A couple of weeks before our wedding David and I found a box of film cameras and lenses at a fleamarket and since we wanted our friends to take the wedding photos and use different types of cameras we bought the entire box. There was one camera that looked especially good so when the day arrived we lended that one to our friend Aili so she could photograph her view of the wedding.
There was no time to test the camera before though, so we just had to cross our fingers and hope for the best.
We stayed in the house at Österlen a week after the wedding for a little honeymoon and we used the camera to document what we did.
Our plan was to develop the films as soon as we came back home but, not very surprisingly, we forgot about them until a week or so ago. I actually used the camera during autumn too and was very excited to send away three film rolls for development. Two colour films and one black and white.
The photos arrived on monday and I am so happy with the result!
Aili's photos from the wedding are absolutely beautiful and the ones we took during our mini honeymoon are so lovely and makes me remember all of it.
It is quite interesting how these, in some parts, "flawed" photos can fill me with so much joy and I think they are absolutely flawless in my eyes! Light leaks, over exposure, blur and all- they are just what I wanted and perfect memories from a perfect week.
Jonas reading our booklet with the cartoon that David and I made of our love story.
At one point during the celebrations my husband was replaced by a cat.
Taking paparazzi photos of my husband.
We went for walks in the nearby town Simrishamn.
Flowers saved from the wedding.
We went for walks over the hills. David in bright light talking on the phone.
One of the best things we did during our honeymoon was that we had a late night picnic at an old fort by the ocean. We brought sandwiches with fried egg, cookies left over from the wedding, coffee and beer and then we sat on that little fort for hours until it became cold.
Our lunch view on one of our trips to Simrishamn.
One evening at the beach of Knäbäckshusen.
We went back to the place of the ceremony.
I am planning a post for the autumn photos too in a few days. I am so happy with how all these photographs turned out and can't wait to take more photos with this film camera! I also want to try the other camera in the box we found at the fleamarket. That one is way simpler than the one we used for these photos but I am really curious to see what kind of photos it will take. I'm sensing a new hobby forming...
So finally I can show you the photos from the photoshoot David and I did last week.
I had been working on a very large necklace and was thinking about how I wanted to show it in photos. It needed to be very fancy since the necklace is far from an everyday piece, and I wanted the sharp, intricate shapes of it to really stand out.
As in the photos for my first Tangled Triangle necklaces I wanted to go for the old times movie actress/diva look because I think the clash between that soft, flirty and composed feeling makes a really interesting background to the wild and strong expression of the necklaces.
This time I really wanted to turn myself into one of those old time diva ladies and not be afraid of crossing the line of my own comfort zones.
Let me explain; I feel quite safe infront of the camera most of the time. I have easy to smile and goof around and think it's really fun to be able to showcase my own jewelry from time to time. But here I wanted to go a little bit further and forget about "me" and become a full blown Rita Hayworth-y persona oozing of strength, playfulness and a "I don't care what you think of me" atitude and just own the photoshoot.
We needed two photoshoots to get that because the first day just didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. I was still just me and the composition of the photos wasn't at all what I wanted.
When David and I work together like this it's really a collaboration. He sets the light, I plan out the photos and we talk about how I want the necklaces to be positioned in the frame. Then he takes a few photos, we look through them together and from there we know what works and what doesn't.
It takes a while, but it's so fun, and so rewarding when I later sit down to edit the photos and realise I've been a part of all the aspects from making the jewelry piece, planning the photoshoot, modeling the necklace, taking photos of it and editing it into what you see here now.
A clash between two strong extremes: The old timey movie diva and the sharp and wild necklaces that make The Tangled Triangle series.
All of these are listed in the shop
and you can click the links under the photos to get to each necklace.
The very large, grey necklace is just amazing and took me over 12 hours to finnish and is made of more than 6 metres of wire.
There are no two alike so wearing a Tangled Triangle Necklace is wearing a piece of art around your neck.
Today it's exactly 6 months since David and I got married!
Our dear friend Hanna
took lovely photos of the day and I really want to show you all.
It was the most wonderful day and looking back at these photos makes me all teary eyed. And it was still summer! Gosh, how I long for the warmer seasons to arrive soon! Anyway, let's take a look at the lovely day 6 months ago, august 24, when David and I became husband and wife! Prepare yourself for the most photo filled post I've ever posted...
We all gathered in the garden to my parent's house and then walked together to the place where the ceremony was going to be held.
After a while David and I headed off in another direction than the rest of the party.
The guests had to climb a stile to get to the top of the hill.
