What could I possibly say to describe how much I adore the wedding below? I am such a big fan of simple celebrations, so I couldn’t wait to share more of this beautiful Swedish wedding with you today on Once Wed. Elin, the gorgeous bride, was kind enough to send over some tidbits from their lovely celebration…


We knew that we wanted an autumn wedding, with all the colors and the fading beauty. We chose to get married in a park called Trädgårdsföreningen in the city center of our home town Gotheburg, located on the west coast of Sweden. The ceremony was held in a green house that was build in 1878 and it was truly magical with all the exotic flowers and palmtrees, almost like a jungle.  The reception was held in an old wooden house in the garden, used for storing Bay Laurel trees in the winter.


I love the vintage Hollywood look so that’s where I found my inspiration for the day. I didn’t want a veil or a big ballroom dress I wanted it to be timeless and uncomplicated. The groom always wears checked shirts and so he wore that on the wedding day as well, in the good company of a mismatching bow tie and a blueberry blue suit.

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We are both very passionate about music and we wanted our wedding to be filled with great music. We both surprised each other by singing a tune as a wedding gift. Elin sang “Hey good looking” by Hank Williams and Christofer sung and played Nick Caves “Into my arms” it was such great fun and we both shed a tear or two.


We wanted our wedding to be both personal, fun and relaxed and we didn’t have a huge budget. But with a little help from our friends and family and a lot of planning, it turned out to be the greatest day ever!

Suit: J.Lindberg

Plaid Bow Tie: Emma & Malena

Photographer: Nico Nuzzaci

Flowers: Nordiska Kompaniet

Wedding favors: Hey YoYo

Musician: Come Quiet


Comments (21)

D | Reply

Beautiful! And what a lovely bride!

Austin Weddings | Reply

Love her dress! And the Fall leaves make for such a pretty backdrop! – Rachel

NJ Wedding Photographer | Reply

Love the rustic feel and all the small moments + details.

Bianca | Reply

They seem so genuine and beautiful. I love this unique style. It just makes me smile.


Amanda Thorson | Reply

oh how i love it when a bride and groom sing to each other…it usally makes me cry.

M.A. | Reply

I spent a portion of my summer in Goteborg, so this wedding brings back sweet memories. (And the pictures don’t do the beauty of the setting justice!!) I’m super impressed, and inspired.

Jen | Reply

Breathtaking!! Wonderful photography!

Nicole | Reply

Her updo is amazing and different! The dress is stunning too.

Charleston Photographer | Reply

Love the details and what a beautiful bride.

holly hatam | Reply

absolutely magical!

TheBigDay | Reply

So beautiful! Love the bow tie!

La Belle Bride | Reply

dude – everytime i see a Swedish wedding it ends up being such a cool wedding. PS I LOVE ISABEL MARANT.

bianca | Reply

the hair… perfection.

Proposal Tips | Reply

they look so laid back!

Jonathan Ivy | Reply

Love this, great colors and a lot of fun!

Melissa | Reply

Wonderful romantic wedding. Her dress is so pretty.

Cynthia | Reply

such a romantic wedding!

sara | Reply

I am not sure what to say but .. AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL comes to mind.


Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper | Reply

SO beautiful!
and i’m SOOOO in love with her look and her dress! gorgeous!

Donny | Reply

Definitely a beautiful wedding and an even more beautiful couple!