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Well hello everyone and how are you all this fine Monday morning? How was your weekend? Did you have snow where you are? We didn’t get any here in Sheffield, but I’m sure it is on it’s way soon. My weekend involved a trip to the park, making chocolate muffins, lots of wine and a long walk. I cannot wait till we are back to normal; out for day trips, seeing friends and family and having lots of fun. But until then I have a weeks worth of fabulous weddings to share with you, starting with this beauty. Johanna and Dan were married in Barcelona. Johanna is Swedish and Dan is from Britain, so this destination wedding was perfect for them. The whole day is super laid back with a gorgeous outdoor garden ceremony, vegan wedding breakfast and a fun filled reception, celebrating many Swedish wedding traditions. The wedding was planned by Christine from Pearl Sandals who sent me the submission and photographed by Steve Fuller photo.
Johanna and Dan were married on 2nd of June 2019 at the stunning Masia Ribas just south of Barcelona. It’s an old catalan manor house from the 18th century which is still run by the family. Johanna the bride is Swedish and Dan the groom is from Britain and met each other in Africa.
The ceremony was set in the lawn behind the house, under the pine trees and with the old gabezo as backdrop.The couple decided not to put up any extra arch or decoration, keeping it green and simple. They did a first look before walking down the aisle.
A friend played Circle of Life acoustic on his guitar while the bridesmaids and best men and the couple walked in and the celebrant was the swedish Ulf from Mallorca switching between Swedish and English so no details were lost.
After the ceremony the couple walked down the aisle while the song “I follow Rivers” was played and their guests threw white rose petals. The aperitive was enjoyed in the cedar garden in front of the house. Bohemian style with puffs and barrels. Snacks and drinks were served in the sun and the guests could enjoy a few Swedish games in the garden and not to forget Swedish candy on each table.
The banquet was in the orangerie. Set up with round tables decorated with a mix of old glass vases (some from the brides own collection brought down from Sweden) and with a mix of wild colorful flowers. The ceiling had been decorated with greenery and hanging bowls with candles. The couple entered the banquet dancing.
Bridesmaids dressed in green and a bouquet consisting of a protea flower.The brides bouquet bigger and with bouganville, protea and cellas. Dinner was 100% vegan served by 21 de Marzo Catering.
As from Swedish tradition there are many speeches and games during dinner, and for this wedding it was no exception, and each time a speaker went on the “stage” the DJ played a piece of a song representing this person. Another typical swedish wedding tradition is for the men to go give a kiss to the bride once the groom leaves the room and for the women to go give a kiss to the groom when the bride leaves the room.
After dinner on the patio outside, the newly weds danced their first dance to salsa rhythms, where the guests afterwards joined them.
Later the dancing moved into the old stable where the party continued the rest of the evening.
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