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.