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Rebecca & Wilhelm

It was always Bride & Groom Rebecca & Wilhelm’s dream to marry at the ancient ruin church Källa Gamla Kyrka on Öland island in Sweden, and in true fairytale fashion their dreams came true, with a ceremony full of magic, music and worship.

The neutral white on white colour palette compliments the setting perfectly and you can’t help but feel a calm wash over you whilst viewing the beautifully captured moments by Matilda Söderström Photography. I love, love, love the draped ceiling of the reception barn, mixed with the festoon lights and paper lanterns, not to mention the simply but oh so beautiful gypsophila centrepieces.

Rebecca and Wilhelm both look gorgeous in fashion from Sweden, with the Bridesmaids adding a delicate pop of colour in baby pink ASOS gowns. Now, are you ready to swoon and sigh? Coz if you’re anything like me that’s exactly what you’ll be doing for the next 5 minutes whilst looking at this romantic boho wedding.

The Dress

Rebecca the Bride: Inspired by bohemian wedding dresses I began searching for the perfect dress, but it turned out to be such a hard task finding the right one. 
At the time when I almost thought of giving up my sister mentioned a Swedish brand named By Malina, and I completely fell in love with their style. I choose a stunning all lace gown that had unique open back and it went beautifully along with a veil that made me feel special and beautiful for our wedding day – it was just perfect. 

Finally the shoes. I wanted a pair of comfortable shoes with a bohemian touch. I found a pair from the brand Swedish Hasbeens that together with the dress just felt so right! And they were so comfortable I didn’t even take them off while dancing! 

Colour Scheme & Decor

We set up and decorated the venue ourselves with the help of our closest friends and family. The theme for the whole day was Bohemian, which we wanted to reflect in every detail. My sister Hannah who also is a talented wedding photographer (stories by bettie) helped out with finding the right decor. Our colour scheme was white, light pink and rustic. I ordered all the flowers and my Mom and sister in-law made the flower arrangement on each table. We are so grateful for all the help we received from our friends and family!!! Our wedding day would not have been the same without them! 

Flowers

Finding the right florist for my wedding bouquet was one of the more difficult tasks, since the location of our wedding was about a 5 hour drive from our home town. At last, we stumbled upon a local flower shop in the area where a lovely lady named Ann-Sofie completely embraced us and helped us order the right flowers. I didn’t know what to expect for my wedding bouquet, and I was kind of nervous about it. But in the end the bouquet was so beautiful – I couldn’t have asked for anything better! 

The Ceremony & The Church

The wedding ceremony took place in an old medieval church called Källa Gamla Kyrka (originally established during the 11th century). The church is located on the Swedish island Öland, in the Baltic Sea. In contrast to the rest of Sweden, Öland is known for its very beautiful and unique environment. Öland is a place that represents many great memories for us, especially as we have spent a lot time there together with Wilhelms family at their summerhouse. We were so thrilled for our ceremony to take place in this stunning old church with such a long history – but more importantly for how this place was connected to our hearts. 

About three years earlier, while we went out on a bike ride. We passed this old church and absolutely fell in love with it. Even though we weren’t engaged at the time we both went away thinking to ourselves ”what if we one day could get married there?”. 

Our goal for the ceremony was to reflect that unique setting as well as our own personality and taste. Every detail was carefully planned in order to go in line with that. A special moment that we planned for was to have one of Wilhelms own compositions being played while I walked down the aisle – and that moment was truly breathtaking. 

The Cake

None of us are huge fans of cake – but Wilhelm is weak for one particular sort of cake, just one, so of course I had to go with it! It is the Swedish traditional Princess cake. But since I wanted something a little bit more unique we decided to serve ”mini” princess cakes for all our guests. And to my excitement we ordered the cake from Nilssons bakery, which happened to also supply last years Swedish royal wedding between Prince Carl-Philip and Princess Sofia. 

Photographer

It became such a great joy getting to know Matilda and having her capturing our big day. From the first time we met in her studio we were convinced by her warmth, gentleness and professionalism. She truly captured many special and memorable moments. We were so fortunate to have her by our side throughout our wedding day. 

Videography

Long time friends of Wilhelm followed us throughout the day and captured some really beautiful scenery and unforgettable moments.

Advice

At the end of the day your wedding day is about the commitment you make to your partner and not about all the tiny details. I will never forget that moment when I walked down the aisle and took Wilhelm’s hand. Now it was us, forever and ever. And that’s really what it’s all about. Don’t stress so much, relax and enjoy the best day of your life. 

Photography by Matilda Söderström Photography
Author: Lorna Shaw
Lorna loves a new posh frock, is a hopeless romantic and is lucky enough to be living her ‘happily ever after’ with her wonderful husband & three beautiful babas.

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