This romantic affair in Sweden feels so perfect to share this time of year—every delightful detail centered on nature and all that summer has to offer. Erika and Romain’s Swedish celebration is like a whimsical feast for the eyes, with a seating chart based on forest animals, an incredible lantern and greenery display at the reception, Erika’s incredible blush skirt and some of the most darling bridesmaid outfits we’ve ever seen. In every single photo, you can just tell that Erika and Romain are totally in tune with one another, just as they are completely connected with the beautiful scenery around them.
Photography by Nordica Photography
How did you go about planning your ceremony? We wanted to find a location that fit all our needs and after that, it all kind of fell into place. Nature was the most important thing, secondly, it had to reflect us.
What was your ceremony music? We had a traditional Swedish summer kids song, Ida’s sommarvisa, as first song to enter the ceremony area. After that there were different hymns from the church hymn book, mainly related to summer and nature. Many church hymns in Sweden are very much related to nature, which is such a wonderful thing.
What were your ceremony readings? We read from Corinthians 1
What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony? The silent wind passing through the birch trees. The environment, the priest, the overall ceremony was very deep and touching.
Is there anything else that you’d like to share about your wedding ceremony? We had two players of Nyckelharpa which is a Swedish traditional instrument, it is quite rare nowadays, so it was great to have these two musicians play beautifully at the ceremony.
Erika and Romain included edible flowers in all their food for the day, how fun!
How would you describe your reception? Simple, fun and close to nature.
What type of cake or dessert did you serve? Lots of desserts on the dessert buffet. All foods with lots of edible flowers!
What was the best advice you received as a bride? No matter how hectic everything is, try to take everything in as much as possible, even if this means taking a 2-minute break.
What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding? Do as much as you can yourselves, with close friends and family, the few days prior the wedding were actually awesome! Great memories.
Are there any DIY details you’d like to tell us about? We did lots of DIY, the barn where we had the reception was an empty canvas and had never been used for parties or weddings before. My sister has great ideas, great taste and a vision, it fell in quite handy at the time.
Is there anything else that helps tell the story of your wedding?
I think that the fact that Romain and I had been together for almost 9 years, made the process quite easy, we shared the same ideas and knew how to work together.