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Ricky & Siku’s wedding was my first international booking, flying out to Estonia where they were married in Siku’s home city of Tallinn. Two cultures collided on the day, which was the perfect blend of a traditional English and Estonian wedding.

Ricky entered into the true spirit of Estonian tradition. Greeting onlookers with a regal wave from the wedding car when the horn was sounded (a lot!), to announce the newly married couple’s journey to the wedding venue.

Tallinn’s old town proved a great spot for some unique photographs, including the loan of a sword from a knight in full armour who was casually wandering the streets. Other moments, such as the newlyweds being asked to stop for a photograph with a group of strangers, added to the fun atmosphere of the day.

Arriving at the reception, Estonian tradition continued with the cutting of firewood together. This represented the fact that Ricky & Siku need to work together to make their marriage work – one can’t do it alone and both have to pull their weight.

Other traditions included the ‘loosing of the name’, which involved Siku’s maiden name being fired by bow and arrow over a barn roof by an enthusiastic Ricky. A Eurovision themed song written especially for the wedding. And a game of responsibility to decide who’s chores are who’s around the house (albeit with some disagreement!).

Here’s some of Ricky & Siku’s photographs from the day:

Couple | Ricky & Siku
Date | 01-05-2015
Ceremony | Viimsi Püha Jaakobi
Reception | Kopli Madise Tallu
Dress | Bridal Factory