This Hönö wedding workshop, “A West Coast Wedding Story”, was run by Rebecka Wendesten and was a huge amount of fun to photograph. Hönö is a breathtaking island in Gothenburg’s world class archipelago, filled with independant artists and studios. And there’s no question as to why that’s the case. It’s hard not to be inspired by the stark stone coastline, eyecatching botanical character and soft light.
The day began with a welcome drink and a short informative floral presentation by Gabriella Sörenson of Petit Florist and Nordic Spells Decor. They were behind the incredible floral displays we were treated to during the day. From bouquets and flatlay tidbits to a botanical alter and table settings to make you swoon.
Their “getting ready” shots were taken in a rustic harbour boatshed turned event venue, which doubled as our dining hall for the day.
We were treated to a stunning array of “goodies” to play with and create our own flatlays, which is a lovely way to showcase details on a wedding day. Jewellery was provided by Malin Ivarsson and the glorius papergoods by Studio Brandis.
Louise’s veil was made by Esther Franke and worn with style and ease. There’s something wonderfully whimsical about getting to photograph brides wearing veils, and the pearl beads on this one caught the light perfectly during blue hour on the beach.
The evening ended with a guitar singalong by an open fire next to the ocean. We all went home exhausted but satisfied, looking forward to Rebecka’s next workshop, which you can see here.
June 28, 2023