Category Archives: Wedding

My Love


Today is our wedding day. It’s been two years of absolute bliss, and I can honestly say I fall more in love with my husband every day. Not every day is a perfect day, but he still makes me feel happiness every single day.

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He still surprises me with his kindness and positivity, and I love that even though I’m at my least charming, he still calls me his darling.

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In this short time, our family has gone from two to three, and to see my husband with our daughter makes me feel proud – how happy am I to share my life with them!

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Happy anniversary my darling – I love you!

 

Photos by Smallpigart

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Midsummer Magic


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We’re heading for Summer Solstice, that wonderful day when the sun is at its absolute highest, the night is as bright as the day (at least here in Scandinavia), and Summer is at its most beautiful. Tomorrow is Midsummer Eve which is a pretty important day, at least for Swedes. And since the love of my life is Swedish, I’m more than happy to join him in this wonderful celebration. Also, Midsummer will always have a special place in my heart – we married on Midsummers Day two years ago, and will celebrate our wedding day next week! How time flies by!

At Midsummer, you typically gather with family and friends to raise the May Pole:

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You sing and dance, and eat traditional Swedish food like herring and potatoes, and for dessert; strawberries and cake! Everything is beautifully decorated with green leaves, and you make flower wreaths to wear on your head.

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At 100 layer cake I found some pictures from a wedding that really gave me that relaxed Midsummer feeling:

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I love the thought of using Midsummer as a theme for a Summer wedding. It’s romantic, light and casual! It can of course also work well as a general Summer party theme!

 

And for all the single ladies out there, I have an extra treat: the legend has it that if you pick seven different types of flowers, and put them under your pillow on Midsummer’s Eve, you will dream about your future husband! Absolutely worth trying if you ask me!

Have a happy Midsummer everyone!

All the details on the Princess Wedding


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I have Princess Wedding hangover today, after spending all afternoon yesterday watching the wedding ceremony between Princess Madeleine of Sweden and mr Chris O’Neill.

The ceremony was simply beautiful; so utterly Swedish all the way through – I got a distinct Midsummer feeling from the wedding ceremony, which was filled with white summer, and especially Lillies of the Valley. Also the use of traditional folk music was strong, which strengthens the Midsummer feeling even more. Even miss (or mrs now…) Madeleine’s dress gave me a summer feeling, and the dress was of course made by Valentino:

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The dress surprised me a little, I was perhaps expecting something heavier and more extravagant (don’t get me wrong – a dress made by mr Valentino is pretty extravagant!). The dress felt so light and girly in a way – I really loved it! The skirt had flower embroidery and the top was, in known Valentino style, dressed in lace. She looked stunning!!

In the evening (which was a private party without any press) Madeleine changed into another dress with a strapless top, and a tulle skirt. In the waist she had a satin lace bow. She also wore her hair loose:

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The second dress is a dress borrowed from Queen Silvia, who wore it to the Nobel Banquet in 2001. Queen Silvia wore the dress without the satin bow in the waist. The dress is truly a princess dress with pearls all over the top, and thousands of crystals on the skirt! Kudos for Madeleine for using a previously owned dress!

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Madeleine and Chris was so sweet towards each other during the day, it really moved me! I saw Chris kissing Madeleine’s hand at several occasions during the day.

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The wedding dinner was held in a party tent outside Drottningholm Palace (where the Princess actually was born) near Stockholm. I’v been there twice, and it’s a beautiful place with lovely parks all around. Here, the couple arrive at Drottningholm:

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Here’s a picture from last night:

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There’s only a few pictures from last evening, and it’s such a pity, since I’m sure it was a lovely party. I’m so curious about the decorations, which apparently was held in pink and green. I found a picture of the wedding cake, which was 700 giant macaroons – so cool!

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Here’s  picture of the happy couple during their first dance! And the song? Mr Bojangles!

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Congratulations Madeleine and Chris – I wish you all the best as husband and wife!

Ready for a Swedish Princess Wedding


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Finally the day has come! I’m a sucker for weddings in general, and royal weddings in particular, and the last few years there’s been a few – I love it!

But today it’s all about these two lovebirds: Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill! Congratulations, today’s your wedding day! And, what a day! The weathers is perfect, and Stockholm’s showing the world what a beautiful city it truly is.

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After a dramatic and public breakup with her previous fiancé the Princess has finally found happiness with the English/Austrian/American business man Chris O’Neill, and they look truly happy!

So, miss Madeleine, the question on every woman’s mind is: what does the dress look like??? There’s been speculations that the dress is made by the designer Valentino, but nothing is confirmed, so we have to be patient for a few more hours. What ever she picks, she will look gorgeous! She’s such a natural beauty:

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I’ll be back with more posts about the wedding later!

Are you watching the Royal Wedding today?

 

The Great Gatsby party inspiration


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My iife have been crazy this last month, but finally I’ve been to the cinema and seen The Great Gatsby, and the movie is just a firework of expressions in the signature Baz Luhrmann way; there’s so much eye candy in both fashion, interior and beautiful people – it’s definately a must see!

Of course, this made me think about throwing a Great Gatsy inspired party, because, let’s face it; who wouldn’t want to party with Jay Gatsby?

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At 100 layer cake I found the most wonderful featured wedding with the perfect Gatsby feeling. I think the theme would work great both for a wedding, and a themed birthday party!

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Black and gold gives the perfect Gatsby feeling! Also, it feels very glamorous!

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I love the Darling hanger!

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Beautiful and chic couple!

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They did a fantastic job with the details! It feels like you’re in the roaring 20’s!

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Again! I love the gold and black details! And what about that dessert table? Just beautiful! Notice the sweet cake topper!

Have you seen the movie? What do you think about it?

Purple and blue wedding inspiration


I’m a big fan of some sort of theme in a wedding – I fell it looks more “put together”. Using theme colours are a great way of doing this. The wedding I’ve found today, from Taylor Lord Photography, has the most beautiful colour combination of purples and blues – perhaps not the most common wedding colour, but it gives a sophisticated and elegant impression:

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Aren’t the colours just wonderful??

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Love the shot of the gowns together – and love the fact that their not the same, but still go together!

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Love the emotion in this picture – you can really see what a special moment this is for the bride and groom!

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So much happiness!

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Look how cute – what a gorgeous colour palette!

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Elegant and rustic table – perfect for outside wedding dinners!

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Happily ever after!

Did you use coordinated colours in your wedding? Or perhaps you’re planning your wedding now?

Love In Bloom


We’re headed for April – time goes by so fast! Spring and Summer are wedding bonanza times, and I’m guessing there are quite a few brides out there in the most hectic planning and organizing phase before the Big Day!

Today, i’m showing some Spring Wedding Inspiration – we’re headed for such a lovely time of year, and the most wonderful time to get married: everything is coming to life, and blooming – much like the love you and your special someone have for each other!

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Inspiration board with a sweet Spring feeling! I love Baby’s Breath – it gives such a light feeling. By using green as a theme colour in your wedding, the Spring feeling gets even more defined. I think green and white is a fresh and clean combination!

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Set the tone for your wedding with an invitation full of Spring inspiration

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Perhaps a little love nest as a place card?

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Creative place card with a spring feel

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Give your guests a Spring flower as a thank you for coming!

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…and finally, my favourite: seed packets! Such a lovely gift!

Pictures from Martha Stewart Weddings, Elisabeth Anne Designs, Fairyfolk on Etsy, and Madly Stylish Events