Maria and Johan’s gorgeous summer wedding was featured on UK wedding blog Before the Big Day.
Related post: Maria & Johan (full post)
Last year I photographed Kylie and Simon’s wedding at Icehotel. This lovely Australian couple had travelled around the world to get married in this very special place. It was a small intimate wedding with only the nearest and dearest. Their wedding is published in the largest bridal magazine in Sweden, Allt om bröllop. The winter issue. It’s so wonderful to see in print.
Artwork credit Icehotel: Main Hall – Navigating the Unknown by Marjolein Vonk, Marinus Vroom & Jens Thoms Ivarsson
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.
Related post: Caroline & Stuart
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 and shoes: Brothers
Groomsmen’s suits and 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 Kristianstad
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.