Sanna & John

Axvalla Hed, Forsby Kyrka, Skövde & Mellomgården, Varnhem


This wedding will follow in english as there was a lot of non swedish speaking guests. 


The first time i met the bride, Sanna, she was the priest at another wedding that i had the honor to shoot. Sannas humble personality and mine clicked right away. A few months down the line I got the pleasure to meet Sanna again and this time with her husband to be John. John whom originally is from Kenya. This couple is a match made in heaven and they have truly proven that love conquers all distance. Their story made me really open my eyes to breaking boundaries and to truly love over borders. 


We started of with first look and portraits at Axvall Hed to later arrive at the church, carefully hidden behind blooming birch trees and yellow fields of rape. Between the showers of rain the sun was shining bright at us this day. It’s true what they say, some rain on your wedding day will bring you luck.


These two put so much effort in to their wedding and it turned out to be a blast right through. Sannas colleague Benjamin was the priest and he made a remarkable job in including all nationalities. The ceremony was held in swedish, swahili and english. 

You know one of those weddings you think only really happens in movies, this was one of those. From the moment the guests arrived to the church there was such joy that you could really feel it going through your body.The songs, the cheering, the claps and the laughter, it was truly contagious. 


Sanna & John had a swedish ”fika” right after their ceremony to then transport their guests to Mellomgården in Varnhem for the reception. Such a blast and what a place to have your party at.


I really wish you had been there to experience this magical day! 


”Ninakupenda” – I love you in Swahili, such a beautiful language. 


Sannas flowers and the decoration was handmade by her friend Sofia. The amazing wedding dress is from no one else but the fabulous Abby Waits