Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Just married!

Last Thursday (Aug 4th) John and I got married. We had originally thought to have a simple ceremony in the city hall of Stockholm but it seemed nice to be away for a few days and in the end we settled on having the wedding on Gotland. We saw this little guy on our way to the wedding:

I'm sure he was a good omen. :)

We had the - very short! - ceremony in this pretty pavilion in the botanical garden of Visby:

The registrar read this poem by Nils Ferlin. Below are both the swedish version and an english translation.


I folkviseton
Nils Ferlin
  (1898-1961)

Kärleken kommer och kärleken går,  
ingen kan tyda dess lagar. 
Men dig vill jag följa i vinter och vår 
och alla min levnads dagar.

Mitt hjärta är ditt, 
ditt hjärta är mitt 
och aldrig jag lämnar det åter.
Min lycka är din
din lycka är min, 
och gråten är min när du gråter.

Kärleken är så förunderligt stark,
kuvas av intet i världen.
Rosor slår ut ur den hårdaste mark,
som sol över mörka gärden.

Mitt hjärta är ditt, 
ditt hjärta är mitt 
och aldrig jag lämnar det åter.
Min lycka är din
din lycka är min, 
och gråten är min när du gråter.

In Folk-song Fashion


Love comes along, love drifts away
No-one can tell us the reasons.
But here by thy side, love, I know I shall stay
through all the passing seasons.


My heart, it is thine; thy heart, it is mine
and mine shall remain till I die.
My happiness, thine; thy happiness, mine
- thy tears, they are mine when thou cryest.


Love is so strong, so wondrously strong
- naught in the world makes it yield.
Roses spring up from the hardest of ground
as sunshine spreads over dark fields.


My heart, it is thine; thy heart, it is mine
and mine shall remain till I die.
My happiness, thine; thy happiness, mine
- thy tears, they are mine when thou cryest.

25 comments:

  1. beautiful esme! you both look gorgeous and happy. congrats.
    sue

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  2. Beautiful place and a great looking couple I say!! Congratulations and much happiness to you both!!

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  3. Awww, you two sure look happy, And the little Hedgehog was indeed a good omen.
    Sweet poem too.
    Looks like an absolutely lovely wedding.
    Congratulations.

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  4. That is so wonderful! Congrats again! and your littlest guest is very cute. ;)

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  5. I love the poem and the hedgehog and the pavilion and your dress and jewelry! congratulations!!!
    much love to you and yours and good wishes.

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  6. Aw Esme!! Everything was just perfect!!! Congratulations and may you have a wonderful life together!!

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  7. Oh Esme. Everything is so beautiful. I love the setting. Hedgehogs are one of my favorite animals and that poem is beautiful.

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  8. Congratulations! I am glad Henry could make it to the wedding ;)

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  9. Henry was there!

    Congratulations, Esme. You both look so happy!
    I loved the poem!

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  10. The best of EVERYTHING for both of you...
    Congratulations and many happy years ahead!

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  11. What a beautiful happy couple. (Love the dress and jewelry!)
    Congratulations!
    -Susan

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  12. Congratulations! You two look fabulous together! Much love and happiness!

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  13. Best wishes and congratulations to both of you. Love the poem and the sweet pictures, you both look very happy.

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  14. Congratulations! Everything looks perfect. Love that hedgehog too!

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  15. Congratulations! So happy for you both!

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  16. How gorgeous - huge congratulations xxx

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  17. What a lovely couple you make, congratulations. Your poem was beautiful.

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  18. What a beautiful place, what a grand idea, and huge congratulations! I accidentally came across your etsy site, was surprised that you too are a scientist with interest in jewelry....Best wishes! Congratulations!

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