I know I've said it at least three times this year already but this morning's wedding has to be my absolute favourite wedding of 2016. It is just sublime and already has me seriously considering packing my bags and moving to Sweden. Carolyn and David decided to get married on David's grandparents' farm in Sweden, which has a special place in the couple's hearts, where they could dance barefoot in the grass until the sun went down. It doesn't get better than that! I am in love with the setting, with the festoon lighting and the outdoor rustic reception set up; honestly it's the stuff of dreams. But it's Carolyn's bohemian dress and handpicked florals that are taking my breath away...that and Sara Lejon exquisite photography. Come and let your eyes feast themselves on magic...
Carolyn The Bride: The most important thing for us was to have David’s grandparents at the wedding, so we knew we had to do it in Sweden. Hassla (the farm) holds such a special place in David’s heart and as soon as I saw it for the first time, I too fell in love with it and his family. So before we even got engaged we knew that was where we wanted to get married. It has this magical feeling about it. The tricky part was we were back in New York and trying to plan a wedding overseas. Luckily I found Janet Robertson from Scarlet Weddings and through emails back and forth and a few Skype sessions she understood my vision. The most important aspect was to highlight the beauty of the land we were on and not do anything over the top. We wanted everyone to be comfortable and to be able to dance barefoot in the grass till the sun went down.

Finishing Touches & Photography

It wasn’t until I arrived that I met my makeup artist and hair stylist, who was AMAZING. I didn’t know what the flowers would look like or how the food would taste but the day of the wedding I was so over the top amazed how they took what I was dreaming about and made it real. I also was very fortunate to have Sara Lejon as my photographer because she documented the whole day. Her style and eye was perfect. Nothing was too posed and everyone felt so comfortable. She captured all that I found so beautiful in the most perfect way.

The Best Part

The best part about the wedding was having our family from the states and Sweden all together in one place. Our wedding party stayed in a little cabin on the farm and we spent the whole week just having amazing adventures. It was a dream come true to get to slow down our busy lives and just all be in the same place together enjoying each others company. The best advice I could give someone is to find people who share your vision and to just trust them. I was worried about all the little things but as I saw everything fall into place, I realized I had nothing to worry about and was able to just be there in the moment. I still daydream about that day and wish I could do it all over again.
Lauren Gautier-Ollerenshaw

Written by Lauren Gautier-Ollerenshaw

Bridal Gown: Saja | Bride's Shoes: Rachel Comey | Headpiece, Florist, Decor Styling, Wedding Planner: Janet Robertson, Scarlet Weddings | Bridesmaid Dresses: Saja | Stationery: Rachel Domm
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