Al Fresco Style Wedding Latvia | Kate & Edgards

12/11/16

Kate and Edgards invited us to their home country to document their very intimate al fresco style wedding in Latvia. We traveled to Berenati, a small town on the coast. Even though this was an intimate gathering, the bride and groom made sure their day would reflect their relationship. Such as what they love to do as a couple. Inspired by nature, they planned the wedding weekend around the beach villa and their mutual love for the outdoors. 

How the Al Fresco Style Wedding came to life

 
Kate, an aspiring musician, and graphic designer made the vision of their day come to life together with her husband to be Edgards. With about 20 of their closest family members, Kate and Edgards tied the knot in the garden in front of the villa. Later they enjoyed an al fresco family style dinner. As a photographer, it’s an extreme honor to be invited to document a wedding in such an intimate setting. So thankful to have gotten this opportunity to visit beautiful Latvia. Thank you Kate & Edgards, I will forever treasure this. Expert advice from the bride herself below on how to plan an Al Fresco style wedding. She is describing their preparation process and favorite moments of the days. Reader, thank you for stopping by! I can not thank you enough for spending a few minutes on my blog, means a heck of a lot to me.
/ Isabelle
Ps, don’t miss Kate & Edgards’s wedding film created by Laia Lluch, scroll down to watch!
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From the bride:

We both love nature and we wanted the ceremony and dinner to be outdoors. And to be an intimate one. Surrounded by silence and the sounds of nature and the wind in the trees. So we rented this lovely seaside house with a yard. Where we and our closest family members could have an intimate ceremony and an al fresco style dinner on the terrace. We also love the seaside and wanted to be near it.

It was a family celebration, and we did not want to get too many people involved. We wanted to do as much as possible by ourselves. Since we love the outdoors, Villa Sipoli Design was the perfect place for us.  It’s an elegant little place with wooden elements. It has a yard and a terrace that we could center our day around. Making it feel like it was a family home and we were all just sitting outside and having a fancy al fresco style dining.

One of our friends helped us as a caterer. Preparing food right behind the house so there was a really friendly atmosphere. Usually, they only rent the house as a quiet weekend getaway for couples, but we were able to convince the owners to let us have our wedding there. And we’re so happy and grateful that they agreed!

As I made the invitations, I knew I wanted them to reflect the wooden theme. The lightness and softness I felt the day would carry. So I chose a photo with reindeer lichen, that I had made a few years ago. It’s one of my favorite photos. So the light color of reindeer lichen, is the colors of our day. Plus the light mix of shades of the flowers in my bouquet and on the dinner table.

We both arrived at the house the day before and started decorating it. Setting up the music, putting up string lights and other things. We really had no idea how it would turn out. But when the florists arrived and started putting up the dinner table with all the wonderful flower arrangements and the place was magically transformed. It turned into be perfect and all the details came together so beautifully. We were so proud of what we had organized.
My favorite moment of the day was the ceremony. Seeing the whole of our family looking at me and my husband. Him smiling as my brother led me down the aisle. It was very emotional and beautiful. And then holding his hand as we spoke our simple but beautiful vows. We had come up with the vows previous night in a brainstorming session whilst making the last minute preparations for the upcoming day. Everything was complete!

Bridal Gown: Liga Banga // Venue: Sipoli Design // Floral Design: In Bloom //

2 Brides Photography is a wedding photography studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Specializing in unique & personal destination weddings in Sweden, Italy, France & beyond. Follow us on the day via Instagram

  1. Marcela

    December 13th, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous wedding! You captured it so beautiful, that light is absolutely to die for!

  2. Isabelle

    December 14th, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks SO much Marcela!!!! Makes me so happy that you enjoyed this wedding. xx

  3. Anthony Poff

    December 14th, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Beautiful work! Great job on the details and capturing their love!

  4. isabelle

    December 14th, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks so much Anthony, really appreciate your kind words!!

  5. Jessica Lumpkin

    December 14th, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Oh dear. I am smitten with your work! The image of the bride with her hands clasped over her heart. . .swoon. And the one of the groom swinging her around near the ocean! SO beautiful and simply inspiring!

  6. isabelle

    December 15th, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Thank you so much Jessica, smiling from ear to ear now!! 🙂

  7. Robin

    December 15th, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Your entire site is gorgeous, and I love these photos – absolutely stunning!!

  8. isabelle

    December 15th, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Awww thank you Robin, you made my day!!!!

  9. 2 Brides Photography | Al Fresco Bröllop › Brollopsfotografer

    December 15th, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    […] Kate och Edgards bjöd in oss till sitt hemland Lettland för att dokumentera deras mycket intima bröllop i al fresco stil. Vi reste till Berenati, en liten stad vid kustenför att fotografera deras mycket speciella dag. Vårt brudsparvar mycket noggranna md att allt skulle återspegla deras förhållande och vad de älskar att göra som ett par. Inspirerade av naturen, planerade de hela bröllopshelgen runt strandvillan de hyrt och deras ömsesidiga kärlek till havet, skogen och ljudet av tystnad. Varmt välkoma att se hela bröllopet på vår blogg! […]

  10. Briana Morrison

    December 16th, 2016 at 12:15 am

    So beautiful! I love every bit of this wedding. <3

  11. isabelle

    December 18th, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks a million Briana, thats so sweet of you!!

  12. Stephanie Acar

    December 18th, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Could they have styled their wedding any more perfectly?!? The cake – the flowers – ahh!! BTW I think my favorite shot is the one-sock-one-shoe, haha 🙂

  13. isabelle

    December 18th, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Thank you soooooo much Stephanie, it’s one of my fave shots as well 😉

  14. David Robertson

    January 25th, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Woah… AMAZING work!!

  15. isabelle

    February 1st, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you so much!

  16. Loke Roos

    February 7th, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Galet vackert! Fantastiskt!

  17. maquilladora profesional Valencia

    February 13th, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Nice Work!

  18. Jacob & Pauline Photography

    March 2nd, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Pure magic thank you for sharing.

  19. isabelle

    March 8th, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you!!

  20. Georgina Harrison

    March 23rd, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Oh my……. how utterly gorgeous and those sunset shots just took my breath away xx

  21. Philip Ryott

    March 27th, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Stunningly beautiful photos, you must have had a wonderful wedding.

  22. Andreas Holm

    March 19th, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Beautiful work!!

  23. isabelle

    March 21st, 2018 at 12:04 am

    Thank you Andreas, hope all is well with you. Missed you at WUN 2.0 in Sthlm!!

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