06
May 2013

Joanna + Jaan

A Pregnant Bride for an Ice Cold Winter Wedding in Estonia

I know it’s May and I should stop blogging winter snowy weddings, because we all kinda wanna see some sun right now, right? But, you should also know Winter was quite long here in Europe (is it over?) and I could not resist this one. Also, if you’re looking for me next Winter, try Estonia. Seriously, what’s with this country? Style, Nice people, beautiful landscapes, killer photographers… as the author of this reportage, Gerry Sulp.

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Here’s the story, from the bride, of how they planned their wedding during Winter.

Our wedding took place in beginning of February and was planned so because of the hectic weather in Estonia. As our Summers tend to be rainy and cold, we set the date to February as it is the coldest month of the year. No mistake there – cold and snow are guaranteed. :)

I have to say that I had never dreamed of my wedding and it would be difficult to answer if we were asked about how it should look like or how we planned the evening. I actually just wanted to enjoy the evening as much as my guest with good music, wine and food. No shame to shed a tear or two if you are surrounded by your closest friends and family. And this is what we achieved.

 

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Name one thing you regret…

(Not only regrets here, but still…) We had trouble finding the place for the registration. Our wedding planner came up with the idea to build a glass tent and fill it with candles. And the outcome was amazing! Even more, we had an accident with electricity – just 5 minutes before the actual ceremony, electricity was gone. So the candles had even better effect than expected. Unfortunately we planned to show photos from our childhood until today, so this plan failed.

 

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… And one one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

This was a bit of an unusual thing in Estonia: our wish was to have gifts which would not fit into an envelope. The purpose was to later enjoy the nice attentions our friends and family had for us. And the best gift was a love seat made by my friend; it was a wooden swing seat that we can hang to a tree at a place that’s special to us! Overall we were very blessed to have such a good helpers to plan that special day. Many thanks to all!

 

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11
Apr 2013

Magda + Marek

Session in Iceland with Amazing Landscapes and a Fearless Bride

I love people acting crazy, not trying to follow the regular rules and trends, people who do things because it simply sounded like fun at one moment. I mean, if you’re not hurting yourself or someone else (obviously), what’s holding you back? So, when I first saw the picture of this couple taking a bath in a water hole, in the middle of nowhere, I thought “That’s the kind of fun I want to show”. Then, I took a look at the entire session, the beautiful Iceland landscapes and everything, and I thought “No, I actually want to go there and have the exact same day Magda and Marek had!”. Photographs by Bartek Wyrobek, out of Poland.

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04
Apr 2013

Anne + Laurent

Trash the Dress Session in the Alps on the Ski Slopes

Anne and Laurent are Jean-Louis’s friends. When they decided to get married in winter, Jean-Louis convinced them to have their wedding at a ski resort. But then, it looked too complicated for all the guests to come. Jean-Louis didn’t give up: in March (when the weather was meant to be a little bit milder) they headed up to Les Gets, in France, and had a decent photo session… on the ski slopes! I guess you all got it, Jean-Louis is the photographer, and his full name is Jean-Louis Brun.

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For once, I got the photographer’s memory of that day.

Walking through the village of Les Gets and see all those amazed faces (I mean, Anne was wearing her wedding dress, Laurent his wedding suit, and both of them had ski shoes on) is something I will never forget!

 

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For those wondering, Anne skied with naked shoulders between 4 and 5 pm! Chapeau bas!

 

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