“Be true to what matters most to your heart.” – Cheryl Richardson
Over the last year in my photography journey, each individual, couple and family I was privileged to photograph have taught me something. Meeting Mira, getting to know her and photographing her wedding was an experience I will cherish for a long time!
Mira is beautiful, intelligent and confident. A few weeks prior to the wedding, we met for fika (a concept in Swedish culture with the basic meaning “to have coffee”) to discuss the wedding. As she briefed me about the sequence of events lined up on her wedding day, one thing was clear – this bride-to-be knew exactly what mattered the most to her and her fiancé!
Right from their costumes, the ceremony to the sermon, everything was kept pure, simple and to the point. There was no distractions. Nothing unnecessary or fancy. All you could see and think of was the couple in love and two lives coming together as one.
The emotions in Sundbybergkyrkan that warm summer afternoon was intense. From the start to the finish, love was in the air. There was laughter, smiles and tears of joy.
Mira and Mathias had chosen just their very close family and friends to be a part of their wedding day. They were the ones who had witnessed the various milestones of their life and love. To begin this new chapter in their life in the company of such loved ones was truly a treasured moment!
“What matters is how you live your life and not what you show for it!” – Jenny Sanford
Today, weddings have become a commercial affair. It’s all about the glit, the glam, the ridiculously expensive price tags and everything one can imagine to show off. The heavy-duty price tag is always accompanied with heavy-duty stress!
Most brides are so preoccupied and stressed out for months ahead of their wedding, they end up emotionally drained on their big day and miss out on the only thing that really mattered – to cherish that special moment of their love’s culmination!
Some wise person rightly said, “All you need is love . . . and wine . . . and maybe some chocolate . . . and a nap. But mostly the love!”
For Mira and Mathias, it was love, wine, chocolate and pizza with loads of laughter and hugs with their near and dear!
Dear Bride-to-be, at the end of the day all that matters is the one you love, the ones who love you and all the little moments that are going to make your day the best day ever!
Dear Mira and Mathias, wish you both a very happy ever-after filled with love, laughter and success in all that matters to your heart!
Watch and enjoy the candid moments from this beautiful wedding!
“We would do well to slow down a little, focus on the significant, lift up our eyes, and truly see the things that matter most.” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf