Real Weddings

Tying the Knot Nordic Style: A Scandinavian Real Weddings Blowout

Four couples incorporate traditional touches to create the weddings of their dreams.

Nina and John
Photography by 2 Brides Photography

Mission: create a wedding day that highlights your heritage while also celebrating what makes you unique as a couple. From fiddling friends to folk dancing, these couples accomplished just that. All four came up with creative ways to integrate Norwegian (and Swedish, Finnish, Scottish and Canadian) traditions into their big days.

Whether you’re a full-blooded Nordmann—or only 1/10th on your mother’s side—you’ll swoon over these multicultural love stories and seriously steal-worthy inspirations for tying the knot with Nordic flair.

Note: This article originally appeared in the July 2013 issue of Viking, the magazine for members of Sons of Norway ( Viking and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine are published by MSP Communications. 

Til Lykke

Nina & John: Sept. 15, 2012: Hemsedal, Norway

Traditional Meets Modern

Helene & Åge: Aug. 7, 2010: Sauda, Norway

Of Love and Lutefisk

Denise & Tom: June 18, 2012: Harmony, Minn.

Partners for Life

Riita & Ron: Jan. 23, 2011: Stockholm, Sweden