I was standing outside the marquee the other night. It was past midnight, but still dusk – or maybe dawn, it’s hard to tell this time of year in Sweden – and I stopped a moment to think about the last month. What a crazy journey it has been. From Chinese tea ceremonies in a Swedish castle to the bride being kidnapped by men in Lederhosen from the reception in Austria. And everywhere this crazy outpour of love, people so in love it’s been impossible not to be swept away with them.
And this day had been no different. Even though Louise and Eric’s was my second Swedish wedding this month, I have yet to shoot an all Swedish wedding. Two years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long btw) I shot Andy and Cecilia’s wedding in Sweden, but as with the ones I’ve done this year, they’ve all been about cultures coming together. It’s been Sweden meets Australia, Italy meets Sweden, Sweden meets China and Sweden meets America. And every time it’s been great parties. No, amazing. I’ve loved seeing the international guests marvel in all things Swedish, drink aquavit and sing drinking songs like drunk pagan vikings. There has been a lot of sharing and caring.
And for me that’s been lovely to see. Through their eyes I’ve come to appreciate a country I left seven years ago.
I said I’d blog more, but instead I have blogged less.
I think it’s because I’m sitting outside, enjoying the Swedish summer nights and all they have to offer.
Spending time with family.
I’ll tell you all about it later.
Here are a few shots from my weddings in Austria, Italy and Sweden the last month.
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