Say ‘I Do’ in a Setting That’s Out of This World
Iceland is fast becoming a dream wedding hotspot for Brits.
With Brits increasingly looking further afield for a wedding destination unlike any other, attaining unique nuptials abroad without breaking the bank and slashing the guest list is becoming increasingly more difficult. However, WOW air’s ultra-low fares now mean a dream wedding in a landscape like no other, is not completely inconceivable.
The authentically Icelandic carrier offers flights from London to Keflavik from as little as £29.49¹, with a total journey time of under three hours from any of the airline’s three UK departure points; London Gatwick, Bristol and Edinburgh.
A country of contrasts, Iceland’s landscapes alter dramatically dependent on the season. Those opting for a spring/summer wedding can expect a milder climate with long days and lush greenery, whilst those who choose an autumn/winter wedding will be exposed to the stark beauty of dramatic snow-capped mountains and volcanic landscapes, with the chance of a glimpse of the famous Northern Lights.
With such an abundance of striking locations on offer, choosing a place to tie the knot in Iceland can seem daunting. One of the most popular and picturesque regions is Snæfellsnes, Europe’s only EarthCheck-certified area, located just two hours’ drive north-west of Reykjavik. Characterised by sweeping, golden beaches, lava fields, cascading waterfalls and fiery geysers, this enchanting peninsula has no shortage of iconic backdrops to make a dream wedding a reality.
Specialising in weddings in the area, family run Icelandic company Love Iceland offers a completely tailored service, ensuring every step towards saying ‘I do’ is seamless and stress free. Run by the couple Karen Lind Ólafsdóttir and her husband, Páll Ágúst Ólafsson, every detail from the overall wedding coordination, ceremony conduction, location sourcing and all legal aspects such as paperwork is provided. Pricing for the service varies and is dependent on an in-depth assessment of each couple‘s needs. Basic wedding assistance service starts at 15.000 ISK (around £100) and is made fun and exciting.
Couples can also be safe in the knowledge that the ceremony will not need to be officiated upon return home, as Iceland’s marriage license is considered a binding legal contract recognised by countless countries, including the UK. Add this to the endless awe-inspiring settings and low travel costs to get there and it‘s clear to see why Iceland has captivated so many couples.
WOW air currently operates a service to Iceland from 30 destinations across Europe and North America, bringing with it the charming and friendly attitude Iceland is famous for. The airline operates the newest fleet in Iceland as well as the greenest with its young A320, A321 and wide-bodied A330-300 aircraft offering reduced emissions.
For more information on flights to Iceland please visit www.wowair.co.uk.
¹ Based on lowest one way fare including taxes and charges booked on www.wowair.co.uk. Restrictions and booking/baggage fees may apply.
Notes to Editors:
For more information on Love Iceland go to www.wedding.is or call +354 666 8030
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About WOW air
WOW air is the only ultra-low-cost transatlantic airline offering cheap fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile; this is the WOW air promise to its valuable customers.
WOW air flies daily from London Gatwick to Reykjavik with twice-daily flights currently on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
As of autumn 2016, the airline will serve 31 destinations across Europe and North America including London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto, Boston, New York and Miami.
Created in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline flies with Airbus A320 aircrafts and Airbus A321/A330 models.
WOW air was ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten.
For more information: www.wowair.co.uk
About Love Iceland
Founded in 2003, Love Iceland specialise in Icelandic wedding planning. Their aim is to provide everything a couple should need and wish for their dream wedding in Iceland.
Recognising the difficulty in making wedding arrangements from overseas, they provide couples with personal service where all information required is in English. Services offered involve making connections to quality local service providers, all legalities of the ceremony, ceremony conduction and all other aspects of the couples dream wedding in one place.
Love Iceland was founded by Karen Lind Ólafsdóttir, MSc in Strategic Management and Planning and Páll Ágúst Ólafsson, reverend and lawyer, a young couple in their thirties who are based in the countryside area of Snæfellsnes with their family, a location known for its breathtaking backdrops.
For more information: www.wedding.is
Photos by Nordica Photography
“Iceland is incredible, but the Snæfellsnes peninsula in particular is otherworldly. Nowhere else on earth can you run sand through your hands at a beach and a short drive later be standing on a glacier under the Northern Lights. You simply cannot achieve the level of “epic” Snæfellsnes offers anywhere else on earth. The peninsula itself is not a massive area, but the visuals and diversity in landscapes makes it one of our favourite places on earth, and an ideal location for a destination wedding!”
For more information: www.nordicaphotography.com