Billy Buttons, Yellow Beads and Bicycles ~ A Relaxed Swedish, Summer Garden Party Wedding…


"Follow your hearts and do what feels right. There are no rules stating how a wedding
must look or be so do it your own way and you will feel much more relaxed
and then you guests will feel more relaxed!"


Morning ladies and gents 🙂 I'm delighted to be taking a trip overseas for this morning's wedding-day inspiration. It is one of my personal targets to visit Sweden soon – I just love the laid-back vibe that emanates from this  beautiful country. I dream of being there…

Laid back and relaxing were the buzz words for Lisa and Simon {although you'd never have guessed it looking at those images below of the couple cylcing to their hearts content!}.  The wedding took place on 13 September in the garden at Linneaträdgården in Helsingborg and was a beautiful colour-burst of  yellow, from the accessories and deocor to Simon's lovely billy button boutonniere…

"We were inspired by the bohemian greenhouse setting, which made us aim for a relaxed wedding. Of course the colour yellow was our signature colour. The dots was not intended as a theme from the beginning but when Lisa had bought her dress with the dotted tulle we just found ourselves finding more and more dotted accessories (Simons socks and handkerchief).

Even the flowers (the Billy Buttons) fit that theme…"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Anna Rostrom


Don't you love that cute yellow glass pearl-bracelet? It belonged to Lisa's Grandmother, who passed away when she was seven years old…



"Linda is a dear friend of mine who no longer works as a florist but did an amazing job with our flowers. The only flower I knew I wanted was “the yellow balls” also known as Craspedia Globosa or Billy Buttons. We wanted that bohemian feel to to our wedding day styling…"

Yellow billy buttons boutonierre, yellow braces 

"The phrase “Du & Jag” means You and Me in Swedish and it’s a phrase that has been following us around for a long time. We decided to engrave “Du & Jag” in our engagement-rings. So when it came to customize the Converse’s we knew instantly what the heelstripe should say!

We met in school at age 15 and some months later we became a couple. Simon proposed to Lisa at home by the kitchen table by going down on one knee. We got married two years later."


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Lisa's pretty dress was a design by Tekla

"I knew from the beginning that I wanted a short wedding dress with tulle and a 50’s style to it, but still modern. I loved how easy my Tekla dress was to dance in, jump around and just be myself in my dress! I never felt uncomfortable, just pretty…"





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"We instantly fell in love with the greenhouse. Since we really wanted a relaxed wedding the setting and mood of the venue was important to us. We felt that Linneaträdgården had everything we wished for, a bit rugged but with a lot of charm."







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"Lisa spent a lot of time (but not a lot of money!) picking out about 50 vintage vases, which her mother filled with flowers on the wedding day. Lisas sister is an amazing designer and did the illustrations for our invitations and paperwork in form of a beautiful detailed tree.

She placed a garland with our names between two trees and then we just incorporated that in the décor. We also made letters (our initials L & S) in cardboard and paper in the same style as the garlands. Otherwise, we tried to keep it simple and letting the greenhouse-feel be most important…"






"We found a local DJ that often plays at our favourite nightclubs. DJ Douglas Wall did an amazing job and the dance floor was full from the start to the end…"


Words of Wedded Wisdom…

"We chose to leave out a lot of traditions, we just felt that this day is only about love and joy (and a lot of dancing!), so why complicate things?…"


A little birdie tells me Lisa and Simon are expecting their first baby in June – HUGE CONGRATS and much love both of you! Enjoy these last few months just the two of you – life will change on the most amazing level in a few months 🙂

Huge thanks to the adorable Anna Rostrom for sharing these charming photographs. Lisa is a wedding photographer herself, so made her choice of wedding photographer very wisely…

"Anna was the first vendor we booked. I work as a wedding photographer so the pictures was so important to us. Anna is an amazing photographer and now also a very dear friend. We love her style and way of taking pictures. We cannot express with words how happy we are that we chose Anna to be a part of our day. We LOVE her!"


You can see more wonderful inspirational wedding photography from Anna Rostrom here on Love My Dress

And before you go, please do check out more beautiful yellow yellow, 1950s and short wedding dress inspiration here on Love My Dress.

Who else is into yellow? And what about this yellow Billy Buttons?  Ladies with their eye on their wedding day styling, let's share your beautiful yellow ideas 🙂

Much love all,


Photographer –  Anna Rostrom
Venue – Linneaträdgården in Helsingborg, Sweden
Event Planner/Stylist – Stone Production
Brides dress – Tekla
Brides shoes – Din Sko and Converse
Brides Hair Accessories – Monk
Groom – Suit from Filippa K + shirt from Tiger of Sweden + bow tie from A. Christensen + custom made Converse Shoes
Flowers – Linda Göransson / Gröna korgen
Cake – Ooh Cupcakes
Entertainment – Douglas Wall
Hair Stylist – Jesper from Larson & Lange Helsingborg


Annabel View all Annabel's articles

Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.