Sara & David’s Ethereal Outdoor Summer Wedding

I had never been to a wedding as an adult before this summer. And now, in a period stretching 3 months, I have had the honour to see four beautiful couples vow their lives to one another. Four couples who all have very different backgrounds, but who in the end simply love each other so much that they cannot see a future without that other person. It’s such a breathtaking thing when you think about it – and I have cried at each and every ceremony.

I have not only had the honour to attend these weddings, but also to be a part of the process of immortalising the day for the newlyweds and for their friends and family.

I can today show you the product of the first of these wedding. This is the film me and my lovely colleague and partner in crime Emma-Klara Sandberg of The Flowershop filmed and edited for the gorgeous couple Sara & David.

The wedding was held on an island in Sweden called Visingsö. I actually went there once with school and the majestic figure of the castle ruin talked to me on a spiritual level as soon as I saw it. I have always had a thing for old castles and ruins so when they told me that the ceremony was actually to be held inside the ruin I almost lost it.

We then proceeded to meet the couple; Sara and David. They have been together for 10 years and the way they look each other is as if there are no other people on this planet. They were both getting ready in different places and we spent most of our time with Sara, along with her sister (the beautiful bridesmaid who sung like an angel!), the photographer Isabelle Hesselberg from 2brides, and Linnéa Berqvist from The Wild Rose who made all the beautiful flower arrangements. Oh and by the way – Sara herself made the gorgeous design for all papeterie.

It was a hectic day but it was filled with so much joy, warmth and love that everything just fell into place. We filmed David getting ready, reading a letter that Sara had wrote him, filmed him seeing her in her wedding dress for the first time (and OMG can we talk about the dress? Those colours, that lace!) feeling their love in the silence as they just held each other. Let’s just say I teared up more than once. It was truly a wonderful day.

Emma-Klara and I had so much fun filming this and we are very proud of the result. If you and your partner are thinking about filming your wedding, please drop us an email, and why not have a look at The Flowershop for more stuff about styling, flowers and music for your wedding.

Lots and lots and lots and lots of love

Louise Konstantia

And I’m back in the game!

It’s been a while. 6 months to be exact.

In that time I have celebrated my 25th birthday. Moved. Taken photos for a cook book. Been to 3 weddings (4 if we’re counting the one coming up this weekend). Filmed one of those and photographed the other ones. Got a new job (I start next week!). Cried during an interview. Gone back to Paris. Gone to Croatia. Shaved my legs for the first time in 2 years. Filmed a short film written by 20 6-year olds. And probably a lot more. This was just the high lights.

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I guess what I’ve really done is trying to figure out what I want. Have I succeeded? Partially.
I have realised that there are some things I don’t want to do. And I’ve constantly been asking myself if the things I do want are things I want enough. It’s a constant struggle.

Do you remember the goals I set for this year?

One of them was to get my photos published and get paid for them. And well. That is the one point I haven’t failed with. There’s a cook book with my photos in it that went to print last week.

It’s a huge job – but it was definitely worth it. It has forced me to work harder on my work than I ever have before.

I have also taken a bunch of wedding photos, the high-light was definitely going to the wedding of my childhood friend, Lucas, whom I’ve known for 20 years. We’re getting old.

I’m getting the blog back up because I really missed it. And many people I have met have asked me about it. It means a lot to me. So here it is. In its purposeless glory. I will share the photos I’ve taken, the videos I’ve shot and hopefully some wisdom I have gathered in my 25 years.

See you soon, I promise.

Louise Konstantia

Behind The Scenes at Operation Kino

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A couple of months back my friend Patrik here texted me asking if I want to start a webTV-series with me, talking about film. I immediately said yes. Without hesitating. I have always been an awful reviewer, but I’m pretty good at talking and I love filming, especially if I don’t have to edit it myself.

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These photos are all taken while setting up. Patrik’s girlfriend Evelina who has gotten the honour of acting as our producer/assistant/camera operator snapped these while we were trying to figure out how to make their living room look like a studio. Isn’t it awesome though? There’s a reason we’re not in my flat.

We ended up with a set-up of three cameras: one face on (this one) and then one on each side, focusing on the one of us on the other side. And then we have two large lights in big soft boxes in between the cameras. The lights are quite cumbersome but they sure do the trick!

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This far we have talked about the Gothenburg film festival and reviewed The Danish Girl. Our latest video is about Leo DiCaprio and the whole Oscars ordeal. Sadly these are all in Swedish – but hey – isn’t that a great reason to learn a new language?

You can find us on our YouTube channel!

Love,

Louise Konstantia

 

Lazy Saturday

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I’ve had a busy week at work. And it has been hard to wake up every morning. But the last couple of days the sun has been out and it’s been up with me every morning. Winters are so tough in this country and I am currently entertaining the thought of just moving to Tenerife. Get a tan and all that that I have never really been able to do.

We had pancakes this morning. Banana and chocolate pancakes. And as my boyfriend were making those pancakes, spoiling me rotten, I walked around the flat taking photos and picking up the mess I leave wherever I go.

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Happy Saturday xxx

Louise Konstantia

Winter Wonderland

a spontaneous ice skating adventure

I have moved a lot in the last few years. And I have made a lot of friends. Sadly, I don’t get to see many of them because of the simple fact that we are living in different countries. So when I get to see them, everything is a party.

My friend Lorna, who I met when I worked at Disneyland texted me the other week telling me that she would be in Sweden for a weekend, visiting another friend, Marie, and she asked if I could come down.

I immediately bought a train ticket.

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Lorna, Marie and I all met about 5 and a half years ago when we worked at Disneyland, Paris. Lorna and Marie shared a room and I just started to tag along because to be honest – they are the best people ever. And being away from them has been tough at times.

It feels good to know that we live in an age where you can just get on a plane or a train for a couple of hours when the longing is too much.

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Last time Lorna was here it was summer, so we went swimming in a lake and waved tiny Swedish flags around wearing dresses and were just warm in general. This time, it was freezing cold. And instead of swimming in the lake – we took a walk on it.

For me, a Swede, it has always been normal to walk on frozen lakes, but I have started to understand that this might not be the case for everyone. Let’s just say one of us was very excited.

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Marie lives in Lund, a town filled with students at the local university, and the best part about it is that it is only a short train ride away from Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, and quite the metropol. (I use this term loosely, but apparently they have the world’s best falafel).

Anyway, we headed out to the big city to go ice skating! I hadn’t been on a pair of skates for years! Like… probably ten years! (ignoring the fact that I’m old) and I ended up not being a natural.

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It started snowing while we were skating and it was such a lovely moment. Like three Bambi’s trying not to fall over all the tiny children.

I just wanted to share these pictures with you because I have beautiful friends and I love them very much. I also want to inspire you to be spontaneous and just get on that mode of transport to your friends. It will make everything better. Always.

Louise Konstantia