This stylish designer wedding is featured on stunning Style Me Pretty today.
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This stylish designer wedding is featured on stunning Style Me Pretty today.
Related post: Louise & Joakim
I’m so excited to see Caroline & Stuart’s chic and timeless summer wedding featured on Style Me Pretty today. They are such a beautiful couple and the wedding was an absolute pleasure to photograph.
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24 August 2013, Åhus
Maria and Johan got married in my hometown Åhus so it was quite special to photograph this classic wedding. Maria and Johan went to school together and they got together in upper level, but it only lasted for three weeks. But then they started dating in college and they have been together ever since. They both share a love for design, especially interior design and Maria designed her gorgeous wedding ring.
Maria and Johan got engaged already in 2002, but it took another ten years, including some encouragement and two beautiful children later, until Johan proposed. Johan proposed on the very same spot that they had got engaged 10 years earlier, in a park by the water. He went down on his knee and popped the question and Maria said she cried, cause she had almost given up on her dream wedding. But in fact, Johan had planned for the proposal over the last year.
Johan and his groomsman, his younger brother, got ready at Maria and Johan’s beautiful home. Maria and her younger twin sisters joined them after hair and make up and did the final preparations before the ceremony.
Åhus was a flourishing city in the 12th century and the ceremony was held at St Maria Church, also dating back to the 12th century. We photographed some portraits in the older part of the town, especially around the remains of the medevial monastery and hospice.
When everyone thought the ceremony was over, Maria stopped by the microphone and sang the first verse of Du är min man (You are my man) a capella. So beautiful.
The guests followed the bridal party to the harbour after the ceremony. A boat waited for the couple to take them to the reception venue across the river. The reception was held in a rustic boat club house, situated beautifully in the harbour. An award-winning bartender, an awesome DJ and lovely people made for a fun night that continued until morning on the dance floor.
The Absolut Vodka factory, established in 1879, is just across the river.
Bride’s Dress: Party Line T0537
Bride’s shoes: Wildflower Bridal, Claudette Ivory
Groom’s Suit: J. Lindeberg
Groom’s Shoes: Tiger of Sweden
Bridesmaid’s dress: POMP de LUX
Hair stylist and makeup artist: Bahlsam Åhus
Flowers : Dennis Flowers, Åhus
Stationery & paper goods: DIY by the bride
Ceremony Venue: St Marias kyrka, Åhus
Reception Venue: Åhus Segelsällskap
Hotel: Åhus Gästis
Ceremony Music: Bridal march from Delsbo (entry); Utan dina andetag, Kent; Kärleksvisan, Sarah Dawn Finer; Älska mig för den jag är, Ainbusk singers; Du är min man, Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (exit)
Caterers: Spice Åhus
Cake: Nya Conditoriet Åhus
Wedding rings: The bride’s own design.
17 August 2013, Stockholm
Carley and Rickard got married in the idyllic Stockholm archipelago. Carley owns and runs, Grieco Ericsson Hair Couture, a chic hair salon located at Östermalm in central Stockholm. The salon was a natural starting point on the wedding day. Margrethe, one of Carley’s employees, did the flawless hair styling and make up.
The guests, the groom and his groomsmen enjoyed welcome drinks at the island before the ceremony. The bride arrived by boat and the ceremony was held just by the shoreline with the ocean in the background. The bride and groom had arranged small amazements like balloons, a fire candle heart and fireworks throughout the night.
Bride’s Dress: Australian couture designer Ann Wilson, Strictly Bridal
Bride’s shoes: Marzio Ballerina flats
Bride’s Jewellery: Swarovski
Groom’s Suit: Brothers
Groom’s Shoes: Brothers
Groomsmen’s suits: Brothers
Groomsmen’s Shoes: Brothers
Hair stylist and makeup artist: Margrethe, Grieco Ericsson Hair Couture
Flowers : Olas Blommor, Östermalmstorg
Stationery & paper goods: Ebay findings. From serviettes, to rose petals, chair decorations.
Ceremony and reception venue: Private estate in the archipelago of Stockholm
Ceremony Music: The couple walked down the aisle to ‘This I promise you’ by Ronan Keating
Caterers: Krogen 3 Kockar
Cake: Holy Sweet
29 June 2013 Yngsjö, Sweden
Louise and Joakim met in Oslo Norway seven years ago, when they were neighbours. Last month they got married on the beach outside her parent’s summerhouse in Yngsjö.
Louise and Joakim have the most beautiful proposal story. They were in Aspen on a ski trip and Joakim had planned to propose in the lift up to the mountain. For some reason, they ended up in different lifts and kept missing each other in the slope.
On their way to lunch, they decided to race down the mountain. Somehow they managed to crash in to each other and Louise ended up in hospital. So instead of proposing, Joakim was in the hospital with Louise, holding her hand, with the ring in his pocket. Luckily, it was just a sprained ankle and Joakim proposed the following day in the hot tub by the cabin instead. Just as romantic.
