This is a blog about Pedro and Maria’s intimate wedding in Norway, two of the kindest people I’ve met. I got to know Pedro in 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal working with his family’s worship music organization. He and Maria met in the years after, and spent much of 2020 together in Portugal riding out the pandemic. Fast forward to 2021, engagement and the beginnings of wedding planning. I still remember the audible squeal that I let out when I got a message about photographing their wedding in Maria’s hometown of Trondheim, Norway. Not only was it an incredible place, but getting to celebrate with their families and closest friend was so sweet. All of us were near tears the entire night.
So from a rare sunny and warm Norwegian summer day, keep scrolling to see Pedro and Maria’s gorgeous wedding.
Ceremony venue: Børsa Kirke – Reception venue & catering: Låvbrua Selskapslokale og Gårdsbutikk – Rings: Gullfunn – Flowers: Bakklandet Flowers
Now, I can venture to guess that those of you reading this are planning a destination wedding rather than one in your Norwegian home town. It may seem far and difficult, but I assure you it can be done well and beautifully! Destination weddings are always a fairly large undertaking, particularly in a place like Norway where many of the venue and vendor websites you view aren’t written in english. One of the most helpful places to start is by hiring a wedding planner or a photographer who is familiar with your location and/or the process. Someone who knows the “secrets” and connections to help you navigate cultural and language barriers.
Interested in hearing some more tips for your destination wedding planning? Feel free to reach out and say hello!