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

stockholm wedding father of the groom

bride and groom preparation

Persian father of the bride Stockholm

bridesmaids prepare Grand Hotel Stockholm

finishing touches bride preparation

beuatiful Persian bride Stockholm

bridesmaids and bride Stockholm

black and white glamour tulle dress

romantic bride and groom montage

leaving the Grand Hotel Stockholm in style

doting bridesmaids Stockholm

Wedding Party Stockholm

outdoorstaircase shot Grand Hotel Stockholm

groomsmen go nuts - Stockholm

Bridesmaids with groom Persian wedding

green wilderness bride and groom

elegant Persian wedding

romantic bride and groom shots Stockholm

Persian wedding guests

bridesmaids with father of the bride Stockholm

Persian wedding guests Stockholm

Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm Grand Hotel

Persian wedding fest Stockholm

Bröllopsfotograf Grand Hotel

harbour view Grand Hotel Stockholm

Groomsmen looking cool GrandHotel Stockholm

Here comes the groom! Persian wedding Stockholm

bridesmaids enter Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm Grand Hotel

Here comes the bride! Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm Grand Hotel

Their Persian wedding ceremony was rich in symbolism, with the bridesmaids rubbing together two pieces of sugar over the heads of the newlyweds to sweeten the marriage. Later the bridesmaids had another role to play. Tradition has it that they steal the knife for cutting the wedding cake and hold it to ransom until the groom pays enough to get it back!

Persian wedding ceremony Stockholm

Traditional Persian Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm

sweetening the marriage Bröllopsfotograf

Persian wedding ceremony Bröllopsfotograf

Persian wedding

elegant wedding guests

bride at Grand Hotel Stockholm

Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm Grand Hotel

bouquet for a special couple Stockholm

elegant table settings Grand Hotel Stockholm

Chandelier Grand HOtel Stockholm

wedding guests having fun Grand Hotel Stockholm

enjoying the speeches Grand Hotel Stockholm

Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm Grand Hotel

on the dancefloor Grand Hotel Stockholm

lost in music Grand Hotel Stockholm

All the generations dancing Persian wedding Stockholm

dancefloor antics Persian wedding Stockholm

beautiful Persian bride and bridesmaids Stockholm

Wedding party fun Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm

Speeches Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm Grand Hotel

Taking the mic Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm

Bridesmaids speech Stockholm

Persian wedding Stockholm groom speech

Bride and groom dancing with attitude! Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm Grand Hotel

The party was absolutely dazzling with bride and groom in high spirits and their guests ready to dance the night away. We were blown away by this trip to Stockholm and we hope to see Mahta and Shahab again on subsequent trips. We can’t wait to be Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm again! Huge congratulations guys! Or should we say gratulationer, or مبارك باشد!

Applause for the happy couple - Stockholm Grand Hotel

First dance Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm Grand Hotel

Knife dance Persian wedding Stockholm

groom wins the knife Persian wedding Stockholm

Triumph for the happy couple Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm Grand Hotel

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Venue, flowers and decor: Grand Hotel Stockholm
Hair and Makeup Artist: Elisabeth Youssef, Stockholm
Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero
Bröllopsfotograf Stockholm: Viva La Wedding
Bröllopsvideo Stockholm: Viva La Wedding