As lovers of the outdoors and exploring the wilderness, newlyweds Spencer & Olivia wanted to pay homage to their adventurous spirit by holding an intimate, heartfelt wedding ceremony. They chose Iceland for it's rugged landscapes and wide open spaces, and crafted a small celebration attended by eight of their closest family members. Olivia - a photographer herself - prepared for the day with her mother and sister in a light-filled apartment in Reykjavik, and they all proceeded to venture out to the countryside to the rolling hills and fields below Mt Kurkjufell in Grundarfjörður, Iceland for the ceremony. To cap it off they held a reception dinner in a tiny candlelit restaurant tucked into the valley of the mountain, with views of the sea.
"We wanted our wedding day to feel very true to who we are as individuals and as a couple. As we started to plan a big, traditional wedding with style in Seattle, we realized we weren't interested in spending thousands in order to cater to the desires of others on our wedding day. We were already planning to honeymoon in Iceland, so we decided to be bold, take a risk, and scrap all of our existing wedding plans and get married in Iceland instead. As creatives (I am a photographer and Spencer is a cinematographer), we were so inspired by the rugged, geothermal, other-worldly terrain of Iceland. We couldn't think of a better place to promise our lives to each other." Seattle wedding photographer ANNA PETERS accompanied the group to Iceland and captured these beautiful images. Congratulations to the happy couple!