Rustic Country Wedding

I was fortunate to witness and photograph the charming rustic country wedding of dear Reeta and Pekka, when they got married on the 29.6.2013 in the fascinating old stone church in Karjalohja in Finland. Their amazing vintage-inspired yet modern-infused wedding at the countryside was truly mesmerizing in all its glory and all the wonderful little details. The wedding guests stayed at the local spa hotel called Päiväkumpu whereas the newlyweds had a gorgeous little place at Villa Taika for the night. The wedding venue Karjalohja community hall, which served the role of a wedding party location, was gorgeously light, tall and beautiful.

The couple, who had met at the famous ship races in Hanko (named Hangon Regatta) about 6 years ago, looked great in their dashing outfits and big, bright smiles. And for all of you wedding enthusiasts who are either eager to get married or looking for perfect wedding accessories, Reeta’s wedding dress was from VIP Juhlapuku and the flowers were from Ellan Kukka, which is located at Lohja.

It may not come as such a big surprise at this point when I say that the day was remarkable. From astonishing caterings to heartfelt speeches and performances, there must not have been anything that could have been better… honestly. Even the band, Loose Ties, was one of the best ones I have ever seen! Here are some words from the bride herself about the most magical day of her entire life:

“The wedding day was full of joy, happiness and touching moments. On my way to the church, I thought to myself that I need to enjoy every minute and try to make mental notes about all the wonderful details of the day. And I’m glad that I did, because the day was the most beautiful and happiest day of my life. I feel very blessed that our beloved family and dearest friends shared the wedding day with us. They made the warm and joyous feeling with their smiling faces, touching speeches and immemorial performances.”

Congratulations again Reeta and Pekka and thank you for a memorable day! I wish you all the best in terms of your future and hope to see little “Rekkas” running around in our feet as soon as possible. Much love!

Sweet And Sparkling

Beautiful Bride

Wedding Preparation


We Found Love

Lake Portraits

Horse And Carriage

Wedding Tables

Wedding Charm

Wedding Venue Details

Wonderful Wedding Buffet

Sweetest Love

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Romantic Country Wedding

It was a beautiful day in sunny, summery Finland when Susanna and Matti got married in the Tampere cathedral in Finland. Characterized by national romanticism, the couple’s wedding church had stunning frescos and glass paintings. Joy and love was in the air as the couple said their vows and I was lucky to photograph their unique, dreamy day.

The actual wedding party took place in the wonderful countryside in Vammala’s Tervahovi. It was such a gorgeous location by a lake with easy access to stay over night either in a tent or a cottage in the camping ground. The historical wedding venue also had a magnificent dance floor and a stage for a band in the second floor of the building and a sauna (of course, it’s Finland!) and wooden jacuzzi for late night guests. Needless to repeat how charming it all was. Everybody was cheerful as they savored the tasty drinks, ate delicious buffet food, dipped marshmallows and fresh berries in a chocolate fountain, and listened to amazing speeches.

After the marvellous wedding day and groovy night, the newlyweds headed out to Cyprus for their honeymoon. Now that they have been married exactly 10 days, I wish to express my most sincere thanks for the wedding invitation by publishing a selection of the wedding photographs I took during the day. Congratulations again to both of you and have a very joyful happily ever after!

Pastel Wedding Day

Wedding Details

Pastel Children

Bride And Groom

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May Day Wedding

I have been honored to photograph the fantastic and beautiful wedding of Emilia and Tuomas who got married on May Day (first of May). Their charming, dreamy, vintage-inspired wedding was stunning in all its glory. Details, such as wood anemonies, tiny decorative baby shoes, white balloons, and old-fashioned labels made the wedding party unique and mesmerizing – and it looked exactly like the couple had wanted. And the actual wedding day could not have been more perfect given that two engineers got married on Labor Day which is a great, traditional, festive day in Finland. What a joy!

Emilia and Tuomas got married in Espoon Tuomiokirkko which is a local cathedral in Finland. Dating back to over 500 years, the stone church had a wonderful middle aged mood and an one-of-a-kind aesthetic appeal. Luckily, the church was tall and bright making photography indoors… well, not exactly easy but somewhat less challenging. The newlyweds had picked also a stunning party venue nearby where a local volunteer fire-brigade house served the role of the day’s festive location. Everything seemed to be out of a fairytale: gorgeous couple, lovely locations and excellent food and drinks. Oh my, and now that there’s talk about catering, the raspberry mousse cake nearly took my breath away! We were spoilt as guests. Honestly.

Congratulations again to Emilia and Tuomas for getting married! May your future be as bright and cheery as your wedding day. May love guide your way for forever and ever… and even after that. I wish your family all the best. Hugs and kisses!

Dreamy Pastel Wedding
Dreamy Seremony
Wedding Bliss
Wedding Wonders
Sepia Love
Wedding Details
Pastel Wedding Buffet
Pink Cake And Drinks

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JoyHey On Häät Magazine

My pastel-colored Rainbow Lollipop photograph got featured on the 20 year anniversary edition of Finnish Häät wedding magazine. I am super happy to have my picture of the colorful lollipops on this beautiful magazine that’s filled with lovely inspiration and fascinating summer wedding ideas,. The gorgeous candy canes are available at a Finnish sweet shop – Karkkikauppa Sweetheart – for which I did a photoshoot last summer. Don’t they just make such a great addition to a wedding candy buffet? Also, they can serve the role of wedding favors too. So fun!

JoyHey on Häät MagazineImages by JoyHey

JoyHey Weddings

I’m super duper honored to photograph three weddings during the upcoming summer! Weddings are always such delightful events filled with joy and happiness. With everybody cheering and having fun, the atmosphere is top-notch. I am so excited to go to these weddings and have my share in conjuring wonderful, lasting memories to the couple. With the help of my magical camera, I am jumping out of eagerness to turn the weddings into soft, pastel and dreamy events that can be cherished in the heart for many years to come.

Last year I photographed the wonderful nautical wedding by Anssi & Laura that got featured on Limn&Lovely. I can’t wait to see what this year brings with it. And actually, I have already started preparations for one of the weddings as I am making a vintage-inspired program/menu leaflet for the occassion. Other than that, the themes are not fixed yet and there’s a lot to be determined before the zero hour. I hope I can help the brides as much as possible in order to bring about a one-of-a-kind, lovely wedding. Rather than delivering a service in the more usual sense, it is more about co-creating the event together with the bride and enjoying the process of planning and implementing the special day. Life shouldn’t be taken too seriously, right? Let’s have some fun on the way!

JoyHey WeddingsImages by JoyHey

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