The Ice Church in Jukkasjärvi is filled by the warmth between Madeleine and Niklas Rissveds, with their rosy cheeks and starry eyes. Only minutes before, in the presence of witnesses and the priest of Jukkasjärvi, they promised to love one another for better and for worse. During a well-needed pause in the cozy dressing room adjacent the church, we are able to relax and sit down with the newlyweds.
They divulge that the wedding preparations had been going on in secrecy for about two months. The marriage is only between them, they explain. Back home, they have no idea of what just happened. They are looking forward to spending the night in comfortable warmth after the prior night’s magical experience in one of the ICEHOTEL Art suites. But before full relaxation, it is time for a series of wedding photographs and a grand wedding dinner to be enjoyed at ICEHOTEL restaurant.
The Ice church in Jukkasjärvi officiates about 150 marriages and some 30 baptisms every year. The wedding couples come from all corners of the globe, though the majority are from europe and Sweden. The wedding coordinator at ICEHOTEL assists in the planning and formalities, such as the investigation into whether or not there are impediments (hindersprövning) to getting married.
The planning time for a wedding varies from a couple of months to a year, in some cases even longer, depending on the size of the wedding. If you prefer a civil wedding, we offer beautiful environments inside ICEHOTEL as well as in the surrounding area. When planning a summer wedding, consider our romantic historical Jukkasjärvi Church that celebrated its 400th year in 2009.
ICEHOTEL wish Mr and Mrs Rissveds happiness and prosperity.