Louise is a designer working with fashion and she did all the design of the venue, all the stylish stationary and the flower decorations. She also designed her beautiful wedding dress as well as the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Almost all the guests had travelled from far away and the couple was especially happy to have many American and British friends at the wedding. The bride has lived in LA and she was so grateful to have her “American Sisters” there. Louise got ready with her old (Swedish) best friends and Louise said it was just like back in the days.
The ceremony was held at the beach and drinks were served at the summerhouse with stunning ocean view. The reception was held in the nearby village Åhus, hometown of Absolut Vodka. No cake was served at the reception, the cake was instead replaced by Mojitos. Of course.
I asked the groom of his special moment from the day he answered without any hesitation. “The moment Louise and her dad came over the corner and walked down the aisle!”
Bride’s Dress: The bride is a designer and had done her own design.
Bride’s shoes: Aldo
Bride’s Jewellery: Bracelet, Björg
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Groom’s Shoes: Filippa K
Bridesmaid’s gowns: Design by the bride
Hair stylist: Emma and Fredrik, Skägg & Lockar
Makeup artist: Fredrik, Skägg & Lockar
Flowers: Dennis flowers, Åhus
Stationery & paper goods: Design by the bride
Bride’s getting-ready-venue: Ängshyddan, Yngsjö.
Reception Venue and caterers: Åhus Gästis
Cake: No cake, mojitos instead
Wedding rings: CB Design Sharp
Entrance: Pachelbel, Canon
Kent, Utan dina andetag; Joshua Radin, Today
Exit: Beatles, All you need is Love
This wedding has been featured on wonderful Style Me Pretty.
6 June 2013, Värmdö Sweden
Caroline and Stuart got married at beautiful Villa Soludden, Värmdö. They live in Melbourne and many guests had travelled from Australia. The ceremony and reception was held at this international styled villa with breathtaking views of the Stockholm archipelago. Many guests stayed at Soludden for the night and the ground floor includes a spa area with a large sauna with sea view.
Caroline is a graphic designer and had naturally done all the stationary herself. The theme colours were white and peach/orange (shoes/stationary/flowers).
I asked Caroline about a special moment from the wedding day and she said: “My dad’s speech where he mentioned princess Madeleine’s upcoming wedding and said ‘to me the princess is getting married today’, referring to me. Perhaps a little cheesy, but the fact that he welled up and almost cried – something he never does – made it very special to me.”
Bride’s Dress: Thurley, Australia
Bride’s shoes: Touch-ups (white satin shoes dyed to coral)
Bride’s Jewellery: earrings, Snö of Sweden; bracelet, Åhlens; Sapphire gold ring that belonged to the bride’s grandmother
Groom’s Suit: J.Lindeberg, Swensk, Melbourne
Groom’s Shoes: Ted Baker
Hair stylist: Lisa, Björknässalongen
Makeup artist: Åsa, Björknässalongen
Flowers: Blomster Boo, Orminge centrum
Stationery & paper goods: The bride’s own design
Ceremony and reception venue: Villa Soludden, Värmdö
Caterers: Villa Soludden
Celebrant/Officiant: Birgitta Arneving
Ceremony Music: Kimbra – Two way street; Temper Trap – Sweet disposition
Wedding rings: Bride, her grandmothers gold wedding ring. Groom didn’t have one.
This wedding was featured on beautiful Style Me Pretty.
18 March 2013, Copenhagen Denmark
This beautiful couple had travelled from Hong Kong to get married in wonderful City Hall Copenhagen, Denmark. “We married abroad in a place we had never thought of before”, said this couple.
Stephen had always liked to go to Iceland, so Stephen and Cat travelled through Scandinavia for their honeymoon, with stops on Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.
We had planned to do the portrait session at some beautiful outdoor locations around the city, but on the day it was storm and winds 22m/s. We tried to take a few photos at the City Hall Courtyard, but we photographed mostly in the beautiful City Hall.
Cat changed into her evening dress after the reception and Cat and Stephen went out for a private dinner.
Locations: Copenhagen City Hall, Wake Up Hotel Copenhagen
Wedding Dress: Vera Wang
Wedding Rings: Cartier
Hair and makeup: Maria Rydder, Vanity Hair & Style
This wedding is also featured on Vintage Honeymoon (Swedish).
26 February 2013, Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, 200km north of the Arctic Circle
Australian couple Kylie and Simon got married at Icehotel, located almost as far away from Sydney as you can go. It’s quite a contrast from Australian summer to the Artic winter. In fact, the sun doesn’t rise at all for two weeks in winter but the sun shine both day and night during summer.
I’m so excited to share this wedding with you as I greatly enjoyed photographing this small and relaxed wedding. The place is fantastic, and so is this couple.
Kylie says “The venue and location were very special to us. We knew we wanted to get married overseas and we wanted to have a small wedding so we could relax and enjoy the day. In 2009 we had a great time visiting friends and travelling through northern Sweden and we had always wanted to go back in winter to visit the Icehotel. We thought the Icehotel was the ultimate setting for a winter wedding!
