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The wedding: Eleonore and Johan

Eleonore, 34, and Johan, 36, both from Sweden, got married 18 months ago in a little village south of Paris

Louisa Wilkins
2 Mar 2015 | 03:56 pm
  • Eleonore and Johan's wedding.

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  • Eleonore and Johan's wedding.

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  • Eleonore and Johan's wedding.

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  • Eleonore and Johan's wedding.

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  • Eleonore and Johan's wedding.

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  • Eleonore and Johan's wedding.

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  • Eleonore and Johan's wedding.

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  • Eleonore and Johan's wedding.

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  • Eleonore and Johan's wedding.

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  • Eleonore and Johan's wedding.

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“Because we had lived in lots of different countries we wanted our wedding to be an international celebration and include elements from all the places that have a significant meaning for us – Sweden, the US, the UK and the UAE.

“We had a special country theme for each event during the wedding weekend. On Friday evening we had an Arabian-themed party. The wedding ceremony on Saturday morning symbolised our Swedish roots, which was followed by a very English champagne reception with high tea and, later that day, there was a French-themed dinner party. We ended with an American-style brunch on Sunday morning.

“The largest expense for us was renting the venue and paying for all guests’ accommodation.”

The details

They wore: “I wore a couture dress from the famous designer Ines Di Santo consisting of two different dresses in one: one to suit the wedding ceremony and one for the dinner and party. 
My husband wore a traditional morning suit for the wedding ceremony and white tie for the evening – both bought in Sweden.”

The bridesmaids: “Long blush pink dresses from twobirdsbridesmaid.com.”

The flowers: “Flowers were about Dh30,000-40,000.”

The photographer: “We chose One and Only Paris Photography – they photographed Friday evening and all day Saturday (8am to midnight) for approximately Dh60,000-70,000.”

Louisa Wilkins

By Louisa Wilkins

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