Josefin & Douglas – Glasgow – September 30th, 2017

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26 december, 2017

What can I say…

It Wass fall 2016, when Frida and I had a competition, were you could win us coming to your wedding. We were secretly hoping to get a fun and special wedding, maybe far up in Sweden. Something extra. Josefin entered the competition and we landed with a wedding in Scotland. My God, Scotland is a dream for almost everyone and we got it!

During the year from the competition up until the wedding I got to know Josefin and she is the kind of woman you secretly envy. Not because she’s breathtakingly beautiful (well, a little that too), but because she is both so freaking gently and kind and knows what she wants at the same time. She wouldn’t let anyone step on her and use her kindness. The perfect mix in a person, I would say: be kind to other people, but not on the expense of being kind to yourself.

And on the other hand we have Douglas. The scot-swede with the somewhat macho outside, but oh so gentle inside. How well mannered he is and how he would never let Josefin stand alone. Well, actually, she stands very well alone, meaning she’s independent and they spend a lot of time apart, but she’s never lonely. He would do anything for her. A. Ny. Thing.

To be with them this day, to see their love for each other shared with their friends and family, which was very much a mix of different people – it was humbling. There were speeches with a lot of heart, there were speeches that rimed and speeches with laughter – all of them bringing tears to our eyes, cheeks and the floor. When we left the party we felt like we knew them, like we were a part of something bigger. And when I got the news only ten days later that one of the guests, very close to the groom, had past away a week after the wedding it was very hard. I cried because he was a good lad and I cried for the family that I got to know that weekend.

The feeling I will bring with me from this wedding is humbleness and hope and the words are these, from the grooms father: ”You are Scottish, not because you are born in Scotland, but because Scotland is born in you. And same goes here: You are our family, not because you are born in our family, but because our family is born in you.”.

And that might be one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard.

 

Slideshow with Fridas photos: here.
Location: Glasgow Marriott Hotel, Pollok Country Park and Renfrew Town Hall.
Wedding dress: Wed2b.
Flowers: Caroline Holmes Wedding & Event Florist.

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