Linnéträdgården – a haven in Uppsala The Linnéträdgården was the first botanical garden in Sweden, founded in 1655 by Olof Rudbeck the elder. It is laid out in French style and is a reconstruction of Linné's and Carl Hårleman's botanical garden from 1745. Today, approx. 1300 species are grown here All known to have been cultivated by Linné and arranged according to his own system The Linné garden is an oasis hidden behind a pailing on Svartbäcksgatan in central Uppsala. The botanical garden, with Carl Linné's professor's residence, exhibitions, cafe and shop are open from the beginning of May to the end of September. Inside the Linné garden is an orangery that is rented out for parties and weddings, and on a fantastic autumn day in September, Jonas & Sofia celebrated their wedding here.
But before we got to the party, we met up in another of the unique environments found in Uppsala in Linné's memory, the botanical garden which is located directly west of Uppsala Castle. The first stop in the botanical garden was the Linneanum, the orangery in the botanical garden. In front of the Linneanum, Jonas & Sofia had their first look and we also took some portraits and pictures of the bridal party.
Then there was a small excursion among the beautiful places in the botanical garden, among other things there is a fantastic kitchen garden and something called the Scandinavian mountain, where we took additional portraits. It is incredibly fun to be able to get such a large variety of portraits on a rather limited surface, which makes the botanical garden one of my absolute favorites for portrait photography in Uppsala.
After portrait photography, the bride and groom and bridal party slipped in the back way to the Trinity Church so that the guests would be see the bride and groom for the first time when they walked down the aisle. Soon after, the church bells rang and the doors were opened for the bride and groom. After the wedding ceremony, they were met by their guests outside the church with lots of cheering and rice-throwing.
The wedding ceremony was followed by a guided walk that led the guests from the Trinity Church to the Linné garden where they mingled and had champagne before it was time for the wedding dinner.
By the way, which of the bride and groom do you think managed to draw the best stallion in one minute?