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From Storm to Sunshine - Fanny & Matti

Fanny and Matti’s first look moment might have been the windiest ever. But it didn’t lack emotion. Their wedding was celebrated completely on Uunisaari island, Helsinki. The stormy rain forced us to stay in the transporter boat during the original portrait session. But boats have always played big role in this couples’ life as they have shared passion for sailing, so maybe this was meant to be! Later we were lucky enough to witness a complete change in weather. So we were able to capture portraits also without an umbrella. And the lovers did their first dance among sun rays. So the day just kept on getting better and better like a good story should. Simply beautiful.

You'll find list of vendors to be credited in the end of the post!

Second shooter: Emilia Savolainen. Venue & catering: Ravintola Uunisaari. Cakes: PH7. Flowers: Misis Flora, Sipoo. Bride’s hair: Soma 43, Jenny Nikka. Bride’s make-up: Madeleine Lempinen-Valve. The dress: Maggie Sottero Shayla Ivory. Bride’s necklace & ear rings: Pirami Pearls. Bride’s shoes: Minna Parikka Raquel White Patent. Bride’s engagement ring: Kohinoor. Bride’s wedding ring & groom’s ring:  Malmin Korupaja. Groom’s suit & vest: Suit Supply. Groom’s shirt: Schoffa (tailored) . Suspenders: Seremonia. Cufflinks: Schoffa Helsinki. Tie: Sauma Helsinki. Groom’s shoes: Bexley Berkley 2

The Young & Wild - Viktori & Mira

Viktori & Mira are true wild hearts, which was shown in everything during their special day. In their outfits. The portrait poses. All the vibes of the day. All playful, yet so warm. This was a party that should have never ended. Luckily we'll always have the photos.

Second shooter: Ville Huuri. Church: Vanha kirkko, Helsinki. Venue & catering: Wäiski ravintolalaiva, Merihaka, Helsinki. Portrait location: mostly Bemböle, Espoo. Table decorations: Tiger. Bride's dress: JJ's House. Groom's bowtie: Bretelle. Groom's jacket: Perkiömäki. RIngs (exluding the one with a pearl): Kultajousi

All you need is an island – Senja & Chris

We spent almost the whole wedding day on an island (Hotel Hanasaari, Espoo, Finland) with super-lovely couple Senja and Chris. From preparations, first look, portrait session to the reception, only visiting the Old Church of Helsinki (Helsingin vanha kirkko) for ceremony. On an island it's all about the sea, so we let it show on the portraits. I never get tired of marine atmosphere anyway! And later in the evening we were lucky enough to enjoy and capture a colourful sunset too. It was a Swiss-Finnish wedding with some Swedish traditions added. And there were guests present with almost 20 different nationalities, so that's something you could call international!   

Credit list of services in Finland

bride's wedding ring / morsiamen vihkisormus: Tillander, Helsinki

bride's hair / morsiamen hiukset: Studio Helsinki

bridal dress / morsiuspuku: Zazabella

groom's dress & accessories / sulhasen puku ja asusteet: Pukuvuokraamo Gasell Partners Oy

Catering, venue & table flowers / catering, juhlapaikka, kukat: Hotel Hanasaari

cakes / kakut: Kakkugalleria

band / bändi: Spruce

wedding car / hääauto: Acme Limo Service

other services & items by friends & brought from Switzerland / muut palvelut ystävien kautta ja Sveitsistä

Ceremony in the Woods - Sini & Mikko

What a lovely spot for ceremony, an outdoors summer theater in the woods. Including the first dance right after the first kiss! Historical Alia building (nowadays a restaurant) in Helsinki, Finland served as the venue for the reception during the hottest & prettiest day of the whole summer, the wedding of lovely Sini and Mikko.