Vintage Swedish Wedding: Karoline + Patric

sweden bride and groom

Karoline + Patric are a laid-back couple who wanted a day that was simple, relaxed + personal. As lovers of all things thrifted + vintage, they knew they wanted to incorporate lots of antique furniture items they purchased together specifically for their wedding, and also bring along their favorite collectibles from their home to further illustrate an intimate vibe. I love how they were able to craft a day that had such a great vintage-meets-industrial feel, and I’m sure it will serve as inspiration for all of you who are planning a wedding with a similar style!

Karoline + Patric, congratulations on a beautiful day + thank you to Frida Iveskär for sharing these images with us!

sparkly heels

bride getting ready

Let’s talk about Karoline’s dress! She actually purchased it almost two years ago, because as soon as she saw it she fell in love + knew she wanted to wear it on her wedding day. It was part of the conscious collection (spring 2012) from H&M. Such a perfect find, right?!


bride and groom

bride and groom

ruffle wedding gown

bride and groom

Love her super wild bouquet!

swedish bouquet

bride and groom

wedding party

nail string art

ceremony invitation

vintage candlesticks

white ceremony chairs


Everything was perfect. I can´t pick one thing that was most memorable. I remember everything but at the same time, nothing. It was so much to take in, in such a short time. I remember the ceremony when I was crying constantly during the songs. I remember all the fun and beautiful speeches, especially the speech from Patric's twin brother - everybody was crying, even those who don´t know us so well. It was sad, but so beautiful. Thank you, Magnus! I remember all the spontaneous songs and dances, and of course how fantastic and fun our toastmaster and toastmadame made our wedding day. One of the best days in our life!



hanging black feathers

The feathers hanging overhead is such a cool touch. And I love that they kept all of the reception furniture white. Within the white walls of their venue, Stora Holms Säteri, it creates the perfect vintage-elcletic vibe…

hanging black feathers

vintage swedish wedding

hanging black feathers

vintage swedish wedding

vintage swedish wedding

vintage swedish wedding

book centerpieces


bride and groom

And be sure to check out their wedding film by Louise Johansson!

My advice for those who are planning a wedding is to think about it as a fun thing, not something hectic and tough. We planned our wedding in three months! We made it simple and personal, and it became one of the best days in our life. The most important thing is that you are getting married and that you can celebrate it with your family and friends! What happens happens!

photography: Frida Iveskär // venue: Stora Holms Säteri Gothenburg, Sweden // event design: Karoline Gunnarsson // event planner: Karoline and Patric together with Joel Graffman and Josephine Ljunggren (toastmaster and toastmadame) // floral design: Maria Svensson made the bouquet. Karoline and her friend Marie Anderberg picked almost all the flowers in the nature the day before and did the decorations together // wedding dress: Conscious collection (spring 2012) from H&M // hairpieces: a hair grip with a black feather from Glitter // hair + makeup: Sharper Barber shop and Saxee // groom suit: Acne // cinematography: Louise Johansson // paper goods: Karoline Gunnarsson // catering: chef Andreas Gustafsson and Sebastian Höckert // music: dj: Fredrik Iveskär

Interested in advertising with us?

for our current rates!


  1. The simplicity of this wedding makes it incredibly elegant. Nice Job.

  2. I love all of this. Teamwork at its best with photographer + videographer + weddingcouple. So cool!

  3. Awesome dress, I can’t believe it’s H&M! I also love the hanging feathers, so ethereal.

  4. That dress is to die for! I wish it was from a current collection. Anyone know where I can find one of the 1000 made (maybe impossible?) or something similar? Love everything about this wedding!

  5. RAD wedding! so unique and cool! thank you for sharing! can’t wait to use some of these ideas for my house and parties! xo

  6. Great dramatic and modern feel in this wedding. It felt straight out of a contemporary art installation.

  7. Such a wonderful wedding!!! Every detail is thought trough and amazing! HOWEVER, please tell mw the name of the artist & the song in the video


  1. […] ♥ Modern DIY Brooklyn wedding ♥ Eclectic leopard print wedding ♥ Christmas wedding ideas ♥ Sixties inspired wedding in Texas ♥ Adore the bride’s gold dress! ♥ That dress! […]


Email me when there are new comments on this post. You can also subscribe without commenting.

GWS is a creative and supportive community of wedding fans and vendors. As such, we reserve the right to remove comments that contain profanity, are distasteful, personally attack individuals or do not contribute to the goals of our community.

You may not love every detail of every event, but please remember that the couples who share their weddings on GWS are real people and their wedding is a special day, so please be nice.