Bohemian, euphoric and enchanting. This is how the bride Marija describes her best day ever. The couple got married in Gothenburg, at the quaint and beautiful Villa Vänhem and photographer Karin Lundin took so many incredible pictures it was tough for us to narrow down our favorites. The decor, the smiles, and the sweet moments in each and every one warmed our hearts!
We’ll start with Marija and Ali getting ready in their bridal and groom’s suites. Ali chose a handsome beige linen Oscar Jacobson suit which perfectly matched his trendy crocheted tie and a white cotton handkerchief. Marija selected one of our favorite Grace Loves Lace gowns and traveled all the way to London with her gals to try and it on and make sure it was the one! Her hair was probably our favorite bridal accessory, shoutout to Laura Aziz from Tempel Lounge for the braided flower masterpiece that exceeded the bride’s expectations.
Unique ceremonies are the coolest, and Marija and Ali’s did not disappoint. The bride tells us, “We wanted to pay tribute to the Persian tradition and chose to have a Persian wedding ceremony; Sofreh Aghd. There are several symbolic objects that make up a Sofreh Aghd. Tableware and all items represent a part of the couple’s new life and marriage together. The word “Sofreh” means cloth and “Aghd” means marriage. With the help of our florist, we were able to make our Sofreh Aghd unique so that it could reflect our personalities while celebrating my husband’s Persian descent.“
After the ceremony the newlyweds escaped for a bit in a yellow retro bus to take photos at sunset, before joining the most stunning reception space, dreamed up by florist and concept designer Något Gammalt, Något Nytt. We loved the geometric elements, modern color palette of gray, dusty rose, gold and green, and that flower wall behind the head table was a masterpiece.
Before diving into the Pinterest-worthy photos from this wedding day, we’ll leave you guys with some great advice from the bride.
Enjoy each other! Take a break from time to time, hold each other’s hands, look each other in the eyes, kiss each other for a long time and let yourself be filled with the love of each other and your families and friends. Dare to spend a little more money on the photographer and videographer so that you can relive the day over and over again. Let your own personal style be added to your wedding and dare to let go. There is no must.
Welcome to Married Life you two!! Thank you for sharing your unforgettable day with EL!
Check out their wedding video here!
Venue. Villa Vänhem
Photographer. Karin Lundin
Suit. Oscar Jacobson
Dress. Grace Loves Lace
Hair. Laura Aziz from Tempel Lounge
Florals and Design. Något Gammalt, Något Nytt
Videographer. Josue Films
Wedding Stationery. Emelie Ahlnér, Något Gammalt, Något Nytt
Makeup. Lydia Sandrén, Make Up Store
Catering. Nääs Slott