A dancing Wedding

It’s been almost a month since my friend had her beautiful may wedding, and I have just now gotten around to do a write up. Shame on me, but here it is.

At the day of the wedding, me and my boyfriend hiked a ride with a friend to the church. He was warned beforhand that there probably would be folk music playing at the party, since both the bride and groom love it. He was in a good and tolerant mood all untill we turned the corner of the church and came face to face with… IMG_8427But he needed not to fear, the dancers in national costumes (who I know from our dance company) was leaving, after a performance on a previous wedding.

We where not allowed to photograph during the wedding cermony, but I did manadged to get a quick one of the couple leaving the church.IMG_8430(I was not alone taking photos either…)

IMG_8445The newly-weds on the church steps.

IMG_8448Congratulations to Annika and David!

IMG_8456Hugging all the guests.

IMG_8458Love the brides smile in this one.

Some other friends I know from childhood dancing groups. IMG_8465

Gathering of the gentlemenIMG_8487What it is with these clusters of guys at weddings?

Before leaving for the wedding, I had put together an album using photos from the bachelorett-party to give to the bride as a memory.IMG_8468I then urged all the girls to whrite some coments and loving word to the bride in it.

IMG_8478It did get a bit out of hand…

When the couple arrived at the party they where welcomed by friends playing folk music to them.IMG_8475

IMG_8482A very “relaxed” bouquet, which she got from a flower picking child right before I took this picture.

IMG_8484Annika and Sofia.

All the wedding gifts on the table. IMG_8489How come you always wrap your presents so much better for weddings then for christmas…

After dinner it was time for the bridal dance.IMG_8498And since this couple are born dancers they had decided to do a “polska” in stead of the raditional walths.

IMG_8495It is a much more romanic and “hugging” type of dance, than the elegant but stiff walths.

IMG_8509The guy playing the flute (to the left) had writen the song special for this occasion.

Then it was time for the cake.IMG_8514

It was such a beautiful wedding, and the cabin was perfect for the eartly, folk music style, in wedding party.

And as usual I didn’t get any pictures of myself – (I did wear my teal and black new years dress again) so you will have to settle for an “above shoot” of my shoes.IMG_8480

Bachelorett Party

About a month ago I was involved in the planing of a bachelorett party for my friend Annika.
Just one week before her wedding, I found out she hadn’t had any proper celebraton with friends yet. So I pulled a few stings (aka e-mailed the toasmaster, the bridegroom, and our combined friends) and two days before the wedding, 6 of us went to pick her up.

She was working on the place-settings for the guests when we turned up, and the suprised smile turen up side down when she realised there would be no more wedding preporations done that day.IMG_9664After a angry look at the bridegroom, she subcomed and let us drag her away and into the waiting car.

The weater was sunny and warm so we headed for the park to have a picknick. IMG_9681

IMG_9689Sofia – the master of champange.

We drank champange and ate strawberrys and grapes.IMG_8384

Then I took out my “Wedding outfit”IMG_9700The wail was a piece of lace attached by a headband decorated with flowers.

And the gown was my 1901s “White Edwardian dress“, which fit her dreedfuly and combined with her sunglases made her look kind of like an arabian sheik.10417458_10203105680215752_9031182752874838177_n

IMG_8386When the dressing was done, we told her to go about and convince people in the park to take some “Selfies” with her. She would get points for each selfie she mandged to get.

After some hesitation and some grumpy faces, she aproched the first un-suspecting “victims”.IMG_8387After that there was no stopping her…

IMG_1438Happy ladies and extra points for the dog.

When she collected enough, we manadged to get a volunter to take a group picture of us before we headed of to our next stop.IMG_8388

IMG_8390Arabian sheik bride…

Then we had dinner at a local pub.IMG_8393Here she got to answed some really hard (or not) questions about the “Eurovision song contest” – which of course she nailed (since she know every song, artist or whriter ever to enter the contest).

IMG_8391More selfies.

After dinner we went to the “old town” to join the dancing at the folk music dance hal.

IMG_8409Annika and Sofia dancing the “Shottis”.

IMG_8406Sara and Frida doing a “Polska”.

We also got the bride to play a tune togeter with the fiddelers.IMG_8422(Shes no rookie on the violine either).

IMG_1449And then she got to take a “Oscar Selfie” togheter with the orchestra.

We had so much fun togeter- dancing, laughing and doing silly poses. IMG_9778

And at the end of the night the bride had almost forgott about all the wedding preasure.IMG_8418See – We did get you to smile at last…

IMG_1445Me and Annika on a crazy selfie.

A spring Wedding

This weekend I’ve been attending the wedding between my boyfriends cousin and his girlfriend (now wife).

Since the event was located quite a bit from our home town, we packed our bags and got in the car early on saturday morning.

About halfway there, I realized I forgotten my camera (dhoe), and would have to use my mobile phone for pictures. Need not to say, I didn’t take as many pictures as I originaly planed.

But here are the ones I did take – that’s not way to blurry/dark/weird or crapy.

DSC_1415The Chatedral were the wedding was held.

DSC_1413Thats a Big building.

DSC_1395Beautiful light coming through the windows.

DSC_1398They do…

DSC_1399Coming out of the church.

DSC_1400Rose petals everywere.

DSC_1408They look so happy and beautful. But I must admit there was something that drew my gaze even more then the brides smile (or even dress).

DSC_1406Yay! A kimono!

DSC_1407The bride is japanese, and her family had came over to Sweden from Tokyo to attend the wedding.

DSC_1410Such beauty (both of them), I was thrilled. And now I want to own a kimomo even more…

DSC_1409Congtatulation to Tobias and Asako!

DSC_1418Not a good picture, but a moment the newlyweds will not forget in quite some time – The baker had written the wrong name on the cake…. (we all laught about it, and they swore to try to get a refund).

And what about me?

I did manadged to snapp a selfie in the mirror before dinner.DSC_1416Wearing my new years dress, Gibson shoes and new edwardian jacket.

 

 

Shoes and weddings

I ‘we been dying to wear my new Gibson shoes and to give them a real try out – and not just for an hour while photographing.

I had planed to wear them att the Titanic Exhibition in July, but had to settle for an old pair of dancing shoes though to terrible blisters.

But then I finaly found the perfect exuse for wearing them: Two of our friends where getting married.

So on the 21 of July me and my boyfriend dressed up and went to the wedding cermony, which was being held outdoor by the wather. The weather was perfect and the bride and grom was looking wery beautiful and happy.

Since I only one week before managded to twist my ankle while running, I choose to wear my sneakers for the 3 km forest walk to the wedding location. But changed my footwear as soon as we arriwed at the reception party.

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The Gibsons were werry comfortable and my sore ankle didn’t bother me at all. I’m even more in love with the shoes now and takes every opurunity to wear them. And I’m already dreaming of one pair in nougat for my next birthday…

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Sadly, since I was photographing the whole wedding and forgot to ask someone for a picture of me, I only have one pic where I hapened to be in the shoot.

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And finaly some pictures of the beautiful couple.

2013-07-20-15.21.37The bride arrived in a carage.

2013-07-20-15.22.33All the bridesmaids, bestmans, flowergirls and the bride.

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2013-07-20-17.50.24Champange…

2013-07-20-17.50.56Guests toasting the newley weds.

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2013-07-20-15.29.56My favourite photo of the bunch.