Hindu and Buddhism Interfaith Wedding

Hindu and Buddhism Interfaith Wedding

Presentation by Rebecca and Hannah

Flower shop Kukkakauppa Peikonpähkinä sponsors all the beautiful flowers in our event!

Flower shop Kukkakauppa Peikonpähkinä sponsors all the beautiful flowers in our event!

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As we are doing this event We Do! Weddings in Every Sense, we have a lot of sponsor companies and we would like to present them to you. The company we are now presenting is flower shop Kukkakauppa Peikonpähkinä and this company will provide all the flowers you see in our event. This modern time’s flower shop, which mainly is an online store, started its action in March 2010. With the help of professional employees you can get the most suitable flower arrangements for your events. You can order via telephone and on the internet, but you can also get face-to-face service. From this store you can also find small gifts, handcrafted, padded candles, angels, wind chimes and dreamcathers. Kukkakauppa Peikonpähkinä offers you flowers for sorrow, different kinds of bouquets and flower arrangements and wedding flowers.

Opening hours:
On weekdays 9-17 (from 1st of April 9-18)
Saturday 9-15
Sunday 12-15

Contact information:
Kukkakauppa Peikonpähkinä
Address: Pappilantie 2, 07500 Askola
Phone number:  040 821 6645
E-mail: porvoonkotikukka@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kukkakauppapeikonpahkina



Text by: Miia Keinonen
Source: http://www.porvoonkotikukka.fi/
Pictures: http://www.porvoonkotikukka.fi/ and http://www.pinterest.com/weddingmanagers/blogpost-kukkakauppa-peikonpahkina/

Nonparelli Catering with us creating the WE DO! Weddings In Every Sense -fair

Nonparelli Catering with us creating the WE DO! Weddings In Every Sense -fair

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Nonparelli Catering is Helsinki based catering company which is owned by entrepreneur Marjo Lindh. Marjo started as an entrepreneur 8 years ago because of her passion for baking which she wanted to share with others. She pursues to use the best ingredients in everything she does.

Nonparelli Catering is a small cozy café in Herttoniemi (Helsinki) which offers daily buffet lunch and self-made sweet and salty pastries. Besides, Nonparelli serves brunch on Saturdays and buffet breakfast from Monday to Friday 07:30-10:00am. Also catering services are available for small or big events and the menu examples can be found on their internet site.

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Nonparelli Catering is with us at the fair in Porvoo on 15th of May so come and taste their delicious salty and sweet pastries!

Before that you can visit them in Hitsaajankatu 9, Helsinki and take a look at their website nonparelli.net.


Text by Riina Saijonkivi

Source: http://www.nonparelli.net/(text and photos)



We Do! Weddings In Every Sense – a Wedding Fair in Porvoo

We Do! Weddings In Every Sense – a Wedding Fair in Porvoo

Photography by Alejandro Díaz Ortiz
Photography by Alejandro Díaz Ortiz

Save the date in your calendar! We Do! Weddings In Every Sense – a wedding fair at Porvoo Campus – is on Thursday, 15 May, 2014. We are a group of HAAGA-HELIA students taking part in a course called “Wedding Planning and Management”, and our project this semester is to arrange a one-day wedding fair at our campus. Visit us, get inspired and complete your wedding vendor selections. Instead of having traditional fair with lots of stands, we will create an unforgettable experience for the visitors, appealing to all the five senses. Admire our visual feast of unique flower decorations, view the fashion show with our fabulous models presenting gorgeous dresses, which were designed by professionals just for our event, see an exquisite jewellery, taste the wedding cakes, listen to multinational talented artists including Veijo Vänttinen, Linh Duong & Vy Nguyen, Alejandro Diaz Ortis, and Anna Alferova, check out quick hairstyling sessions, find a honeymoon destinations, and take part in a lottery. If that’s not enough, there’s so much more; you will find at our fair anything from tutorial on how to make a wedding invitation to a free-style football show, and that’s not all; we are constantly coming up with fresh ideas and we are busy planning and arranging new attractions to make your visit even more enjoyable. There are no entrance fees, so you can enjoy all of that for free!

Photography taken by Alejandro Díaz Ortiz
Photography taken by Alejandro Díaz Ortiz
Photography taken by Maka Milczanowska
Photography taken by Maka Milczanowska

Would you like to be a part of this event as an exhibitioner or sponsor? It’s not too late to join! Just let us know. You can contact us via e-mail , Facebook or Twitter. Our planned theme is Spring Fairytale Wedding; our palette includes subtle pink, fresh green, pastel-hued yellow and lilac.
Our group already has contacts to the media and we are actively getting as much media attention as possible. We are publishing a press release which will reach hundreds of HAAGA-HELIAs partners in media. We also advertise now the event in social media, such as on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and this blog. We will also live stream our event on Google+ to reach a wider audience. We are also negotiating Krista Siegfrieds’ performance.
The target group will be students and couples who are planning to get married. We are expecting over 500 visitors, so your company would have a wonderful opportunity to reach potential customers. We offer your company a unique experience, an eventful day with plenty of content, assistance on spot, beautiful venue on Porvoo Campus and professional photographer’s service. After the event you will get the photos which you are free to use for marketing purposes. Furthermore, if you are going to participate, we promise to write an article about your company here, at our blog. See you all at our fair!

