My friends… prepare to drop your jaws at the beauty of this shoot. In this joint project between the stylists at Vintage Honeymoon and photographer Alicia Swedenborg, you’ll be seeing a drop dead gorgeous couple rocking dapper suits and gorgeous dresses in gold, blush and lavender blue by Ida Sjöstedt and Lova weddings. Oh, and whip in a sports car, a French bulldog and a candlelit dinner in a meadow… this will make you dream away. What else is better on a Thursday in February?
The story of this shoot actually begins where the wedding stops – and at the destination of the getaway car. A very early morning, sometime in the late 1960s, a French upper class girl and her English rockstar husband – we’ll call them Estelle and John – arrive directly from the wedding party, in their full wedding attire, at the bride’s family palace to spend their honeymoon. Their butler comes to greet them, and while the newlyweds relax by playing music, reading aloud to each other cuddling with their bulldog and sharing a golden cake and bubbly, they await as the butler sets up a delectable, candle-lit dinner for two in the meadow…
Wasn’t this gorgeous?
I tell you, this post was hours in the making. Selecting from the couple of hundred photos, this was such a delight to put together. If you haven’t had enough, or want to see even more details, be sure to check the gallery… but do this at your own risk, as I promise you that you will be hanging out in there for a long, long, long time… the gorgeousness never ends…
Thank you to sweet Madelin, Maria and Alicia for allowing me to share this shoot. You girls rock! :)
Photographer: Alicia Swedenborg
Flowers, decor, jewellery and styling – Madelin Downey & Maria Ahlin at Vintage Honeymoon
Models: Maria Appelgren, Andreas La Chenardiere, Hans Sevefjord and Ebbe the dog
Venue - Tullgarns Castle, Stockholm, Sweden
Brides Dress - Lova Weddings (blue dress model “DISA Blue”, pink dress) Ida Sjöstedt (gold dress)
Grooms Vintage Suit - Alexander Marchesan
Lavish Pastry Design - Holy Sweet
Hair Stylist – Madelin Downey
Make-Up Artist – Jennie Sjöholm