Wedding photographer at Hedenlunda castle


Wedding in Vadsbro, south of Stockholm

Annica and Tommie got married in the old Lerbo church and had their wedding reception at the wonderful Swedish Hedenlunda Castle. I had the good fortune to be their wedding photographer during the day.

The couple were preparing at Hedenlunda castle and then went to Lerbo church to get married.  Marie, Karin and Susanne were bridesmaids. Peter och Daniel were groomsmen.

They went in a nice old car from the church and then switched to horse and cart, to surprise guests at the castle. Dinner and a party was then inside Hedenlunda castle, overlooking the water. Jonnie was the toastmaster during the summer evening.

Contact wedding photographer John Hellstrom, email: john(at) or phone 0046-733-668600.

Wedding ceremony in Lerbo church


A kiss after the wedding ceremony

According to Wikipedia: "Lerbo current church was built in 1767 after the medieval church that previously existed on the site was demolished. Parts of the northern wall was saved and is now integrated in the present church. The old church is made from a drawing by Johan Peringskiöld 1686 and shows a very long room, and walls supported by strong pillars.

The church was rebuilt in the 1800s. The west side was marked as the main facade through the embellishments in stone. The bell tower, one of Sörmland unique circular tower, designed by Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Wilhelm Hoppe, was built in 1776 on the site where Lerbo thing cabin formerly stood. Of the three bells of the tower, the middle clock is from the 1280s. The largest bell weighs about 1000 kg and is from year 1501.

The oldest inventory is the baptismal font in sandstone from the 1100s. It stands under a painting that was maid in 1943 by Ernst Soderberg. The altarpiecewas painted in the 1840s, by the self-taught G A Engman, who had been a servant at Claestorps Castle. The subject is the resurrection of Christ. The pulpit was made in 1783 at Stäringe farm and donated to the church by the governor Gabriel Falkenberg on Lagmansö. On the organ loft is the posse banner from 1710, "Lerbo  kompagnijs plana". "

Wedding reception at Hedenlunda Castle


Arriving to Hedenlunda castle in horse and carry

About Hedenlunda according to Wikipedia: "Hedenlunda is a mansion in Vadsbro parish in Flen, in Södermanland. The current main two-story building with two wings built in the 1700s and was later restored. Hedenlunda include belonged to the families Falkenberg, Hamilton and von Rosen. 

The apple type "Hedenlunda" comes from this place. The family von Rosen sold Hedenlunda 1952 to AB Farming. Later, the manor was owned by the closest associated land area of 1972-2010 carmaker Saab, which used the farm for entertainment purposes and later as a conference center. 

Hedenlunda have been be privately owned since 2010, but will continue as before to serve as a conference center, hotel and restaurant. The current owner is the entrepreneur Cemoni Olsson from Tranas, which among other things also owns Badhotellet in Tranas.

Agriculture and forestry property Hedenlunda farm does not include the castle plant. The estate is owned by the family Thunell and carries a traditional agriculture and forestry. "


Looking at the moonlight after the dinner

Congratulations! John

John Hellstrom is a portrait and wedding photographer from Stockholm, Sweden. Contact John here!