Sara & Ehsan: Bröllopsvideo Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden

Guille and David had the pleasure of going over to Stockholm last summer to film Sara and Ehsan’s wedding video, or should we say Bröllopsvideo Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden! You can view the video here and if you want any tips on how to make your proposal super romantic, look no further! Sara tells us more below:

Sara and Ehsan: Bröllopsvideo Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden from Viva La Wedding on Vimeo.

What was it like planning your wedding?
It was stressful at first since we had trouble finding a suitable venue but once we had that part sorted out it was a lot of fun! I’m really organized and a control freak so I can imagine it was easy peasy for Ehsan lol!

What was the most memorable/special part of the day for you?
I’m answering for both of us now but probably when we saw each other for the first time before the photoshoot.

Were you nervous?
Not as much as I thought – same for Ehsan. We were very chilled and relaxed.

Did everything go according to plan?
Yes – everything besides the weather – so we had to hire a big glass tent the day before for all our guests. The photoshoot also became a bit stressful since we had a storm in the middle of July believe it or not!

Were there any funny/emotional moments that stand out for you?
When the wedding officiant asked Ehsan to say yes and he answered 150 % yes – and I topped that with 200% yes!

How did you prepare for your first dance?
We practised a lot at home since Ehsan wanted to have the whole traditional dance whereas I wasn’t so keen so it became a mix of Persian and western dance styles.

Tell us about the proposal!
We had bought our first apartment together and we were going to visit it after work. It was just a regular Monday. Ehsan got the keys and picked me up after work. Then we bought my favourite food and were planning to just sit on the floor in the new apartment and eat. When I came in he had put a bottle of Don Perignon and put a camera in the kitchen – I first thought it was the realtor that was nice but then I went into the bedroom and saw this huge heart on the floor made of rose petals and when I turned around Ehsan went down on his knees and proposed. He wanted to start our new beginning in that apartment in a special way and he succeeded. He filmed it all too so we have it in our film!

Looking chic and casual on their pre-wedding shoot in Stockholm

Romantic pre-wedding shoot Stockholm

Bridal preparation Brollopsvideo Grand Hotel Saltsjobaden

Bride meets groom Brollopsvideo Grand Hotel Saltsjobaden

intimate pre-wedding moment Brollopsvideo Grand Hotel Saltsjobaden

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Confetti moment Brollopsvideo

First dance Brollopsvideo Grand Hotel Saltsjobaden

Are there any other special little touches you planned that you’d like to tell us about?
Oh a lot – practically everything I made myself, the Persian wedding spread, the decorations on the table, the giftbox, the wooden sign, all the wooden signs hanging around the area, the table number signs, all the jars on the tables, the candyjars/nametags. I love to get creative!

Were there any surprises?
Yes – we had a friend of ours dancing for us – a mix of European and Middle Eastern belly dancing and then we had a fire show!

Do you want to give a special mention to anyone who really helped a lot in planning your day?
Yes – Caroline Simonsson at Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden was a huge support when we were planning our wedding

Why was having a wedding film important to you?
We are Persian =) hahaha, no but jokes aside our wedding film or Bröllopsvideo Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden lets us relive that special day in a way that pictures just can’t fulfil.

What did you enjoy most about your finished wedding film?
That Viva la Wedding were invisible and didn’t bother anyone. Our Bröllopsvideo Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden told a story. It was natural, captured such amazing details and the high quality was so impressive.

Venue- Grand Hotel Saltsjöbaden
Venue dressing/decor – Made by Sara and lovingly arranged by hotel staff according to her instructions!
Wedding Dress (Boutique and Designer) – By Malina
Bridal Shoes- Emmy London
Bridal hair accessories – Emmy London
Bridal Hair – Bashar Hairstyles
Bridal Makeup – Caroline Issa
Bridesmaids dresses-
Groom’s suit – Jens Dahlström
Groomsmen’s suits – Jens Dahlström
Flowers – Ros och Rum
Cake- En Nypa Socker
DJ – DJ Crush
Photographer- Alicia Swedenborg
Wedding car – Couple’s own Aston Martin Virage
Photobooth –
Tent + chairs+lighting – Frans August
Fire show – /Momo & Lut
Persian Chef – Ahmad
Invitation Designer- Calligraphen
Rings – Sörsand Jewels

Mahta and Shahab: Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm Grand Hotel

Mahta and Shahab were married in a Persian ceremony at The Grand Hotel in Stockholm. And what a wedding! Every detail of their day had been planned to perfection with fabulous flowers and decor, wonderful food and an incredible party atmosphere. The Grand Hotel Stockholm with its elegant interiors and dramatic lighting was the perfect backdrop! And we were there as their Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm – that’s Swedish for wedding photographer – to capture all those details and special moments!

Mahta & Shahab – The Wedding Highlights from Viva La Wedding on Vimeo.

This was our fourth trip to Stockholm to film and photograph a Persian wedding. We have been quite a hit with the Persian community in Sweden and we always appreciate their kindness and hospitality.
One of the lovely things about destination weddings is that we often get to spend a bit more time with the couple and capture some more informal shots. We had a pre-wedding shoot in and around the centre of Stockholm with Mahta and Shahab and the images really are stunning! I adore their chic, chilled-out style!

stockholm engagement shoot couple posing

chic engagement shoot Stockholm

on the waterfront Stockholm

Persian couple engagement

Leap of faith Stockholm

Stunning groom Stockholm

engagement shoot Stockholm

On the day of their wedding (Bröllop in Swedish ; )) Mahta and David chose to honour the Swedish tradition of bride and groom meeting privately before the ceremony. It was a very emotional moment when they saw each other for the first time in all their finery. Mahta’s Maggie Sottero gown, with its pearl-encrusted bodice and flattering sweetheart neckline was simply enchanting and Shahab looked extremely suave in his slimline navy suit.

bride preparation Stockholm Grand Hotel

the elders prepare Persian wedding Stockholm

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bride and groom preparation

Persian father of the bride Stockholm

bridesmaids prepare Grand Hotel Stockholm

Love My Dress // Little Book for Brides: The best wedding blog and wedding suppliers directory

We are really excited to announce that we are now a featured supplier in Love My Dress blog’s Little Book for Brides! The little book for brides is “a curated directory of splendid, hardworking and brilliant wedding suppliers,” handpicked by LMD’s Annabel and her fabulous team. We love the fact that we have our own special part of the directory that we can personalise with tons of our favourite images and wedding films. It’s also brilliant to have plenty of space to express what our business is all about. We’ve been really impressed from the outset by the personal service and attention to detail from the Little Book team. It’s a real pleasure to work with a directory that understands and cares about our business!

We are looking forward to getting plenty of enquiries through the Little book for Brides and also to connecting with other fantastic suppliers. Can’t wait to submit some of our beautiful weddings too!

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Wedding Cinematographer: Catherine & Adam’s Didsbury Wedding

Catherine and Adam chose us as their wedding cinematographer because they loved our previous work, and we were so thrilled to be part of their day! With adorable baby son Jimmy nearly stealing the show, their relaxed, family-focused wedding at Didsbury House Hotel and Eleven Didsbury Park was a day filled with joy and emotion. But I’ll let Catherine tell you more:


Welcome to our new website!

We are fabulously excited to launch our new website today! Guille has been beavering away for months updating the site and giving it a brand new look in keeping with our modern documentary style of shooting.

We’re really proud of the result and we hope you will find plenty to enjoy on these virtual pages! We wanted to give equal emphasis to photography and cinematography and really showcase our ability to offer a wraparound wedding imagery service encompassing moving and still pictures.

So please take a few minutes to navigate around the new site…and let us know what you think!