{Real Wedding Story} Icelandic adventures | Kiri & Brett

BRIDE & GROOM: Kiri Latuskie & Brett Buchanan

WEDDING DATE: April 20th, 2019

CEREMONY: Gamla Laugin (The Secret Lagoon) (secretlagoon.is) Flúðir, Iceland

BRUNCH: Icelandair Hotel (icelandairhotels.com) Flúðir, Iceland

RECEPTION: Ströndin Pub (strondin.is) Vík, Iceland

PHOTOGRAPHY: Karissa Poot Photography (facebook.com/karissapootphotography) Listowel, ON

FLORALS: Auður Blómabúð (audurblom.is) Garðatorg, Iceland

OFFICIANT: “Our good friend, Ian Robinson” – K

MUSICIANS: Unnur Birna Bassadóttir (violin) (facebook.com/unnurbirna) Reykjavik, Iceland & Gunnar Hilmarsson (guitar) (facebook.com/gunnargitar) Reykjavik, Iceland

BRIDE ATTIRE: Taylor’s Bridal Boutique Inc. (taylorsbridal.com) Elmira, ON

GROOM ATTIRE: Joseph’s Clothiers (josephsclothiers.com) London, ON

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: “Neither of us are from Iceland. We are both from Listowel, ON. We decided to get married in Iceland because of its natural and wild beauty. We planned the entire wedding independently through e-mails and long-distance phone calls which sometimes was challenging due to the time difference.” –

K&B DETAILS: “Brett and I envisioned an intimate wedding that reflected our love for adventure and each other. Our day began at the Secret Lagoon, a hot spring hidden in the rolling hills of Flúðir. Our guests arrived, clad in their swim suits, ready to witness our unconventional ceremony. We walked out as steam billowed from the hot spring, light drizzle fell, and the beautiful sound of violins carried across the lagoon. Our close friend, Ian, performed a personalized ceremony which included a Fireball shot to seal the deal. We exchanged our vows as the rain fell harder. Somehow, the rain made our ceremony even more magical and romantic. From there, we met our guests at the Icelandair Hotel in Flúðir for a Europeanstyle brunch. We mingled with our friends and family while fueling for the adventurous day ahead. Throughout the day, we met our guests at waterfalls and other natural wonders on Iceland’s picturesque south coast. We explored the sights, took photos, and enjoyed the otherworldly landscapes. Everyone took a moment to relax and get ready before we reconvened for our reception at Ströndin Pub, which overlooks the Black Beach in Vík. There, Icelandair Hotel  prepared a delicious three-course meal. Throughout dinner, our friends and family shared many laughs and tears as our bridal party and parents delivered their beautifully prepared speeches. We opened the dance floor with our first dance to the song “Feels like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk. Brett and I lived apart for the past three years while I went back to school and he worked. Our wedding symbolized not only our love for each other but also the end of long distance. No matter where we are, when we’re together, it feels like home.” – K&B

Featured in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine

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