Strange how things work out sometimes, this was a friend of a friend recommendation and before you know it we are on our way to Sweden, to shoot a wedding there for the first time. We get quite a few requests to work overseas and often have to turn them away as other bookings prevent us taking the time to travel.
This one was nearly the same. It wasn’t exactly easy to make the right travel arrangements but we are very glad we made the effort. I will write a separate blog post on the behind the scenes, the considerations for equipment etc that we had to make to shoot away from the UK.
Anyway, Michael and Louise, along with their families and guests made us feel very welcome. They got married in the swedish town of Gavle, about 2 hours north of Stockholm. Swedish weddings differ little in their content from a typical British one but are very different in timings and order.
We arrived at the Hogbo Hotel and had 20 minutes to grab a quick shower and get dressed in black tie before we started the prep shots. Then before the wedding ceremony we shot about 15 minutes of portraits before heading off to the church. The ceremony was great and very relaxed in a little wooden church.
It was then a short walk to the reception venue for the meal.
Here is where things differed greatly. Instead of the normal UK 3 speeches i think there were 17. They were interspersed between courses with a lot riding on the timings of the Master of Ceremonies, Patric.
Then it was party time!!
If you are reading this and you are considering getting married overseas or if you live outside the UK and are looking for wedding photography like ours then don’t hesitate to get in touch.
p.s. A big thank you must be extended to Anna and Richard for all their help.