Our first day we arrived at 6:45am and kept ourselves busy and awake. We visited the Blue Lagoon and it’s not to be missed!
Afterwards we had some lobster soup in a cute fishing town Grindavik.
Then we headed over to our airbnb cabin south of Reykjavik.
Our first night witnessing the sun not completely setting, this was taken at probably 11:00pm.
The next day on the way to our first waterfall we spotted these beautifully colored hills and had to explore.
Reynisfjara black beach in Vik:
All these cool rock formations are basalt.
We came across this woman modeling and loved the contrast of her white dress against the black stone.
A church typical of many that we saw throughout Iceland.
Hiking out to Seljavallalaug pool.
This pool was one of my fave spots in Iceland, fed by geothermally heated water.
This view is much like most of what we saw while driving, single farms spread far apart.
Landeyjahofn, the beach nearby the ferry landing.
The Geysir erupting.
Gulfoss, an incredible three tiered waterfall.
An awesome trampoline at the Skol Campground & Pizza Restaurant.
These horses decided to hang out and pose for photos at 1:00am.
Pingvellir National Park, where the government of Iceland was founded.
Black church of Budir.
Beautiful crevice we hiked back into while on our way between Hellisandur and Reykjavik (sorry, I couldn’t find the name).
The coastline of Snaefellsjokull.
We came across these two orange lighthouses while driving out on a gravel road along the coastline.
Albert exploring an old well.
The idyllic town of Grundarfjordur.
Hallgrimskirkja and the view of Reykjavik from it.
All these spots we found while exploring downtown Reykjavik.
Albert testing out the hotdogs made of pork, beef & lamb at Baejarins Beztu Pylsur.
The Harpa Opera House is an incredibly designed building of glass and crazy angles.
If these images haven’t convinced you to visit Iceland, I’m telling you, you MUST visit Iceland.
It was such a joy to be part of Vanessa & Chris’ wedding!
Thanks to these vendors:
venue: Catamaran Resort and Hotel
coordinator: Simply Gorgeous Events
dj: Just Made Custom
floral crowns: Native Poppy
hair & makeup: Paper Doll Salon
bride’s dress: BHLDN
groom’s suit: Banana Republic
cake: Flour Power
invitations: Alexa Nelson Prints
We met up at the San Diego County Administration building with their two friends by their side.
Just look at those smiles!
Afterwards we spent a bit of time with the beautiful architecture of the building.
Then we headed over to Balboa Park with these beauties:
And after a snack and a rest we ended the day at Sunset Cliffs.
Amy & John married this past Sunday, on my birthday; it was so much fun celebrating with them!
Congrats you two! And thanks to all these vendors:
venue: The Crossings at Carlsbad
dj & live musician: Still Listening
hair & makeup: Beauty by Stacey
florist: Whimsey Florals
photo booth: Mobile Photo Booth
bakery: VG’s Bakery
bride’s dress: Vera Wang
bridesmaids’ dresses: Bill Levkoff
grooms’ suit: Armani
invitations: aLuke Designs