Westerby Gård Wedding. Finnish Swedish Barn Wedding in Inkoo. Degerby Kyrka bröllop. Westerby Gård bröllop.
Jessica writes about their wedding.
“Thomas and I tied the knot in June 15th 2013. It was a lovely summer day as we both said “I do” in the small village church of Degerby, Inkoo.
We started to plan out wedding 1,5 years in advance and our venue at Westerby Gård was one of the first things we decided on. We wanted a cozy countryside wedding, but with an elegant and sophisticated touch. We were aware that a barn wedding would require a bit more work, but it was the perfect setting and also had enough space for all our guests. Also the estates hotel was ideal knowing that some guests would be visiting from abroad. We wanted to have the day documented and were so pleased to find the talented photographer Maria Hedengren. Looking at Marias photos is like experiencing the day once again.
We wanted a personal and warm wedding and put a lot of time and thought into small details. We made our own wedding stationary and a lot of the decorations were also hand made. As wedding favors small sachets were sown and filled with lavender, these lavender sachets also worked as table arrangement with every guests name written on one sachet. The lovely bridesmaids helped us with a lot of the details which made it all a lot easier and more fun!
I was really pleased in managing to create a common thread for the wedding with lace, lavender, and shades of dusty rose and lilac. The bridesmaid custom made dresses turned out great. Having my hair and makeup done by a professional and getting dressed into that wonderful wedding gown made me feel like royalty. The best detail however was the wedding ring made by my own husband. Thomas works as a goldsmith and we planned the ring together. To quote Thomas “Every customer is taken care of in the best way, but making my own wife’s ring couldn’t be better and was a very special project. A lot of love was set into making it the perfect ring for this particular woman. They are all princesses but this is the queen.”
The wedding day went so smooth and having such a great team of bridesmaids, best men, friends and family we were just able to relax and enjoy the day. The speeches really moved us to tears, the games made every guest laugh and our friend’s flash mob singing “Fly on the wings of love” was priceless!
The best part of our wedding was the incredible atmosphere throughout the whole day and having all friends and family gathered in that little barn in Inkoo. A day filled of wonderful words, happy tears, laughter, kisses and smiles. Memories we will cherish for the rest of our lives.”
Westerby Gård Wedding. Degerby Kyrka bröllop. Westerby Gård bröllop.
Hair and Makeup: Katre Rundberg
Wedding dress: Atelier Diagonal, Falisco
Veil: Karin Halvors
Jewelry: Swarovski earrings, Wedding ring made by groom Thomas Holmström
Bridesmaids dresses: Elin Sandholm
Groom’s suit: Tiger of Sweden
Groom’s shoes: Ted Baker
Flowers: Maria Westermark-Wasström
Stationary: Bride and Groom ;)
Catering: Westerby Gård
Cake: Carl de Mumma
Band: Koveria Ei Jätetä
Wedding design: Bride and Groom