Here is part 2 of this stunner from 2 Brides Photography! My favorite thing about this wedding is how happy and in love these two are – it shows in every beautiful photo! So very sweet.
Words from the bride:
We wanted the guests to feel relaxed comfortable during our wedding day. Therefore we had a buffet instead of a three-course dinner. We also did not have a strict dress code. We asked the guests to wear nice clothes that they felt comfortable in.
Since Shille’s parents and family are from China we wanted to have Chinese influences in our wedding. It was important to us that one could see that there were two families from two different cultures which were united. We did not want to get married in a church since none of us really believe in God. Also, Shille’s family is not Christian but Buddhists. Therefore we had a civil marriage ceremony and hired a civil wedding officiant who came to Fåfängan. The wedding officiant wrote himself (together with our thoughts) the wedding ceremony. First me and Shille had to write a letter to each other where we declared our love to
each other and why we wanted to marry each other and grow old together. We were not allowed to show each other the letters. Then the letters were sent to our wedding officiant and he started to write the ceremony.
We did not want to have too big wedding but still we wanted all of our friends to be there on our wedding day. We came to the solution to invite our family and closest friends to the ceremony, dinner and party. Then we invited all our other friends to attend only the party. In that way we got a very nice big party with lots of dancing, just as we wanted.
To be able to relax during our wedding day and only think about ourselves we asked friends to help our toastmaster and toastmadame with all the decorations and preparations at Fåfängan. We had prepared everything beforehand so that it would go as smooth as possible.
We really got the perfect wedding day that we wanted!
Wedding dress: http://brudbutiken.se/
Bride’s underwear: Twilfit (Chantelle)
Groom: Suit from Steens herrmode (Masterhand)
Bride’s shoes: Filippa K
Groom’s shoes: Filippa K
Cufflinks: Steens herrmode
Groom’s wedding/engagement ring: The Carat Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Engagement ring: The Carat Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bride’s wedding ring: Smycka (Classic, Sara)
Ceremony: Fåfängan, Stockholm, Sweden
Reception: Fåfängan, Stockholm, Sweden
- Flower arch
- Red carpet
- Chinese teapot and cups: Borrowed from the groom’s parents
- Chinese double happiness symbols: Bought from China by the uncle of the groom
- Red table cloth
- Box with candy with double happiness stickers made by bride and groom
- Chair covers: Made by bride and groom from sheets bought from IKEA
- Party lights: Clas Ohlson