Amazing Three-Day Wedding in Italy: Elin + Marcus
When Elin and Marcus said yes to each other in June 2019 they invited friends and family to a big wedding in Piemonte, Italy, that we will show today. The photographer and videographer duo Hasselströms documented the whole weekend. Enjoy the beautiful pictures and the wedding video in the end that illustrates this beautiful wedding between Elin and Marcus.
how did you meet?
Elin: I was back home in Borås in Sweden after me and my best friend had traveled for three months. We decided to go out to a place called Xoy and dance. We were dancing and when I turned around, there was Marcus. We danced and I remember asking him about his name (which I should have known since everybody knows everyone in Borås). The day after he started following me on Instagram and a couple of days later he contacted me on Facebook. It took one month before we saw each other again, I remember how nervous I was before I came to Marcus apartment. We had an incredible first date, almost too good to be true. The day after he was going to USA with a couple of friends and I remember thinking “Okay that was that”. But Marcus called me several times during his trip and I remember how happy and excited I got each time I saw his name on the display. After his trip he had to go to the January tour and in between the tour and his trip he only had one day off that he flew home to SEE ME!!!! That is when I knew that he liked me and ever since then we have been inseparable.
Marcus surprised me on Christmas Eve with a trip to Dubai. We have been there before, our first trip was actually to Dubai. That is why it feels so special that he proposed to me there. We had an amazing day with sunbathing and massage and when we got closer to the evening Marcus told me that he had booked a restaurant and that we needed to go there soon. I did not notice anything but I always imagined that I would see it coming because I can feel and see when he is nervous. But this evening he was so calm. We got closer to the restaurant and everything looked so beautiful. The restaurant was far out on the palm in Dubai and the staff asked if we wanted a golf car to get to the restaurant but we decided to walk. It would take 7 minutes they said. We small talked during our walk and it was so beautiful everywhere. When we saw the the long bridge out to the restaurant I turned around and there he was, on one knee. I was so shocked, overwhelmed and happy. That moment was SO beautiful, we were completely alone with the skyline of Dubai in the background.
THEME AND INSPIRATION FOR THE WEDDING
We did not have any special theme on the wedding but the colours were white, green and pink. We knew that we would be on a very beautiful place, Villa La Madonna and we felt very secure with that. It was very important for us that our friends and family would have a good time and that the whole weekend would feel like a big party.
We have been living in Italy for the last three years now and have completely fallen in love with the country. Villa La Madonna felt like the most certain place for us to have our wedding at. It felt so right. The rooms, the pool area, food and staff where all amazing. It was a dream come true to marry each other there. Our wedding weekend was more than we have could have dreamed of, it was magical.
the wedding dress
Elin: I thought I was out in good time when I brought my bridesmaids to Stockholm for a weekend in November, to try on dresses. I had looked at dresses on Pinterest far in advance and I had an idea of what I was looking for. But it turned out to be a completely different dress that I picked in the end. Which is quite funny because I have been told by people around me that it was the same way for them. The delivery time was between 6-7 months so I felt that I needed to decide there and then. The dress I picked was very beautiful and once I tried it the first time I knew that it was the dress I wanted to marry Marcus in.
the bride’s choice of accessories
Elin: I have always dreamed of marring in a pare of Manolo Blahnik ever since I saw Carrie in Sex and the city. Since my dress was rather “much” i chose to have just a pare of small diamond earrings. I was very uncertain of the hair style in the beginning but I decided to have my hair up, it looked very nice and it felt fun since I never have my hair up in a certain style.
Marcus choice of wedding clothes and accessories
Marcus: I was looking for a black tuxedo from the beginning. Once I decided, I brought my best man and went to a store where they tailored a tuxedo for me and my best man. Right before we left for Italy I fixed my hair and beard, I went for the style that I always have. The only accessory I wore during the wedding was my watch.
Elin: We had planned for an outdoor ceremony by the grapevines, but the rain started pouring two hours before the ceremony. When the guests met up at 17.00 it still rained. They started to plan the ceremony inside instead but we decided to wait a bit to see if it stopped. And luckily it did after a while. The guests sat on bales of hay and my dad walked me down the aisle while my friend sang “the wedding song”. There he was, my soon-to-be husband. To see him so emotional was beautiful, the whole ceremony was magical. We said our vows to each other and that was for sure the most beautiful part of the ceremony.
Elin: My favorite flower is peony so I really wanted my bridal bouquet to consists of peonies, both white and pink. We had baby’s breath and roses decorating all tables. I trusted Helén who run the place to pick beautiful flowers for us and she truly did.
The best memories from the day
Elin: The moment in the room before the first look and ceremony with my bridesmaids was so cosy and special. The first look with Marcus was also a really beautiful moment. The first time we saw each other, and he got to see me in my dress. Also, when I walked with my dad along the aisle och I saw Marcus cry. He usually does not cry so it felt extra special that he actually did. And the whole dinner, it was so much love. All speeches and the people, it was pure love.
Marcus: When I saw Elin walk down the aisle. I can not describe how powerful that feeling was. It was so many emotions at the same time. The moment right after the ceremony was also special, now we were married! And of course the whole dinner is a memory I will never forget.
About the photographers Hasselströms
Maria Broström recommended the couple Hasselströms. We looked through their portfolio and we loved how they captured the feelings in their pictures. We contacted them and they wanted to join us for our wedding weekend. We were SO happy and incredible grateful that they were with us during our biggest day in life. So talented and and nice people.
Advide to others who are planning their wedding
We have really enjoyed planning the wedding from the very first beginning 1,5 years ago and to have that long time to plan, fantasize and enjoy was a great time. Another advice is to prepare everything well ahead before the big day comes, because on that day you should just enjoy and be in the moment. We choose to have our wedding during three days and we will never regret that, one day goes way too fast. Now we could enjoy it a bit extra.
And finally - enjoy the lovely wedding film from Elin’s and Marcus’ day below.
Thank you to Elin and Marcus for choosing to share your day here at Sisters in Law!
Photographer och videographer: Hasselströms
Venue: Villa La Madonna, Piemonte Italien
Wedding dress: Crystals Design Couture, bought at Milagro in Stockholm
Suit: Tailor made at Divanti
Rings: Engelbert stockholm
Wedding stationery: Elins art studio
Hair and makeup: Amina Madueno