A Swedish Outdoor Wedding with handmade elements & a picnic reception

Today I  am thrilled to share this beautiful Swedish outdoor wedding with pretty handmade elements, and a relaxed picnic reception.

Images were captured by Alix of Lumiere Photography.

 

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Alix is a French born, but now Leicestershire based Wedding Photographer, covering all of the UK

 

She says of her work…

“Life is beautiful and Photography is my way to celebrate each moment, each person, seeking out beauty and emotion, shooting from the heart.”

“My clients too are people from all origins and cultures. They don’t always follow the beaten track, they travel, discover and learn.”

“They are creating their own lives with true hearts, creativity and intelligence and very often we become good friends.”

“I love people first, finding out what they like, exploring new ideas, going on adventures with them.”

“It doesn’t have to be especially offbeat or creative, just true to them, so can be very traditional – whatever the tradition – or very alternative, as long as the emotion is there, and that is reflected in the photography.”

 

Alix shares her recollections of the couples big day…

 

“Sahra and Erik have been together 13 years and have an adorable little boy.”

“They hosted their wedding at the Groom’s parents’ country house in the woods and decorated the outdoors themselves with home-made decorations, wooden signage and very boho strands of flowery ribbon material.”

“The scenery was so beautiful it didn’t require much beautifying anyway.”

 

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“The Bride started her day and bridal preparations at the Skandic Hotel in Stockholm before travelling to the ceremony.”

 

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“For their Wedding they kept some traditions and played with them, for example, they wanted to walk down the aisle together, so he went to wait for her and still had that first look moment, getting so nervous before he sees her and totally overwhelmed when he does.”

“Sahra is one of 10 children but she only had one bridesmaid, while her other sisters helped, sang and were part of the day in different ways.”

 

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“They did all the food themselves!”

That was a lot of work but many people helped. As the ceremony was at 12, they served platters of cheese, olives, artichoke and salami with bread and crackers straight afterwards.”

“Their guests were eating on blankets on the floor like a giant picnic. They had cut logs to serve as mini tables.”

“Later on, they had a BBQ with vegetable kebabs, burgers and sausages in buns and an assortment of salads, all home made.”

“There was no cutting of the cake but a whole dessert bar in the marquee for later on when people got peckish again.”

“Much later on, around midnight, they made hot dogs.”

“They cut down on glasses etc, they gave the guests heart tags to tie around their glasses with their names on.”

 

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“Speeches were throughout the day so it added excitement, with fun things like asking the groom to recognise his wife’s kisses on paper etc.”

 

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“The one idea I loved particularly: they had asked their guests to write something good and something bad about someone else.”

“Mainly they did it as couples but without showing each other, some did it for more than one person, for kids for example.”

“They made a magazine out of it all and had several copies around for people to read.”

“I can’t read Swedish but one couple had written in English and it was very sweet.”

“I am a romantic and love reading things people wouldn’t necessarily say to each other but find it easier to write. It just spreads the love. The “bad” things weren’t really bad either.”

 

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“For entertainment, they had many areas: a table tennis table – people played all afternoon and a tournament was organised too; a mini golf course; some boules.”

“The kids had toys and games to play with on the blankets and there was a smoking area in a corner.”

 

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“The couple shots were taken at different times too to make the most of different lights – bright day light, golden hour and sunset.”

 

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“In the evening, the marquee that was there in case of rain (it had rained all week) became a better lit and warmer refuge, and the picnic blankets became welcome wraps as the temperature dropped– others were given out too.”

“They had an outdoor dance floor with a play list and people danced in the near dark, having a lot of fun.”

“There was no cutting of the cake or first dance as it didn’t mean much to them.”

“At the end of the day, your wedding has got to include what is important to you and not necessarily what everyone else is doing, hasn’t it?”

 

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Thank you so much to Alix for sharing this gorgeous outdoor wedding.

What a wonderfully relaxing and personal celebration, without convention or restriction and just focusing on love, family, fun and togetherness.

 

To Contact Lumiere Photography

Website: http://lumiere-photography.co.uk/

Email: alix@lumiere-photography.co.uk

Phone: 01509 556 276 Mobile: 0776 3064 497

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UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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