Last saturday my wonderful brother and sister-in-law was married in my parents garden in front of family and friends from Denmark and California. Here's a small selection of photos from a very big day.
As the celebration took place in my parents home, it took awhile to get everything ready for such an event. We spent the week up until the wedding with a large part of Britt's American family to clean, prep, decorate and of course have fun and look forward to the celebration.
Our mom and Britts mom, Susan collected flowers in nearby nature for the tables and for the bridal bouquet.
The ceremony was held in the garden with a view to the small valley and the hilltop where our parents were married a little more than 25 years ago. Britt and Mathias were married while standing at a round podium Mathias' two fathers had built (biological and bonus), and our mom painted as a beautiful mandala.
It had rained all night and all morning. The ceremony was a 14pm and the sun broke through the clouds just in time to shower them in sunlight. A lot of emotions were present and obviously it was very moving for both the couple and all us witnesses.
I felt a complete happiness, but also an underlying pain. The tears were happy but they were most certainly also due to a seriousness and a closure of the past years tragic events.
Many of you have read this post from last year, or the year in review knowing that Mathias and Britt all of a sudden lost their unborn son in the 8th month of the pregnancy. After a long birth of this perfect little human being, he was named Bowie. He was later burried at the children's graveyard at Assistens Kirkegården - it was beautiful and extremely heartbreaking to experience.
In the realm of the loss and the emotional stress my brother got very ill in early December. A compulsive and life threatening decease that have changed his and our lifes in many ways. Leaving only little room to process the loss of Bowie and for Britt to heal. The months since October last year have been thick with pain, sadness and intense fear. In ways that can not be explained or even imagined.
I am in awe of how these two have conquered the bad. Fought it everyday. We all know by fact that couples experiencing tragic events are at high risk of loosing the strength and power to also fight for a relationship meanwhile fighting depression and everything that follows.
Britt both managing a loss of a child she was so connected to but never got to know, while managing Mathias illness and the fear of loosing him. I can't even..
Why I have been dying to share that these two are expecting a child in December. So many of you have sent messages, prayers, and thoughts to my family and I can not thank you enough. Of course this pregnancy is not without fear, it will never be, but we have all chosen to channel the best energy and thoughts to this new life. And we can't wait to meet the little one in Dec/Jan.
All this together the wedding felt like it reached a whole another dimension of celebration. It was a statement. An explosion of feelings, love and light. And a big fuck finger to decease, pain and hardness. It pulled so many tears and sparked so much hope.
The wedding continued till the break of dawn.
I love you eternally and wish you all the happiness, health and love in this world.
Thanks to my boo Kenneth Nguyen for the pictures you took while I was crying my eyes out.