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    My big, fat, Swedish wedding

    I hope it's okay that I start a new thread for this. As some of you already know, I got married two Saturdays ago and have promised to share my wedding pictures with my FORT family. Initially, I thought I'd post them in the "What do you look like?" thread but the sheer volume of pics (couldn't choose...) justifies a new, separate thread, I think. If the mods disapprove, feel free to merge this with the appropriate thread.

    So. Sitting comfortably? You might want to get yourself a cup of coffee or - why not? - a cocktail while you're at it.

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    The first few pics are from my hen night. Seeing how we chose to have our wedding 500+ miles from Stockholm, I didn't expect to get one. Boy, was I mistaken. Right after my immediate family had arrived for what I thought would be a quiet barbecue, three black-clad figures with disturbing masks showed up and dressed me up in a not-so-glamorous attire, blindfolded me, boozed me up and got me into a car. The destination?

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    ... why, a stable, of course! Yep, this lapsed horse lover got to drive around in the deep, dark woods. Tons of fun!

    Afterwards, we joined the barbecue where our families bonded big-time.

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    My sister, aka the bridesmaid, and yours truly. I'm looking pretty relaxed for someone who's about to get hitched, don't you think?

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    My imaginary daughter and I. Technically, she's my husband's cousin's youngest daughter, but I like to think of her as my own daughter. We're really close.

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    Happy families!

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    Happy bride-to-be and not so happy future father-in-law. (Technically, he's my mother-in-law's new boyfriend.)

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    My (then) future husband and the two main women in his life. Why the sour face?

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    Moment of truth...

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    ... then relief. (The "you may kiss the bride" pic isn't uploaded yet, but I'll post it later if I dare. My husband has wandering hands, and apparently no fear of God. )

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    The ring.

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    The flowers.

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    Climbing aboard the beautiful boat that took us to the party. BEAUTIFUL scenery! Also gave us a chance to be on our own, relax and enjoy a glass of champagne.

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    Upon arrival, I was escorted by my new husband and younger, incredibly tall brother to join the festivities.

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    The cake.

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    More posing...

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    Cutting the cake.

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    Our first dance as newlyweds. The song? "At My Most Beautiful" with R.E.M. We'd already been serenaded to the verge of tears during the ceremony, when one of my husband's closest friends performed "Into My Arms" by Nick Cave and "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young. Mandatory stuff when two music geeks unite.

    That's it. Hope you enjoyed this little peek into one of the happiest days of my life so far. I might post more pics eventually.
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    Re: My big, fat, Swedish wedding

    Geek, you look as lovely as I thought you would. Congratulations on your beautiful wedding!

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    Oh, Geek - beautiful! You, the people, the party(s), the ceremony, the scenery! I'm so happy for the two of you .
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    Oh Geekthegirl, you looked absolutely beautiful on your wedding day . And your husband looked very handsome himself. It's obvious the wedding suited both of you exactly . The scenery was just spectacular too. Are you a norrlänning?

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your special day and once again, best wishes for a happy marriage!

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    Re: My big, fat, Swedish wedding

    It looked like a beautiful ceremony, Geek, and you looked gorgeous! I love wedding pics...thanks for posting. And congratulations!
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    Re: My big, fat, Swedish wedding

    Thanks for sharing, geek! Congratulations!

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    Just beautiful. Congratulations to GeektheGirl and MisterGeektheGirl!
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    Re: My big, fat, Swedish wedding

    Thanks, everyone. swingkat, I'm Stockholmian by birth and uncontrollable habit, but my husband's family are norrlänningar. We spend every summer up there and love it so much that we decided to get married there. All his relatives were touched by our decision to have the wedding up there, and all my relatives enjoyed getting to know a breathtakingly beautiful but often ignored part of Sweden. A win-win situation. I don't know which part of the US to compare it to - Washington State, maybe? In any case, the scenery in Norrland is gorgeous. Lots and lots of woods and rivers and plenty of great fishing spots.

    I've uploaded a few more pics, by the way:

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    Can you say "with this ring I thee wed" in Swedish?

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    The kiss.

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    ... and another one. You'd think he had his hand glued back there or something!

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    Geek and MisterGeek, many happy wishes on a truly gorgeous and blessed wedding.

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    Great pics Geek! Thanks for sharing. It looks like a very happy occasion, and you are a beautiful bride. I'll lift my morning coffee in your direction.....Skol!

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