We are so pleased to see this glamorous wedding featured on Wedding Style by Grace Ormonde who is synonymous with all things luxury. Click here to see the feature on Wedding Style or click the photo above to see many more photos of this spectacular wedding.
In addition to being both very attractive and photogenic, Ilka and Fredrik are both wonderful people as well. Their wedding was as stylish and elegant as they are. Ilka is from Sweden and Fredrik from Norway. Needless to say there were 150 gorgeous, tall, extremely courteous blonde guests roaming around the estate for three days. It was a very refined group who still knew how to have fun. The first night saw the welcome dinner in the Medieval main square of the old village. Festooned with string lights, wood picnic tables, buffet of typical Tuscan antipasti and pizzas coming out of the outdoor pizza oven. Of course this could only have been topped off with organic gelato made by hand in the traditional, old fashioned way. The second day saw a Nikki Beach party at the pool area in the village. Loud music, light lunch and prosecco were the defining touches. That evening they had a colorful rehearsal dinner in the pool garden. This set the stage for the big day which was to follow. The wedding ceremony was to begin at 5:00 in the outdoor square and the rain stopped at 4:30 with the most magnificent sun and clear skies. At the last minute we scrambled to move the ceremony back outside into the main square. The guests arrived as we were setting up and without being asked they grabbed brooms to shoe away the water and helped us set up the chairs. It was actually quite touching all these men in tuxedos and women in formal attire pitching in like a community to set up the ceremony for their dear friends who were about to marry. I am originally from Minnesota which is famous for being Norwegian and the scene was truly the Scandinavian community spirit in action as I had witnessed countless times growing up. In all these years of planning weddings it is one of my favorite memories. The rest of the wedding went off without a hitch and the weather cooperated. It was a spectacularly beautiful and fun three days of mirth and merriment. Tanti auguri (best wishes) Ilka and Fredrik for a happy lifetime ahead of you.