In June 2016 I travelled up north to Norway to accompany Thea and Rafael on their wedding day at the Holmenkollen in Oslo. Their love story started in 2008 in Canada, where they first met during their exchange semester in Victoria. They fell in love with each other, moved to Frankfurt together to eventually settled in Thea’s home town Oslo in Norway.
The ceremony took place at the idyllic Holmenkollen Chapel overlooking the city of Oslo right next to the famous Holmenkollen-ski jumping hill. The dinner and the party took place in the Villa Ecko, where the Toastmaster (a tradition in Norway) led through the evening. The dinner started already at 5 pm, which is typical for Norwegian weddings. It lasted until 10 pm as there were a lot of speeches hold by the guests – also very typical for a Norwegian wedding. Another tradition is that if somebody starts jingling his/her glass, all guests have to start doing the same. The newly-weds have to react by getting on their chairs and kissing. Usually the guests then start stamping on the floor, making the couple get under the table kissing again.
It was a pleasure to capture the wedding day of Thea and Rafael and be part of a typical Norwegian wedding.