Here in Scandinavia, winter is around the corner. So today seems like it’s the perfect time to show you a sparkling wintertime wedding. This wedding overlooking the ski slopes in Norway won our hearts. We’re so happy to finally find time to blog it and there are many more weddings in the pipeline. From outdoor winter wedding in Sweden to Italian al fresco style weddings and a destination wedding in Spain (that took place at an old casino!!) So a fair amount of incredible nuptials we’ve been fortunate to photograph during this year. But first, read more about Cai and Ole’s snowy bash below!
Cai and Olé’s wedding was an intimate celebration and the very first time Cai‘s family from the Philippines visited this part of the world. Norway did not disappoint. It snowed the night before, and the ski slopes looked powdery as we drove up the mountain to Luseby Hotel. The hotel is beautifully situated near the famous Holmenkollen, about 30 minutes outside of Oslo. It resembles a Norwegian folktale royal palace from an early time. This very day it was a rather big skiing contest that took place and large crowds gathered to enjoy the festivities and to cheer for their favorite contestants. They also cheered for the newlyweds when they excited Holmenkollen‘s chapel at the foot of the mountain.
Everything from the blush bridesmaids dresses to the matching soft pink invites and the gorgeous florals perfectly framed Cai and Olé’s wedding day. Florals were created by Finn Scholl and Eucalyptus Blomster. We had such a great time in Norway and can highly recommend a visit during winter. That is to if you love snow and if you’re looking for a breathtaking but cold experience. Considering a winter wedding? Go for it! It can be fairytale-like and as long as you prepare your guests we’re positive they will love it too!
Just a quick update from me, I have so many stunning weddings to blog. Buuuuut I’m still knee deep in editing. Finishing the collection of images from a full wedding day is quite a big task. I edit every image carefully in Photoshop, create a slideshow, upload all the photos to our online proofing gallery and I print a set of photos from the highlights of the day and finally, I pack a beautiful box and ship to off my couples. I shot the very last wedding for this year Saturday last, but I still have many to finish in the digital darkroom. Half of my job is after the wedding and I’m thankful to all my clients for understanding the process and being so patient. I know you all want your images as soon as possible but you know and value the effort that goes into perfecting every image before it gets delivered.
I shot my very last wedding this year this weekend, but I still have many to finish in the digital darkroom. Half of my job is actually taking place after the wedding. Thankful to all my clients for understanding the deliberate process and for being so patient. I know you all want your images as soon as possible right? But you also recognize and value the effort that goes into perfecting every image before it gets delivered.
I’m eager to dive in and start blogging all the exquisite weddings I’ve been fortunate to shoot during 2017, and as soon as I find more time I’ll do just that. Winter is kind of slow season for me so that’s when I tend to blog the most. If you have any questions about my weddings, my work process, how I edit or anything like that, just send me an email or write a comment and I’d be happy to explain further. Even if I shoot the main part of my work on film it doesn’t mean I don’t have to edit at all, hahaha, I wish it was like that. But I do admit it’s a heck lot of less editing compare to when you shoot digital. Yay for that!
Almost a year ago we traveled to Normandy to photograph Ven and Adrian’s French Chateau wedding. What can we say other than that is was a blast?!? The scenic countryside of France was like a dream and so was our bride and groom. A marvelous weekend all together.
From the bride:
A destination wedding was the best option for us as we had family and friends traveling from all over the globe. We chose the French countryside for the beautiful scenery, outdoor atmosphere, and access to exceptional food. Chateau de Bouelles was a perfect fit for us because we were truly able to enjoy the wedding weekend with our family and friends. The exquisite gardens won us over, as early on we easily envisioned incredible outdoor festivities. The setting and location of the chateau allowed our guests time to explore the region in between wedding events. We had a very dependable planner that understood our vision. Our wedding was absolutely stress-free and enjoyable in every way imaginable.
I had tried on many beautiful dresses, several which felt alright but none that were quite spot on. It needed to be classic but not stuffy. I wanted it fuss free and a dress I could move around in and not need help while walking. After months searching and not finding quite the dress, my mother offered to make my dress. It took lots of phone calls and several flights but it was a beautiful way to include her in both the plans and on the wedding day.
Vendors: Event Planning: Fete in France | Floral Design: Lily Paloma | Stationery: The bride | Reception Venue: Chateau De Bouelles | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew | Entertainment: Jazz Around Midnight | Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss Red Label | Groom’s ring : Harry Winston | Groom’s shoes: Georgio Armani | Hair & Make-up artist: Trine Juel | Rentals: Options | Rentals: Vaisselle Vintage | Ring box: The Mrs Box | Stationery printing : Sesame Letterpress | Veil : Twigs & Honey | Wine: Madame Wine
Sofia and Alex’s desert wedding at La Pause and Hotel Fellah in Marrakech was not your typical wedding. It was an eclectic mix of traditional Moroccan vibes and boho laid back charm. Guests from all over the world traveled in to attend the ceremony which was held in the dramatic landscape overlooking the vast Moroccan wilderness.
La Pause, located about 30 km outside of Marrakech. The place seems to be embedded in the sand dunes, camels and goats roam around towards the oasis below as we arrive. It’s like straight from the old saga “A Thousand and One Nights”. We see the Agafay hills from the highest point and the sun is blazing down on our heads as we discover the lovely guest houses. And there is a pool!
The bride and groom planned their wedding in Morroco by themselves. Having a large number of guests, multiple ceremonies, and extraordinary artists performing, they did a fabulous job. A destination wedding in the desert is no simple project, and to organize a wedding in Marrakech, from Europe and the US, makes this event even further impressive. It was brilliantly put together!
The ceremony was conducted by the groom’s sister. The father of the bride and the father of the groom gave heartfelt speeches. Following the service, the guest went to the top of the powdery hills where local Moroccan musicians played and refreshments were served. Everybody then wandered down to the oasis where dinner and additional rituals took place. The arrival of the bride (in a Moroccan dress) and groom being held up in a thrown by 4 men, was a great part of the festivities.
We want to thank our beautiful couple, as wells as all the extraordinary wedding professionals involved making this an occasion to remember.
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