Say hello to David's dad, Ulf!
David and I took a moment for ourselves halfway up the hill because all guests hadn't reached the top yet.
Lots of skirt for me to hold on to when the ground was covered in sheep poo and thistles.
Time to get moving again.
The ceremony conducted by our wedding officiant Else Beth.
It was very windy that day. Love how the ribbon in my hair gets caught in the air.
Jonas, one of our witnesses, with the pocket watches that we exchanged instead of rings. See and read more about our wedding pocket watches here
David hanging my watch around my neck.
And then, after David got his watch too, we were married!
Look at my husband!
Looking fondly at the marriage certificate.
Gosh, I love these photos! Look at my parents and me! My mother and I are the same and just can't stop the tears when it gets emotional. It's happening right now, just looking at these photos.
David being congratulated by his parents, Agnetha and Ulf, and in the background, to the right you'll see my friend Johanna (who did my makeup and hair) in need of tissues too.
(Oh, and that's actually my three best and oldest friends hiding in the backround of this photo. From left to right: Becka, Lisa and Johanna.)
Us and everybody!
After the ceremony we stayed up on the hill for a while, drinking mojitos and mingling.
My beautiful mother!
She's made that gorgeous necklace and the earrings herself!
Becka with wind in her hair, looking all lovely.
Lisa and Björn! They got married just a couple of weeks ago!
My niece Hilda meets Claes.
When we got cold we walked down the hill again and went to Mandelmanns trädgårdar
who owns the land where we got married and the beautiful garden where our dinner and party was going to be held.
Inside one of the greenhouses everything was ready for the rest of the celebrations to start. The flowers are from my parent's garden and we had collected twigs and grass and wild flowers around the village. The table cloths are a mix of fleamarket finds, my mother's stash and sweet neighbours helping out. My mother and our friend Inger made it all look this lovely!
The seats of the bride and groom.
That's me! Love David's illustrations on the place cards.
Oh, and the 3D glasses were for the little booklet...
My sister Sara to the upper left corner, my niece Hilda in the lower right corner and then Thomas and Inger who are dear friends to my family and the wedding witnesses at my parent's wedding!
Everybody finding their seats and admiring the beautiful greenhouse.
We are so happy that we got to have our wedding and reception there because it's the most wonderful place and just being there made the day feel all magical.
We had popcorn, because that is my absolute favourite snack. We also had a big bowl of the chocolate candy Polly since that's David's absolute favourite kind of sweets.
The sign is for our guestbook, telling people that we are going to take their picture with a polaroid camera and put the photos in the book later.
Jonas and Aili. Our wedding witnesses and dear friends.
The dinner was absolutely amazing! Everything we ate was grown and made on the farm we were on and it was the most beautiful and tastiest food ever! Lots of colourful vegetables! That's one of the things people who were at the wedding still talk about when we meet, how incredible the food was. I wish I could eat food like that every day.
Checking up on internet. Facebook was a mad house of congratulations!
My nephew Alfred, who had been born just a couple of months before, in the arms of Thomas.
Sneaky bride squeezes into the picture...
A very cuddly cat found it's way into Ida's lap in time for dessert. We had apple pie and custard and it was heaven!
Ulf gave a really nice speech.
Aili and Jonas were Quiz masters. They had made a really great quiz with questions about David's and my tastes in movies, music, books and all things pop culture.
The evening came.
My dad gave a speech and then he sang a few songs. One of them together with my sister Sara.
And then together with Thomas who is my dad's friend since childhood.
It was such a nice evening.
And then it was time for the cake! A cinnamon bun cake! Inspired by a scene in my favourite movie Äppelkriget
that actually took place in this exact part of Sweden!
Oh, and the following photos might be my all time favourites...
The bride gets to break the cake.
David is excited.
It's David's turn...and look at David's friend Fredrik, haha! That look he gives me! He is not trusting me with the cinnamon bun cake!
Appearantly it was some sort of law that the bride should feed the groom with cake.
Oh and yes, that is wedding Smurf and Smurfette on top of the cake.
And that was that wonderful, magical, lovely day.
It was THE BEST!
I hope we get to return to the scene of the crime when it's our one year anniversary.
So, monday you say? February?
Well, I'm still in warm august memories, let me stay there just a little while longer.
Two displays of pretty knickknacks all dusted and reorganized.
One of treasures from South Africa; seed pods, porcupine hair and spikes from a bush, and also a dried lemon that I got from my grandfather when I was kid. I had so much trouble understanding how that hard, dried up thing could ever have been a lemon. The seeds inside rattle like a maracas.
