What a difference a day makes

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With Magnus and Camilla everyday begins with a smile. And if you are lucky enough to be counted among their many fiends, then yours surely will too. Especially today, as we wake up after their perfect wedding, the first day of the rest of their lives together. Here’s a little taste of their wedding story so far…

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The view down the valley from Bjerkeløkkja

I was lucky enough to travel to the wedding location the day before and do some location hunting, trekking up and down this vast landscape, looking for somewhere both suitable for and accessible for wedding portraits. I’d been at the ceremony walk through earlier in the day and the way in which the mind of honour was mimicking helping Camilla with her wedding dress, suggested it would not be the sort of garment which warrants being dragged through Oppdal’s more rugged terrains!

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At the end of the day the answer was right infant of me: both the wedding venue and the church that Magnus and Camilla had chosen were perfect! Oppdal Church and Bjerkeljøkka are two of the sorts of venues you dream of taking photos at. It took a while for this to dawn on me, but the view during the evening meal certainly helped seal the deal.

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View from evening meal, day before the wedding

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Bjerkeljøkka

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Recently refurbished Bjerkeljøkka

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Good vibes and food the evening before

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And a little bit more good vibes!

Wild flowers at Bjerkeljøkka

Wild flowers at Bjerkeljøkka

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Many of the rooms at Bjerkeljøkka are restored ‘stabur’ – small wooden barns on feet

On the morning of the wedding Magnus and his buddies got up early for jogging and yoga!

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The early birds

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Yoga: Magnus contemplates the day ahead

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Fresh and ready for the day

Some laughed at the prospect of exercise!

Some laughed at the prospect of exercise!

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Others were there to support in different ways

Meanwhile Camilla was in town getting ready. She has more of a champagne regime going on – a girl after my own heart. As usual it is during this period that I got to work who was who, in terms of parents and maids of honour and so on. they were all very welcoming, though I suspect Camilla’s dad was not too welcoming of the fact I caught him putting in hairspray for the big day!

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Camilla’s maid of honour and sister, Caroline, gets priorities straight

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Some nerves?

No need to be nervous, Camilla looked beautiful

No need to be nervous, Camilla looked beautiful

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Her dad was not too shabby either!

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Meanwhile back at the hotel, Sverre’s was struggling with the bowtie, whilst Magnus checked the time

Got there in the end - looking good man!

Got there in the end – looking good man!

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And Oppdal gets its first look at the bride-to-be

One of the best parts of the day is always that 15 minutes or so before the bride comes down the aisle. Loads of anticipation and a hum of excitement. Oppdal Church was the perfect setting, and here she comes…

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Waiting for the bride

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Our first peek

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The proud groom and his two brothers, Sverre and Øystein

The proud groom and his two brothers, Sverre and Øystein

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There is a lot of emotion in the air as the ceremony gets underway

The ceremony was presided over by one of their uncles, unless I am very much mistaken?

The ceremony was presided over by one of their uncles, unless I am very much mistaken?

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one of the bridesmaids, Kimi

one of the bridesmaids, Kimmi

Maid of honour, Caroline.

Maid of honour, Caroline.

Found this funny little guy looking on too

Found this funny little guy looking on too

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A deep and meaningful ceremony…

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with some beautiful music…

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and some strong orations.

And the first kiss!

And the first kiss!

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Mother of the groom in her traditional costume.

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Lighting a candle after being made man and wife.

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an aunt looks on

The bit directly after the ceremony, whilst full of joy, can be a bit of a chore – lots of people to manage and s short time to do so. But I am happy to say that this was actually one of the highlights of Magnus Camilla’s wedding: a bubble, a cuddle, a muddle (of folk) and straight on to the portraits without any kerfuffle!

The portraits are never a chore, especially with a group of people and a bottle of champagne. that is one of my mots for life in fact. And as usual I will post just a couple of the portrait session and allow the newlyweds to send you more when they are ready!

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And finally came the dinner and party. Phew! I am as exhausted writing this blog as I was attending this all day, all night Magnus-and-Camilla bonanza! Worth every second though, and if their lives together can be half as enjoyable as the weekend they have just treated to, then they are going to be two very happy love birds indeed.

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table decorations

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The bride

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One of the best men, Sverre

and Magnus' reaction

and Magnus’ reaction

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Caroline’s speech

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