Today we have the beautiful wedding of an English/Swedish couple Christina and Seth living in Dubai who got married in Stockholm, Sweden. All of their wedding planning was done from Dubai, a world away from Sweden!

Photographer Jessica Lund captured all the beautiful details of their special, day… This awesome couple lives in Dubai and met five years ago at a party held by mutual friends. Seth is English but proposed to Christina in Swedish on one knee last years midsummers eve. How romantic isn’t that?

Christina is a beautiful bride and the sweetest person. She wore her mother´s grandmother´s shoes from 1918 and the beautiful veil has been worn by different brides from four generations.

Before the ceremony Seth had a fantastic lunch with his friends at Villa Pauli whilst Christina spent her morning in her childhood area where she was born.

The beautiful ceremony was held at Djursholms Kapell and was conducted by Archbishop Anders Wejryd.

Friends and family then spent a wonderful afternoon on a boat in the archipelago of Stockholm.

On the 1 hr Boat trip from Church to Venue, guests were entertained by three Swedish traditional musicians, dressed in traditional cloths, playing the violin and harmonica.

The reception took place at Strandvagen 7A. I noticed all “snaps” bottles and then payed attention to how the foreign guests were taught how to toast with snaps when eating Swedish crayfish and singing Swedish drinking songs “hell and gore chung hop faher allan allan ley, on handsome in the hell and tar and hell are in the half and four, hell and gore chung hop father allan ley…

What was your favourite moment of the day? Every moment, from getting ready with my family and closest friends, to walking down the aisle, seeing my future husband looking at me, to dancing the evening away and seeing everyone the next day.

Did you or friends and family make anything for the day? My friend Alice who introduced us, made canapes for the boat trip. Ten ushers, helped escorting guests around. My sisters gave jelly heart sweets in little bags with welcome cards from Seth & myself in their hotel rooms.

What advice would you give to brides and grooms planning their day? Do a lot of research, but make sure that all you do is personal and make sense to you. Don’t spend a fortune on the dress, spend it on the band and the food. This is what the guests will remember and you too. Have a guestbook available which you should read together on your honeymoon. Make as much as you can yourself, makes it more personable.

Photography: Jessica Lund | Ceremony Venue: Djursholms Kapell, Sweden | Reception Venue: Strandvagen 7A, Stockholm, Sweden | Dress: Taylor in Dubai | Bridesmaids Dresses: Taylor in Dubai | Shoes: Bride’s Great Grandmother’s, made for her on her wedding day July, 1918 | Flowers: Floristateljén in Danderyd | Groom(smen)’s suits: Taylor in Dubai | Earrings: bought in Abu Dhabi | Tiara: Bride’s grandmother (father’s side) | Vail: Bride’s grandmother (mother’s side) | Cake: Djursholms Bakery | Cars: Jaguar XJS Cabriolet, driven Bride’s best friend’s dad | Wedding Favours: Postcard of the boat trip through Stockholm | Stationary : Own Design, printed in Dubai

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