Garden Ceremony at Villa Haikko, Porvoo

SANDY + JANI | August 2013

Villa Haikko Häät, Villa Haikko Wedding, Porvoo Häät.

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I photographed this wedding back in 2013. While I like to hold on to my old work to be able to see how I grow over the year, I encourage your to check out my more recent work, here. 

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Breathtaking Finnish beauty is what this day is about. Pure awesomeness.

It was back in 2012 when I first discovered the Haikko Manor, and I immediately knew I wanted to document a wedding here. Somehow I could just picture how perfect a Villa Haikko wedding could be. This place has so many exceptional elements. The manor provides an elegant place for the morning preparations, the green park a gorgeous setting for an outdoor ceremony, and the newly built villa right by the sea is perfect  for summer weddings.

When Sandy and Jani told me about their wedding plans I knew it was a day I did not want to miss. There was beauty in every detail, sunshine and rain and rose petals flying in the air, games and laughter and an overwhelming feel of happiness.

Why steal the bride when you can steal the mother of the bride? And take the mother of the groom while you’re at it.

This was one of the most ample weddings I came to experience this summer. What I enjoyed the most was how amazingly well Sandy has planned it all. We had plenty of time to enjoy every moment of the day, and we had the flexibility to adjust to the rather indecisive weather.

I asked my friend Ovidiu to join me on this day to add an extra touch of awesomeness.

This is the story of Sandy and Jani’s wedding.

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Villa Haikko Häät, Villa Haikko Wedding, Porvoo Häät.

Ceremony and Reception: Villa Haikko Häät

Hair and Makeup: by Riikka Marianne Vartianen from Fancy Day
Wedding dress: Agnes wedding dress style 10570
Rings: by Tillander
Bridesmaids dresses: all from Halonen
Groom’s Suit and Shoes: from Pukuvuokraamo Sanelma
Flowers: by Henriettan Kukka, in old Porvoo
Catering: Haikko Manor
Cake: Haikko Manor

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What a beautiful set of wedding photos. I love the getting ready ones and your style and processing a ton!

I love your use of tilt shift. So good! I love the image of the guests walking to the ceremony.

Wow, you captured this wedding absolutely perfectly. The light and framing are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing!

So beautiful and elegant! Love her barefoot portrait at the beginning. Awesome car, gorgeous portraits and love the voluminous gown. Well done, Maria!

Maria, you’ve knocked it out of the park with this one! So beautifully perfect.

Nice work with the tilt shift! Really lovely storytelling here, too.

Absolutely lovely Maria! The portraits are just divine.

Really good storytelling. I love the preparations shots.

Haikko – one of my favorite places to photograph a wedding! :) Beautiful from the beginning to the end. Classy, elegant and cute details. Love the shot of the bride in the front of the venue in the evening, moving her dress.

Gorgeous wedding, gorgeous couple, beautiful light!! Amazing work, Maria. Love your frames more and more each time I see something new from you. :)

Such a stunningly documented day. Congrats – you nailed it.

Oh, I love the little detailed moments you captured – the bride being hugged, but close up on the bouquet; the food about to be eaten; the rolling pin being signed. Really beautifully captured wedding.

This bride looks absolutely ethereal. Such a lovely wedding!!

Love this one.

Wow. The guests seemed to have a BLAST! Good stuff!

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