Midsummer’s Eve

Pictures by Mattias Swenson

SUMMER. Last Friday we celebrated my favorite holiday above all others, Midsummer’s Eve. It’s the time of the year when the summer solstice occurs and the days never seem to end. We gather wildflowers to put in our hair, dance around the maypole and eat lot’s of amazing food. It’s also the day when magic was believed to be at it’s strongest. Legend has it that if you pick a bouquet of seven different flowers and put them under your pillow before you go to sleep that night, you will dream of your future spouse.. If it works? I guess time will tell ;)

Living in a country where the sun plays hide and seek most part of the year definitely makes you cherish summer on a whole new level. Some people can’t seem to understand how we can endure the cold, dark winters here up north, but if you’ve ever experienced scandinavian summer at it’s best, you know why. Of all the places I’ve traveled to, never have I experienced anything more beautiful than Swedish summer!

IDA SJÖSTEDT lace dress. HÉRMES bracelet. FLOWER CROWN made by super talanted florist Petra at Essinge Blommor.



181 thoughts on “Midsummer’s Eve

  1. beautiful! I’ve only been to Sweden in December, loved it anyway, but I wish I could go there right now.

  2. These pictures are stunning, you look really beautiful! Perfect dress for the occasion!

  3. everything is amazing, from the headband to the outfit, but most of all the words.
    I’ve experienced one of those full days and full nights and all i can say is that both are amazing, and can’t wait to live in Scandinavia again.

  4. Wonderful pictures! the flowers over your head look really nice I hope you had a great day.
    xo
    Laia
    city-aholic.blogspot.com.es

  5. I always love your midsummer photos, still remember the gorgeous ensamble from last year! x

  6. I totally agree with you! If I can, I always spend my summer in Norway! So beautiful and peaceful :)

  7. Oh my gosh…everything is so lovely.
    Mattias takes such great pictures here Carolina.
    can’t help but right clicked and saved like…all of it into my inspirations folder haha

    X
    Catherine.

    Style Hostess

  8. The dress is wonderful!!there are no words to describe how beautiful it is
    It looks like an haute couture dress:)
    And you are amazing in it really love this outfit simply perfection Carolina great job!!:)
    Mary (from Italy)

  9. Wonderful party and pictures!
    So, what time did you take these photos? :)

  10. You look simply stunning and ethereal, and the photos are gorgeous. I am sad to find out that you didn’t purchase the flower crown from a store though because it is steller. I want one.

  11. It’s true! In the Northern Europe you never take summer for granted. That’s why I cherish the days when the sun finally tells me “Okay, pop out that dress, you’ve been waiting 10 months for it!”
    Your outfit here makes for an epitome of the shy and delicate, but gorgeous European summer. It’s not crazy-colored fruit and skimpy clothing, it’s much more subtle than that.
    Love the wreath, talk about organic fashion!

  12. It has to be very difficult to live in a country like yours, i say, all dark in some moments of the years.. Anyway.. you are awesome with this dress. It has a lot of caracteristics of vintage clothes but is very modern also. Incredible.

  13. I love the color of the lipstick. Can you tell me the label and name of it?

  14. Summer never dies there, I know what you mean, and I am so looking forward in living a summer there! Brilliant photos, the flowers in your hair are gorgeous! :D

  15. Absolutely Gorgeous Photos!!! I think the headband looks amazing on you!! :D

    xo – David

  16. Gorgeous photos, love the flower wreath and the light. Makes me miss a traditional Scandinavian Midsommar!

    Lots of love Bianca in London, from the GoScandinavian Fashion Blog.

  17. Awww, the look is absolutely beautiful. Midsummer’s celebrations look so fun! Too bad they don’t have it where I come from.

  18. You are so pretty! I love the makeup and the whole outfit, so sweet

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    Cheers, Jacquie
    ChicAdvisor

  20. you are stunning..one of the most beautiful pictures ever!!amazing dress amazing background xxx

  21. I love summer in Scandinavia too! I was in Denmark 2 years ago, and the weather was glorious, was at the beach or the park everyday (:

    P.S. Your dress is gorgeous!

    x
    Fal
    the-f-word.blogspot.com

  22. OMG!! Absolutely stunning!!!

    Love the dress,
    love the flower crown,
    love your make up,
    … love your whole look!
    simply gorgeous.

    Sienna
    xxx

  23. I love your blog.
    You’re very pretty.

    °A French girl exiled in Luxembourg°
    Joyoune.blogspot.com

  24. hey this look is gorgeous. i love your lip colour! what brand and colour is it?

  25. Love these pictures! I also like the story behin midsummer’s eve! It does have something magical! And I do believe you in an instant when you speak about the swedish summers, and although winter is long and cold, I also like scandinavian winters, at least they are real winters, like in fairytale stories ;-) Have a great week!

    xoxo lorena

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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