And one of the old ashtray with the naked mermaid in the middle surrounded by all my favourite little odd trinkets, brooches and whatnot.
Two of my work spaces at home.
One showing my desk, where I'm sitting right this moment, with my new beautiful chalkboard wall decal bought from the etsy shop Brown Shades
. I'm a little bit confused with the whole Sunday to Saturday week design and really didn't know that this was a thing before a year ago maybe. Why on EARTH would you want your week to start on a sunday? It just feels so WRONG. Even though I'm working weekends and week nights and usually have no idea whatsoever what day of the week it is this still makes me all mad. Knowing what day of the week it is was the whole plan with buying one of these things in the first place! I hope I get used to it, because I really love it otherwise. Click for better photo of the decal.
And one photo of my other, more relaxed work space: the sofa! Where I sat the other day working on a huge Tangled Triangle necklace while drinking tea and eating fruit salad.
Two of me photographed by David.
One from our day at Antikhallarna.
and one from yesterday when the sun was shining all over the place and I decided it was spring (at least for the day) so I ignored the strong winds and dressed in my vintage velvet jacket for the first time this year. Today it's back to the gloomy miserable raining again though.
Well, that was all from me today. I have plans of tea, sofa and jewelry making the rest of this evening.
Hope your week started in the best way (if you count your week starting on Monday because if you're one of those weird ass people counting it from Sunday I really don't understand you).
On wednesday David and I went for a walk into town. It felt like it was ages ago that I brought my camera with me for a day like this so it was about time, right?
We walked through the cemetery Stampen, as we almost always do. It's nice to see the changes of the season. This might be the most sad look of the year; lots of branches on the ground and just a gloomy feel all over. I did get this dramatic photo though.
It smelled like spring outside and I wore a lighter coat, one of my favourite vintage finds (Yeah, yeah, all my coats are "favourite vintage finds", I know... I can't help that Im so good at finding them!).
Close up of chapped lips and a stray white eyebrow blowing in the wind.
Or, you know, just a photo of my face.
Moss and copper are the most beautiful textures in the world, in my opinion.
View from Drottningbron (Queen's bridge). You see the mountain in the back? We live below that and a little bit to the left.
Then we arrived at our goal for the day! The coffee place at Antikhallarna! Their Cardemom cake is simply amazing.
Beautiful, beardy husband. I love his beard so much! David is scared I might have developed a beard fetish or something. Ha! Maybe?
Hello again from behind the coffee cup.
By the way, I'm a very picky cup person. I prefer some cups before others and I absolutely think the taste is different when I drink from a "bad" cup. This one though: Perfection.
Round, soft shapes, nice glace and good size.
So now you know.
I had brought with me a tin box...
... with my Strangers
Antikhallarna is the perfect place to find new strangers and I actually did find five new photographs with beautiful and/or weird strangers on them. I might show you soon.
On our way home. We were cold and tired and took the tram. The light in the cart was beautiful and I couldn't resist taking photos.
Sneaky photo of David's phone screen... Sadly he's not reading anything interesting.
David is tired and needs to hold his eyes open to stay awake. Or he's trying to scare me. Who knows, really?
We went to the grocery store and I found the most beautiful pomegranate ever. Look at that deep red colour!
At home again. Just admiring that pomegranate for a while.
Jewelry making thingies.
I had a big jewelry order to get done so I placed myself in the sofa and started working with lot's of tea and something very interesting on teve by the looks of it. I think I was watching Late late show with Craig Ferguson (because I love him!) and it's a good show to watch at the same time as making jewelry. The worst ones to watch while jewelry making is detective shows or thrillers. It's just so hard to follow along in all the twists and turns in the plot when I also need to focus on the twists and turns of the copper wire in my hands!
Apparently it was funny...
Not a very good posture maybe but this is how I'm working most of the time. Until my legs fall asleep.
And that's all that happened that day!
Yesterday I sorted through and cleared out clothes that I don't use anymore and today I went to the charity shop Ungdomshjälpen (Youth aid) close to where I live and gave them a huge bag of clothes. It feels so good because it's been a long time coming.
I was in a spring cleaning fever yesterday and even emptied the kitchen cupboards of old food (some with the expiration date way back in 2010!). Why is there a word for cleaning when spring is arriving and WHY do I get the urge to do just that!? I feel like I've fallen for some sort of spring cleaning trap.
Kind of a good trap, though, so maybe I shouldn't complain...
Hope you're having a fantastic weeekend.