Heini and Miska's Helsinki Katajanokka Wedding in a Prison!
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Heini and Miska’s Helsinki Katajanokka Wedding in a Prison!

Super fun Finnish Bride and Groom get married in a Prison Chapel and Party in a Wine Cellar

The ‘ball and chain’ scenario comes to mind when you talk about prisons. So it doesn’t surprise me that Heini and Miska wanted to get married in a prison chapel! They are a very relaxed couple and do like to have fun so the prison was a perfect choice! Their Katajanokka Wedding was held at the Best Western Hotel in Katajanokka and then the Wedding Reception was at Agroksenmäen Holvikellari. A very beautiful wine cellar with amazing rustic atmosphere!

 

The ceremony was a mixture of civil and Jewish celebrations. A glass was crushed, a bride walked around her husband seven times and lots of amusing lines were given by the celebrant Greg Killion. The ceremony was also translated from English into Finnish and Russian. This was truly an International wedding with people coming from the USA, Australia, Germany, Russia and of course Finland.

 

I would love to take the credit for how much fun you see in the photos of Heini and Miska but I really can’t, it is all them! They are just so totally in love and comfortable with showing that love in front of people that I really didn’t need to do much at all. Other than carrying heavy cameras around, I felt like a guest being brought into this wonderful celebration where everyone was having a great time! I invite you to look over this amazing day and be sure not to miss their ‘first look’ photos which were taken on the rooftop terrace of the Klaus K Hotel.

 

Katajanokka Wedding – All the Details!

 

Bride’s Dress: Melissa Sweet / Hair Artist and Make-up Artist: Tea Turunen / Florist: Kampin Kukka / Celebrant: Greg Killion / Getting Ready and ‘First Look’ Photos: Klaus K Hotel  / Ceremony Venue: Chapel at the old Katajanokka Prison (Best Western Hotel) / Reception Venue: Agroksenmäen Holvikellari / Jewels: Miyazaki Pearls / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Cake: Loisto Catering / Suit: Hugo Boss and Groom’s shoes: Allen Edmonds from Nordstrom

 

 

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terrace as they are about to see each other for the first time on their wedding day A groom smiles as he sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day A bride smiles and waves as she sees her groom for the first time on their wedding day A bride and groom embrace as they see each other for the first time on their wedding day A bride and groom smile and hold hands on a rooftop terrace A smiling bride and groom with their arms around each other on a rooftop terrace A bride and groom smiling together on a rooftop terrace A bride and groom embracing and kissing on a rooftop A bride standing next to her groom sitting on a wooden stump on a rooftop A bride and groom holding each other close A historic Helsinki building as seen from the rooftop of a nearby hotel A bride and groom with their arms around each other looking out over the railing of a rooftop terrace A bride and groom in "kung fu" poses in front of a brick wall A groom leans against a brick wall and smiles at his bride A 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of a bride and groom holding hands at their wedding ceremony A wedding ceremony in progress A wedding ceremony in progress as viewed through the entrance to the room A bride and groom smile at each other during their wedding ceremony A groom puts a ring on the finger of his smiling bride A bride and groom share a kiss at their wedding ceremony Pouring of wine during the traditional Jewish part of the wedding ceremony A bride walking around the groom several times during the traditional Jewish part of the wedding ceremony A bride walking around the groom several times during the traditional Jewish part of the wedding ceremony A bride getting a hug from a wedding guest A bride being hugged by wedding guests A bride poses with her bridal party in front of a brick wall A bride poses with her bridal party in front of a brick wall Wedding guests mingling outside after a ceremony A bride and groom kiss while leading on a railing A bride and groom kiss while leading on a railing A groom holding his bride close as they stand at the top of a flight of stairs A groom smiles at his bride as they hold hands sitting on stairs A bride and groom holding hands as they sit on stairs A bride smiles back over her shoulder as she and bride descend a flight of stairs A groom nuzzles up to his bride from behind as they hold bars of an iron gate A close up of the details of a groom's attire including orange tie, tie bar and floral buttonhole Wedding reception table setup with white table cloths, wooden chairs and candelabras in a room with stone walls A close up of a candelabra on a table at a wedding reception Candelabras on small wooden boxes at a wedding reception Table settings and details at a wedding reception Bride and groom's name tags at the bridal table at their wedding reception Seating arrangement signs hung in front of a stone wall near a wooden barrel Wedding guests seated outside on wooden chairs A bride and groom mingling with their wedding guests Wedding guests mingling An outside group shot of a wedding party and their guests with their hands in the air Various plates of food on a table with candelabras on small wooden crates with wedding guests seated in the background A bride gets a hug from a guest A bride and groom being given a "Welcome to the Family" card A bride and groom's rings on roses in a glass vase next to a candle in a small glass Wedding guests seated at a reception in a stone walled room A bride and her bridesmaid getting some food, the bride and groom posing for a guest's photo, and the bride and bridesmaid in a crazy pose A bride and groom seated at their reception holding hands Relatives making a speech at a wedding reception Bride and groom being hugged by guests and another guest making a speech A bride and her bridal party laughing A bride and groom kissing on a wooden seat in front of a red wooden building A bride posing with some of her guests in front of a red wooden building A bride posing with some of her guests in front of a red wooden building A wedding cake with strawberries and chocolate in front of a candelabra on a small wooden crate A bride and groom cutting their wedding cake, and some cheese on cheeseboards Wedding guests clap as the bride and groom kiss after cutting their cake A timeline game with bottles of sand tied together with string A groom smiling as his bride gives a speech A groom kisses his bride at their wedding reception A bride and groom sharing their first dance at their wedding reception A bride and groom dancing at their reception Guests take photos of the bride and groom dancing A smiling bride dancing with her groom A smiling groom dancing with his bride Wedding guests dancing at a reception A bride dancing with a guest Wedding guests dancing at a reception Wedding guests dancing at a reception

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