2 become 1 (plus 2) – Hanne & Olav

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This weekend I donned both camera and tux. I was the double package, two rolled into one – photographer and guest. As a photo person you get asked to do this reasonably often. It’s a tough role to play, especially once the drinks start flowing, but you do usually get a great seat at the function and how can you say no when the happy couple are such a great double act in their own right!?

I first met Hanne nearly 10 years ago at Samfunnshuset in Rørvik, when she came up to me at a party and grilled me about my then girlfriend, now wife, Ida. “You better look after her Wil, or I will get you!” or something along those lines. Hanne is quite petite and looks as though butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, but I decided there and then she was not to be messed with! Clearly Olav, who has been with Hanne since 2005, has passed the test and this weekend they tied the knot in the fabulous Norveg museum in Rørvik, followed by a party in, you guessed it, the very same Samfunnshuset.

And what a party it was! A small mention must be given to the weather, though I really don’t know how to put it into words. I have enjoyed some lovely long sunny days up in Rørvik before, but nothing like this. It was into the 30’s at one point and I have never seen Norwegians seek shade so readily before. How Hanne and Olav managed to stay cool and looking good throughout the day is beyond me. Perhaps they are used to keeping a cool head as they have two lively young boys? Great kids, William and Jone, who both participated in the day’s celebrations. No-one at our table will forget William eating a whole plate of ice cubes with a knife and fork – perhaps that’s how Hanne and Olav stay cool!?

Olav is from the Stavanger region and was well represented by his friends and family. The two sides of the family were in fact quite evenly represented, though by the end of the evening it would have been hard to identify between them as everyone seemed to get on like a house on fire. That is if it wasn’t for the dialects, which are quite distinct to say the least.

It was a day of everything coming together: two families uniting in the shade for a celebration of food, wine and love. Two people who are made to be together, professing their love in front of their loved ones. Two nights of partying. Two tribes hitting the dance floor. Too many drinks. One fabulous weekend.

The Night Before

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The day before, the long walk, the blistering sunshine

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Beautiful Vikna in the sunshine

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Party at Hanne’s sister’s place the day before

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Photographer and guest

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Lovely evening at Steine

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Sunset before the wedding

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Nina kindly put up the rabble for the night before the wedding

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Some people over did it the night before… !

 

The Morning

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Olav finds a second pair of hands necessary

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Olav checks his speech before the ceremony

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Olav ties the knot (sorry)

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Hanne ties the knot (sorry again)

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Champagne in the morning

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Olav

Hanne

Hanne

 

The Ceremony

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Hanne comes down the stairs at Norveg

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Olav looks on emotionally as Hanne approaches

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It’s emotional all round as Hanne comes down the aisle

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William watches as mummy and daddy get married

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The moment the knot is tied

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A great location for a wedding, Norveg

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Done it!

 

A little taster from the Portraits

Hanne and Olav swooning in the heat, outside Norveg

Hanne and Olav swooning in the heat, outside Norveg

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A little sample from the portrait photo session down at the beach

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Love birds in Rørvik

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A drink on the beach in the sunshine

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Olav knows better than to mess with Hanne!

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a quite moment Outside Norveg

 

The Party!

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William observes the speeches

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Jone decide it was too hot for clothes, unfortunately this was not possible for us adults

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Lots of great speeches

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There were many tears, both of laughter and sadness

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Hanne’s Mum

Maid of Honour, Anlaug

Maid of Honour, Anlaug

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21:02, that's my number

21:02, that’s my number

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86 becomes 1

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We had to include this moment!

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I think by this point the photographer has a had a few too many, not that any of the guests seem to mind! Thank you Hanne and Olav for a wonderful weekend x

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