|Minna Dufton is Rebellious Bride. Dress: OverSkinDesign, Pics: Elina Manninen.|
Becoming Rebellious Bride
|Minna Dufton has got married twice in her home town of Nurmes.|
|Rebellious Bride wedding dress shopping in downtown Helsinki.|
Mini happiness, anyone?
|Raggarimorsiamen hääopas, The Rebellious Wedding Guide, is published by Gummerus.|
|With Heikki Leppä!|
The past is a different country
- I don’t even look at that part of the paperwork. The past of these couples is none of my business. The number of times someone has been married before isn’t that person’s whole history – it is just a number, Heikki says.
|Heikki married 30 couples on Wedding Night at Church of St. Lawrence, Vantaa.|
- Tell your vicar you do NOT wish to be preached or judged upon your number two - or whatever the number may be. Your journey to the altar will be much smoother if you choose to be brave and speak up.
|Staff at Wedding Night at Church of St. Lawrence, Vantaa.|
A mature bride has "balls"
|Johanna Turunen with her hubby on their big day.|
- At first I wasn’t sure whether I was allowed to get this excited about wedding planning - even more excited than I was the first time! Thankfully my bridesmaids and wonderful new hubby-to-be encouraged me to go for it and little by little I began to relax, Johanna tells me.
Johanna felt every inch the mature bride-to-be. She, like many other encore brides, didn’t want a day as a princess, but a day as the queen! She also wanted to avoid doing anything like she did the first time round – something most of us recycled couples can relate to.
As an example of her new-found bravery Johanna had a set of boudoir pictures taken as a wedding gift to her husband:
- I’ve never enjoyed posing for the camera and most definitely not like this. The photographer was a friend of mine so we got through it together. Right now in my life I feel braver than I ever have before and I want to show it.
|Johanna's beautiful boudoir pictures were taken by Johanna Kivelä Photography.|
|"Ice lady" Johanna Nordblad is behind the visuals of Rebellious Bride's new website.|