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Our New Year’s Eve Vow Renewal at the Icehotel

Today’s post is a very personal one; our Vow Renewal at the Icehotel on New Year’s Eve.

It was completely surreal to be back there five years on from our wedding, this time as a family of four.  We always knew it was going to be pretty special to take our girls all the way back to the place where we married, but I think we both underestimated just how amazing it would be.  Visiting the Icehotel is such a unique experience, and one that blows you away the first time you do it.  I never expected it to blow me away a second time.  It did.

As you’re about to see, we had the most incredible photographer, Mait Jüriado, who travelled from Estonia to join us for the entire 3 days.  Mait, I just don’t have the words to tell you how much these pictures mean to us.  All I can say is “thank you”, not only for shooting our vow renewal, but for actually being part of this whole adventure.  You clicked instantly with each of us, and you felt more like one of our guests, than simply our photographer.

I haven’t been able to stop looking at these pictures since we first got them, and every time I do, it reminds me of a beautiful quote . . .

 

“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”

~ Unknown

 

When I was a little girl I never dreamt that Prince Charming was going to come along and whisk me off to the Icehotel to marry me.  TWICE.  But now I have the pictures to prove to my own little girls, that fairy tales are real.

And once in a while, the ending is better than you could ever imagine.

 

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

Destination Wedding Vow Renewal at ICEHOTEL Jukkasjarvi, Sweden - Photographer Mait Juriado Photography

 

Photography: Mait Jüriado of M&J Studios

Ceremony Venue: Ice Church at ICEHOTEL- Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Reception Venues: ICEHOTEL Restaurant & ICEBAR – Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Wedding Coordinator: Eva Lundquist at ICEHOTEL

Bride’s Gown: Oscar de la Renta

Flower Girls’ Tutus: Hippy Hoot Notions

 

The ICEHOTEL is a unique art project made of ice and snow, constructed each year by artists from around the globe.  The following artists were responsible for the rooms featured here;

Main Hall: “SECRET GARDEN” by Alessandro Falca & Anna-Sofia Mååg

Ice Church: “130 ARCTIC SUNSETS” by Elin Julin, Marjolein Vonk & Marinus Vroom

ICEBAR: “LOST AND FOUND” by Jens Thoms Ivarsson, Tjåsa Gusfors & Maurizio Perron

Art Suite: “FROZTY FLOWER” by Natsuki Saito & Shingo Saito

 


  • http://www.laurenlindley.com/ Lauren

    How breathtackingly awesome. Love the photos. Love the dress. Love the adventurousness.

  • http://www.brideswithoutborders.com/ Brides Without Borders

    Thank you Lauren!! It really was incredible and I’m so happy that we have the photos to look back on!