Dec 16, 2018

Ruin Retreat the refined and contemporary wedding venue in Stockholm

Ruin Retreat the refined and contemporary wedding venue in Stockholm

I first heard about Ruin Retreat a while back and couldn’t forget about it. I knew I wanted to shoot at this new site for one of my upcoming editorials. The name Ruin Retreat kept me intrigued before I even visited the place. This shoot drew ideas from a broad and diverse range of sources. We thought of the Stockholm archipelago For example. And the absence colors of the area during autumn. Photographing in early June we still felt an autumnal vibe.

Concept Ruin Retreat

The concept embodies refinement and contemporary wedding inspiration. Aimed toward discerning couples getting married in Stockholm. Finding a venue that has plenty of character with modern design is hard to come by and Ruin Retreat has all that. On top of that, it features a piece of quirky history intertwined in its architecture.

Castles and 5-star Luxury Hotels

Today couples look for something more when it comes to wedding venues. That doesn’t mean the regular 5-star resorts aren’t beautiful. Yet, it’s not the right fit for everyone. Scandinavian design is known for its chic and sleek ideals. Hence is Ruin Retreat the number one venue in Stockholm if you love that aesthetic!

Wedding Venues Around Stockholm

There are very few unique spots that aren’t hotels or castles. I came to this conclusion when I was researching wedding venues around Stockholm for one of my wedding clients. Ruin Retreat is one of the few that has something novel to offer a fashion-forward bride and groom. The venue is close to Stockholm city. It has a feeling of “your own private luxury hideaway”. It is a must for the true Stockholm experience! I’m sure Ruin Retreat is already booked for the upcoming season!

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Let me tell you a little bit about Ruin Retreat. The ruin was actually never anything else than a ruin. Two German brothers built the ruin as a reminder of their homeland and created purely for their homesick wives. The brick stone ruins you can see today has gotten a stunning makeover by the new owners. The owners molded into the perfect spot where you can watch the sunset over the Baltic Sea during warm summer nights.

Married couple Marie and Carl Gustavsson run the resort today, and they did a fantastic job transforming this ruin to a luxury boutique hotel and venue.

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Exceptional Wedding Professionals

Moa Lerin, the lady behind Lerin Wedding Occasions, contacted me for a project. I suggested Ruin Retreat as our location. Months of planning and hard work lay behind a project like this and couldn’t be done without the whole team. Floral installations transforming the area into something positively unprecedented. Elins Art Studio outdid herself with the beautiful seating cart printed on exquisite fabric. Elin also experimented with plexiglass for the gorgeous invites which I especially love. They perfectly matched Ruin Retreat’s colors and unique vibe. Style By Sandy brought in sumptuous tabletop rentals and cake provided by Cake Art.

A special thanks to Marie Carlsson who is a delight to work with. I can not recommend her venue enough. Whether you are getting married, hosting a workshop or a retreat. This place has something for every vogue seeking couple or creative.

The wedding professionals involved in this editorial serves numerous wedding clients every year. All of us can be book throughout  Sweden and most of us in Europe as well. You can certainly get in touch with any of us for your own wedding. Either via my contact form or email directly.

xo, Isabelle

Intimate wedding venues in Stockholm Ruin Retreat

Planning & coordination @lerinweddingoccasions
Floral Design
Stationery, signage & styling elements @elinsartstudio
Wedding Gown
Venue @ruinretreat
Cake @livsandbergcakeart
Tableware, glasses, cutlery
Happy real couple @h_hedlund@antonhultquiist
Film Processing @carmencitalab
Shoes @bellabelleshoes
Tuxedo @manbergbagge
Veil @bymalinabridal

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  1. 2 things that I love the most:
    Details! You did a great shots of it.
    Colors! Perfect color palette, by my opinion!

  2. Rich Howman says:

    Seriously beautiful work. Not just the dreamy tones but I’m loving those moments too! x

  3. In love with this wedding, great location, beautiful couple and gorgeous colors!!

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