I have this camera and gift to thank for meeting incredible people and traveling the globe. I met Missy through a referral group a couple years ago, she is the owner of Dogwood Social, Jeff City Blog, as well as the new Campus Coworking Space. She is go getter and I admire her tenacity. Missy and Joe briefly talked about getting married locally and then toyed with the idea of elopement. This elopement wasn’t your average destination, Iceland! The unique part about all of it, they hired a travel company, Jubel, who arranged everything without their knowledge. They didn’t choose the country, location, ceremony site, flowers, etc! The two are very laid back and they decided their marriage would be a surprise adventure and left the details to an expert. In my many years of photographing weddings, this idea was fresh and fun and I was more than excited to photograph this sweet couple and their adventure.
They were married on November 13th in Iceland. Luckily, the temperatures were very mild and similar to what we were experiencing in Missouri as far as weather goes. Iceland is incredible! Lots of amazing natural wonders to see and plenty of adventures to pursue. Their wedding ceremony was at the Porufuss Waterfall. If it looks familiar, it was a filming location in season 7 of Game of Thrones. The great part, it is off the beaten path of the Golden Circle (the tourist route), and a beautiful private spot about 30 minutes from the city. Their officiant was local to Reykjavik and gave a beautiful ceremony with a few Icelandic traditions. Can we talk about that red dress and how perfect it was <3. After their ceremony, we went back to Reykjavik to visit the Harpa, it is a beautiful building made of out glass downtown. We utilized the indoor locations to warm up from the ceremony!
The next day, Joe and Missy set out on their honeymoon adventure also coordinated by Jubel. The two toured the southern parts of Iceland and other great attractions. Their marriage adventure will not be one for them to forget, I think it will be amazing for them to tell future children and grandchildren their story. Congrats Missy & Joe! Thank you for the opportunity to work with you and witness your gorgeous wedding day!