Norwegian Barn Wedding

Documentary wedding photography

Where to start with Aurora & Nicks Norwegian barn wedding? It was incredible and so unique. Their wedding was in Trondheim, Norway – where Aurora was born and lived until she came to England to study. They planned their wedding from the UK, getting family in Norway to help them put their plans in place.

They contacted me after seeing that I offered wedding packages for couples getting married abroad, we met for coffee in St Albans, and I instantly fell in love with their plans for the wedding.

Unlike most couples Aurora & Nick had planned to do a first look with each other before the wedding, so my day started at Aurora’s family home getting some lovely photos of their first reactions and taking advantage of the buildings beautiful wooden exterior. They travelled to the wedding together and walked down the aisle together too, the smiles on their faces showed just how incredibly happy they were to be doing it with each other. There were guests in traditional Norwegian dress and Aurora’s uncle played the violin during the ceremony, dressed for the part.

While the guests headed to the reception I took the couple, the best man and the bridesmaid into the famous old town of Trondheim for some incredible photos along the river. Trondheim is known for the colourful wooden buildings held up on stilts along the river that runs through the centre of the city and it was the perfect places for photos. During our time in the city we also stopped for a casual cup of coffee to calm the coffee cravings (these two are huge coffee fans!) and wait out a short rain shower. Then heading back out for more photos through the beautiful streets of the old town.

We then went to meet Aurora & Nick’s guests at the reception venue, a traditional Norwegian barn situated in the countryside outside of Trondheim on a working pig farm called Lerflaten. Inside the barn it was dark and atmospheric but so cosy and intimate, it has to be
one of my favourite venues to date.

Before and during dinner the fun continued with Aurora & Nicks toast masters, who are friends of the couple and a married couple themselves. They knew just what to say and do to keep the guests
laughing. This included a regular Insta update from their wedding hashtag (including the queen and Donald trump), embarrassing photos and stories that popped up on the projector and a hilarious game to end the meal. Aurora & Nick’s wedding was so personal and meaningful and so many friends and family members showed their love by participating on the day. Guests bought home made dessert for pudding, Nick’s Aunt made the wedding cake and a group of Aurora’s friends wrote and performed a song written just for the couple, which was amazing. They didn’t have a first dance, instead their toastmasters had organised a selection of games for everyone to participate in. What an amazing idea!

I love unique and personal weddings like this! If you are planning a wedding with a difference I would love to hear from you, please get in touch and tell me all about your plans x