Today’s post is a personal one, our Vow Renewal at the Icehotel on New Year’s Eve.
It felt quite unreal to be back there five years on from our wedding, this time as a family of four. We always knew it was going to be pretty special to take our girls all the way back to the place where we married, but I think we both underestimated just how amazing it would be. Visiting the Icehotel is such a unique experience, and one that blows you away the first time you do it. I never expected it to blow me away a second time, but it absolutely did.
“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”
When I was a little girl I never dreamt that Prince Charming would come along and whisk me off to the Icehotel to marry me. Twice! But now I have the pictures to prove to my own little girls, that fairy tales are real.
And once in a while, the ending is better than you could ever imagine.
Kirsten & John’s Icehotel Wedding Vendors
Wedding Photographer: Mait Jüriado of M&J Studios
Ceremony Venue: Ice Church at ICEHOTEL– Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
Reception Venues: ICEHOTEL Restaurant & ICEBAR – Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
Wedding Coordinator: Eva Lundquist at ICEHOTEL
Bride’s Gown: Oscar de la Renta
Flower Girls’ Tutus: Hippy Hoot Notions
The ICEHOTEL is a unique art project made of ice and snow, constructed each year by artists from around the globe. The following artists were responsible for the rooms featured here;
Main Hall: “SECRET GARDEN” by Alessandro Falca & Anna-Sofia Mååg
Ice Church: “130 ARCTIC SUNSETS” by Elin Julin, Marjolein Vonk & Marinus Vroom
ICEBAR: “LOST AND FOUND” by Jens Thoms Ivarsson, Tjåsa Gusfors & Maurizio Perron
Art Suite: “FROZTY FLOWER” by Natsuki Saito & Shingo Saito
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