Wedding Vow Renewal Facienda Strängnäs

12/31/15

My very own vow renewal at Facienda in Strängnäs earlier this year has to be one of the best days ever. At least in my book. Sabina and I shot together, but mostly I spent the day celebrating my 10 year wedding anniversary with my awesome husband, wonderful family and closest friends. More on that later in this blog post.

So many awesome things happened during 2015 so it’s hard to review our year in just one blog post. But we wanted to express our thanks to all of our clients for trusting us with shooting their weddings, families and engagements.

We’ve been fortunate enough to travel to many many beautiful locations, meeting some of the most wonderful people and forged new relationships. Having the luxury to call this our job makes us feel grateful every day. The experiences we’ve shared with our clients goes beyond words, it’s really hard to describe other then that we honestly love what we do and what we create. Memories that lasts long after we’ve left the wedding and hopefully long after we, in a distant future, stopped shooting weddings all together.

“The beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say. Well, the beauty lies in the people we say”

The beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say. Well, the beauty lies in the people we say. The family, the connections and the love. For every wedding we shoot is unique, and every wedding has a story of it’s own.

As this day. Our tenth wedding anniversary and the day we renewed our vows. It was one of the hottest day this past summer. I woke up at it was already 28 degrees and climbing, in the early morning hours. Perfect, I thought, since we had planned an al fresco dinner under the open sky. Also, we’d hired the band Los Mariachis, so the hot weather fitted great to the music, and to the Taco Truck that was coming to feed us.

Me and my husband went to pick up the tables for the dinner from Malin at Set My Table and then out to Facienda in Strängnäs to decorate the venue and get ready before our ceremony. Mia, my favourite MUA came out to get me all dolled up, fixing hair and makeup so I looked really good, hahaha and dear friends Linnéa and Jenny decorated the table and Linnéa also did all the floral design. The stunning place cards in waterclor with red silk ribbon was created by Jenny who runs Miss Papperista AND I got this absolutely stunning golden leaf hair comb as a present from Jenny and Linnéa. Talk about perfect gift, good friends knows exactly what I wished for and it looked splendid together with the dress.

I must admit, I felt butterflies. Not like our wedding 10 years ago. A different type of butterfly-feeling but non the less, I was over the moon happy and in love. The thing is, we promised to write new vows to each other. The vows I wrote to my husband 10 years ago has been in my purse and I’ve had them with me for every second of every day of our 10 year marriage. What could I possibly write for this occasion? Well, I did write something, but the new vows my husband wrote to me….. Let me tell you, tear streaming down my face, it was beyond beautiful. And what he promised me that day, is more than I ever could have hoped for. He is the best guy I’ve ever met, the smartest, funniest, most caring and generous. And when I look at him I still keep thinking; “I can’t believe he is mine”. I love him with all my heart and soul and sure, we have our ups and downs like any marriage. But the bottom line is, I want to spend the rest of my life with him. No matter what. I love him.

As the family started to arrive I was upstairs getting ready and my old dear friend Mine came rushing in last minute, (as usual, hahaha) Thankful she finally arrived and since I asked her to be our officiant I was relieved to see her. We walked downstairs and there they were, all of them. My darling family, our closest friends and my very best friend and partner in photography, Sabina. That girl has become family to me. Heck, her kids and life partner Michael is like family to me. She looked at me and smiled, with I swear to you; a blank eye and nodded, time to do it. She photographed our ceremony with such intent and keen eye as she always does on any wedding and I love, love, love what she captured for us that day.

“Tears trickling down my cheek the whole way through and as I felt my husband squeezing my hand, kissing my forehead and then looking down, into my eyes… It was like the very first day I realised how much I adore him”

During the ceremony our kids read to us, Aaron a poem (yes he said out loud that we forced him, and yes, we did) and Levi pronounced us married, again. Tears trickling down my cheek the whole way through and as I felt my husband squeezing my hand, kissing my forehead and then looking down, into my eyes… It was like the very first day I realised how much I adore him. Daniel, you are my life. Without you I’m nothing. You are my sun, moon and the stars, all combined together. I’ve never felt love the way I do with you and who could have believed that 14 years ago when we met during a very wet Medieval festival, that we’d be standing here, all these years later. It is faith, I know it.

