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Summer in Europe | Stockholm, Sweden

Friends, I tell you I am under Stockholm’s spell. I arrived here a week ago because my dear friends Kristi-Anna and Johannes are getting married this upcoming Saturday! I came a bit early to help Kristi with wedding preparations but in between ribbon-tying and schedule-making, we have had time for some sightseeing as well! Stockholm is a really beautiful city, and apart from being entirely too unprepared for the 50-60 degree weather in June, I am completely smitten with the long summer days… it it really doesn’t get pitch black for more than an hour if at all! One of my first mornings here last week I woke up around 3am and grabbed my camera because I couldn’t believe the how bright the sky was! Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0007

It’s also incredible in the middle of the day… but don’t let the sun deceive you, that is chilly Scandinavian air! Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0006

The summer solstice is a big holiday for Sweden, so Kristi & Johannes and Johannes’ sister Sara, took me to Midsommar celebration to see the maypole (or Midsommar pole). Kristi and I made ourselves traditional head wreaths from wildflowers and we all finished the day with a true Swedish meal. Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0002Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0001Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0003Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0004Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0005

We spent an afternoon in Old Town Stockholm and I honestly think it’s one of the most beautiful cities I have visited. Charming.

Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0009Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0008And then there is fika… a break taken at any time you like, to enjoy tea, coffee and a sweet snack. I die.   Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0011They are getting married in 5 days!! Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0010

Kristi and Johannes treated me to an incredible seafood restaurant and we finished at 11pm (it’s hard to plan a normal day when it’s light out all the time! Plus wedding planning, you know…) and this was our view after dinner. I just can’t get over it! 11:00pm!Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0012Old Town Stockholm Stortorget Midsommar Overjarva Gard Sweden Stockholm Midsummer Sverige_0013

This week more family and friends arrive and we will travel to a small town in Sweden for the wedding weekend. This trip has already been so wonderful, mostly for the sweet time with friends but also for the adventure. I just never tire of all our great world has to offer. I can’t wait to share more with you!

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  • carolyn

    I just love seeing these pics, and I love that you are enjoying your summer European Vacation! You all look like you are having a great time!ReplyCancel

  • Danny

    !!!!!!! I can’t wait to join you guys! GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Urban

    WOW. These pictures are amazing. And I want it to never get dark here. So glad you are having a wonderful time! XOXOReplyCancel

  • Joni

    I am living in Europe in my dreams…thank you for sharing the details.ReplyCancel

  • […] took lots of pictures, of course, so I’ll share some of the highlights! I shared a bit about Stockholm in my post a few weeks back, but after the wedding in Säffle, Sweden, some of us got to return to […]ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Duffy

    I feel so cultured reading this post :-) Such a beautiful place!ReplyCancel

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