Afternoon my loves.  The wedding I'm featuring this afternoon wasn't accepted on a submission basis because it is full of beautiful detail shots or table decor or venue ideas.  It was simply because I fell in love with these images for the portrait and people shots they included. 

I just adore the work of Photographer Ed Peers. Ed seems to be able to capture those precious, fleeting few seconds and moments when a couple really connect with each other for the camera. I always think that when a set of images of two people you have never met before moves you or stirs emotion in some way, then the photographer has done the best ever job.   Ed is one of these photographers and I hope that you enjoy looking through these photographs that he took of couple Ian and Mari and their wedding in July last year.

Ian & Mari chose the Restaurant Rustholli in Tampere, Finland as their wedding venue, for its serenity and beautiful lake-side view.  The couple were looking for a venue with a typical Finnish country feel to it, as they wanted to avoid a grandiose style wedding.

I love that Mari wore a pair of French Sole ballet flats with a simple and yet hugely flattering design by J.Crew Wedding

"It’s a simple, elegant dress and fitted the relaxed theme of the wedding. The material used was silk and I loved the feel on my skin…."

Love My Dress – Photography Copyright (c) 2012, Ed Peers

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

Mari wore a simple fresh water pearl necklace – a gift from her fiancee and an aquamarine and diamond earrings bought from New York, along with a Kalevala bracelet

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

"My white bouquet and flower decorations were arranged last minute from Sokos without much planning…"

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )


We are both practising Christians and we wanted that to influence the ceremony and reception.  We strictly invited only our closest friends and family, as we wanted the wedding to be small and personal…"

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings ) J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

Mari walked down the aisle to one of my favourite ever sons, ‘Skinny love’ by Bon Iver..

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

These last few shots are just so beautiful. The whole scene looks so serene and peaceful…

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

Words of Wedded Wisdom?

"Start planning early – and delegate!"

J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

Simple and yet so incredibly beautiful.

I'd love love love to hear if any of my readers are planning a destination wedding, maybe one in Finland! I do get Finnish readers according to my Google Analytics, and these photographs by Ed Peers have made me want to visit more than ever.

You can see more from Ed Peers on Love My Dress here, as well as other destination weddings too.

Hope you're all having a lovely afternoon everyone.

Much love,

Annabel

Photographer – Ed Peers
Venue – Restaurant Rustholli
Brides dress – J.Crew Wedding
Brides Shoes – French Sole bridal
Grooms Suit – J.Lindeberg + Cufflinks from Lanvin, Hugo Boss black tie + Russell & Bromley Shoes
Bridesmaids Dresses – Andersen & Lauth (Reykjavik) and Cathrine Hammel (Oslo)
Hair Stylist – Antti Moilanen, Prof Tampere
Make-up Artist – Milla Stenman, freelance make-up artist, Helsinki

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J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding... (Weddings )

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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19 thoughts on J. Crew and Ballet Flats for a Finnish Lakeside Wedding…

  1. He is incredible! And you described so well Ed’s ability to “be able to capture those precious, fleeting few seconds and moments when a couple really connect with each other for the camera”, Annabel! I just love his work!

  2. Absolutely beautiful. I love photography and I’ve been asked to do some shots at my brothers wedding in August (they have a professional too – I’m just playing)Got my first DSLR a couple of months ago. You have inspired me! Simply Stunning .Tracey xx

  3. Amazing photos, gorgeous couple! I’m getting married next month in Mexico and am now hoping and praying that our photographer will get some equally stunning shots. I’m counting on the backdrop to make us look good! ;)

  4. A buddy of mine transferred me a link to this site. She is a lot better than me in searching for useful information on the web. Maybe I just used the bad set of phrases when researching?!

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