Victoria & Mandeep's Buccolic Swedish Wedding
I am so happy to share another Swedish wedding with you all (check out our Syrian Swedish wedding if you missed it). This wedding hails from southern Sweden, in the region of Skåne, and in the a tiny, waterfront city of Båstad.
Here, you will find all the magic that makes a Swedish wedding along with bright Indian colors.
Bride Victoria, and groom Mandeep, first had their "big fat Sikh Indian wedding" in Canada, and then flew to Victoria's homeland to celebrate some more.
They met over eight years ago in Switzerland, eventually moved to London, and now reside in Thailand. They are truly globetrotters! And that meant, having wedding guests from around the world.
And check out their adorable baby. How handsome is he?!
I love, love, love, Victoria's wedding dress, the gold beaded embroidery, the tulle ruffles of the skirt, and the Indo-Western fusion. Plus her delicate kundan jewelry matches perfectly.
I can ramble on forever about how much I love this wedding, but I'll let Victoria share the story instead.
Tell us about the wedding!
My husband and I had two weddings last summer. One was in Canada (more Indian style with Indian outfits, music, dancing, etc) and one in Sweden which was more 'Swedish'.
These pictures are from the wedding party in the small town of Båstad in southern Sweden.
For the wedding, we had people fly in from India, Hong Kong, Thailand, UK, Germany and Canada. Also from the neighbouring countries of Denmark and Norway. It was quite special!
We had no religious wedding attire in Sweden but I did go with an Indian inspired outfit. My husband wore a tuxedo and I had a western dress made in India along with the jewelry.
We had the party in a beautiful garden called Norrvikens Trädgårdar (considered the second most beautiful park in all of Europe!).
What was the inspiration for your wedding?
We wanted a laid back event, non-traditional and where the focus was on having a good time. We wanted it to be simple but classy.
What was the hardest part about wedding planning?
The logistics... Organizing transportation and accommodation for all. And of course, the seating plan!
Did you do any DIY (do it yourself) or special projects/things at the wedding?
We made our own Bollywood music video. My husband's cousin and his wife flew from Delhi to Koh Samui, Thailand, in order to help us. They brought Indian outfits for us and we spent three days filming in different places. We used my camera (which was nothing special) and they eventually edited it and added the music. People loved it!
What was your favorite part of the wedding?
Having so many loved ones together at the same time.
What 3 words of advice do you have for future brides-to-be?
- Start planning early.
- Whenever some offers to help - take it!
- And if something doesn't turn out they way you planned it is not the end of the world. Focus on having fun with all your loved ones.
Thanks for sharing your wedding with us! // Tack så mycket för den fina bilder. Vi önskar er all lycka i livet!
Photographs: Anna Lauridsen
Venue: Norrvikens Trädgårdar