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Destination Weddings: Maja & Patrick | Southern, Iceland

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This is probably the most gorgeous destination wedding we have ever seen! Thank you M&J Studios!

From the Photographer:

First thing what comes up in my mind when thinking about Maja and Patrick are they were just so brave! Iceland is a magical natural wonder out of this world, it can take your breath away in every corner but will put you in a test as well. We agreed right away if in case it’s rainy and too windy we will keep the second day as a back-up. The wedding day was so fiercely windy, like nothing I have felt before and when looking back to those photos I truly think Maja and Patrick are one of the bravest couples I’ve ever had. We really fought with the weather, my lenses were constantly full of black sand and it was hard to move on the beach. But, it was so rewarding to see the most happy faces when we ended up on the iceberg fields so called “ice lagoon” in the end of our first day.

We drove more than 800 km in two days in southern part of Iceland. After every corner the veil of dreams was lifted and we thought this is the mother of core beauty of all. Raw, clean, pure, you feel so small in it that it must be one of the most magical places to get married on earth. Mostly we were just improvising, exploring new places and places I’ve been before, not in a hurry, just enjoying it all despite the weather. Memorable days to remember forever. I’m so happy that I was able to be there with you, Maja and Patrick.

From the Couple:

“We fell in love with Iceland for its romantic melancholy scenery – and its neutrality: with our families being spread all over the world (in China, Germany and the UK) it was impossible to include everybody, so a private wedding followed by receptions seemed the fairest way. Plus, this way we got to follow the wedding with the honeymoon right away! Iceland turned out to be the perfect destination – so much more breathtaking in person, every turn of the road brought us to new, spectacular views. In fact we were so enamored we drove 800 km over the two wedding days ever in search of new vistas (which Mait so beautifully captured!) and we already can’t wait to go back.”

  • The designer of my wedding dress is Rami Kadi.
  • We had a lovely florist, who was recommended to us by our lovely AirBnb hosts – she was so friendly and enthusiastic, I e-mailed her a photo of the dress and she made the bouquet to match; and made a hair clip and boutonniere as a gift.
  • My shoes (both the heels and the booties) were Vivienne Westwood x Melissa.
  • The vintage coat was from my mother in law.
  • Patrick’s whole outfit (not that anyone ever cares about the poor groom haha) was Hugo Boss with shoes from Ted Baker.

We chose Iceland because we just loved the unearthly, dramatic landscapes, and because being multi-racial, our families are spread all over the globe… and we decided to have the wedding private, with local receptions to follow as a way to not exclusive anyone.




Photographer:  M&J Studios

Submitted via Two Bright Lights




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