Monday, July 4, 2016

Eiko & Tommi's Wedding

On Saturday we were in Finland to watch Eiko and Tommi get married.  It was great to be able to join in on all of the festivities.

When we were in Helsinki in 2014 we visited St. John's Church which is the country's largest stone church.  Who would have thought then that this is where Eiko would tie the knot?

This is actually their second of three weddings.  They had a civil service in Stockholm and this was the full blown European wedding in Helsinki with Tommi's family.  In January they will have a Japanese wedding with her family in Tokyo.

Eiko is Japanese and Tommi is Finnish.  They met in graduate school in Spain and now live in Sweden.  So of course they were going to have an international wedding and their guests represent 16 different nationalities.

The reception was a great blend of traditions from across the globe.  One Swedish tradition is that when the bride leaves the room, all of the men cling their glasses while all of the women line up to kiss the groom.  When the groom leaves, the women all cling glasses and the men line up to kiss the bride.  

It was also a great chance to catch up with Liz and James after their wedding.  The midnight sun for sure helped make for some great photos.  It was a beautiful wedding and a wonderful weekend.  We're so happy that we could join in and share it with everyone.

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