Wedding photography at Carlhalls Gard in Stockholm
Photographer at community and persisk wedding ceremony at Langholmen
Congratulations to Therese and Simon who got married, both with a community and with a Persian ceremony, in Carhälls Gård on Långholmen in Stockholm. They started and ended the day at Långholmen's hotel, which is a converted prison. As a wedding photographer, it is wonderful to both capture a wonderful wedding day and take part of Stockholm's history.
About Långholmen “Prison” Hotel
The Langholmen hotel writes: “The prison operations were expanded afterwards and came to dominate the island for 250 years. During the prison epoch, some large private buildings were also erected on the island. The waterfront to Mälaren was embellished during the latter half of the 19th century. Large quantities of soil were laid on the rock and 3000 trees were planted by the prisoners. Thanks to this, the island is a green oasis. At the beginning of the 20th century, the City planned to make a park on the eastern side of the island, and some paths and planted areas were laid out. It is now that the island lived up to its reputation – the green island in the heart of Stockholm. The prison was closed down in 1975.” and “For a while, the prison buildings were falling into decay and quite a lot had to be demolished later. In 1989 opened Långholmen’s Hotel and Youth Hostel with inn and conference space. A new era starts and now everyone can enjoy the beautiful island with its captivating history.”
About Carhälls Gård
Carhälls Gård says: “At Carlshälls Gård we have the manor house with its large and in filed adjacent Lilla Matsalen for 40 - 70 guests and our large grand banquet hall "Brännvinskungens Sal" in the West Wing for 70 - 120 guests. It is in the Manor House's Large Dining Room that the world-unique piglets are available, depicting a Turkish landscape and which “Brännvinskungen” (i.e. the Brandy King) L.O. Smith set up in 1887 when his daughter Mary married the Turkish ambassador to Sweden, Prince Jean Karadja. If you book the Manor House for a larger party, you have the entire house and the Sea Terrace outside where even wedding can be arranged.”
Images by wedding and portrait photographer John Hellstrom from Stockholm, Sweden. Contact John here.