Wedding in Björsäters Kyrka Mariestad and Lindholms Lada Timmersdala
When I first met Albin and Amanda we quickly discovered that we had many things which we share a passion for: beautiful imagery, drone photography, music, a sense of adventure and of course BMW cars! Right in that moment I knew that no matter what happens on their wedding day, we were going to have an awesome time together.
We headed down to the shore of Sweden’s largest lake Vänern by the Mariestad Gold Club for their first look, a special place where their love for one another became reality. Albin eagerly awaiting his beautiful bride Amanda as he gazed upon the waters. Amanda radiant as always approached him with a smile and they both looked at one another in amazement. It’s hard not to get emotional when you see it all unfold before you: a harmony of love, people and nature!
Take me to church
They say time flies when you’re having fun, but also time was saying “Hey! It’s time to go to church.”. Albin and Amanda had chosen the magnificent Björsäters kyrka (church) to say “I do”. For me Swedish churches have a special place in my heart, so much history and beauty in one place.
The simplicity is stunning, as evidenced by the church hall you first enter into. To the right under the organ gunner there is a nice painting by Johan Aureller, with the church priest Petrus Ek (1626-1699) and his family. There is also a small memorial board with the church council going all the way back to the period 1557-1877. The old baptismal fountain of stone, which is also standing here, was made by Stoneman Harald in the 1100s.
And now on this day 7/7/2018, some 900 years later, it was time for Amanda and Albin to walk down the isle surrounded by their loved ones.
You could cut the excitement with a knife… the smiles, the tears, the joy, the worship and the love evident in this room turned a wedding ceremony into a church service to remember. I’m sure that a choir of angels joined us in a song of celebration.
Once everyone had hugged the happy couple, it was time to take the iconic BMW 2002 for a little spin as we drove deeper into the Swedish country side to take some fun creative portraits. At one point we might have blocked the road a little, but the unsuspecting bikers who loudly drove by didn’t seem to mind as they honked and cheered 🙂
When I arrived at the reception venue called Lindholms Barn I could tell that something big was about to happen. The guests had gathered in a tunnel like formation, the toast masters nervously running up and down giving out instructions. I hear someone shouting: “GET READY! They are coming!” And then… BOOM! Everything exploded with every imaginable party device you could think of. The smoke bombs, balloons, confetti of all sorts, the shouts of joy, the whistle sounds, the smiles, the adrenaline… Oh wow, what a way to kick-off the evening!
What else can I say? Well, I’ll let the images do the talking. Amanda and Albin! The best is yet to come…