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Style Me Scandinavian Bridal Shoot | Minnetonka Wedding Photographer

Style Me Scandinavian Bridal Shoot | Minnetonka Wedding Photographer

This Style Me Scandinavian Bridal Shoot was an absolute honor to put together! I hope you enjoy reading through the meaning behind it, browsing the images and checking out the sites of all fabulous vendors involved {listed at the end of the post}.

This intimate Scandinavian brunch wedding shoot was an exquisite experience for everyone involved. Not only was it a breathtaking display of modern, Scandinavian wedding elements by 11 local vendors, it was also a ten year wedding anniversary tribute for the models, real-life couple Chris and Kelly.

Chris and Kelly are a couple whose relationship is marked by deep friendship, mutual respect, and my personal favorites: “goofiness and nerdery!” Several weeks before the shoot, the groom shared that he was feeling “giddy” and excited, because it was like he “got to marry her all over again!” Their infectious joy was vividly displayed from the moment their eyes met during the First Look.

The bride is fluent in Swedish, and holds Scandinavian culture very close to her heart. We wanted to create an intimate setting to highlight these elements, as a way to honor her heritage, love for Scandinavian culture, and desire to pass on meaningful Scandinavian traditions to her and Chris’s children. Known for its simplicity, utility and beauty, Scandinavian design can be seen in numerous places throughout the shoot. The main table and cake table settings use minimal, functional decor while the clean lines of the chairs, vases and copper candelabra speak to the modern Scandinavian home design and tradition. The paper goods focus on the information and the design, while the leather envelope detail and darker wood elements provide a masculine feel for balance. The hanging floral backdrop embellishes the scene as does the relaxing sitting area—complete with eucalyptus accents and sparkling refreshments.

The bride was elated to find an ethereal, billowing wedding gown at a local shop. Our exceptional florist and hair stylist brought her look full circle by adding a few delicate blossoms to her soft romantic upstyle. Her fresh, feminine makeup completed her radiant bridal look. With minimal jewelry and bare feet, Kelly embodied beautiful, natural simplicity in a traditionally Scandinavian springtime setting.

The bride and groom spent the morning dancing, traipsing through soft sunlight, and walking hand in hand. They enjoyed some delicious Scandinavian brunch delicacies, as well as an exquisite Kransekake wedding cake before ending the morning with some fun corn hole and ladder golf games, handmade by a local woodworker. The pairing of fresh Scandinavian style with the couple’s contagious joy made for an incredible spring morning.

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Meet our INCREDIBLE team of vendors:

Styling & Paper Goods: Beloved Pine Design

Photography: Bella Notte Photography

Floral: The Cutting Garden

Catering + Cake: The Finnish Bistro

Dress: The Wedding Shoppe

Table + Yard Games: Crosstrail Woodworking

Hair: Joseph Reyes

Makeup: Unveil Loveliness

Planning: Seasons of Dreams

Handmade Journal: Lara Ann LLC 

Venue: Private Residence, Minnetonka MN

Models: Chris & Kelly Dahl

 

Want to learn more?

I would love to chat with you about YOUR upcoming engagement/wedding! I have a few awesome resources right here on the site like my FAQ grid and my Freebie for Stress-Free Wedding Photos. If you like what you see, drop me a line here and we can connect!

 

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