The day and the evening turned out even better than I expected and I will treasure this memory for many many years. My sisters heartfelt speech, my mums hugs and tears of joy, my mother in law smoking a cigarette, HA!!! And my stepdad’s speech, bless him, I will never forget. Thanks to all of you  that celebrated with us, LOVE you to pieces.

We don’t know what lies in the future, but 2015 will definitely be remembered as an amazing year. Lots of travel, which is both good and bad (when you have a family back home) lots of great food (gained some extra weight in Italy) and epic moments, lots of exciting assignments.

Here’s to love, life and laughter, may your 2016 be blessed with plenty of it.

XO, Isabelle

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  1. Urška Majer

    December 31st, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Wow! This is truly gorgeous 🙂 Love the whole theme/style 🙂 Wish you a great year!

  2. Linnéa

    December 31st, 2015 at 10:44 am

    My dear friend,

    This sure was one of the most beautiful days of 2015. Im so grateful that I got to be a part of it!

    All my love to you and your boys!

    Linnéa xoxoxoxox

  3. André

    December 31st, 2015 at 10:47 am

    LOVE this so much guys 🙂 Congrats 🙂

  4. Loke Roos

    December 31st, 2015 at 10:50 am

    This is just amazing! True love in it´s purest form and a kick-ass style to go with it.

  5. Anette Bruzan

    December 31st, 2015 at 10:57 am

    You guys rock!!
    Love it <3

  6. Josephine Larsson

    December 31st, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Still tearing up a bit seeing those images..

    What a beautiful day this was. I will always treasure those memories, made for eternity.. Thank you Isabelle, for being a part of my life and thanks again, for letting us be a part of your life. You are a true inspiration, I love you ALL to bits!

    Josephine

    Freudvoll
    Und leidvoll,
    Gedankenvoll sein,
    Langen
    Und bangen
    In schwebender Pein,
    Himmelhoch jauchzend,
    Zum Tode betrübt;
    Glücklich allein
    Ist die Seele, die liebt.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  7. Renee

    December 31st, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Ahhhh — I love your style! So beautiful + congratulations!

  8. Katja

    December 31st, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Love it! You two look so happy – and the whole bash looks like a party I would have liked to be a part of. Congratulations!

  9. Sara. J

    December 31st, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    So Much love. And ur so beautiful Isabelle ❤️

  10. bryan

    December 31st, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Seriously insanely beautiful. Such incredible work.

  11. Anton Chia

    January 1st, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Too beautiful. I am blown away!

  12. Marcela

    January 2nd, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Holy heck, this is so insanely gorgeous. Wonderful job, this is incredible!

  13. Maira Martins

    January 2nd, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Thank you for sharing! This was intense, inspiring and beautiful! So much love!!! Congratulations <3

  14. Suzie

    January 2nd, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    What a beautiful day and such a lovely thing to do! You look stunning 🙂

  15. Jonas Karlsson

    January 3rd, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Jösses vad fint. Och grattis!

  16. Jessica Schilling

    January 5th, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    So sweet and pretty! Congrats on the renewal!

  17. Tyler

    January 6th, 2016 at 2:01 am

    well that’s a lot of pretty. congrats!

  18. therese winberg

    January 7th, 2016 at 10:27 am

    such an amazing day, a billion congrats! We will definitely take inspiration from this and have our own 10-years festive!

  19. Amy Barton

    January 8th, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Such a lovely idea – looks like an awesome time was had by all. Many millions of congrats Isabelle!

  20. Paul

    January 14th, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Really beautiful and congratulations!

  21. isabelle

    January 15th, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you so much!!! xx

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