Emma & Rikard | DIY Summer Wedding in Sweden

Escape the winter blues with this breezy summer wedding from Nordica Photography!

The groom designed all of the printed items, including invitations and ceremony program fans. The bride bought fabric at IKEA which she cut into ribbons to hang from the tree at their ceremony.

Instead of a photo booth, guests were encouraged to take snapshots with a Fuji Instax purchased by the bride and groom.

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  Rikard proposed in Monet’s garden in Giverny, France so Monet’s garden was what we had in mind when we were looking for a wedding location. Plus we always dreamt about having the reception outside, so it made the choice very simple when we found the green house.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  Nature and flowers. The inspiration for our stationary came from an old floral book called “Nordic flora.”

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  From Emma: The ceremony! Walking down the hill with my father, seeing Rikard and all our family and friends was an amazing feeling. We put a lot of effort into choosing the right music for the ceremony and having the band play really made the feeling extra special. From Rikard: When Emma said “I do,” when I got to lift her up in the greenhouse during dinner, when she came walking down the hill with her father, when we danced together all night long.. The whole day was like magic and I was forced to pinch my arm every now and then to make sure I was not dreaming!

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  The best advice I got was to pick a comfortable dress that you’r actually able to walk in without three people lifting your skirt. And to wear flats all day! Also, dance, dance, dance! If you want your guests to dance, you have to be dancing!


See more of this outdoor Swedish summer wedding in the gallery!

Vendor Credits

Photographer: Nordica Photography / Venue: Backagården in Ystad, Sweden / Stylist: Therese Winberg / Bride's Dress: Ida Sjöstedt Couture / Bride's Shoes: Stylesnob / Groom's Suit: Moss / Bridesmaid Dresses: Asos / Flowers: Blossom Blommor / Music: Anna and the Cat Combo / Catering: Mr Gourmet / Hair, Makeup: Sandra Elizah


  • What a gorgeous wedding. You don’t often see weddings from Scandinavia, and this one is so typical for this region. I love the ceremony setting and the simple elegance of their style. Amazing!

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