Sara & Craig – Destination wedding, Gothenburg, Sweden

For all of my readers abroad, I feel I have to make a little introduction to this wedding. This was in no way an ordinary booking for me or this beautiful couple.

For the last couple of years, I have been donating a wedding photography coverage for the Heart & Lung fund of Sweden, for their research fund for children with heart conditions.
It all happens with the help of the untirable Abbes pappa, on his beautiful blog about his own child Abbe, whom was born with a heart condition. The Heja Abbe Blog.
Abbes Pappa arranges an auction every year in February and, with the support of businesses and companies ,people get to  buy things they need and do some good at the same time.
100% of the revenues from the auctions are  transferred to The Heart and Long Fund of Sweden.

I can not begin to tell you how I admire Abbes pappa and his efforts.  It’s a lot of hard work, keeping an auction going for 30 days, and at the same time working full time and having a family to care for. Still, he manages it and is not only a great ambassador for the Fund, but also an incredible person who has one of the most influents and worth reading blogs of this country. Everything about him is about love, tolerance and knowledge. I wish I knew more people like him.

Well, what I was about to tell you, is that this wedding was part of 2012 auction. Now there were a lot of bidding, but this couple was determined to win it. And so they did.
They contributed with the  astonishing sum of 18 200 SEK  to research in children’s heart disease!
Sara and Craig, with their big heart DID IT!
So you can imagine  how special this wedding was to me. Sara & Craig live in New York, so we only met at their rehearsal dinner at the amazing Yaki-da in Gothenburg. My jaws dropped when I entered that place! It’s like Alice in wonderland’s dream house!
They dropped even more when I was welcomed by Sara & Craig: The first thing they said was

“You are a guest for us, please feel like one!”
And I did. I really did.

How beautiful and emotional their wedding was, I will let you see by yourself. Their aren’t many words making it justice anyway.

They planned the whole thing from abroad, manage to bring guests from all over the world – China, Kenya, Brasil, England, Us – you name it- to this little Island Stora mosskullen on the archipelago of Gothenburg. If that isn’t a destination wedding, I don’t know what is!
The venue is an old boat house. As beautiful and pittoresk as you would imagine it.

The best thing I will have to mention, was that I got to share these 2 beautiful days with a very good friend of mine. The talented Oskar Allerby in Gothenburg. Oskar and I wanted to shoot together for sometime, and this was the perfect occasion. Oskar is also a strong believer in doing good and giving back to the community. He is a regular contributor yo “Ung Cancer” and didn’t hesitate to come along and work for free for the cause of Heja Abbe. Sara and Craig were familiar with his work all ready and were crazy happy to have him come along. He did beautiful work as a second shooter.

Sara & Craig,

It was an honor being there with you. Thank you! THANK YOU!

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  • Wow, absolutely magical! Fantastic pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Tallqvist

    WOW, så vackert! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Lovely, long, beautiful story told by you in your special beautiful way! I can tell that both the weddingcouple and you were lucky to work together – it was meant!ReplyCancel

  • Malin Björkholm

    Underbart Sonia och Oskar. Så vackert berättat. Magiskt!!ReplyCancel

  • Återigen tack för att jag fick vara med!ReplyCancel

  • Epic, that’s all there is to it, amazing wedding, amazing work!!ReplyCancel

  • So beautiful and touching…you documented this day artfully and lovingly…wonderful!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Schilling

    Blown away by all the awesomeness you captured. So beautiful from beginning to end!ReplyCancel

  • Very beautiful and touching. And with that special Sonia-feeling that comes with everything you do. No one can be you, but you.ReplyCancel

  • Great cause, great work & lovely wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Underbart Sonia!ReplyCancel

  • This wedding looked right up my street! I think you did a spectacular job of covering it, and capturing some great personalities! My favourite image has to be the one of the guests sat on the rock in Black and white. I love it, it’s totally timeless.ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous – some great moments captured here.ReplyCancel

  • I’m totally convinced that the best weddings happen in Sweden!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my word the groom during the ceremony is amazing! And the location is to die for and the thai lanterns, love it all!ReplyCancel

  • Completely stunning! So many beautiful shots.ReplyCancel

  • A beautiful story beautifully told.ReplyCancel

  • WOW jag är helt stum! Helt magiskt! Bland det vackraste jag sett!ReplyCancel

  • Sara (the bride)

    This was without a doubt the best day of my life! To have every single moment of that day captured by Sonia and Oskar is truly a blessing. You guys did a truly amazing job!ReplyCancel

  • wow, sonia! what incredible images! such great storytelling. i have to say my favorite images are of the bride alone. she is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • i love the black and white portraits! Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia, you have a very lovely way of seeing things. The portraits of the two of them are the highlights for me, but this whole wedding is just lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Great location. Love the b/w shots with the bride/reflections.ReplyCancel

  • Vackert och känslosamt Sonia! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Hej! gud så fina bilder du tar, är lite extra imponerad utav dina bröllops bilder. Jag har oxå en dröm om att bli bröllopsfotograf. Sparar nu till min nya kamera. Vad skulle du tipsa om för kamera och objektiv om man vill fotografera bröllop? jätte glad för svar! :DReplyCancel

  • Hello,

    Loved this wedding!

    I am planning a Destination Wedding in one of the islands of Gothenburg too! Could you tell me who did the decor of this one?

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Verkligen vackert!
    Inte helt fel plats att få vara en dag heller. :)ReplyCancel

  • Killer set of images! Some really special moments. There’s a really elegant touch to your work.ReplyCancel

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