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Emblah and Laura picked Jökulsárlón as the location to say their vows to each other. It was a 5 hour drive for me, and I left the house at 8am, narrowly missing a family a sheep that decided to hang out on the driveway. The landscape between Reykjavik and Jökulsárlón is insane and changes so often, you'd think you were entering different countries. From views of waterfalls and plateaus to fields of soft, mossy grass to open expanses of black, black sand.  I finally made it to Jökulsárlón, and was in freaking AWE. The Vatnajökull is Europe's largest glacier, and the Jökulsárlón lagoon is located right next to there. The lagoon is filled with icebergs of all shapes and colors, calved from the glacier itself, and the temperature is noticeably colder as soon as you get outside. We met there, and Emblah changed in the car. They pointed out their matching shoes that they had bought for the occasion, and Emblah put the largest ski jacket I have ever seen over her white dress so she wouldn't freeze to death before we reached the location for the ceremony. We started the hike towards the glacier, and we were excited that there weren't many tourists at all at our location. 

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Laura and Emblah met a few years ago through mutual friends. There was an immediate attraction between them, and they felt the connection right away. They have similar senses of humor, (even though english is their second language, they were still able to make so many jokes, and we laughed the whole time!) They are so cute together, and its easy to see why they fell in love. Laura proposed to Emblah a few month ago, on a trip. I asked how she asked her to be her wife and Laura said she got down on one knee and said "please, please, please please will you marry me?" 

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We chose a place right next to the lagoon for them to say their vows. Emblah removed her ginormous ski jacket, and they took out handwritten vows to say to each other. I couldn't understand them at all, obvs, but Laura immediately started tearing up when Emblah began speaking so they must have been freaking sweet. After their vows, they shared a kiss, and their guests and a few tourists that had also gathered (kind of rude, but whatever) cheered. It was such a sweet ceremony, but definitely cut short by the crazy, strong wind that was blowing. We sprinted back to the car to head out for a celebratory dinner. 

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