Rachel + Elling's International Wedding

Rachel + Elling

Norway meets Midwest, USA

Rachel is an Iowa native; Elling is from Norway. Their wedding day was a little bit of both.

The Kalvo women spent all week whipping up 13 different types of cake to be served at the wedding (a Norwegian wedding tradition) and the rehearsal dinner was located on the Benda hog farm, featuring all the local cuisine. Hospitality is not an unfamiliar custom to either family, no matter who you are or where you come from.

Simple, yet stately was how Rachel described their vision and we couldn’t have been more excited to step in. They cared about the things that mattered and forgot about the rest. We always say that your wedding day should be a day that tells your story, beginning to end, and for Rachel and Elling it was just that. A day centered around family, beloved friends, good food, and the love and joy of Christ as the cornerstone.

We were moved to witness such a beautiful testament and so honored to be invited into the most lovely of days.

Thank you to the newest Mr. + Mrs. Kalvo family.

Save us a room in Norway for when we visit ;)



Styling/Planning : He & She

Photography : Rachel Stenger Photo

Floral : Vera & Buck

Venue : The Gatherings

HMUA : Maddy Reyes (@beautybymaddybeth)