Easter, we are SO ready for you. Your beautiful pastel tones, lovely flowers, and a sudden proliferation of cute barn animals, like this precious baby goat, are just a few of the things we love most about you. This shoot from Isabel Johansen Photography and Amber Reverie fuses Easter charm with Norwegian wedding traditions, and the result is unlike anything we’ve seen before.

Easter Wedding Inspiration with Norwegian Traditions - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

I grew up in Norway surrounded by rich traditions, breathtaking nature and minimalistic design. I wanted to do a shoot reflecting all three. With Easter and Spring here, I wanted to convey the mood of new beginnings and life so we brought in a 2 week old baby goat. In the past, a wedding in Norway would last for days, and the bride’s family would entertain and house all the guests. The bride would traditionally wear a costume called a bunad which was different depending on which which county you are from. This bunad is from the northern part of Norway and the crown belongs to the Romeriks bunad. The first bridal crown was made in the 1500s and became a symbol of purity. It is still not unheard of for a Norwegian bride to wear a bunad and bridal crown on her wedding day.

wedding stationery - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

wedding rings - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

wedding stamps - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

couple boudoir - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

couple boudoir photos - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

wedding bouquet with orange and white flowers - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

baby goats - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

wedding crowns - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

wedding flowers - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

bridal crowns - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

Norwegian fashion - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

wedding inspiration - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

grooms boutonnieres - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

orange and green wedding flowers - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

A sweet tradition that Norwegians still honor is the “morgengave”. Back in the day, the groom would give his new wife a gift of money the morning after the wedding night. This was form of insurance from the husband in case the wife could not have children and therefore didn’t have the right to inherit after her husband. Now, the new husband and wife exchange something like a watch, jewelry, boudoir pictures, or something meaningful.

wedding photography - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

wedding tables - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

simple place settings - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

wedding inspiration - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

modern wedding reception tables - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

wedding flowers - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

wedding tables - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

simple wedding cakes - photo by Isabel Johansen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easter-wedding-inspiration-with-norwegian-traditions

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Isabel Johansen Photography
Floral Design: Amber Reverie
Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone
Hair and Makeup: April Benincosa
Ring: The Land of Salt
Crown: Gullsmed K.E. Sando
Goat: Burr Family Farm
Wedding Cake: Flour and Flourish Cake
Table: Restoration Hardware
Dinnerware and Flatware: Crate & Barrel
Silk Ribbons: Silk and Willow
Studio: TravisJ Studio
Calligraphy: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy

4 comments
  • oalyshaa

    This shoot is stunning!!! I love how creative and different it is, but at the same time minimalistic. Amazing photographer

  • Hafa Bonati

    Holy cow! This is amazing! Your an incredible photographer! ????

  • Benjamin Richardson

    This is so cool! I love the baby goat. And the crown. And everything else.

  • Garrett

    Love the clean yet intimate atmosphere to the shoot. Thanks for sharing!