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Another Royal Wedding! Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist Say, “I Do”

It’s no secret that here at SMP, we’re slightly obsessed with Kate Middleton—I mean, could she be any more perfect? But her Royal Wedding and even her seriously stunning Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen lace dress have competition from this weekend’s Royal Wedding between Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and former model Sofia Hellqvist. From the Bride’s long-sleeve lace gown, created by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt, to the flower-filled ceremony and the balcony kiss, this wedding is an absolute fairytale and we’re completely in love.

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Vintage Elegant Swedish Wedding Inspiration

I love exploring new places, and luckily, my job sort of comes with a little virtual taste of that through all the weddings and shoots that we feature on the daily. Today? We’re diving into the charm and beauty of Sweden thanks to 2 Brides Photography and Vintage Wedding by Sweden. It’s vintage pretty at it’s finest, from the hairstyles to the sweet gowns and all that lies in between.

From the vendor team… In an old attic in the south of Sweden, two cousins found a hidden treasure. An unused and long forgotten about lot of vintage wedding dresses from a bygone era. When Frida and Emma chose me to shoot their campaign images I was so stoked! I mean I love old lace, vintage fashion and the idea of what they where all about. To have the opportunity to photograph dresses like these and working with a fab team of wedding business professionals doesn’t come around too often. All I can say is it was truly a dream gig!

Vintage Wedding By Sweden was founded in 2015 by Emma and Frida, both living and working on the little island Hönö, situated outside the west coast of Sweden. In two old charming houses, unique showrooms have been built and is open to meet and greet brides with champagne and fittings. Enjoy this taste of West Coast Sweden with it’s unique archipelago nature and fisherman’s culture as we incorporate today’s and yesterday’s beauty and craftsmanship in a lovely mesh.

Photography: 2 Brides Photography / Isabelle Hesselberg | Floral Design: The Wild Rose | Wedding Dress: Vintage Wedding by Sweden | Cake: Sanna's Tårtor | Makeup Artist: Jessica Fahleson | Hair stylist: Hönö Hair Care | Showroom: Vintage Wedding By Sweden | Stationery & Calligraphy: Miss Papperista | Stylist: Linus Hermansson

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Sweden Farm Engagement Session

Engagement sessions never fail to turn me into a sappy mess. They are such a sweet look into a couples’ beginning, and when we get to see it through the lens of Clean Plate Pictures, we all benefit. The Bride to be’s family farm turned into the sweetest of backdrops, leaving us with some serious sweetness.

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From Clean Plate PicturesI was lucky enough to photograph a dreamy engagement shoot with Londoners Helen and Sam on a family farm in Sweden. Helen spent her childhood summers on the farm so it was a really special place for the two of them. We had a perfect summer afternoon to wander the fields, explore an ancient viking grave site and play house in a 1930s farm cottage. Helen and Sam will be getting married this summer in an art gallery in London – I’m so looking forward to photographing more memorable moments.

Photography: Clean Plate Pictures | Venue: Family Farm

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Seaside Pastel Wedding Inspiration

Ethereal and romantic, this is the type of shoot that you could really spend some time with.  Imagine a soft, pastel color palette intertwined with lush blooms from The Wild Rose, beautiful antique tableware from Atmosphere Antik and a darling duo practicing for their own upcoming nuptials.  It’s breathtaking beaches meets a whole lot of pretty… see it all captured by Kristina Malmqvist right here.

From Kristina MalmqvistCreamy, soft, subtle and airy are words that were spinning around in my head when I thought of creating a styled wedding environment for this photo shoot. I wanted to create something new, reflecting elegance and romance, but still in it’s simplicity.

Smithska Udden is one of my favorite places in Sweden: it’s a perfect spot by the sea with breathtaking tranquil surroundings that embraces beach, sand and rocks with it’s delightful unexpected gust of wind, soft airs of pastels and beauty.

Giselle and Pontus, as styled bridal couple, gladly took on this opportunity as trial shots prior to their real upcoming wedding in September 2015!

The romantic bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, table setting and centerpieces were assembled and created by talented floral designer Linnéa Bergqvist.

Gifted Nicole Ossowska styled the bride with makeup in natural colors going with soft long wavy hair with some little white flowers intertwined on the side.

Our styled bride Giselle wore a magical dress from Zetterberg collection, an effortless but elegant creation with sewn silk chiffon and handmade lace. Her look was together with a twist of sophisticated jewelry, made by Lily and Rose, who transferred my vision into the perfect reality.

I am very pleased with how the photos turned out. Cold climate and raw environment combined with rustic wooden furniture, soft peachy flowers and table settings with a naked cake someway reflected the Swedish-Nordic mood I wanted to capture. I was so glad for all the positive energy and love that everybody put into making this day as perfect!

Photography: Kristina Malmqvist | Floral Design: The Wild Rose | Wedding Dress: Zetterberg Couture | Cake: Giselle Pahlevani | Invitations: Kristina Malmqvist | Make up: Nicole Ossowska | Hair: Nicole Ossowska | Groom's Attire: Oscar Jakobson | Antique Tableware: Atmosphere Antik | Bridal Jewelry: Lily and Rose | Film: Fuji 400 | Film Processing: Carmencita Filmlab | Location: Smithska Udden | Stylist: The Wild Rose | Veil: Zetterberg Couture

Romantic Swedish Coastal Wedding

I have a confession to make, I’m marrying a Swede, which makes this gorgeous harbor wedding on the Swedish coast an all-time favorite. Photographer Les Productions De La Fabrik beautifully captured the Swedish countryside, the gorgeous white and pink tablescapes and of course, the stunning couple. This wedding is a mix of elegance and simplicity at its finest. You can see all the details here!

From Les Productions De La Fabrik … Céline is French, Carloskar is Swedish and they met 6 years ago in Singapore. After long hesitations between France and Sweden, they finally decided to celebrate their union in the small and magical harbour village Mölle in the South of Sweden.

From The Bride ... The whole idea for the wedding was romantic and shabby chic style with a natural feel. The color scheme was blush pink and light beige. Print material were very important to me, therefore I chose Veronique Deshayes in Paris for the creation of the Save the Date, Wedding invitation, Escort card, Menus… We also created a conversation guides and a map for our guests to be able to discuss as it was a quite international mix of people. The decoration was made out of peonies, ivy leaves and old roses, arranged by the local florist Camilla from Mine Blomster in Höganäs. Camilla and the wedding coordinator Charlotte from CH Bröllop Event worked together on the venue decoration and decided to use as main colors light pink, nude and beige to match with the bridesmaids’ dresses. It took me a long time to decide upon my wedding dress, but finally I chose a custom made dress in laces from Celestina Agostino. The ceremony was held in Grand Hotel Mölle with the 180 degrees view on the harbor and the sea as backdrop. The refined dinner consisted of discovering local food tradition from the Skåne region. We really had our dream wedding and the magical week-end has been pictured by the talented wedding photographer Peggy from Les Productions de la Fabrik. She has been a dream following us throughout the week-end, understanding exactly our personalities and styles. She was always there to catch important moments, though we barely notice her presence. We are very thankful that she managed to keep all the beautiful memories on paper.

Photography: Les Productions De La Fabrik | Event Planner: CH Bröllop Event | Floral Design: Mine Blomster | Wedding Dress: Celestina Agostino | Stationery: Veronique Deshayes | Reception Venue: Grand Hotel Mölle | Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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