People travelled a long way to come to our wedding, with the bride’s father, the groom’s brother and sister in law and two friends travelling from Sydney, Australia and three friends travelling from Luleå in northern Sweden. We are so lucky that our family and friends were able to join us. We had 8 guests so it was a very small wedding. It was special that my father was able to be at the wedding to walk me down the aisle. ”
Kylie wore a pale blue tulle and silk floor length dress, she had designed herself. The skirt was created using lots of layers of different colours of blue and ivory tulle. It was the perfect colour for the Icehotel and the blue stood out against the white of the snow. “With thermals underneath, snow boots, a cape and wrap I felt surprisingly warm”, Kylie said.
Fresh flowers don’t last in the cold of the Icehotel so Kylie had an acrylic/crystal snowflake bouquet instead.
Different artists make the Icehotel each year and the artists are credited throughout the text.
Artwork credit: Icehotel Reception – Unfold by Susan Christianen & Lena Kriström
Kylie and Simon were very lucky with the weather. The week before the wedding the weather report predicted -20°C (-4F) and gale force winds. On the day it actually reached 2°C (36F), which is unusually warm for Jukkasjärvi and it was actually colder inside the Icehotel (-5°C/23F) than outside.
The ceremony was held in the Icehotel Ice Church. The Ice Church is completely made of ice and is re-built every year with a new design. This year the church is a modern cathedral style, with a high ceiling. Guests sit on ice pews covered in reindeer skins for insulation.
Artwork credit: Ice Church by Javier Opazo, Ethan Friedman & Rob Harding
The priest sang a hymn in Sami language as the bride’s father walked Kylie down the aisle. As they were leaving the church the song Warm by Swedish Sami singer Sofia Jannok was playing.
Kylie and Simon met 5 years ago when they were working at the same company. Kylie says “we soon learned that we shared the same sense of humour and love of all things silly. This is why we decided to have a reading of the children’s book I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg for our ceremony because it’s about liking someone for being silly.”
Simon’s brother read the poem and Simon’s sister in law was videographer for the day.
The Icehotel is built of huge ice blocks from the Torne River. The river is naturally frozen in winter and the portraits below are taken on the river.
After the ceremony we went to the Icebar to celebrate. All the guests had drinks in ice glasses.
Artwork credit: Icebar – Unique by Sofi Ruotsalainen, Mikael “Nille” Nilsson & Viktor Tsarski
You are given gloves to wear so your hands don’t stick to the ice glass.
“After a while everyone was feeling quite cold so we moved to the warm bar before heading to dinner.”
Artwork credit: Nest by Maurizio Perron
Artwork credit: Main Hall – Navigating the Unknown by Marjolein Vonk, Marinus Vroom & Jens Thoms Ivarsson
Reception was held at the restaurant at the Icehotel
“The dinner at the Icehotel was amazing. We had our own private room and it was a lovely surprise to have an ice sculpture on the table!”
“We’re having a wedding reception back in Sydney so we can celebrate with family and friends who weren’t at the wedding. We’re having modern Scandinavian canapés and desserts and we’ll have a slideshow of photos of the wedding so our guests can experience a bit of Sweden!”
There are so many amazing ice shuits at the Icehotel. Here are a few:
Artwork credit: Blue Marine by William Bloomstrand, Andrew Winch & Alex Hutchison
Artwork credit: The Flower by Natsuki Saito & Shingo Saito
Artwork credit: Virgin In Space by Monica Popescu & Petros Dermatas
Artwork credit: Beam Me Up by Karl-Johan Ekeroth & Christian Strömqvist
Simon and Kylie had booked the Dragon Residence for their wedding night.
Artwork credit – Dragon Residence by Bayarsaikhah Bazarsad
Bride’s Dress: Monique Martinez-Sandoval, (Ouma)
Bride’s Cape: Cape & Crown Creations
Bride’s Shrug: Wrapor
Bride’s Jewellery: Georg Jensen
Groom’s Suit: Montaggio
Groom’s Shoes: Julius Marlow
Wedding rings: Hardy Brothers (bride), father’s wedding ring (groom)
Hair stylist and makeup artist: Nina Alariesto, Salong Vinter Kiruna
Flowers: Acrylic snowflake bouquet, Bridal Bouquets by Ky
Stationery & paper goods: Cleartouch
Ceremony Venue- Ice Church, Icehotel
Reception Venue- Icehotel Restaurant
Wedding planner: Eva Lundquist, Icehotel
Ceremony Music – Warm by Sofia Jannok
Related posts: Icehotel 2013
The wedding season of summer 2013 is only months away and I’ve had a fantastic increase of interest and wedding request from Sweden and abroad.
I’m so grateful to be asked to be a part of the wedding day and to capture the joy and happiness. Below are some special moments of 2012.