A 10-10-10 Wedding in Sweden

11 Oct
2010

We did it! Got married at the Gothenburg City Hall on 10.10.10 day. Pretty awesome, eh! Along with thousands of couples, including an IKEA wedding. We still have a wedding in India but we needed to be legally married somewhere.

drinking champagne

Since getting legally married in India would be a nightmare and a half, we figured Sweden was easier. If you already have a personummer, you just need to fill out a vigsel anmälblanketten and send it to Skatteverket. Then you need to make the application to the rådhuset in the city of your choice. Stockholm rådhuset for wedding has a four month waiting period. Holy crackers.

Be aware, wedding days are only on Saturdays in Sweden. As it turned out, Göteborgs Rådhuset was closed on October 9th and allowed for weddings on October 10th instead. When Þorbjörn and I got engaged, we thought it would be awesome to be married on 10.10.10. We could never forget the date.

So we filled out our forms, I attached a “please let us marry on October 10th 2010!!” note and voilà, we got our date!

As usual in Gothenburg, Saturday was a lovely and sunny day and Sunday was overcast and blah. Blah blah swedish weather strikes back. But no one was going to stop the bride from champagne and a Swedish-American wedding.

We had brunch at Skansen Kronan, a cool old fortress tower in the middle of the city with an awesome view. Wait staff was friendly and food was delicious. Skansen Kronan was romantic and dark inside and appropriately, I ate Swedish waffles. Because that’s what a bride can do. Eat delicious waffles and lots of whipped cream (sadly no Nutella!!!).

And then 30 minutes later, the waffle irons blew the circuit and the kitchen had no power. The staff had to end service a little earlier. Don’t blame me; my friend had five waffles. He broke the waffle iron.

kiss

Afterwards, we packed up the car with tons of crap and returned home at midnight. Since parking on Sunday night is impossible in Stockholm, he returned the rental car. And dropped the keys into the drop box.

When Þorbjörn came home, he asked: “So where is the vigselbevis?”
Me: “Uhhhhhh…. I think it is in car”
Him: “Oh Shits…”

At 9am I ran off to Hertz to check the car. Car was fine, he was loaded on a tractor rig with 12 other cars waiting for their adventure to the airport.

Whoops…

The guys who worked at Hertz were really nice. They found the car on the rig and found the marriage license.

Phewww. Leaving our marriage license in a rental car was my first accomplishment as a wife.

And by the way, happy 42 day! (101010 in decimal is 42) The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

BTW, since I’m posting this on 10-11-10 (or 11-10-10 for you Europeans), I should say a big congrats to my parents who are celebrating their 30th anniversary together. And they’re still together driving each other crazy. Just kidding. :D

Here is a photo from their wedding day, 30 years ago:

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32 Responses to A 10-10-10 Wedding in Sweden

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Eve

October 11th, 2010 at 14:05

Hey Sapphire BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy for you! :D

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Lovedoctor

October 11th, 2010 at 14:49

You look really pretty as a bride Sapphire :) I’m happy for you two!

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Bonnie

October 11th, 2010 at 15:44

Congratulations!

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Jessica

October 11th, 2010 at 15:59

Congratulations!

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Ana

October 11th, 2010 at 16:05

Congratulations and best wishes to the both of you!! You guys make a beautiful couple.

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James Schipper

October 11th, 2010 at 16:42

Congratulations! You look amazing.

I didn’t know about 42 day. Now I will have to wait 100 years to experience it again.

Now I am craving waffles…

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apocalypse nowish

October 11th, 2010 at 16:46

Congratulations!

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Resonance « kippetyyip.com

October 11th, 2010 at 16:48

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Martina

October 11th, 2010 at 17:55

I love your story. What a fun day full of great memories!

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Deepika

October 11th, 2010 at 18:55

Congratulations on your 10.10.10 wedding . The New Indian Bride looks forward to featuring you in your Indian wedding planning process!

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Andrew

October 11th, 2010 at 19:43

Amazing photos you two. Congratulations. :) Looking forward to the wedding in India! :)

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Nicole

October 11th, 2010 at 20:40

Sapphire congratulations!! Lovely photos. I’m so not up to date on what you have been up to but was thrilled to pop in and read the good news. May you have a long and happy life together!

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T

October 12th, 2010 at 01:01

Big congratulations to the two of you!

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clotilde

October 12th, 2010 at 01:49

EEEEEEH!!! So happy for you! Congratulations! You are both lucky to have each other <3<3<3 beautiful you two! and what a cute story!

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Green Eye Monster

October 12th, 2010 at 06:00

My first post. You two look so good together. Congratulations and best wishes !

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Sapphire

October 12th, 2010 at 10:11

Thank you guys!!!!

@James – Darn for missing 42 day!

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Anne

October 12th, 2010 at 12:44

Congrats!

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Oliver

October 12th, 2010 at 15:36

Congrats Sapphire! You picked a great date!

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Little fish

October 12th, 2010 at 17:29

AWWWW love the pictures!!! you guys look really cute together =D
congrats sapphire!!

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DeepSoul

October 13th, 2010 at 02:28

Congratulations to you both!! You made a beautiful bride! Wishing you all the best!

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Riccardo

October 13th, 2010 at 13:26

Congratulations and as I usually say … Leave him to watch sports on tv !!!

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Charles

October 13th, 2010 at 17:16

Congratulations……….the picture of Ravi is GREAT!!!!

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Kimberly

October 13th, 2010 at 19:21

Congratulations :-)

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Ellen

October 15th, 2010 at 11:08

Congratulations!

Who eats nutella with waffles? Yuck. Whipped cream and jam, that’s waffles.

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Sapphire

October 15th, 2010 at 11:46

:-)

Ellen! If you like Nutella, then you’ll love it with waffles. I normally eat nutella with crepes but a small dollop of it on waffles is also divine.

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Jessica

October 17th, 2010 at 09:11

Congratulations to you and your new husband!! You look gorgeous in that pic! Best wishes for the future!

Happy 30th to your parents, as well!

And I agree with you…nutella on anything=Heaven.

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Joyce

October 19th, 2010 at 11:54

Awwwww, congrats!!! And you look gorgeous!

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LingonLife

October 22nd, 2010 at 13:57

Congratulations!!!!!!
Oh my goodness! You’re now a married woman! I’m really happy for you two.(Sorry I’m a bit late at finding this out.)

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Kat

October 25th, 2010 at 16:00

I haven’t been to your site in awhile so was excited to read this. Grattis!! And great reference to “Hitchhiker’s Guide”!

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Mariam

December 3rd, 2010 at 20:34

Hi,

Firstly congratulations on your wedding an securing everything on that date! My sister is getting married in Gothenburg in January and we are struglling to find a hair and makeup artist. Any suggestions?

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SH

January 21st, 2011 at 07:17

CONGRATS!!!!

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