The Icelandic Wedding Experts
You can imagine our squeals of delight when we stumbled across Pink Iceland. They are the premier LGBT wedding planners in their country & it's clear to see why! The stunning scenery is just the beginning of the beauty of this country! The lovely crew who runs Pink Iceland, Birna, Eva & Hannes, ensure that every detail of your day is perfect from start of finish! We asked to hear a bit more about the Pink Iceland experience and this is what they had to say...
Iceland is an amazing place to get married. Less than an hour’s drive from the city, you’ll find some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and what better way to celebrate a union than surrounded by the building blocks of the spectacular earth we inhabit?! Same sex civil unions were made legal in 1996 and in 2010 the one marriage law for all passed with no resistance through parliament. This bears testament to the local attitudes towards the LGBT community in a country where a quarter of the population shows their support by attending the Reykjavik Pride Parade. The cherry on top is just how easy it is to get married, especially with the help of a company like Pink Iceland, the Icelandic Weddings Expert. Icelandic laws don’t require couples to reside in the country and once the right documents have been supplied the rest is all about the romance. As it should be!
We define Pink Iceland as a travel, wedding and event expert working for and with the LGBT community, but of course we welcome everyone who wants to use our services. The service we provide includes preparation, consultation, helping with paperwork, finding locations for outdoor and indoor weddings, arranging the ceremony, consulting on photographers, design services, booking venues, catering and entertainment, transfers, all bookings, planning the honeymoon and everything else that concerns getting married.
After the 'one marriage law for all' was passed same sex couples started traveling to Iceland to get married. When Pink Iceland was formed in 2011 we knew that we wanted to offer our services for couples who wanted to get married here but we didn't realize our services would be in such high demand. It can be daunting to navigate the bureaucracy in order to get legally wed in a foreign country, not to mention finding the perfect location, booking the most romantic hotel and finding the perfect officiant or photographer. We quickly learned that people don’t want to stress on their wedding day, they just want to show up and have the most special day of their lives. We've worked with gay, straight and trans couples alike in a variety of settings, with priests, magistrates, celebrants and Nordic Chieftains. Love is love, regardless of gender, sexual orientation and, or identity.
People come to Iceland for the nature, but they come back for the people. This is true of most of the couples we've worked with who decide they want to get married in spectacular scenery. After a few days in Iceland most people tell us that they not only fell in love with the country, but also the Icelandic people they encountered during their travels.
A vast majority of couples we've helped get married in Iceland choose nature as the setting for their wedding. Some people like the idea of small country churches and some have even chosen traditional turfed houses in heritage museums. We've also helped organize weddings on boats, on top of glaciers, behind waterfalls, on a volcano, up a mountain. The possibilities are endless and we create every wedding based on the wishes of the couple.
The Pink Iceland Team consists of the three owners of the company, Birna, Eva and Hannes who make sure every wedding is special. We are passionate about our work and each wedding is different. We do our best tailor make every wedding according to the couples' wishes and we avoid the copy/paste approach at all costs!