Poliisien Kesäkoti Häät. Finnish British Wedding.
A Finnish British celebration. A DIY Rustic Burlap Summer Wedding on the rocks, next to the sea, surrounded by the Finnish forest.
Food, laughter, story telling times with friends and family. Just about as simple and real as a wedding can be.
And a beautiful summer day.
Marika planned the design all herself and took care of all the decorations. When she first told me it was going to be DIY I admit I was a bit skeptical because I’ve experienced DIY weddings that aim to look like Pinterest inspiration boards but fall short of looking anything like that. But Marika changed my idea about DIY. Her wedding was just gorgeous. The decor was simple and tasteful and done with much love. I especially liked the name tags. I mean, there was a small heart next to my name!
I especially appreciated the relaxed, laid-back atmosphere of the day. It is what weddings should be, I think. No pretending to be someone fancy. No putting up a show for the guests. No stressing for everything to be perfect. (although, I would say everything was perfect!). Simply enjoying the day. And having fun. And being happy. And playful. And merry :)
One of my favorite parts was the storytelling. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? I saw it in the timeline before the event and it intrigued me as well. Marika explained that her and her best friends enjoy a good story. So she wanted to incorporate that in her wedding. Her friends told an old tale about a silent princess who refused to speak. Her father, the king, was offering her hand in marriage to the man who could make her speak. And of course, many young men tried.
Poliisien Kesäkoti Häät. Finnish British Wedding
Ceremony and Reception: Poliisien Kesäkoti Häät
Design: DIY, Marika (the bride)