5 Steps To Start Planning Your Iceland Adventure Wedding

5 Steps To Start Planning Your Iceland Adventure Wedding


Find An Experienced Iceland Elopement Photographer or Filmmaker That You Connect With


This is why picking a photographer first is a big help! They can also help you pick a date that works for both of you & then also pitch some locations!


+ How Do We Figure Out How Much Time We Need?

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Start To Create Your Elopement Day Timeline

+ Creating a timeline is a great way for you to visualize where your time will be going on your elopement day. Just know that you don't have to follow it exactly, & encouraged to take the day as it naturally flows to you!

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+ Timelines also give you a better idea of what time the lighting will be best when it the sun rises & sets, gets too bright & too dark. Overall, it allows us to better plan for the day!

+ Don't know where to start with your timeline? Just ask your photographer! On elopement days we are generally the person guiding you through the day so you don't have to worry about a thing!

+ Start to add up your time by looking into how long your hikes or ride between locations might be, look into how long your activities for the day might take. It might make sense to split them into different days!

+ While some couples might default back to what a traditional wedding day might look like, take the opportunity to make it your own!


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This is also a great time to go ahead and book any other misc items such as travel, lodging, car rentals, marriage license pickup date, etc. During this time, it's also suggested to book anything else you might be doing such as lift tickets, 4×4 rentals, etc.


Let's talk about it! Generally, consult that cool photographer you just hired first as they know the flow of photos & what you're planning. Your coverage needs will generally be based off what is most important to you (think first look, vows, evening session where the light is incredible, etc.). Also, with elopements, if you're hiking to a location or need extra time to 4×4 there, your elopement photographer will be able to point you in the right direction and make sure that your time is well spent and that you have adequate coverage.

"Your Elopement Shouldn't Be Rushed & Your Story Deserves To Be Told In It's Entirety, Distraction Free."

In short, you don't feel rushed. You'll live out your day on your own terms and there won't be a time limit to put a cap on your day. In the end, you'll receive a beautiful gallery & film with no stone left unturned.

+ The Benefits Of Full & Multi-Day Elopement Photography & Film Coverage

While it might seem daunting to spend the entire day with a photographer & filmmaker, it actually helps in the end. Instead of an awkward three hour session where we really just take photos and leave, it will be become more laid back as the day goes on and you really feel comfortable. This is also why multi-day options are really great, as when you wake up on the second day, you'll just be going to meet a friend who just happens to be taking your picture.

+ Find Your Elopement Location

Talk with your photographer and discuss what you'd like to do on your elopement day. This could look like anything from hiking or 4x4ing to your location, to in some cases, taking a scenic plane ride. In more extreme cases, you might even find yourself in a helicopter or boat!

+ Putting Together Your Day-Of Plans

To start finding your location, think about what you want to see in your photos. Mountains? Snow? Waterfall or a Glacier? Finding a location oftentimes is driven by a connection you have with a feature, or it can be just something new you want to experience together. Regardless, take the time to talk it over and think of some options that represent who you are & what you love.

+ Pinpointing Your Location

Experiencing something new or familiar together is a great way to celebrate your new commitment. There's just something special about sharing that collective experience with each other, and it will be something that you can cherish forever. While the options I listed above might be some of the popular options, there is no limitation to what you can or can't do. Have a different idea? Just let me know!




Most Iceland & destination elopement photographers also help you plan your elopement! In other words, finding your Iceland photographer or filmmaker first will help you with the rest of the planning process. We'll be able to help guide you through it all!

Find someone you connect with. Don't settle for someone who's work you don't absolutely love just because they offer a specific service. If you find a photographer or filmmaker who's work you love, they'll also be able to suggest other vendors that also match your style!

Try to avoid full-service planning companies. These 'all inclusive' elopement services only work with a limited number of vendors. They'll selection of creatives that they have contracts with, but might not match your wants or needs, while individuals (such as myself) will be able to give you recommendations based on your exact wants instead of someone we're obligated to work with.


Connecting with a photographer is arguably the most important part! You'll want to hire someone who you share the same values with, you love & can see yourself in their work. Overall you want to feel that they're capable of being there for you every step of the way. You'll be with your photographer & filmmaker for a large portion of your wedding day, so be sure you actually like them & can trust them!

5 Steps To Start Planning Your Iceland Adventure Wedding
5 Steps To Start Planning Your Iceland Adventure Wedding
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