October 4, 2018
We’re slightly obsessed with Norway. Whether we’re flying to the jewel of the Arctic in Lofoten or any of the other amazing places, every Norway destination wedding we do feels like a dream. Norway truly is blessed with endless scenery.
Nicola and Cato’s wedding was a fresh new spin on our Norwegian adventures. We’ve never been to a mountain setting like this before in Norway, and certainly never to Noreheim which is in Norefjell.
We loved how Nicola described her wedding, as she could put it into words much better than we could. So below, have a read about how she described the stunner from Norway.
Norway Destination Wedding
Words By Nicola
Our wedding was the one chance for us to gather our friends and family from literally opposite ends of the world, from Norway and (mostly) Australia. The mountainside location and the venue with its traditional Norwegian grass-roofed houses created a natural, laid-back and romantic atmosphere – it was the perfect setting. There were some Viking inspired braids, drinking horns and the trading of gifts.
On arrival we gave each guest a wooden rune symbol of either love, happiness, and health, these gifts were returned to a fire forging the bond between us and our loved ones. Overall it was a fun, intimate and very emotional night. The euphoria from having all our dearest together, celebrating not only our love for each other but also the special bonds between us and everyone there, was overwhelming and quite simply magical.
Scenic, Emotional, Intimate
When we asked Nicola to put her wedding into three key words, scenic, emotional and intimate were her picks. Viewing the story start to finish, that’s exactly what it was.
Scenic is an obvious one. When you’re visiting such a location, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with photography options. You’re constantly pulling over to take a photo of a new fjord at every turn.
Emotional is spot on, and a consistent thing whenever we think of Australian weddings. Another Australian wedding in Salina comes to mind when we think of this, as it was equally packed full of emotions.
And of course, intimate. While there we many people gathered in such a grand place, it did feel like an intimate Norway destination wedding. When you’re with ones you love and every moment of the day goes by so quickly, you tend to cherish those little moments and the intimate vibe is definitely felt.