Dérive - A Lover's Landscape

Sólheimasandur, Iceland

Dérive – The Bliss of Marital Drift

What is the Theory of Dérive? French in origin, the word means to drift. 

“In a dérive one or more persons during a certain period drop their relations, their work and leisure activities, and all their other usual motives for movement and action, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there.” – Bureau of Public Secrets

In the Black Sands of Love

Dropped from the sky long ago, a behemoth of decaying, urban machination tethers our couple to the world they know. From there, they guide each other’s path toward that which is foreign, agape.

Exposed and vulnerable in this vast space, they peel open their hearts to the positibility of intimate encounters but not without returning to that which is familiar, if decayed. They then make the final journey into embracing the unknown and find the ultimate love. Within this world of psychogeography, these two absolutely allow themselves to drift from worldly attractions to attactions of the heart. Dérive.

As with all genuine fors of love, a push and pull exists of coolness, solitude, loneliness, discovery, desire, fear, vulnerability, tension, surprise, bravery, laughter, comfort, tenderness, and warmth.

This isn’t a wedding. This is everything a marriage is, can, and will embody for any couple.

Beauty Lies in the Eye of the Beholder

While this styled destination wedding project is photographic in nature, it translates beautifully into a cinematic slideshow. Driving music, smooth transitions and jarring jump cuts add drama to an already emotion-filled scene. I invite you to partake in both (photographs are below) and decide for yourself which is your favorite experience. 

Destination Wedding Details

Venue:                             DC-3 Wreckage, Sólheimasandur, Iceland
Bridal Shop:                    Angela’s Bridal, Albany, NY
Dress:                               Blush by Hailey Page
Headpiece:                      a.b. Ellie | HDWR