Photography taken by Alejandro Díaz Ortiz
Photography taken by Alejandro Díaz Ortiz
Photography taken by Maka Milczanowska
Photography taken by Maka Milczanowska
Wedding theme: Pearls

Wedding theme: Pearls

Pearls – those tiny little but beautiful things. Since they are quite elegant, this theme helps you to get ideas around pearls.

As pearls may be considered old-fashioned jewellery, I thought that the ceremony could take place in Porvoo Cathedral. Porvoo Cathedral is an idyllic yet a historic church with a nice interior. For the reception I thought of Villa Haikko, this stylish insular villa. Villa Haikko is a part of Haikko Manor, which is also in Porvoo. Both places are light coloured and so are the pearls.


Wedding attire:
The wedding gown could have some lace on it or maybe even pearls. Pearls could also be hair decors and they could also be in the wedding bouquet. Wedding bouquet would also be white coloured. The groom would wear a dark grey suit with a white tie.











Invitations and decorations:
Invitations could be simple and decorated with pearls. Decorations are naturally based on pearls and white colour. In weddings small details are important.




Food and beverage:
The wedding could take place in the beginning of summer, when there are new potatoes in the market. There could also be served salmon. Generally the food would be light and fresh. The meal would be a three course meal, first there would be some fresh salad, then the main course and after that the dessert. Dessert could be parfaits and the traditional wedding cake could be decorated with pearls. Beverages would be different kinds of wines and the toast could be raised with champagne.


Flowers would be white, for example hydrangeas and roses. Flower bouquet could be entirely made of pearls or then it could be made out of white flowers and be decorated with pearls.











Music and entertainment:
Music would be some classical music, like Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Mozart.

The wedding couple could use some classic car from 50’s. It could give a little bit edge to the theme.



Written by: Miia Keinonen

Pictures: http://www.pinterest.com/weddingmanagers/wedding-theme-pearls-miia/

Engagement proposal idea: Message in a bottle

Engagement proposal idea: Message in a bottle

Our own idea:


How the special day starts:

The boyfriend leaves home early and has left a letter to kitchen for his girlfriend.  The letter includes directions for the girl like “don’t eat breakfast and get ready in 30 min, comfort clothes.” When the girl wakes up she will notice the letter and get ready. After that her girlfriend picks her up and drives her to the meeting place; Emäsalo seaside. The boyfriend will be there waiting for her.

The boyfriend has arranged, with the help of his friends, a romantic and special picnic/ brunch under beautiful sun shelter on the rocks with a sea view. There will be pillows and blankets, lots of peonies and live quitar music. He has also arranged lots of goodies; macarons, berries, fruits, croissants, salad, muffins, drinks and champagne. The place and decorations would get every girl happy.

After the brunch they will walk on the rocks when the boyfrind says “hey look there is a bottle down there, let’s go and take a look”. The girl picks the bottle and takes the paper out of it. The message will be “will you marry me? ” and the boyfriend gets down on his knee with the ring.


Special elements

  • Message in a bottle
  • Champagne, girl’s favorite goodies
  • Live guitar playing
  • Awning/ sun shelter
  • Pillows, blanket
  • Flowers
  • Sea view

Text By: Johanna Nivakoski & Senja Korhonen

Renaissance Wedding Theme

Renaissance Wedding Theme


The wedding will take place in Porvoo and the ceremony will be in the church of Porvoo. After the ceremony the couple will be transported to Taidetehdas in horse carts. The wedding guests can move to Taidetehdas by their own car or by foot because the distance is not too long. The wedding reception will be hold at one of the halls of Taidetehdas.

Wedding attire

The wedding outfits will be inspired by the renaissance era. The dresses will be big with large tail. The men will be wearing baggy pants. The outfits will be mainly made of velvet.

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Food and the wedding cake

There will be served salads like chicken-avocado salad and salmon salad. The cake will be a strawberry cake with chocolate topping. It will be decorated with red roses.


There will be red wine, beer, soda and juice served at the wedding. The drinks are served in tin cups.


On the walls there will be hanging renaissance paintings like the Birth of Venus. The curtains and other fabrics covering the walls will be made of dark coloured velvet. There will be renaissance styled couches. The tables will made of dark wood and they will be very basics. The floral decorations will consist of roses and lilies. They will be made in metal vases.

Music and entertainment

The music will be renaissance styled music played by a live band. For entertainment there will renaissance dances that guests can dance in big groups.

For more pictures visit: http://pinterest.com/weddingmanagers/wedding-theme-renaissance-tiia/

Text by Tiia Aho