Today we have a special Wedding Feature; Meet Lena and Anders, all the way from Norway!
Lena and Anders's wedding was held at Eidene GÂrd in Tj¯me, Vestfold in Norway. If you need to touch up on your geography, this particular location can be found on the south-east coast of Norway right by the sea! The Eidene GÂrd is a Red Cross center equipped with a restaurant that doubles as a party house. This beautiful location walked guests down a narrow pathway to a huge pier (1076 square feet!) which held all seventy guests for a private ceremony.
Now, unless you have a deep love for snow and ice, June through September are the best months to visit Norway, the Land of the Midnight Sun. But for Lena and Anders they held their wedding late May and were rewarded the warmest weekend of the year; 77 degrees and sun!
Lena bought her dress in a bridal store called "Dinn" in Oslo. Lena found herself a Cinderella-esque dress. Anders wore a traditional Norwegian folk costume, a red vest made by his mother.
Lena and Anders held a non-religious wedding arranged by the The Norwegian Humanist Association. This particular organization bases their ethics on human values, and can wed couples virtually anywhere - which is very difficult to do if you don't know someone from the church of Norway. Overall, the ceremony was simple and they let the beautiful seascape do all of the work. Lena's father walked her down the aisle to "Staralfur" by Sigur Roos, an Icelandic singer. Poems were read by Norwegian songwriters and songs were sang by Norwegian bands.
For the reception, Lena wanted to stick to comfortable and simple themes. She bought plenty of vintage vases for colorful flowers, bell jars to use as candle holders for the dinner tables, and customized garland that read "Lena <3 Anders" in red and black - all from Etsy and shipped from the USA! Instead of a guestbook, Lena and Anders opted for a guestbox where guests wrote greetings for the bride and groom. Polaroid pictures were taken, and guests rocked out on fun blow up instruments. There were red and white striped candy bags with confetti and wedding program designed by Creative Start Design. Their wedding cake was decorated with a hand-made crochet heart for a cake topping.
To complete their big day, Lena and Anders left the reception in style; rolling out in two little vintage Mini Morriss'; one bottle green and one beige!
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Photos By: Michal Tomaszewicz
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