We were engaged near the 100-year-old lighthouse on our first trip to the Faroe Islands. Back then, we had pleasant ideas of coming there again in a few years. But we could hardly imagine meeting those majestic cliffs just a year later and that in another six months we would return to the archipelago to tell each other that most important words in our lives.
It’s amazing how we planned to do it entirely different just a month before. We wanted to share a feast with our kinsfolk and friends in our homeland. We were looking for the place, making guest lists and fully engaged in the upcoming event. However, there was a problem. We couldn’t decide who would solemnize the ceremony. We didn’t want neither a representative of any religion, nor a stranger from a registry office. We also didn’t feel like choosing anyone from our friends or family for this role, because the choice would be too harsh. Then we asked ourselves: “Who else has the right to marry people?” – Of course, a captain of the ship! With our love of the sea, it was just it. The idea of the location came to us at once. The Faroe Islands is a place that has already meat so much to us. So we did. We became husband and wife on the 70-year-old ship near the lighthouse of the Nólsoy island, where the captain read his favorite Faroese poetry.
We would like to tell you more about that day, but, as it turned out, it is not easy to write about your own wedding! We just want to say that we are extremely happy to dare to set off for this adventure! And we're not talking about going to the islands lost in the middle of the North Atlantic. We are talking about the most important adventure that starts with a desire to be closer to a loved one for a lifetime.