Bride and groom hugging in front of the beautiful South Coast waterfalls.

Rainy Iceland Elopement on the South Coast

Ever considered doing an Iceland Elopement during the off season? Julia and Ryan eloped in Iceland last November and I still can’t get over how much fun we had. The off season in Iceland brings cheaper rates across the country but also can bring in some unique weather to the island, but that is half the fun of your Iceland elopement!

The night before their big day, we met up for pizza and beer at the hotel we were all staying at. We looked at the weather forecast and it was not looking good. The weather in Iceland in November is notoriously hit or miss, and Iceland is known for its exceptionally strong winds and torrential rains.

It was supposed to rain upwards of 50mm that day, paired with winds of up to 140km per hour. I have truly never experienced anything like it. 

I asked them if they wanted to figure out a Plan B, but Julia and Ryan decided to embrace it wholeheartedly instead. So we took another look at the weather map and made a plan to take on the day no matter what the day brought us. 

We started the morning tucked away in a beautiful cave not too far from Vík where they were protected from the elements as they got dressed and prepared themselves for the day. Their first look was truly surreal, and we decided to head out and embrace the weather. 

Sand was blowing everywhere as the gnarly wind ripped through the air, Julia’s veil dancing along with it. They laughed and screamed and welcomed every moment of it, and boy was it worth it. 

From there, we turned the day into an epic road trip around Southern Iceland, hitting up all the secret spots as we danced along the winding roads and wicked weather patterns. 

Although I believe there should be no rules when it comes to elopements, I do have one: Leave no trace. 

Iceland has a very fragile environment, so you cannot step anywhere except the already created footpaths. So we walked along the pathways and watched a gorgeous waterfall trickle down a mountain. One of the things on their bucket list was to meet Icelandic horses as they are known for being notoriously friendly, so next we decided to seek them out and say hi. 

Our final destination for the day was Diamond Beach and Glacier Lagoon. 

It. Was. Pouring. 

The type of rain where you step out of the car and are instantly drenched. But at this point we didn’t care so I pleaded with Julia and Ryan to take off their jackets and of course, they jumped right in. 

They ran around the beach dancing and screaming, returning to the car sopping wet but with nothing but smiles plastered on their faces. 

The next morning we met up after the rain had finally stopped and headed to Reynisfjara, the world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland. The contrast of the black sand before sunrise was the perfect way to experience the area and for the two of them to showcase their love. They said their private vows to each other teary-eyed, in another secluded cave where it felt like they were the only two people on earth. The sun tried it’s hardest to peek through the clouds as Julia and Ryan danced around the beach, twirling in each other’s arms. 

Our final stop for their first day of their Iceland Elopement: Skogafoss. 

Julia and Ryan had been to Iceland once before, and one of their favourite photos was taken in front of the massive waterfall, so we knew that we had to return to the spot to complete their love story. 

They ran around in the mist of the falls, seemingly not even feeling the cold temperatures. 

I am so proud of these two. It was a kick-ass two-day Iceland elopement and I learned the true meaning of the saying, “There’s no bad weather, just bad preparation and bad gear.”

So as long as we’re prepared for anything that may come, your day can be absolutely incredible. That is a promise. 

Bride tapping the shoulders of the groom for the wedding first look.
Bride and groom's first look for their wedding on the South Coast.
Beautiful bride and handsome groom looking at each other, having a beautiful moment in the South Coast.
Photo illusion with the bride and groom having a moment on the South Coast
Bride and groom holding hands on the South Coast.
Bride and groom holding hands on the South Coast.
Beautiful bride holding her veil white the groom is holding her hips and kissing her cheeks in a Rainy Iceland Elopement on the South Coast.
Bride and groom looking at each other with the beautiful view of the South Coast cave.
Groom standing looking at his bride in South Coast.
Bride and groom running in South Coast road.
Bride and groom happily running while holding hands in South Coast while the bride is holding her veil on the other hand.
Bride and groom having fun, running towards the hill.
Beautiful bride and groom kissing on the hill.
Bride and groom kissing on a rainy Iceland on the South Coast.
Bride and groom walking towards the muddy hill of South Coast. Groom holding the bride's dirty wedding gown.
Bride and groom smiling in front of the camera with the beautiful waterfall view on the South Coast.
Bride and groom kissing each other after their wedding ceremony on the South Coast.
Bride and groom looking at the beautiful nature view on the South Coast.
Detail shot of the bride's dirty wedding gown. Adventure wedding.
Bride and groom looking at each other after their elopement.
Bride and groom kissing and hugging on the South Coast after their elopement.
Bride and groom hugging each other near the river of South Coast.
Bride and groom smiling in front of the South Coast's river.
Beautiful river view on the South Coast. Gloomy weather but beautiful view.
Bride and groom walking towards the hill of the South Coast. Groom helping the bride hold the gown.
Bride walking towards the field, wearing white puffer jacket. Pony looking at the bride.
Bride and groom petting a black pony in South Coast. Happy bride and groom after their elopement.
Beautiful and tall waterfalls on the South Coast.
Bride and groom holding hands and looking at each other in front of a small waterfalls on the South Coast.
Bride and groom looking at each other, being so happy and contented. Wedding picture in front of waterfalls.
Bride and groom kissing after their elopement on the South Coast.
Bride and groom running towards the car during their elopement on the South Coast.
Beautiful road of the South Coast. Road trip on the rainy Iceland of South Coast.
Beautiful Iceland on the South Coast.
Bride and groom smiling while wearing puffer jackets because of the Iceland on the South Coast.
Bride and groom having a fun moment on the rainy Iceland of the South Coast.
Bride holding her dirty wedding gown. Bride and groom having fun during their elopement on the South Coast.
Bride and groom kissing in front of the beautiful Rainy Iceland.
Bride and groom holding hands while kissing on the South Coast.
Big waves on the South Coast.
Bride and groom running towards the Rainy Iceland of South Coast beach.
Gloomy weather with big waves on the South Coast while the newly married couple are smiling at each other. Two birds flying on the top of South Coast.
Bride and groom on the South Coast kissing while the bride is holding her veil. Windy weather on the South Coast.
Bride and groom smiling at each other on the South Coast.
Happy bride and couple posing after their elopement on the South Coast.
Bride reading her handwritten letter/wedding vows in front of her husband during their elopement on the South Coast.
Bride crying while reading her wedding vows on the South Coast.
Emotional bride crying while reading her wedding vows in front of her groom on the South Coast.
Bride genuinely happy holding the bride's face. Happy couple on the South Coast.
Bride and groom kissing after elopement on the South Coast.
Bride and groom having a sweet and beautiful moment on the South Coast. Groom kissing the bride while bride is smiling.
Happy photo of the bride and groom after the elopement ceremony on the South Coast. Bride holding the preserved flowers bouquet.
Preserved flowers wedding bouquet on the South Coast.
Groom holding black pebbles with their wedding rings on it.
Bride and groom feeling free on the South Coast. Groom happily carrying the bride carefully while the bride is feeling carefree and safe.
Bride and groom feeling free on the South Coast. groom carrying the bride carefully while the bride is feeling carefree and safe.
Groom carrying the bride while kissing. Bride hugging the groom and wearing boots on the South Coast.
Beautiful beach view on a Rainy Iceland Elopement on the South Coast
Bride and groom holding hands while looking at the waterfalls of South Coast.
Bride and groom kissing in front of the South Coast falls.

Vendor Team:
Brides Dress: Sash and Bustle
Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply

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