Because the ceremony was proper on the water—and since she wished one—the designer wore an impressive, trailing robe-style marriage ceremony coat created from two second-hand duvets that includes light florals with “an virtually sun-bleached” impact. “There was simply sufficient [material] to make the sleeves out of the issues that I minimize away from the precise coat,” Bergqvist says. The patterned gown complemented Löfgren’s customized Rave Assessment swimsuit, which was created from retro curtains.
The lovebirds met eight years in the past, once they have been each finding out at Beckmans Faculty of Design within the Swedish capital, and dated for a 12 months earlier than going regular. “I feel I fell in love along with his [Skånish] accent, truly,” says Bergqvist, who explains that she has household within the South of Sweden and has a predilection for the dialect. “Once we first met at this get together at school, that’s what I favored at first.”
The “one thing previous” in weddings should be accompanied by one thing new, and that got here within the type of the proposal. It was Bergqvist who popped the query. “I by no means actually dreamt about getting married or having an enormous marriage ceremony as a result of it feels too conventional,” she explains. “However then I noticed it feels very pure to get married to him and likewise it felt tremendous pure for me to suggest to him as a result of I’m taking plenty of initiatives typically, and it felt a lot enjoyable to do it simply because it’s so boring to reside with out celebrating issues. Additionally, after I’m working a lot, it appears like life simply goes on with out celebrating and appreciating household life.”
She began planning the proposal a couple of years in the past and landed on the thought of doing so in Chernobyl, a metropolis the couple had as soon as visited, pondering that it was “so absurd to suggest to somebody in Chernobyl [which] will not be a romantic place in any respect.” Journey preparations have been made and pals have been knowledgeable of the approaching occasion, however on arrival Bergqvist realized the setting didn’t swimsuit her functions. In the long run, house is the place the guts is, and Bergqvist proposed in a restaurant over dinner. “I used to be so nervous earlier than, and began crying after I requested him,” she remembers. “He was tremendous shocked; he truly thought I used to be joking as a result of I don’t assume he anticipated it in any respect since I’m not that form of tradition-driven particular person, however then he was completely up for it and so completely happy.”