My first wedding of the season was a sumptuous and gorgeous affair draped in lots of snow! Can’t wait to show you more from this celebration but just wanted to share a few right now as I just got the film scans back from my lab. I once again had the pleasure to work with an amazing team, all of them incredibly skilled at their craft. My darling bride and groom Rebecca and Erik was a joy to work with throughout the process and so relaxed when the big day finally arrived. Enough with the talking, here’s the first preview from Rebecca and Erik’s winter deluxe wedding at Vidbynäs.
I co-wrote and photographed this book because I couldn’t find the information and inspiration on the Scandinavian market. I love scouting for ideas, styles and planning online, don’t get me wrong, I love Pinterest, Instagram and wedding blogs as much as the next wedding obsessed person, but I do also love books. Yes, I’m a book nerd. So when the team from our wedding blog, Those Lovely Days, got approached by a publishing house to do a book, I was naturally overjoyed. We wrote, shot and edited the book in the middle of a busy wedding season and it’s one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done. The book is filled with inspiration, ideas, DIY-tips, and tricks, and there are pages to write down notes. I’m so thrilled to give away a copy of this book, and the only thing you need to do to enter the giveaway is to follow the team behind the book: @thoselovelydays @thewildrose.se @elinsartstudio @2brides. Don’t forget to DM me why you want it, plus your email. Easy as pie!
The winner will be announced a week from today!
“I accidentally left my wedding dress at home as I left for the airport!” True words from my bride Jenny! I can’t imagine having to go going through that just days before your destination wedding in Barcelona. Not when you’re already a thousand miles away…
This romantic and sophisticated wedding in a grand old casino building turned out to be superb, wedding dress challenge or not. I positively loved working with Jenny and Charles in the months leading up to their wedding. When the day finally came it was a very relaxed and fun. It had a dreamy mix of modern meets old world. Learn how to plan an unforgettable evening for your guest and NOT leave your wedding dress at home. Read the bride’s advice below.
We are also big foodies where food and drinks played an instrumental part of our day. Charles wouldn’t let me have a wedding without traveling to Barcelona (after 30 hours of flying and 5 airports later) to taste the food and sample the wine list. We greeted our guests with specialty cocktails of our favorite drinks, a jamon leg station, a paella booth, along with 13 other appetizers… all before their three-course dinner (in case they were hungry).
What was your favorite moment?
Let me start with the fact I actually left for my destination wedding forgetting to bring my wedding dress. After much stress, my favorite moment would definitely be when I received my wedding dress the night before the wedding. After it’s made a pit stop through 5 airports and 2 days in Munich during Oktoberfest.
My other favorite moment was seeing the reaction of my guests’ faces as they arrived at our venue. We had kept the location a secret (no sneak peek google pictures) and arranged for bus shuttle service to pick everyone up (I also had to ban my bridal party from social media posting before guests arrived). Our guests’ stunned faces as they arrived, just filled our hearts with joy! The ceremony was also absolutely amazing where we could declare our love in such a romantic flower-filled arches and hear each other’s vows.
Tell us about your flowers, your gown, your favors, your cake, etc.
I wanted white, cream and green colors for my flowers to match my theme as well as my dress.
I wore this amazing Inbal Dror mermaid dress with detailed beading with a long nude colored train. I tried on quite a lot of dresses (and fell in love with many) but I think you need to choose a dress that you look best in photos as the dress can come out very different on film!
What is one piece of advice that you could give brides-to-be?
Hire a planner! I really enjoyed working with my planners who had such excellent taste and incredible organizational skills. My planners sorted out all the coordination during the day with details such as ensuring we didn’t accidentally bump into each other during getting ready shots. Due to weather, we had to scrap our original plans for the wedding in the garden but they pulled everything together on the day better than we could have hoped for.
Another tip is, please book a few days off work before needing to fly to your destination wedding. I didn’t take any time off and I felt so rushed in the end – I filled 6 suitcases to carry for my wedding and honeymoon in Amalfi Coast and as a result, I accidentally left my wedding dress at home as I left for the airport!”
Elegantly planned by the ladies at A Spanish I do. Lauren and Elaine are experts when it comes to planning world class weddings in Barcelona. It was a pleasure to photograph this event and work alongside them.
Also, make sure to watch their wedding video created by Ankerprod.
This relaxed and colorful Greek island destination wedding was a joy to photograph. With shades of bright blue, the Aegean sea, bold blooms and to top it off an octopus motif, it had all a relaxed island wedding should have. Worked with the lovely wedding planner Vana at White Ribbon Boutique Events for this celebration and I’m thrilled to be going back to Paros for another Greek island destination wedding later this year. But for now, enjoy Courtney and Marc’s Paros Island destination wedding.
How on earth do you end up having a wedding at Paros I wondered. Well, here’s the story… Courtney and Marc have been together for eleven years, eleven years you guys! That is impressive! But already when they met she knew he was the one. Marc actually turned her down when she first asked him on a date when they were only 18. But luckily she didn’t give up and they dated in college. Years later they traveled to Greece and went sailing around the islands. They both fell in love with the culture, people and breathtaking beauty of it all. And the rest is as they say history!
Thanks for stopping by, stay tuned for more weddings from around Europe and Scandinavia. I photographed so many gorgeous events last year that I can’t wait to show you!
This wedding has been featured on Style Me Pretty.
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