspired so far by Jessica and Justin’s June glacier wedding journey, then make sure you checkout their Iceland Wedding Video below!  …and if you’re ready to begin planning your own exciting experience driven wedding contact us!

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