December 2014Cecilia joins Happy Pancake
November 2015First big trip together
February 2016Conquering Vasaloppet together
November 2016Moving in together
June 2017Getting engaged
Below you will find the important times and locations for our big day. But there is more than this one day. We would love if you joined us for a pre-wedding dinner the day before, a breakfast the day after and maybe also celebrate Midsummer with us the following weekend. A handy schedule for all this can be found here.
Our “I Do” Crew
Pre-wedding dinner with all of you who want to join us. See more information here.
Strongly recommended departure time from Tällberg by private car.
Wedding ceremony at Siljansnäs kyrka. Don’t be late!
Approx 5:00 PM
Drinks & mingle at Tibble bystuga. We’ll be outside, hence bring another layer if the weather is cold.
Approx 6:30 PM
Fabulous food, fun and festivities at Tibble bystuga.
Once your feet are really tired & sore from all the dancing
Bus transportation back to Tällberg (three departure times). See more information here.
Breakfast together at Green Hotel. For those of you who stay at the hotel, breakfast is included (see accommodation options). For those of you who stay elsewhere in the area, breakfast costs 150 SEK.
If you do not stay at Green Hotel, please indicate in your reply whether you will be joining us for breakfast.
If you have the time (we hope so), stay in the region and experience Dalarna. See here for some suggestions of activities.
Join us again, for traditional Midsummer celebration. See more information here.
Travel & Venues
The wedding festivities will take place in Siljansnäs and its surroundings, which are located in the heart of Dalarna.
Dalarna is often called “Sweden in miniature” because much of the imagery of Sweden comes from Dalarna; a pretty red-coloured cottage by a glittering lake. In a forest glade lit by the evening sun, people in brightly coloured folk costumes dance and swirl in celebration of Midsummer. All very Swedish. All very Dalarna.
Siljansnäs is about 300 km northwest of Stockholm. There are several options to get there.
Location of The Venues
Wedding Ceremony at
The ceremony takes place in the groom’s hometown at Siljansnäs kyrka, Prästbacken 1, 793 60 Siljansnäs.
Dinner and Party at
Dinner and party at Tibble bystuga, Tibble Båthusvägen, 793 36 Leksand (20-25 minutes by car from the church).
We have reserved hotel rooms in Tällberg at Green Hotel and First Hotel Tällberg. We will stay at Green Hotel and would love you to stay there as well (on a “first come, first served” basis). Please reserve your room directly with the hotel by 31 January (reference the Åberg-Norling wedding) – after this date, reserved rooms will be released. For contact details, please see below.
Other Accommodation Options
There are several accommodation options in and around Siljansnäs, Leksand and Tällberg. We would recommend you to stay at the suggested hotels above, but here are some other options that you could consider:
Siljansnäs Hotell (site in Swedish) | Moskogen | Hotel Leksand (site in Swedish) | Korstäppan | Hotel Siljanstrand (site in Swedish) | Klockargården | Dalecarlia | Tällbergsgården | Villa Långbers | Åkerblads (site in Swedish) | Airbnb
We will kick off the wedding weekend with a casual dinner on Friday 15 June. We would be very happy if you could join us. The dinner will start at 7 pm at Green Hotel and will cost 400 SEK. The menu is a set of a starter, a main and coffee/tea.
Starter: Raw spiced salmon on rye bread with a mustard sauce and lemon
Main: Deer with gravy on herbs and fried potatoes
Price: 400 SEK
Venue and time: 7 pm at Green Hotel, Tällberg
Dress code: Smart casual. Think a bit dressier than jeans but otherwise casual.
Children are very welcome to attend the wedding ceremony but we would like to keep the reception an adults-only celebration. Babies being breastfed are of course welcome.
Notification of Speeches, etc.
Contact our toastmasters Johan Staaf (+46 762 275 725) or Fredrik Kylberg (+46 702 068 394) by phone or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your presence is all that we wish for. We mean it. If you wish to give us something regardless, then we would be more than grateful to receive a small contribution towards our honeymoon in Australia and New Zealand this winter. If you want to do that, here are our honeymoon account details:
Account no: 3001 29 32272
BIC (SWIFT address): NDEASESS
Semi-formal (festligt och fint). Wondering what we mean by that? Semi-formal attire is basically an outfit that is dressier than what you’d wear to an important business meeting, but not as dressy as a formal evening gown or tuxedo. Think a nice suit (of either a lighter or darker colour) and a tie for men, while a cocktail dress or a dressy suit is appropriate for women.
If you have a “folkdräkt”, please feel free to wear it.
Transportation after the party
Once you’ve danced until you drop, a bus will be waiting for you outside Tibble bystuga to take you back safely and comfortably to Tällberg. Choose from the following three departures: 01:00 AM, 02:15 AM and 03:30 AM. Do NOT drive your private car after drinking alcohol during the evening festivities. Leave it parked outside Tibble bystuga until next day. We will arrange transportation back to Tibble bystuga on Sunday (after the breakfast at Green Hotel) in order for the drivers to be able to pick up their cars.
Siljansnäs is the village where the groom grew up. The village is located on a larger peninsula in the southern part of Lake Siljan, in the western part of Leksand municipality. Siljansnäs consists of several smaller villages. Näsbyggebyn, Backbyn, Hallen, Björken, Hjulbäck, Fornby, Alvik and Almo are the largest of these villages. The name Siljansnäs refers to the large peninsula in Siljan where the main part of Siljansnäs is located. The church in Siljansnäs was built between 1868-1875 and is located between the villages Björken and Hallen. The area around the church is also the village centre of Siljansnäs.
Read more about Siljansnäs here (in Swedish) and look at the video below for some nice views from Siljansnäs’ highest point on top of Björkberget.
Tibble is located just outside Leksand between Dalälven and Tibbleberget. The village is considered to be one of the oldest villages in Leksand, with permanent settlements, probably since the early Iron Age. Tibble is already mentioned in written sources in 1325 and currently has about 375 inhabitants as well as a number of holiday homes. In 1946, the groom’s father was born here.
Read more about Tibble here (in Swedish).
Tällberg is a village located along the southeast shore of Lake Siljan in the northern part of Leksand’s municipality. Tällberg is one of the most well-known tourist resorts in Sweden, with about a quarter of a million visitors per year. All homes and buildings are built traditionally out of wood and in which the majority are made of timber frames. Tällberg has approximately 200 year round inhabitants and 400 seasonal residents that visit their leisure homes, especially during the summer months. In spite of this small population, there are eight working hotels.
Read more about Tällberg here.
What to do in the area
If you’re staying for a while longer in the area there are plenty of things to do in the surroundings. Why not visit the place where Dalahorses are made in Nusnäs or experience the breathtaking views from Gesundaberget. If you like some action-packed activities you can try downhill, also at Gesundaberget, or maybe toboggan (SWE: rodel) in Rättvik. For art lovers the Zorn museum is a must visit and maybe also the home of Carl Larsson. There are of course many other things to do. Have a look at either TripAdvisor or Visit Dalarna to get some more tips.
Celebrate Midsummer with us
Join us again the weekend after our wedding and celebrate Midsummer with us. Midsummer Eve (main day of festivities) occurs on Friday 22 June, but in Siljansnäs celebrations start already on Thursday evening 21 June. We will be in Siljansnäs from Thursday 21 June and would love if you could come and experience this iconic Swedish holiday together with us. For those of you who don’t know what Midsummer is (what’s all the fuss about?), here’s a video that explains it all:
Some pictures of us