RAUL AND HANNU’S VERY SPECIAL WEDDING IN HELSINKI

March 1st 2017 was a huge date for Finland – that’s when same sex marriage became legal. That day Raùl and Hannu got married along 8 other happy couples at a theatre in downtown Helsinki.
This is what they told us about themselves and their big day. 

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How did you meet?
We met via Instagram in March 2016. We started chatting and fell in love after a while. Hannu visited Mexico in summer 2016 and Raul moved to Finland in October 2016.

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Tell us about the day! What was the theme, inspiration, the most important and most fun part for you?
Our wedding day was very special because it was the day when same sex marriages became legal in Finland.

We were invited to take part in this historical event “Finally getting married” The whole program was planned by a gay friendly theatre Kapsäkki in Helsinki and everything was sponsored by the Koneen Säätiö.
The planner and producer of the wedding event was Petri Pöyhönen.

We also had really fun time with our wedding photo shoot. Our photographer Satu Mali was very nice and she made us feel very comfortable.

Of course the most important part of the day was the actual wedding ceremony. It took place on a theatre stage. We were there together with 8 other couples.

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Suits
We work as bloggers and we made a promotion together with Frakkipalvelu NAM. They supported us with all the wedding outfits because this day was important for them as well.

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Wedding cake
The cake was amazing. It included small miniature figures of all the nine couples. It was designed by Raquel Cake Designer

Band
The band was led by a famous finnish piano player Iiro Rantala who composed a song for the event.

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Tell us about your photographer
Our wedding photographer was Satu Mali. She was amazing and took really innovative and nice pictures of us in the hotel where we stayed for two nights. The hotel Helka also supported us and they were really friendly and supportive.

The photographer for the event was Lars Kastilan.

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We are grateful to get married in Finland as a gay couple and we want to inspire new generations all over the world. We were lucky to be part of this very special day for us and for the whole LGTB community in Finland. This year is also the 100th birthday of Finland so we were celebrating that at the same time. We want to thank all the people and our families who supported us and remembered us on this special day.

Photography: Lars Kastilan

These lovely guys are bloggers and they document their life together and all adventures on their page and youtube channel so go check them out!

 

CREDITS
Venue:  Kapsäkki
Suits: Frakkipalvelu NAM
Cake: Raquel Cake Designer
Photography (preparations and portraits): Satu Mali
Photography (ceremony): Lars Kastilan

GWB

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