Lucia-wedding in Stockholm


A big congratulation to Camilla and Johan for your wonderful Lucia-wedding!  :o)

Wedding preparations in Villa Pauli

I met up with the wedding couple Camilla and Johan in Villa Pauli, along with their friends and family. Villa Pauli is a very beautiful house in Djursholm right by the sea, in Stockholm, Sweden. They have a restaurant, a hotel, a conference and a banqueting rooms in a unique and historic setting. We went out to the archipelago just outside Villa Pauli, to photograph outdoors a few minutes before darkness came.


 Love in the archipelago.

Wedding ceremony in Danderyd church

Camilla and Johan came into the church to a Gotländsk wedding march. The wedding couple shimmered when they became husband and wife. Catrin was the bridesmaid and Johan was the best man, standing on the sides of that altar. Carl read a poem for them, and their family and friends. Maja and Lena played and sang "För kärlekens skull", by Ted Gärdestad.


We two become one.

Interesting things in Danderyd church:

  • Two crucifix from the 1100s and 1200s centuries
  • Wall paintings from the 1500s century
  • Madonna from the late 1200s century
  • The family Baner funeral weapons and grave
  • Fonts by artist May Starck

Danderyd church first part was built in the early 1500s.

Wedding reception in Djursholm castle

The reception took place in Djursholm castle, where the wedding the couple went to a Porsche. The castle in Djursholm have structural elements from the late Middle Ages. At a rebuild during 1600's first half got it its present extent and form.


The family says hipp, hipp, hooray!

Toastmaster and toast madame were Sanna and Vincent, who managed everything in a great way. After dinner, we were treated with a spectacular firework by Magnus and Joakim. Then there were coffee, cake and a big party on the dance floor! :o)


Fireworks at Djursholm castle.

See more pictures from the wedding on Instagram with the tag # COJ2014. My photographs are inside the Instagram account johnhellstromphoto.