I had the amazing opportunity to travel back to Sweden last year to photograph Marta and Robin's countryside wedding in Dalarna. My first time shooting a wedding not conducted in English, I was a bit nervous, but the obvious love between this couple and their friends and family made it easy to pick up on all the non verbal cues and emotion.
My husband, Jaimie (who second shot his first wedding with me - yay babe!) has family from Sweden so we were a bit prepared for the Swedish customs that took place but there were some that we didn't know about beforehand. One super fun tradition is when the bride or groom stands up to go to leave the room and the other one is left sitting by themselves, everyone of the opposite sex gets up and kisses the person who is sitting down.
The last time we were in Sweden it was pouring buckets but we were so lucky to have a beautiful Summer's day for the wedding with a great sunset. We took advantage by sneaking out for a few minutes during dinner and taking some photograph's in a feild nearby.
When I sent Marta and Robin their finished photos I got this message back: "Wow. You are such a talent - I can't wrap my head around the fact that you were actually there with us! Your pictures are magical, it's like someone rewound the tape and pressed play again. I sent the link to some friends and they all said - it's amazing how she captured the emotions and aura of the day. I couldn't agree more. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" Thank YOU, Marta and Robin, for trusting me to capture your special day. Grattis på bröllopsdagen!
Click on the image below to see the rest of this Swedish celebration!