A Stunning Golden Hour November Elopement in Snaefellsnes, Iceland

A Stunning Golden Hour November Elopement in Snaefellsnes, Iceland

Eloping in late autumn is always a gamble, yet for those who are courageous enough to withstand harsh winter-like conditions, the weather may make an exception once in a while. And even if the temperatures still linger around +5° C (41° F), the low hanging sun brings a bit of warmth, and creates the most beautiful soft golden hour light - a treat for any photographer out there!

Hótel Búðir, black sand beach, Lóndrangar, Kirkjufell

Denise and Michael have visited Iceland before, and so they had a very clear picture of what the visual background to their elopement should look like. An open grassy field in front of the famous Búðakirkja, the black church of Iceland, and snow covered mountains, looming in the distance. That's why the beginning of November was just the sweet spot, with the remnants of the lovely autumn colors in the lowlands and white peaks higher up in the mountains. We spent a lot of time preparing for the worst conditions possible, however the weather decided to surprise us, and we got to enjoy the most beautiful November day one could ever wish for.

Our couple stayed at Hótel Búðir, one of our favorite hotels on the peninsula, and our top recommendation when the lodging on Snaefellsnes is concerned. All the rooms have stunning views and charming décor, plus you can enjoy a delicious meal at their gourmet restaurant in the evening.
The ceremony was conducted by the delightful Ragnhildur Sigurðardóttir from Siðmennt, who spoke not one, but three languages - Icelandic, Swedish and Norwegian, to accommodate Denise and Michael, coming here from Sweden.

After tying the knot (literally!), and having a quick warm-up coffee in the hotel, our couple joined us for a little adventure around the peninsula.

Photographer | planner : Ást og Hraun

hair & make up : Laura Bánszki

celebrant : Ragnhildur Sigurðardóttir

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  1. Stunning! Absolutely stunning and the sweetest day for these two! What a beautiful elopement and those views – doesn’t get much better than that. 🙂 Love it!

  2. Iceland is just the perfect place for an elopement, wow so stunning! Looks like they had the best day and you really photographed it so beautifully. There’s one black and white that you composed so perfectly with them between those tall rocks!

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